I am excited about WordCamp because of how much I love this community. Not just the Kansas City community and not just the WordPress community, either. I have learned and grown so much in my knowledge of the platform and met so many really great people along the way. This has become my way of saying thank you to all those amazing people. Not to mention the success stories we see. We inevitably get to see people who have been learning with our group from the beginning. Each year we see people who have started their own businesses, finally learned about frontend development, or have made their first commit to Core. Maybe I’m just a sentimental old thing, but I am just a sucker for helping people achieve their goals!
–Josepha Hayden, Chief Organizer