Good news for WordCamp organizers! There is now an official forum where WordCamp organizers can share tips, advice, and work together. Announced on the Make.WordPress.community website by Andrea Middleton, new organizers are encouraged to ask questions while past organizers are asked to share their knowledge.
If you run a local WordPress meetup, you’re invited to move it under the central WordPress account on meetup.com. Jen Mylo created a form where meetup coordinators can submit their meetup to be included. The awesome benefit is that WordPress will cover the meetup.com dues for your listing. Jen posted (more…)
In two weeks, Pressnomics 2 will be underway. Pressnomics, started in 2012 by Joshua Strebel of Page.ly is a conference dedicated to the business aspects of WordPress whether it be software as a service, commercial themes and plugins, or a development agency. The event is three days long where business (more…)
Chris Lema has put together an interesting post that details the reasons why WordCamp speakers should be reviewed. While Chris attended WordCamp Los Angeles 2013 organized by first timers, he listened to a presenter or two that shared more about themselves rather than their content. He then thought about ways (more…)
It looks like the plug has been pulled on WordCamp Detroit 2013. In a blog post published on September 3rd, 2013 TJList one of the organizers has announced that they have canceled this year’s WordCamp. The primary reason given was that they were not ready to put on a high-quality (more…)
Things I Learned About The City This event marks the first time I’ve visited Grand Rapids, Michigan. I can say without any doubt that Grand Rapids is a beautiful city. I got the impression while being downtown that I was in a large city but it wasn’t large enough to (more…)
There has been a new post published on the WordPress Events site that outlines a set of proposed guidelines for non-WordCamp events that are created by previous WordCamp organizers. With at least two previous WordCamp organizers putting on their own events this year outside of the WordCamp name, these guidelines (more…)
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be in attendance at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013 next weekend August 24-25th. Not only will I be in attendance, but I’ve been selected to moderate a panel discussion on commercial themes and plugins. The other speakers participating in the panel are Pippin Williamson, Adam (more…)
WordCamp Columbus Ohio 2013 has come and gone but I wanted to point you to an article highlighting the experience from someone who was in a wheelchair. Her experience comes from a perspective that not all of us share. Thankfully, she had a great experience overall and was delighted to (more…)
Since I started writing about WordPress in 2007, WordCamp San Francisco has been labeled as the grandest WordCamp of them all. It’s where the first event of its kind took place which started a revolution in WordPress meetups. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to attend any WordCamps in the San Francisco (more…)
This past weekend, WordCamp Milwaukee 2013 took place. If you missed it, Brad Parbs has a short recap of the event complete with links to a bunch of different slides from presentations. With over 300 attendees this go around, I congratulate the event organizers on another successful WordCamp.
If you live in the Northern Ohio area, make plans to stop by Water Street Tavern in Kent, OH Saturday, May 25th from 7PM-10PM to help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of WordPress. There will be a cash bar, good food and from what I’ve read, there might actually be (more…)