I have been involved with the WordPress community since 2012 when I went to my first WordCamp. The photo here shows the WordCamp Bristol team in 2019 where I was the lead along with my co-lead, Hannah Smith. Two years previously I had been co-lead at WordCamp Bristol 2017.
WordCamps take place all over the World. I have had the pleasure of attending WordCamp Europe in Vienna, Paris and Berlin. For the latter I was on the PR organising team. There was a lot of hard work over several months until the June in 2019. My time there was unfortunately cut short by an unfortunate family accident that necessitated my quick return home.
There are WordPress meetups all over UK and the World. Bristol has a long established and thriving meetup (sadly halted by Covid-19 for the moment).
I have been one of the organisers for several years now. We have put on many successful presentations on all kinds of WordPress related topics from many well known and less well known WordPressers.
Our meetups spread the knowledge and encourage web development. I have also presented at these meetups.