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WordCamp Nashville – Sept. 17-18

WordCamp Nashville 2016 is set for September 17-18. Early registration ends at midnight on September 4, so get your tickets now to ensure we’re prepared to see your smiling face!

A $40 ticket gets you two days of WordPress awesomeness, Nashville WordCamp swag, a tasty lunch, PLUS admission to the after-party.

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This year promises to be the best WordCamp Nashville’s ever experienced, with expanded programming, a new venue, and lots of excitement!

WordCamp Nashville tickets are on sale now for the September 17-18 event

Make new connections and beef up your WordPress chops at WordCamp Nashville, September 17-18. Photo by Chelsie Goodwin.

Two days of programming

We wouldn’t be doing the burgeoning Nashville tech scene justice if we weren’t growing right alongside it! Camps of years’ past have happened all in one day, but this year we’re expanding to two. The first day will be familiar to attendees from previous years – 8 hours of sessions that fall into three tracks targeted at different types of users, followed by the always-popular after party. The second day will be a contributor day where attendees can learn how to contribute to WordPress in a variety of ways from code to community organizing, supplemented with small classes that will allow attendees to go in-depth on three different topics.

All attendees are invited to attend any session, regardless of skill level, and can switch back and forth between tracks at any time.

A brand new location

As much as we loved Nashville School of Law, we wanted to be closer to the heart of the city and closer to the community that sustains us. This year we’ll be at redpepper & deavor.

redpepper & deavor are conveniently located to all that Germantown – and the city at large – has to offer.

For those coming from out of town, Germantown is a must-visit. For locals, there’s no other area that is so close to the city center while also feeling like home. Germantown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 and was Nashville’s first suburb. It is one of Nashville’s most architecturally heterogeneous neighborhoods, containing a significant concentration of Victorian building styles and has been designated as a city Arboretum by the Nashville Tree Foundation.

Nearby points of interest include: The Nashville Farmers’ Market, home to up to 100 farmers and artisans, 16 restaurants and shops, and more than 50 merchants selling clothes, jewelry, home goods, and more; Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, where you can explore Tennessee via a 200-foot granite map of the state, a walkway featuring the 95 counties, 31 fountains representing the major rivers of Tennessee and an extraordinary wall depicting the history of the state; restaurants including Germantown Café, Monell’s, Mad Platter Restaurant, City House, Rolf and Daughters, Butchertown Hall, and The Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes; and the new First Tennessee Park, the new home to the Nashville Sounds, AAA affiliate to the Oakland A’s.

So much excitement!

Nashville is growing by leaps and bounds, and so is the WordPress community. Right now, there are over 1400 members of our local MeetUp group, and right now, community members are working to schedule MeetUp sessions in neighboring cities like Franklin, Mt. Juliet and Hendersonville. The enthusiasm and passion for WordPress is growing, and this year’s camp is your only opportunity to connect with so many ‘Pressers in one place at the same time.

This year’s WordCamp will bring together more local WordPress fans than ever before – don’t miss out!

Register now for WordCamp Nashville 2016

Refund policy and ticket help
You may request a ticket refund until Wednesday September 14th. We understand that life changes so if you need to ask for a refund please contact wordcamp@wpnashville.com or contact us through our Contact Page. You can also use the WordCamp contact page if you have trouble buying your ticket or have other questions.


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Rhode Island English

  • International Friendship Day is celebrated in August.
  • Our WordCamp friends in Belfast are holding their first WordCamp the same weekend Rhode Island is holding its fifth annual WordCamp!
  • We both speak English, but each with our own spin on it.

So to honor (or should I say honour) our international friends, during this month of International Friendship Day, here’s a guide to Rhode Island English.
Are you watching TV (or should I say “the telly”) and want to change the channel right from where you are sitting?  Just use the “clicker.”  Why do that?  Because it’s “wicked” easy.  (Also pronounced wikkit.)
If our Irish friends come to the Ocean State and want a cold ice cream drink, do not order a “milk shake.”  In RI a milk shake is milk shaken with syrup.  If you’d like ice cream in it, ask for a “cabinet” (yes, like the furniture!) or a frappe (pronounced “frap”).
Would you like a healthier cold drink?  Water, perhaps?  You get that from the “bubbler” (pronounced bubbla.)
You see, in RI we add Rs where there are none, and to make up for those extras we take away Rs where there should be some.  So for instance, we have a lot of “hot.”  You know, the organ which pumps blood and holds love.  However, if you have a wonderful concept to explain, let everyone know about your “idear.”
It’s mealtime, and you’d like to invite someone to join you, just ask “jeet?”  (did you eat?)  If that person has not yet, they might respond “no joo?” (no, did you?)
Rhode Island has the nickname “The Ocean State.”  And yes, we are the smallest state in the USA.  We do not have an official animal, but we do have an official bird: The Rhode Island Red (chicken).  First bred right here.  The official state fish (would I kid you?) is the Striped Bass, adopted by the state’s General Assembly in July of 2000.
The state drink is coffee milk, as in milk with coffee flavored syrup stirred in.  (Pul-eez, chocolate milk is so passé.)
Our state shell is the quahaug (pronounced co-hog).  What’s that you say?  You think I left out a word?  You think our official state shellfish is the quahaug?  No, my friend, you under-estimate we Rhode Islanders.  It is the shell of the shellfish which is official.  We have an official state shell.  And I strongly suspect we are the only state in the Union with that distinction!
So we wish our WordCamp siblings in Belfast a successful first WordCamp and look forward to the day you can come and visit us!  We’ll have a wikkit good time!

