Summer in the City: WordCamp NYC Dates Set For August 2-3, 2014

The dates for WordCamp NYC were announced today. The event will be held August 2-3, 2014 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in downtown Brooklyn.

Tickets will go on sale within the next few weeks. Traditionally, WordCamp NYC has sold out every year. In 2009, 2010, and 2012 the event brought together roughly 800 WordPress fans. However, maximum capacity for the Brooklyn venue is 650.

I spoke with Steve Bruner, one of 10 organizers for the event, who said that finding a suitable venue has been a challenge. “We’ve been searching for a venue that would hold 800+ people AND be affordable in one of the most expensive cities in the world,” he said. “When we finally decided that 800 wasn’t going to happen, we were able to finalize on the Brooklyn Marriott, which is a really awesome venue.”

Bruner said the unique aspects of WordCamp NYC are not unlike the city itself. A large number of attendees, a world-class speaker lineup and a high percentage of international attendees makes this WordCamp an exciting and diverse event. Also, if you haven’t visited New York in the summertime, you’re in for a sizzling hot treat. Follow @WordCampNYC on Twitter for all the latest updates. Given the reduced number of tickets this year, you’ll want to be notified as soon as they go on sale.

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