WordCamp Columbus, Ohio will be taking place this year between June 17th and June 19th. The event has a new organizer this time around in Angie Meeker who is an experienced WordPress designer and intends on making the event squarely focused on WordPress. Friday, June 17th, will be dedicated to the topic of Businesses and Beginners. The event is still looking for presenters that can talk to guests in a way that is simple and easy to understand, (Kim, you should do this :). June 18th will be dedicated to more in-depth topics concerning WordPress that developers and designers should find useful. In fact, some of the crew from Automattic will be in attendance as well as presenting on a few topics.
The last day of the event, June 19th will provide a genius bar where anyone that has any questions concerning WordPress can have them answered by knowledgeable WordPress users. There will also be a session dedicated to non-profits, specifically, Ohio based non-profit organizations, something Angie definetly has experience with herself.
WordCamps will be few and far between for me this year but I’d be remiss if I didn’t find a way to make it to the one in my own back yard. The first WordCamp Columbus event went off pretty well for a first but I didn’t even bother attending the second one due to changes in the events structure. I’m hoping that Angie and the team can make WordCamp Columbus as respectable and fun as the others across the world. Please consider coming to the buckeye state to see me.