WordPress Austin held our first “stand-alone” WordPress YouthCamp on July 12th at the Twin Oaks Branch of the Austin Public Library. At this three-hour workshop, local WordPress developer Taylor Christensen taught beginning WordPress (using WordPress.com) to a group of 17 kids and their parents.
Taylor has been using WordPress and developing sites for six years, since he was 16 years old. Now making his living building websites for others, he understands the value of learning this skill early in life, and in this workshop Taylor shared his passion for his work.
All of the participants built working websites in the course of the afternoon, with content and media. They even learned the fundamentals of CSS and other customization options. The goals for the kids ranged from building a site for video games to, in one boy’s words, “world domination” (we wish him the best of luck!).
Below are some images from the afternoon.
We hope to do more YouthCamps in the future! To find out about these events and other meetups hosted by WordPress Austin, be sure to join our meetup group!