LoopConf Postponed Due to Hurricane Matthew, WordCamp Orlando is Questionable

LoopConf, an event geared towards WordPress developers that was supposed to begin October 5th is postponed due to hurricane Matthew. In today’s 11 AM update, the National Hurricane Center issued a Hurricane Watch for Deerfield Beach to the Volusia/Brevard county line which is near the venue.

LoopConf organizers are removing property and personnel from the area and cite safety as being the primary reason for postponing the event. Information on when it will be rescheduled will be published within the next week or two. Those who have reservations with hotels in the area need to cancel them on your own.

I asked Ryan Sullivan, lead organizer for LoopConf, what the toughest part of making this decision is. He responded with no comment and emphasized that he’s occupied with logistics on trying to make sure everyone is safe.

WordCamp Orlando is Questionable

WordCamp Orlando is scheduled to take place this weekend and is also near the projected path of Hurricane Matthew. Workshops that are scheduled for Friday may be cancelled. Lisa Melegari, lead organizer for WordCamp Orlando, says cancelling the event depends on whether the venue has power.

“Right now, we’re waiting on word from our venue as to their closure plans,” Melegari said. “It’s a university campus so we are anticipating Friday will be canceled. They told us that as long as they have power Saturday, we will still be able to hold the weekend sessions.”

Melegari says she’ll likely have a definitive answer concerning Friday by the end of today. Speakers and attendees are encouraged to keep an eye on Melegari’s Twitter account and the official WordCamp Orlando blog for updates on this fluid situation.