WordCamp St. Louis, MO, takes place on March 14th-15th on the campus of Washington University. Tickets are still available for $25 which covers both days and gets you a T-Shirt, access to events, the after party, and community day.
The event features two days of learning about WordPress with four tracks of sessions. Two tracks are dedicated to developers while the other two are devoted to users. In a stroke of luck, the first day of WordCamp takes place on Pi Day, which means free Pi pizza for attendees.
After learning about WordPress on Saturday, folks can immediately apply their knowledge and help others on Sunday which is Community Day. Community day is similar to a WordPress contributor day in that there will be plenty of opportunities to learn, network, and share information. The schedule for community day looks like this:
- Keynote by a well-know member of the WP community
- Kids Camp a class geared towards 8-13 year olds, however, any age is welcome to attend (space permitting). Parents must be present for children under 13 and all attendees must bring a laptop. Up to 3 children under the age of 18 can attend without charge for each paid adult (parent) ticket.
- Hackathon help developers, designers, and other attendees on creating or improving local organization’s presence on the web (the list of specific organizations will be announced later, if you know of someone who might benefit drop us a line)
- All-day happiness bar: come and learn with the best!
- Give back to Core: members of the plugin and theme review team as well as core contributors will be on hand to help you give back to the global WordPress community.
Kids Camp takes place on community day from 9am to noon and will cover the basics of setting up a site and what it means to publish to the web. The class is geared towards 8-13 year olds, but any age is welcome to attend. Parents or legal guardians must be present for children under 12 and all attendees must bring a laptop. Also on Sunday, Mika Epstein will give a keynote presentation that explains how to fit into the WordPress community by being true to yourself.
I will be in attendance so if you see me, please stop and say hi as I’d love to chat with you. If you’re going to WordCamp St. Louis, let me know in the comments.