WCPHX 2012 was the first WordCamp I ever attended, and it changed everything.
No more would I toil alone in front of my computer, with only Google and the codex to share my WordPress highs and lows. Before I even got home from Phoenix, I had found OCWP and I attended the very next meetup.
Needless to say, I was delighted to give an 1.5-hour presentation at WordCamp Phoenix 2014 and introduce a whole ballroom full of new WordPressers to the joys of WP!
The talk was geared toward total beginners, so I start from the very beginning. Hopefully I will find some time to put slide notes up at some point!