WordCamp RI will be held September 30 and October 1 at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich.

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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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WordCamp Vancouver: get your Tickets!

Tickets for WordCamp Vancouver are now available here

To guarantee your correct t-shirt size, make sure you purchase your ticket before August 12.

Check out our schedule

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Come Build Something Great at WordCamp Orlando!

WordCamp Orlando 2016 is coming October 7 through October 9, 2016 to the UCF Rosen School of Hospitality Management. This year’s Lego-riffic theme is “Building great things with WordPress” and we’d love to see what building with WordPress means to you!

Speaker applications are still open until July 31 and ticket sales will open in early August with the announcement of our special keynote and first round of speakers.

Also back for its second year is KidsCamp Orlando! Young WordPressers ages 7 to 14 can learn basic WordPress skills and take on fun STEM projects. If you’re not in Orlando, bring the whole family for WordPress fun and an Orlando vacation all in one! We have a great rate with the nearby Rosen Shingle Creek hotel, good for an extended visit!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available – get your company in front of 400 WordPress enthusiasts and professionals!

Don’t miss out on this chance to build new relationships at our Sunday networking brunch and learn from industry professionals and hobbyists alike!

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WordCamp US Call for Speakers

We’re thrilled to announce that WordCamp US 2016 is officially accepting speaker applications!

The 2nd annual WordCamp US will be held in Philadelphia, PA December 2-4, 2016, bringing together WordPress enthusiasts from all areas to participate in the largest WordCamp in the world. We’re looking to build a program packed with amazing presentations which reflects the diversity of the WordPress community and we want you to be a part of it!

2015 WordCamp US | Konstantin Obenland
Speaking at WordCamp US 2015. Photo credit Sheri Bigelow.

What We’re Looking For

WordCamp US showcases the best of WordPress and the WordPress Community. We’re particularly interested in hearing from those who have used WordPress in interesting, innovative, and significant ways. Whether the open source software was used to deliver something technically amazing or whether WordPress was the foundation for creating something meaningful in the community, we want to know about it. We’re also looking for dynamic and versatile speakers to talk about how they use WordPress to grow their business, develop advanced plugins, tell their stories, and much much more.

We also want to hear voices from outside the WordPress community. If you work on other Open Source projects or web design and development in general and think the WordPress community could benefit from your story we want it told at WCUS.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out presentations from last year’s event.

2015 WordCamp US | Audience
Speaking at WordCamp US 2015. Photo credit Sheri Bigelow.

Apply Today!

Please use the application website below to share your ideas with us. Feel free to apply more than once, submitting a single talk idea per submission. If you run into problems submitting your application, please contact us.

Apply to speak at http://wcus-speakers.org

All applications must be submitted by August 31, 2016 at Midnight PDT (UTC-7).

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There are still some tickets available for WordCamp NYC 2016

WordCamp NYC 2016 – July 15th to 17th, will be an amazing job 3 days of WordPress Awesomeness!!! This Year WCNYC is at the United Nations and is an event you won’t want to miss.  Ticket Sales For WordCamp NYC 2016 are Going Fast, grab yours now.


We also have a volunteer spots open and you can apply to volunteer here:




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WPML supports the global WordPress community

We’re so grateful to WPML for their commitment to sponsor every WordCamp in the world by  joining the Global Community Sponsorship program at the Bronze level for 2016. They’ve been supporters of WordCamps and WordPress meetups all over the world as part of the global program since 2013!


WPML turns WordPress websites multilingual. It works with caching, SEO and E-Commerce plugins, and allows the building of complete multilingual sites. WPML powers simple blogs as well as corporate and enterprise sites.

WPML allows users to translate everything in the site, including content, menus, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org

Huge thanks to WMPL for their commitment to all WordCamps in 2016!

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