The BuddyPress team and many of our contributors regularly attend WordCamps around the world. If you’re unfamiliar with WordCamps, they are affordable WordPress conferences organised by volunteers who are passionate about WordPress and the WordPress community. Contributor Days often accompany WordCamps, and they are a chance for you to learn how to contribute back to WordPress from people who are already contributors.

You can find your nearest WordCamp at WordCamp Central.

At WordCamps, the BuddyPress team enjoy meeting people who use BuddyPress, and we love to discover what’s being built with it! WordCamps are one of our most important touchpoints with our community, and they help us to refocus our goals and expectations alongside those of the community.

Next weekend (20th – 22nd March, 2015) is WordCamp London (UK), at the London Metropolitan University. Tickets are still available. There is a Contributor Day on the 20th.

If you are going to WordCamp London and want to talk BuddyPress, then you’re in luck! London is going to have a sizeable gathering of regular BuddyPress contributors. You might recognise the following people from the BuddyPress team who are attending: Mathieu Viet (@imath), Hugo Ashmore (@hnla), Henry Wright (@henrywright), Paul Gibbs (@djpaul) — amongst others.

Don’t miss regular contributor Bowe Frankema’s presentation on the Saturday, “How I Used WordPress for my Dream Project: CFCommunity“, and learn about how BuddyPress played a part in that project.

If you want to learn how to contribute to BuddyPress, or in any other part of BuddyPress, then don’t forget the Contributor Day!. You do not need to be a developer or coder to be involved in the Contributor Day – help with design, documentation, and user testing is always welcome. Contributor Day is free to attend, but there is a separate registration form that you need to complete.

See you soon!