During any WordCamp, I enjoy meeting the people I already know; often times I only get to see them two or three times a year, so we need to make the most of it.
Yesterday, during the thank you dinner for WordCamp Netherlands, I was talking to friends when I noticed one of the attendees looking a little lost. Because I hadn’t seen them before, I decided to say hello. As it turned out, not only was this their first time volunteering, it was also their first experience with the WordPress community.
I’m happy I said hello. Happy to include a new person into our midst, and let them know everyone is welcome. That’s what our community needs to continuously think about, I believe.
I’m going to work a little harder at extending hands to people I do not know during WordCamps. Are you?