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Inaugural YouthCamp a success!!

Students from schools across Austin joined Saturday for the first YouthCamp at WordCamp Austin! We had a great turnout of excited students who not only learned about WordPress for the first time, but got to apply their new knowledge and skills on their own WordPress site during the 2-hour workshop. Kids learned everything from the basics of posts and pages, to menus and theme edits! The awesome young learners quickly picked up on a lot of the material, and left with a website and the groundwork needed to learn more and get involved with WordPress!

Here are just a few of the students’ websites from today:

Announcing YouthCamp!

We’re really excited to announce that this year we’ll be hosting YouthCamp, a special hands-on workshop and track of sessions designed specifically for students aged 13-18 yrs old on Saturday, April 26th. Students attending YouthCamp will have the opportunity to create a personal website using WordPress, learn the basics of web design and coding, all while working alongside other students.

The half-day workshop will run from 10:45am-2:45pm Saturday, which includes lunch! There will also be time after 2:45pm for students to continue working on their websites if they wish, or they can go check out other WordCamp Austin sessions.

The entire experience is free, however space is limited to the first 20 students, so get your free ticket today!

With most of the sessions being hands-on, bringing a laptop is highly encouraged!