What is WordCamp? WordCamp is a conference that is all about the wonderful world of WordPress. Matt Mullenweg in San Francisco held the first one in 2006. Since then WordCamp Conferences has been held in over 100 cities cross 6 continents.
Depending on the location, sessions can include how to use WordPress, plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. It’s welcome to all of any levels of knowledge from beginners to advance.
I for one is happy that the New York City conference is back after take a mini hiatus last year. Ever since I found out about it, I was never able to attend due to conflicting events schedule the same weekend.
I was geared up to attend last year but since I was holding out for NYC, I didn’t look into attending any others in near by cities. This year it’s being held on June 9th & 10th at Baruch College. Tickets are on sale now for $35.
I have signed up to be a volunteer. I had so much fun volunteering for the Clever Girls and Ubisoft game night at the Bloglicious Conference last year that I wanted to do it again. I am game to do anything that will help me be less fearful of public speaking.
Tuesday night I attended a pre-meeting to learn more about what the volunteers will be doing and to get our assignments. I cannot wait. So say hi if you see me, I will be in the Scaling/Optimizing WordPress Track room on Saturday. If you would like to volunteer as well they do need some more help especially video runners.
The session will be recorded so even if you can’t attend you can check the site and watch it. Also be sure to follow them on Twitter @WordCampNYC and the hashtag #wcnyc for further details. Hey maybe next year, I will be speaker. (Putting it out there in the universe).