This is the third and final year of WordCamp Raleigh (http://2012.raleigh.wordcamp.org/). The previous two years, I volunteered to assist with the work needed to manage a WordCamp event.
This year, I decided to attend as a regular attendee and get a different view of WordCamp.
If you use WordPress, one of the best services you can do for yourself is attend a nearby WordCamp. Most WordCamps have multiple tracks, for new users, power users and developers, so you can find the right track just for you.
You can’t go wrong with WordCamp, or WordPress.