Rochester, NY to offer its first WordCamp

logonoreasterRochester, NY will host the region’s first WordCamp on Saturday, October 15 at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. The capacity for this camp is about 150 people, so getting tickets early is advised.

The Rochester Meetup group is working together to organize the first WordCamp in the area and help the local WordPress community flourish by learning not only from each other, but from a great lineup of speakers who want to share their knowledge.

Rochester’s WordCamp will divide its workshops over three tracks, from basic to professional.

  • The Beginner/Blogger Track is for people new to website design, blogging, or WordPress. The sessions are designed for novices who want to blog or be on the web for other personal projects. Likewise, operators of small businesses or non-profit organizations will learn how to promote their enterprises using their own websites with no coding or other technical knowledge.
  • The Intermediate/Flex Track is one step up and intended for site owners, established bloggers, and entrepreneurs to learn how to communicate with a designer, how to blog effectively, and how to tell whether projects are going well. The overall focus is on website content. Attendees in this track need familiarity with HTML, the basic coding language of the Internet.
  • The Designer/Developer Track will find interest among professionals and DIY WordPress builders. The sessions here will focus on the graphical end of design and customizing website themes. Skill with HTML and CSS is recommended.

Speakers are encouraged to apply through August 31 and are welcome to submit more than one proposal.

Sponsorships are also encouraged!

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