Lorna Mitchell has posted a wrapup of her experiences at the just-passed WordCamp UK (in Manchester).
I am a wordpress user and even wrote a plugin once, but I'm an outsider in terms of community so I was looking forward to finding out more about the people involved with wordpress. I expected to meet some friendly folk and I was not disappointed at all - there was a wonderful range of people there, right from people wanting to start a blog to people making a living from wordpress development, and everyone in between.
She mentions sessions she attended (testing WordPress, plugin development, etc) and some of the help she got back from the community on her own plugin. She also mentions some of the more contraversial happenings when a few Automattic people came around and mentioned a possible name change for the event.