Jim and I have attended, spoken and even sponsored WordCamps across the United States. (Note: WordCamps occur around the world.) The WordCamp community is a great group of helpful, creative and inventive people who focus their website development on WordPress.
At SheHe Media and with our other endeavors, we use WordPress to create and maintain all of our sites so we try to attend and support every WordCamp we can. We were thrilled when we learned that we would be speaking at the inaugural WordCamp Milwaukee at our own home base.
We are now about a month away from WordCamp Milwaukee and we wanted to keep our promise and update you on the event.
WordCamp Milwaukee will be held at Bucketworks, 706 S. 5th St., on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3. Like most WordCamps, this conference will host three different tracks of sessions:
- Developers: For those who are focused on the more technical side of WordPress; i.e. frameworks and plugins.
- Users: For those end users who blog, market, etc.
- Unconference: Multi-person discussions about all WordPress-related topics.
A complete schedule of the two-day agenda has not yet been released, but we will update this post once it is. However, you can view bios of the speakers who are already slated to speak.
Speaking of speakers …
WordCamp Milwaukee is still accepting speaking applications. If you have an idea for a session and want to present at the event, fill out this form. Act quickly because the call for speakers ends on Monday, April 30! Make sure your idea for a presentation is well thought out and provide as much detail as you can. It would also help if you could designate which track from the above list that you think your presentation would fit in.
Register now to get the coveted WordCamp T-shirt
It’s only $20 to attend this two-day event and, if you register by May 1, you will ensure that you will receive a WordCamp Milwaukee T-shirt. Those in the WordCamp community value and collect these shirts. Register today and make sure yours gets on the order list!
Did we mention the party?
Jim and I have gladly taken on the responsibility of setting up the first WordCamp Milwaukee after party, which will take place immediately after the sessions on Saturday, June 2. We are currently in the process of picking a venue and procuring food and beverages for the event. For the convenience of all the attendees, we want to keep the party close to Bucketworks. Since nothing is yet set in stone, if you have an idea for venue, food or beverage sponsors or donations, we’d be happy to hear your thoughts. Please leave your ideas in the comments section below.
WordCamp Milwaukee is a huge event being planned by some great individuals in the community. If you use WordPress or just want to learn what all the fuss is about, we highly recommend you join in the fun. Hope to see you all the first weekend of June!