WordCamp News

Registration for WordCamp Omaha 2015 Now Open

Ticket sales for WordCamp Omaha 2015 are now open! Head on over to omaha.wordcamp.org/2015/tickets to secure your spot.

WordCamp Omaha 2015 will take place Oct. 10-11 in Omaha, Neb.

Tickets are $40 and will give you access to:

  • An amazing lineup of speaker presentations covering diverse WordPress-related topics throughout the day Oct. 10;
  • Lunch provided by Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for Culinary Arts on Oct. 10;
  • A secured spot at our after-party happening downtown (more details soon … ) the evening of Oct. 10;
  • Contributor Day and Community Help Room on Oct. 11, where you can learn how to help improve the WordPress Open Source Project and/or get free help on your WordPress projects from local experts;
  • A t-shirt and some surprise swag;
  • Our love and thanks for supporting WordPress and the Omaha WordPress Community.

We hope to see you there!

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The call is out for Speakers for WordCamp RI

WordCamp RI is putting out the call for speakers for our WordCamp to be held September 25 and 26, 2015 at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI.

The deadline for submitting your speaker application is August 31, 2015. Apply at https://2015.rhodeisland.wordcamp.org/call-for-speakers/

If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times, once for each topic.

Besides being at an awesome WordCamp, why come to Rhode Island? Because we have beautiful beaches, fantastic restaurants, the Newport mansions, home of the Big Blue Bug as seen in the Farrelly brothers’ movie “Dumb and Dumber,” film location of “The Great Gatsby,” “There’s Something about Mary,” “Me, Myself, and Irene,” “27 Dresses,” and of course “The Family Guy” is set in Rhode Island. With all that beauty, culture and good food how can you stay away?
We encourage you to submit talks that we haven’t even thought of!

With that in mind, it might still be helpful for you to know what attendees have told us they would like to have as some of the session topics:

  • Theme development
    • Custom themes
    • Commercial themes
    • Child themes
  • Plugin development
  • Getting the most out of Yoast SEO Plug-In
  • WordPress SEO
  • Mobile delivery
  • Working locally
  • Installing and managing multisites
  • eCommerce
  • WP Automatic Upgrades
    • Via wp-config file or filters? Does that change depending on the client?
    • Which combination works best? Core only? Core + plugins? Core + plugins + themes? Core + plugins + themes + translation files?
    • Which type is best? Minor only? Minor + development? Minor + development + Major?

See you at WordCamp RI!

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WordCamp Hampton Roads Call for Speakers and Sponsors

The Southeast Virginia area’s inaugural WordCamp, WordCamp Hampton Roads 2015, is being held Saturday, October 17 in Virginia Beach at the Tidewater Community College Advanced Technology Center. Our team is excited about getting this event rolling and we’d love to see you there!

Our calls for speakers and sponsors are open so if you want to get involved and give back, here’s your chance, please don’t hesitate to apply! Ticket sales will be open in a matter of days. The cost will only be $20 and includes your lunch, refreshments, and an awesome t-shirt, so stay tuned!

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WordCamp Omaha Dates and Call for Speakers Announced

WordCamp Omaha 2015 — Omaha’s second WordCamp — will take place Oct. 10-11 at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus in North Omaha. Join us!

Our calls for speakers and sponsors are live and we look forward to hearing from members of the local, regional and national WordPress communities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at omaha@wordcamp,org or reach out to @WPOmaha.

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WordCamp Russia 2015 this weekend

For the third year in a row, WordCamp Russia will take place at the gorgeous Digital October Center in Moscow on Saturday, August 15th. With two tracks and a line-up of 14 great speakers, this will be the best WordCamp Russia yet.

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Thank you to Bluehost for sponsoring global WordPress community events

We can’t thank Bluehost enough for signing on as a sponsor for the global WordPress community in 2015! Their support of WordPress community events in the US and Canada at our highest (Outstanding) level and of events in Asia, Pacifica, Latin America, South America, Europe, and Africa at our middle (Superb) level goes a really long way. They support WordPress communities all over the world!


Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. You can join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.

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Thanks for sponsoring global community events, Jetpack!

What would we do without our sponsors? We’re so grateful to Jetpack for sponsoring WordPress community events all around the globe at the Outstanding level in 2015! Jetpack’s support helps make local community events (like meetup/user groups and WordCamps) better for WordPress enthusiasts and easier to organize for our wonderful group of hardworking volunteers.


Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites by connecting to WordPress.com. This connection enables Photon (global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally, Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look-and-feel of your site without needing extra plugins. More information can be found at jetpack.me.

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WordCamp Vegas Schedule

Exciting news everyone. The WordCamp Vegas 2015 schedule has been posted and you can see when all of our speakers will hit the stage. Our organization team is very excited to bring a very talented and unique group of speakers to Las Vegas.

Ben Fox of Sidekick Pro will be this years WordCamp Vegas Keynote speaker. He is a very talented individual and has a lot of great advice.

WordCamp Vegas Tickets On Sale

You can still get tickets to a single day, or both days, of WordCamp Vegas 2015. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making WordCamp Vegas possible.

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