LoopConf: A Conference Catered to WordPress Developers

 

LoopConf Featured ImageScheduled to take place May 7-8th, 2015 at Westin Lake in Las Vegas, NV, LoopConf is a conference dedicated to WordPress developers. The two-day event has six speakers confirmed with more on the way. They include:

  • Joost de Valk
  • Jenn Schiffer
  • John O’ Nolan
  • Helen Hou-Sandí
  • Andrew Nacin
  • Syed Balkhi

LoopConf is a single track conference where a bulk of the content will consist of 30 minute sessions and 60 minute developer work shops. It gives developers an opportunity to dive deep into advanced engineering and development topics in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by like-minded individuals.

If you’re interested in speaking at the event, LoopConf is calling for speakers. The deadline to submit a speaker application is November 4th, 2014. If you’re interested in financially supporting the event, there’s a sponsor application available.

Like PrestigeConf, LoopConf is not a WordCamp or associated with the WordPress foundation. Even though it’s an independent event, there is at least one trait similar to WordCamps. One of the rules to be a speaker is to embrace the open source spirit.

We want all of our speakers to show up with an attitude to give freely. This isn’t an opportunity to pitch your company, it’s the chance to share knowledge that you’ve picked up as you’ve perfected your craft.

Event organizer, Ryan Sullivan, says the plan is to “sell 600-700 tickets in two rounds”. He also told the Tavern, “we’ll have an exclusive deal with the hotel for attendees to take advantage of. For those who can’t make it or would like to attend virtually, the event will be streamed live for free.”

Tickets have yet to go on sale as the organizing team works to complete the details. However, those who sign up to the LoopConf email list will be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

6 Comments


  1. Thanks for the mention Jeff. We’re pretty excited about all of it! Can’t wait to share more details with everyone.

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  2. 600-700 tickets sounds like a lot for a first-time conference (then again, it is Vegas), but I’m excited to see it succeed!

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    1. It’s definitely ambitious :) We feel like there are plenty of people in the WordPress ecosystem, it’s just a matter of getting them as excited about all of this as we are!

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      1. Good luck! Wish I could go, but I’ll be living half way around the world at the time (and might be coming to Vegas in February for a different conference, so couldn’t justify it twice in that short amount of time).

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  3. Wow, perfect timing. I will definitely sign up on the list. The other conference this month in Las Vegas was just bad timing for us. We are based in Las Vegas but we have a few team members that are not here. Are you looking for speakers also? We have been doing WordPress development work since 2006.

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    1. Hey Myra,

      I’m one of the organizers for LoopConf. Our speaker lineup is full, but we’d love to have you join us. Email me directly if you have any questions at all! ryan at wpsitecare dot com

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