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  1. George Stephanis

    PHILLY! We need an excuse to eat more cheesesteaks!

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  2. williamsba

    illy Philly! The US was founded in Philadelphia so it only makes sense to host the first WordCamp US in Philly!

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  3. Sam Hotchkiss

    No Texas cities? That’s a shock! My money’s on Chicago or Philly. Maybe Phoenix. Chicago and Philly are both great for transcon flights our euro buddies…

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  4. Graphically Designing

    It’s a no brainer – Chicago.

    Does Chattanooga even meet the criteria?

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    • Kyle B. Johnson

      Yes. Chattanooga is a very competitive city for this kind of event.

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    • Zach

      Yes! Between having some of the fastest internet speeds in the country, a quickly growing tech industry, beautiful surroundings, and very nice people, Chattanooga could be perfect for this event.

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  5. melaylor

    Philadelphia! Show the East Coast some love!

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  6. Lyle Wilson

    “Dates for the event won’t be given until a host city and venue is chosen.”
    Well the date could be an important factor. Northern cities such as Chicago and Detroit could be well suited for summertime as Phoenix and Orlando would be better for fall to early spring.

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  7. Abie Padilla

    Phoenix already has one of the best camps there is!

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    • Mark Rudder

      Yes we do!

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    • April Holle

      Awww! Thanks Abie and Mark! I personally just really appreciate being so close to the planning of the WordCamps in Phoenix since its inception (yea I have s 2009 tee! ;) ). I personally know that our Phx WordCamp org teams work super hard – dedicating all kinds of crazy volunteer hours and sponsorship dollars to pull out all the stops, raise the bar, and rock the house. I’ve been part of planning or executing the last few years and I’m so glad to hear you both have enjoyed yourselves here in sunny (so hot right now) Phoenix! :D

      Promise the weather will be worth the travel from the snowy states later on this year! Also I have some insider WordPress community intel “aka a little birdie told me” – our amazing Phx WordPress Posse is already gathering up an amazing group or organizers to hold another awesome WordCamp in our lovely little metro even if does end up being a standard Phoenix local shin-dig… Regardless of the outcome of Phoenix’s bid for North America (which would be SO FREAKING AWESOME – DOUBLE the 2014 Capacity for WordPress Learning in Phoenix??!! YES BRING IT! :D)

      #I-<3-My-Phx-WordPress-Community

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  8. thewebprincess

    Philly has cheesecake? COOOL, then I vote for them.

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  9. Dave Bell

    I think Orlando. Good weather, lots of hotels and stuff. But if there was a train from Cape Cod to Philly, then Philly :)

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  10. darrinb

    Chicago or Philly; Cheesecake vs. Cheesesteak!

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  11. Mel Choyce

    I’m trying to vote and getting “You Had Already Voted For This Poll.” Do you know what’s up?

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  12. Scott Winterroth

    Yeah Chicago!

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  13. Kyle B. Johnson

    Chattanooga is going to have beautiful weather in the fall.

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  14. Emil Uzelac

    Chicago wins, no doubt about it :) So many direct international flights.

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  15. Jami Gibbs

    Chicago makes so much sense. Central U.S. location, awesome food, vennues, and entertainment. Perfect.

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  16. Chris Edwards

    Considering this will most likely be in the fall or early spring, Orlando would be perfect weather wise. Plenty to do around here with all the attractions, Disney, Universal, I-Drive and plenty of space (we already have a few ready to go). The WordPress Orlando Meetup group is over 1600 members strong with an amazing tech community.

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  17. Reed Gustow

    This is totally Philadelphia. Costs are way lower than Chicago, it’s close to New England, New York, DC/Baltimore and other major Southern cities, and it’s halfway between Europe and California. And huge active WordPress community with ~1800+ members of city and suburban meetups!

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  18. Kim

    Chicago is my old hometown! Easy to navigate, great food, beautiful lake! I would love to have a reason to go back and visit!

