Scheduled 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.