In a little less than a month, the first annual WordCamp US will be underway in Philadelphia, PA. There’s still 251 tickets available to attend the event in person. The schedule and sessions are published and it looks like an informational packed two-day event.
There are three tracks available, two of which will have typical length sessions with a third track dedicated to lightning talks. I highly encourage you to view the schedule and create a list of sessions to attend as the first day has over 40 of them.
Reed Gustow, one of the event’s primary organizers says they’re expecting a lot of attendees, “We’re expecting 2,000 attendees from across the United States and from many other countries, and it will be a wonderful opportunity to learn, share knowledge and meet others in the amazing WordPress community.”
In addition to WordCamp US, there will be a WordPress contributor day on December 6th. During contributor day, people from all walks of life get together and contribute to various parts of the WordPress project whether it’s the support forums, core code, documentation, and more. Mentors will be on hand to help new contributors.
Last but not least, the most important information is where to eat a great tasting cheesesteak. After all, it’s one of the things Philadelphia is known for. The WordCamp US organizing team has you covered with a post that describes the different types of cheesesteaks and where to find the best tasting ones.
Hotel and venue information for the event is on the WordCamp US website. Unfortunately, I’m not attending the event this year, but Sarah Gooding will be there. If you see her, stop her and say hi.
I think that’s great news! It was a bit bittersweet to see tickets sell out so quickly last year. I would assume not quite (or just barely) selling out would suggest the venue is the appropriate size for the demand.
Myself, and the rest of the Beaver Builder crew, have our tickets! We’re coming out from California and we’re already getting pretty excited about seeing/meeting everyone. Jeff, sorry to hear we’re going to miss you. Next time!! :)