This weekend is a busy time for WordPress conferences. One event to keep an eye on is WordCamp Tampa. They have been selected as one of the first to participate in a live stream pilot program using new equipment purchased by the WordPress Foundation.
Depending on the outcome of the experiment at this and other events, live streaming may become a regular feature of future WordCamps. Here’s a recap of the events taking place this weekend and how you can enjoy some of them from the comfort of your home.
PodCamp is being held in Dallas, TX on October 3rd, 2014, a day before WordCamp DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) with a ticket price of $50. Each ticket grants you access to the event, BBQ for lunch, and direct access to the developers of Pods Framework. This will be the first time every member of the Pods development team will be in the same physical location. There are 12 tickets remaining.
Prestige is a new conference taking place on October 3rd-5th, 2014 in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota and is being organized by Josh Broton and Kiko Doran. Unlike WordCamps, Prestige only has one track and is devoted to the business of WordPress. There are 17 tickets remaining for October 4th. However, there are 32 tickets remaining at $49 each to view a live stream of the event. Prestige also has a WP Armchair site to monitor the hashtag assigned to the event.
WordCamp DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth)
For the first time since 2009, there is a WordCamp being held in the Dallas/Forth Worth area. WordCamp Dallas is a two-day event beginning on October 4th. The first day will have sessions covering various aspects of WordPress while Sunday, October 5th is contributor day. Tickets are sold out but you can keep tabs on the event via http://wcdfw.wparmchair.com/.
WordCamp Ann Arbor
WordCamp Ann Arbor is a one day event in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan near the University of Michigan. For just $12, attendees will have an entire day of sessions to choose from to learn WordPress. It’s the first event of its kind in for Ann Arbor and tickets are sold out. I’ll be at this event so if you see me, stop and say hi.
WordCamp Tampa, Florida, is a two-day event beginning on October 4th. Tickets are sold out but you can watch the event from home if you purchase a live stream ticket. There are 954 tickets remaining at a cost of $5 each. WordCamp Tampa is part of a pilot program to experiment with new equipment purchased by the WordPress Foundation to generate a high quality live stream. Depending on the results of the experiment at this and other events, live streaming may become a common feature at future WordCamps. Alternatively, you can follow along via http://wctpa.wparmchair.com/.
At least three of these conferences have a WPArmchair: