WordCampers, get ready to run the Rocky Steps and munch on cheesesteaks! Matt Mullenweg today unveiled that WordCamp US 2015 will be in Philadelphia from December 4 to December 6.
According to the announcement, WordCamp US 2016 will also take place in the City of Brotherly Love.
Having it the same place two years in a row allows us to keep logistics a set variable and really focus on the rest of the event in the second year.
Submissions for WordCamp US closed on July 1. Locations were narrowed to Chattanooga, Chicago, Detroit, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. According to a poll on WP Tavern, of 1,393 voters, the majority of voters (26%) selected Phoenix as the city to host WordCamp US, closely followed by Philadelphia (23%).
At the 2014 State of the Word, Mullenweg announced that it was the last year WordCamp SF would held at the Mission Bay Conference Center, since the group had clearly outgrown the venue.
With that in mind, Mullenweg announced that there would be a WordCamp US in 2015, stating that he hopes it will bring together WordPress users from all over the world, similar to WordCamp Europe. He didn’t address, however, if there would ever be another WordCamp SF. The first WordCamp was held in San Francisco in 2006. San Francisco is also home to Automattic as well as plenty of other tech companies that leverage WordPress. I think that the topic of WordCamp SF 2016 is worth revisiting at this time.
Are you excited about WordCamp US? Do you think there should be a WordCamp SF 2016? Share your thoughts in the comments below!