I think learning is a lifelong activity and there is always room for improving and growing.
I belong to several Meetup groups concerning web design and have been going to a number of seminars. Most of these have concerned WordPress and User Experience (UX). It is great to live in a time and place where such resources are available.
There are a variety of benefits to these seminars. Sometimes I learn how to do something specific, sometimes I learn how to do something faster/easier/better, sometimes I learn what I would outsource but it gives me a better overview of the concerns, sometimes there are topics I already know and it’s a confirmation of my knowledge, and sometimes it’s just good to meet other people in the industry.
These are some of the seminars I’ve gone to in recent months:
- 2013 WordCamp Los Angeles
- The Economy of WordPress
- SoCal UX Camp (2013)
- SoCal WordPress Camp (2012)
- Intro to User Experience Design
- Moving WordPress
- Responsive Design, CSS3 & HTML5
- Social Media for Business
- Photoshop Painting
Credits: “Ancora Imparo” quote by Michelangelo, design by Diana Hobstetter