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WordCamp Sacramento 2017 Embraces Peace, Love, And WordPress

In the summer of 1967, more than 100,000 people converged in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, and many other groups gathered across the United States, in Canada, and in Europe, all to create social change and embrace equality.

This social and cultural phenomenon led from Northern California was called The Summer of Love. During this transformative time, creativity flourished, there was an emphasis on sharing and community, and there was a feeling that anything was possible. The message sent to the world was one of love, peace, understanding, freedom, compassion, and respect.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

WordCamp Sacramento 2017

Just as the Summer of Love was a gathering of people from all walks of life working together and sharing a sense of community to create something wonderful for the world, WordCamp Sacramento is a gathering of WordPressers of all skill levels and walks of life working together and sharing to create something wonderful for the WordPress community.

We’re embracing peace, love, and WordPress to create a fun and inclusive event, and we want you to be a part of it.

Pulling from its thriving meetup community, WordCamp Sacramento is in its third year and is continuing to grow and flourish. In 2015, our inaugural event sold out all 150 tickets in only two hours. In 2016, we released 300 tickets in three batches, with each batch of tickets selling out in 24 hours or less. For 2017, our venue can accommodate more than 500 attendees.

WordCamp Sacramento 2017 will be held September 16-17, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center, just steps from the California State Capital, historic attractions, and amazing restaurants, as well as mere blocks from the brand new Golden 1 Center.

We are thrilled to expand the 2017 event to include:

  • A BRAND NEW, full day Beginner Track on Saturday, walking new users through using WordPress, step-by-step.
  • Sacramento’s first WordPress Contributor Day on Sunday, encouraging and supporting community members who want to give back to the project and explore new ways to get involved.
  • Two mixed tracks of sessions running throughout Saturday and Sunday, featuring speakers from both our local community and the greater WordPress community sharing their expertise.
  • A Happiness Bar — our version of a help desk, open throughout the event so you can get help with your site and get your questions answered.
  • Lots of networking time to get to know other WordPressers and meet new people.
  • A party to relax, unwind, celebrate WordPress, and continue conversations from the day.

How You Can Get Involved

Sponsor WordCamp Sacramento: Along with a larger event and larger venue, we have a much larger cost. WordCamp Sacramento would not be possible without support from sponsors. We’ve created sponsorship levels to fit every budget, so no matter what size budget you have, you can join in and show your support for WordCamp and our local Sacramento WordPress community.

Volunteer at WordCamp Sacramento: Like all WordCamps, WordCamp Sacramento is planned, organized, and run by volunteers — and a critical part of making WordCamp Sacramento a success is our day-of-event volunteers.

Speak at WordCamp Sacramento: It’s our mission to have WordCamp Sacramento represent the passion, talent, and diversity of our community, and we want you to be a part of it! The call for speakers will open soon, so be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for notifications and event updates.

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WordCamp Kyoto 2017 is Looking for Speakers!

The WordCamp Kyoto 2017 team has announced call for speakers for a day conference in Kyoto University on June 24.

Date

Saturday, June 24, 2017
(No sessions are planned for the Contributor Day on Sunday, June 25)

Venue

Kyoto University – Main Campus, International Science Innovation Building (Access)

Session Format

15 mins or 30 mins, plus 5 to 10 mins for questions (may change a little with subject to translation.)

Application Deadline

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 23:59 (JST)
We will notify you the result by around end of March.

Apply to speak at https://2017.kyoto.wordcamp.org/call-for-speakers-en/

All applications must be submitted by March 24, 2017 at 23:59 (UTC+9).

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Call for WCEU 2018 host city extended, final batch of tickets released

The WordCamp Europe organising team is extending the deadline for applications to host the event in 2018. Teams who have organised a WordCamp in Europe in the past year are invited to apply by March 15th, 2017.

We also released the final batch of 1000 regular tickets and 300 microsponsor tickets, and we like to remind you that there won’t be any more tickets after this release, except those reserved that won’t get collected. Continue reading

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Tickets On Sale For WordCamp Miami 2017

WordCamp Miami

The 9th WordCamp Miami is happening March 24-26, 2017 at Florida International University. WordCamp Miami is one of the larger camps in North America with last year’s attendance soaring past 850 attendees from a diverse range of ages (8 to 80), backgrounds, and experiences.

