WordCamps are important events for the WordPress community. They draw WordPress users, developers, designers, and enthusiasts together to talk WordPress and build connections. The dialogue is meaningful, the atmosphere is light, and the sessions are productive.
It’s been an exciting journey since the first WordCamp, WordCamp San Francisco, in 2006. Now there are almost 350 WordCamps worldwide—and that number is expected to reach over a thousand in the next few years.
With the summer months approaching, it’s a busy time for WordCamps. So, in this post, I’m going to outline some of the upcoming WordCamps for Spring and Summer 2014!
WordCamp Austin is approaching. On April 26-27, it will be hosted at the Commons Learning Center. The schedule is jam packed with WordPress-related fun. Each day is divided across a range of tracks allowing you to customize your WordCamp experience: beginners intensive, business, macgyver, technical, theme and design, and YouthCamp.
YouthCamp is a free event for children 13-18 years old. Children will be given the opportunity to create a personal website using WordPress, and learn the basics of web design and development.
Talented speakers will be presenting throughout the day within each of these groups—and trust me when I say that there are some really interesting topics in store!
Tickets are priced at $40 for general weekend admission. You can register here.
The WordCamp will kick off with BuddyCamp on May 9. The following day—May 10—offers 3 different tracks: designers, users, and developers.
On May 11, attendees can choose between the business track and explorer track.
This year, WordCamp Miami will be hosting a WordPress beginners workshop geared towards kids between 8-12 years old. The event will be hosted for the first time on May 11, from 10am-12pm. You can register here.
Tickets for this event are sold out.
WordCamp Connecticut will be held on May 10 at the Stamford Innovation Center. Many useful sessions are scheduled throughout the day—sessions and tracks will range from beginner user to advanced developer.
More details on sessions and speakers will be available as the date approaches.
Tickets for this event are sold out.
WordCamp Asheville will be held at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College on May 31-June 1. At this time, speakers have not been announced. But, information on the different tracks and sessions is available online. A variety of sessions and tracks will be offered for beginners, users, designers, and developers.
This year, WordCamp Asheville will be offering PreCamp on Friday, May 30. This do-it-yourself event is useful for WordPress users, designers, and developers of all skill levels. It’s limited to 5o attendees, so register today.
Tickets are priced at $40 for general admission, or $45 for PreCamp general admission. You can register here.
Each WordCamp offers different sessions, tracks, and objectives. This year, WordCamp Philly offers 4 tracks: User, Power User, Designer, and Developer.
The second batch of speakers has just been posted. Stay tuned for more information on sessions and speaker!
Tickets are priced at $20 for a Saturday admission ticket, or $25 for a weekend full access ticket. You can register here.
WordCamp Chicago will be held on June 13-15 at the University Center in downtown Chicago. This 3-day-event will kick off with Foundation Friday, on June 13. This track is useful for WordPress users of all skill levels.
This year, WordCamp Chicago will not have specifically organized tracks. Rather, each track will cover a variety of topics. These topics will appeal to a range of WordPress experience levels on a variety of topics. Attendees are encouraged to check out multiple tracks.
Tickets are priced at $60 for the three-day package, and $40 for just Saturday and Sunday. You can register here.
WordCamp NYC is on. And it will be held on August 2-3 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Tickets went on sale on April 15, and there’s currently a call for speakers. If you’re interested in becoming a speaker for WordCamp NYC, submit a proposal by May 16, 5pm Eastern Daylight Time.
Alternatively, if you have a particular WordPress-centric topic you want to hear about, or if you’d like to nominate someone to speak, fill out the Reverse Call For Speakers by April 23, 5pm Eastern Daylight Time.
Tickets are priced at $40 for a general admission ticket, or $100 for an individual sponsor ticket. You can register here.
WordCamps help maintain a healthy WordPress ecosystem. They build connections, skills, and community. We’re looking forward to watching their evolution and continued success in the years to come!
Which WordCamps will you be attending this summer?
Marie Dodson is an editorial assistant at Torque. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biology and Society. She enjoys wine, good books, and travel.