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  19. tucciman

    Chattanooga is such a beautiful city! It had gig internet speeds first too!

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  20. Dochtah J

    CHICAGO!!! And, we have great cheesecake here too.

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  21. Nile Flores

    Of course, Chicago. Illinois is my state! I also have way too many friends in Chicago… so it would be great to go and see them all.

    Oh, and have some Giordano’s pizza…. can’t forget that. ;)

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  22. James Laws

    I know Chattanooga may be a bit of an underdog, but I still think it’s the best location. Perfect weather for the time of year the Camp would be. Fastest internet in the US (Gig City). Great and fast growing tech community. Awesome food and lodging within walking distance of the venue. Lowest cost of all the other cities who applied. While we may not have an international airport within the city we are just a short 20 minute flight from Atlanta which does. Of all the other applications we are the most central location for the whole country. We also have the best outdoor activities with Rock City, Ruby Falls, various mountains, rivers, and lakes.

    Chattanooga, Chatt, Nooga, Scenic City, Gig City. No matter what you choose to call her, she’d be an awesome location for the inaugural WordCamp US. :)

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  23. Amy

    Chicago.

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  24. digitalmcgrath

    Chattanooga of course. For all the reasons James Laws mentioned above, plus it is the only city in the running that has it’s own font. http://www.chatype.com

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  25. Cais

    Lots of great cities to choose from but should it be a city that has already had a WordCamp this year? Share the wealth … although I don’t really have a preference all the same, I’d be happy to go to any of them.

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  26. Bart

    Denver! Centrally located, great food, beautiful city and recreational cannabis!

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  27. lonchbox

    I have to use Google Maps for Chattanooga, as an outsider, EU-Spain, this place seams more interesting to go, and it´s almost in the middle of the US :)

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  28. Matt

    Chicago! I need another excuse to eat more Deep Dish Pizza! While I love both, when it’s Pizza vs Cheesesteak – Pizza wins everytime! :-)

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  29. scottm52

    Orlando, FL meets all of the requirements to have WordCamp USA and then some. After the WordCamp is over, we have many theme parks AND the world’s most famous beach(s)!

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  30. scottmann

    Is there a place where everyone can get a good taste for the pros and cons of each city?

    Obviously the time of year it’ll be held would be a major deciding factor or tie-breaker.

    I’m a native in Orlando so I’m biased, but here are some positive considerations. Orlando’s a good choice if the event is going to be massive – the infrastructure is world-class here (Vegas and Orlando are the top 2 destinations in the country for conferences). Anyone wanting to turn the trip into a vacation will have an insane choice of awesome before and after the event between the parks and beaches. And, most important, I won’t need to hop on a plane. I’m sure that’s important to you.

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  31. jeremy814

    Chattanooga was recently voted America’s Best town Ever by Outside Magazine…

    We have city wide 1 Gig Internet here in Gigcity

    The weather in the fall is epically perfect.

    Great food, nice inexpensive lodging, and fun can all be had within walking distance of several great downtown conference venues.

    We are a day’s drive from half the population of the country, and an easy flight from most of the rest…

    You should all come visit soon!!

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  32. Mark Rudder

    For late in the year (like December), the only 2 cities that wold have nice weather are Phoenix and Orlando.
    Phoenix is a major airline hub, so it is much easier to get to.

    I’ve heard about the weather in Chicago in the fall and winter. No Thanks!

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  33. Jeremy Englert

    While the rest of the country is salting their roads, Phoenix will be salting their margarita glasses this winter. Need I say more?

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  34. codyL

    I’d imagine depending on the time of year logistics would need to be worked out for having the camp. Also depending on whether any camp has been held in the city as well. Yes I live in Phoenix. Yes I am biased but would also love a reason to come to a city at a descent time as well. KEY. ;)

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  35. Barney Davey

    The WP community in PHX is off the hook. There are five, yes five, well supported, well attended WP Meetup groups that meet monthly in the PHX metro area. How can you beat world class city, mega enthusiastic support, and a near perfect chance of glorious weather October through April?