Our early bird tickets sold out, but our next round of tickets is open now! We have tickets for the weekend, for our Friday workshops, and tickets for kids to attend our kid’s workshop on both Saturday (March 25th) and Sunday (March 26th). Miami is also the home of BuddyCamp – we have recently announced BuddyCamp Miami 2017 and if you want to talk BuddyPress, bbPress, and the WordPress API, you are invited!

Miami is known for it’s warm sunshine and beaches but also for it’s diverse population… and we have over 60 speakers from diverse backgrounds over 3 full days. Check out our 2016 videos to get a taste of what WCMIA is all about. Here are some teasers:

– Friday (March 24th) workshops covering beginners, freelancers, and developers.
– Our 2nd year of “Learn JavaScript Deeply” track for those wanting to learn more about JavaScript.
– Kid’s workshops for both Saturday/Sunday plus a kid’s panel, talks, and more planned!
– Talks focusing on WordPress ecommerce, enhancements, marketing, security, SEO, design, mental health and more.
– Dedicated business track with some wonderful guest speakers and panelists from the WordPress community.
– Speakers from the Drupal and Joomla communities to share perspectives.
– BBQ, hydrogen-frozen ice cream, and more good food.

We can’t wait to show you everything that we are planning. Add WordCamp Miami to your calendar, grab a ticket before we sell out, and we look forward to seeing you!

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WordCamp Europe is looking for speakers

Want to speak in front of 3000 people? Have experiences to share including topics like development, building websites with WordPress, design, business, community, content or maybe some other interesting topic? Then don’t wait but apply to speak at WordCamp Europe, or learn more in the official announcement.

This year, WordCamp Europe is taking a slightly different approach on selecting speakers. That’s why we’re inviting teams of community representatives to help us review the applications. Speaker selection panels will be asked to review different categories. We’ll have panels for Development, Design, Business, and Community. We also have an “Other” category for those that doesn’t fit neatly into the other categories.

All applications are subject to blind voting of a specific team mentioned above, which then makes their suggestions to the speakers team. Speakers team will use recommendations to build a schedule, but will look beyond just recommendations – they will also look for quality and experience of each speaker proposed, how the topic fits in the overall schedule, its relevance to WordCamp Europe audience and speaker roster diversity.

Call for speakers is open until 27th January 2017. Speaker selection process will take place in February and speakers will get informed early March.

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WordCamp Nairobi Registration Deadline Extend

We are excited about the upcoming WordCamp that will take place at the heart of the tech hub of Africa, Nairobi. WordCamp Nairobi is just but few days away and the organizers had closed tickets registration on 25th to enable planning and eventually host a successful WordCamp.

However, we do not want to lock anyone out we’ve realized that we’ve a few more tickets left to send out. Please note – this is the last bunch. Once these are gone, they are gone. And we’re extending registration till the 28th of November.

If you want to join the community at the Silicon Savannah, then this is your chance, Grab your ticket now and let’s meet in Nairobi.

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Tickets for WordCamp US Are Still Available!

Everyone is excited about the upcoming WordCamp US, the official annual WordPress conference, that is returning to Philadelphia for the final time on December 2-4. Not only does this event bring in WordPress enthusiasts from across North America (and the world), but it comes complete with inspirational presentations from thought leaders across our field. The annual “State of the Word” will be given by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, and if you want to grab a ticket to see all of this in person there is still time.

We’re excited to see everyone there, so keep an eye on the WordCamp US site (and/or follow the @WordCampUS twitter account) for updates as we get closer to the day!

Not able to be there in person, but don’t want to miss any of that awesome content? We’ve got you covered. There are live streaming tickets available, too!

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Get your ticket for WordCamp Europe 2017

WordCamp Europe 2017 will be happening in the beautiful city of Paris, nicknamed the “City of Light”, from 15–17 June 2017. The first batch of 2,000 tickets for WordCamp Europe 2017 is on sale, with 500 already gone.

WCEU 2016 in Vienna has been a huge success, with over twice as many attendees than WCEU 2015! This surge in interest surprised a lot of us, and hundreds were left without a ticket, even after we expanded the conference to the neighbouring Leopold museum. We’re expecting the Paris event to be bigger and better than ever, and you don’t want to miss out just because you forgot to get your ticket in time.

To get your ticket, simply visit our tickets page and get your ticket today. If you’re still thinking why should you come to Paris, in this article we gave you 3 (of many) reasons to visit.

See you in Paris!

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