    The Phoenix area has always been a memorable place to hold a meeting. Hotels and resorts bask in near-perpetual sunshine, natural beauty manifests itself in every direction, and jaw-dropping sunsets paint the desert sky on a nightly basis.

    Now, thanks to a metamorphosis in Phoenix’s urban core — including a newly expanded convention center, a new 1,000-room hotel, and a light-rail system that connects meeting attendees to a new world of dining and entertainment options — convening here packs more value than ever.

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  36. Jeffrey Horen

    Phoenix!

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  37. ryanerwin33

    All the cities that applied would be a great host of #WCUS I look forward to attending, no matter what the city.

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  38. Steve Burge (@stevejburge)

    One vote for Chattanooga. It would be great to get outside the roster of normal conference cities.

    For people unfamiliar with how vibrant the tech community is in Chattanooga, here’s a series of a dozen interviews with people in the city: https://www.ostraining.com/blog/cities/chattanooga-tech/

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  39. Alx Block

    As someone who is deeply invested in the Philadelphia WordPress community, I can only hope that we’re selected. The truth is that all of the cities that applied are incredibly important to our global community, and the city that will be selected will be the right choice for a variety of reasons. Philadelphia is excited to be a part of this process and we’re incredibly humbled by the opportunity to participate. We’ll truly be happy for whichever city is selected, regardless of the outcome.

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  40. Jill Juneja

    PHOENIX, please! :)

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  41. Aaron D. Campbell

    Since it seems like it’s going to need to be late in the year (winter-ish), I’m going to have to say Phoenix or Orlando. Of those two, I’d rather go to Phoenix. So that’s where I’m throwing my hat (not literally…I’m keeping my hat thank-you-very-much)

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  42. Jeff Chandler

    Talk about a late push, Phoenix is leading the poll now!

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    • Ben Nuccio

      Phoenix with all of the snowbirds from across the country is the top notch site to hose WordPress North America.

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  43. Ben Nuccio

    Phoenix during the month of December is the top site in the U.S. Huge potential returns.

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  44. Jeremy Moore

    Per capita, Chattanooga is winning by a landslide!!

    Come on over ya’ll!

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  45. Ray Peacock

    Philly’s the absolute best by whatever standard you choose to apply: WP community, globally central location, food, fun, history, transportation, vibrancy or whatever. The combination is amazing!

    I moved here 40 years ago to escape the traffic in Boston (It’s even worse now) and be near NYC, DC and discovered that the “City of Brotherly Love” is for real; no place tops the people. Vote for it then come and experience it yourself!

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  46. thinkdelaney

    Chattanooga!… have you tried Champy’s fried chicken? Where else can you get gigabit internet connection to your home for under $100? More tech startups per capita than anywhere. And it’s a hellava lot less expensive… have you priced a hotel in Chicago? (I have an office in Chicago)

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  47. nfhill

    Okay, how about Phx with a trip down to Tucson for Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteak? (Frankie retired to Tucson and brought the best of Philly with him. )

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    • Ben Nuccio

      Phoenix & the surrounding areas gets my vote! Huge snow bird crowd heads to Arizona every year! They will love the events going on around the state indeed!

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  48. Angie Raess

    Phoenix in the winter is an incredible choice! Not to mention we have a great WP community!

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  49. Ed Stutzman

    All the choices are great, but Chattanooga gets my vote!

    I’m definitely biased since I live here but there’s a lot to like and something for everybody in Chattanooga.

    Plus, the only sharks we have are in our amazing Aquarium downtown! :)

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  50. Kyle

    Holy bologna! Detroit would be amazing!!!!!!!

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  51. Mike

    I’d like to get a sun tan by the pool in Phoenix.

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