WPCandy Podcast 36: Sticker Furniture with David Bisset


WPCandy Podcast 36 with David Bisset

In this episode of our podcast David Bisset was kind enough to join me to discuss his upcoming event WordCamp Miami, BuddyPress, and other noteworthy WordPress news of the week. David even gets greedy and offers up somewhere around 3 or 4 WordPress picks for the week. Honestly, I lost count.

You can follow David on Twitter, visit his website (and hire him!) and of course register/sponsor/adore WordCamp Miami in April.

Show notes and download links are after the jump.

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Tickets to sunny weather, and oh yeah WordCamp Miami, are now on sale


If you’ve been waiting patiently—or even impatiently, reallywaiting for tickets to WordCamp Miami 2012 to be available, wait no more! Go grab one of the newly available tickets, then go work on that patience problem you have.

This year WordCamp Miami falls on the weekend of February 17th and 18th in the School of Communications Building on the University of Miami campus. Tickets are $20 for the Single Day Package and $25 for the Full WordCamp Experience Package. The Single Day Package gives you access to the main day of the event on February 18th. You also receive a t-shirt, lunch and access to the after-party. For that extra $5 you also gain full access to the workshops that are taking place on February 17th and first access to anything they’re planning for Sunday February 19th.

If you’ve been to WordCamp Miami in the past, what were your thoughts? Are you going again this year? Check out WPCandy’s previous coverage of WordCamp Miami so you know what to expect.

WordCamp Miami organizers announce date for 2012 event


The organizers behind WordCamp Miami have announced the date of their 2012 event. It will be held on February 17th and 18th, 2012. In addition to the date announcement they have confirmed it will be a two (and possibly three) day event. Be sure to watch them on Twitter at @wordcampmiami for more updates when they’re ready.

Be sure to check out our coverage of this year’s WordCamp Miami. This year’s event will be organized by Ptah Dunbar and David Bisset.

Are you planning on attending WordCamp Miami, a mere four months from now?

Mystery session at WordCamp Miami: a panel of female WordPress developers


If you’ve paid attention to the WordCamp Miami schedule you may have seen the mystery session listed in the beginner’s track at 10:40am. It turns out that session will be a panel, made up entirely of female WordPress designers and developers, which should be great. Just as fun, the title of the session is “WordPress Plugins Even Charlie Sheen Could Love”. Yup.

Why that title, you ask?

Organizer David Bisset filled us in. It seems the session title was originally just a placeholder, but it accidentally went to the printers that way. So, like any good organizational team, they’re running with it. In any case, we’ll be sure to liveblog this mystery panel, along with the rest you folks have chosen to hear about in the poll earlier today.

Honestly, I was just happy to have an excuse to crop Charlie Sheen into an image with a WordPress logo. Time well spent, I’d say.

WordCamp Miami wants to help attendees find work


The WordCamp Miami organizers are doing what they can to organize jobs for their attendees. During registration they found that not only did a good number of those coming this weekend need work, but there were a number of others looking to hire professionals as well. Smells like opportunity, right?

Anyone that will be at WordCamp Miami that is interested in work should head over to the WordCamp Miami blog and fill out their job interest form so they can hook you up with the right people. Lists will be printed and handed out so that the mutually interested folk can find one another.

Do you think WordCamps should do more to help attendees find work, and find professionals to hire? Have you ever found a paying gig, or something more, at a WordCamp?

And I wouldn’t blame anyone for showing an interest in Miami work, either. Back home for me, in Indiana, it’s raining right now. Plus even when it’s not raining, it’s Indiana. Where’s that application link again?

Poll for those not attending WordCamp Miami: Which sessions should be liveblogged?


WPCandy will be two people strong at WordCamp Miami this weekend: myself and Aaron Kugler. We will be liveblogging the whole weekend, of course. But there are only two of us, and three tracks full of worthwhile sessions. We can only liveblog a handful of them, and while there are a few that have caught our eye, we thought we would ask those who won’t be able to make it what they would like to see.

Sound off in the poll below. Review the schedule for WordCamp Miami tomorrow, and then vote for the three sessions that you would like to see WPCandy liveblog tomorrow afternoon, and we’ll make sure the most popular ones are in there. Then, be sure to watch the liveblog to follow the events of the sessions, in real time.

The full poll is after the jump.

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WPCandy will be at WordCamp Miami


Thanks to Adii Pienaar, WPCandy will be at WordCamp Miami this weekend. As usual we’ll be liveblogging the sessions and events as they happen, recording interviews, and in general making you feel like you’re here as well.

If you’re going to be home this weekend and not at WordCamp Miami, there’s some important info you can use to stay connected to what’s going on. First and foremost, make sure you’re following our Miami coverage, as well as the WordCamp Miami liveblog. There’s also the #wcmia hashtag on Twitter which will be used by attendees.

At the risk of getting a bit meta, if you saw our coverage of WordCamp Phoenix last month jump in the comments and share your thoughts on our WordCamp coverage. What did you like about our coverage, and what could we do better?

Also if you will also be at WordCamp Miami, and you see me, be sure to ask for a WPCandy t-shirt. They are brand new, limited edition, and less than ten people in the entire world have ever worn them. Yeah, we mean business this time around.

The WPCandy WordCamp Miami 2011 Liveblog


WPCandy will be at WordCamp Miami this weekend (see all of our coverage), and of course it wouldn’t be a proper WordCamp without a WPCandy liveblog. This is the post to bookmark and watch: we’ll be updating this liveblog from now until we head back on Sunday. The real interesting stuff will come during the speaker’s sessions tomorrow, of course, which is when we’ll really be updating for the most part.

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WordCamp Miami 2011 announced for March 5


WordCamp Miami 2011 has been announced for March 5th at The University of Miami School of Communications. Organizer David Bisset brought the news, as well as the fact that sponsors are being sought after:

We are particularly looking for sponsors (or if you know a potential sponsor). Please contact us if you happen to know someone or what to reach a variety of bloggers, developers, and tech-inclined of South Florida. We are working on “mini sponsorships” too for individual freelancers or small companies. We really want everyone to be able to take advantage of this event, which is not only for those interested in WordPress and blogging but also about web development in general. South Florida doesn’t have many mid-to-large conferences that involve web development.

Tickets for WordCamp Miami will be made available for sale shortly. Those interested in speaking in Miami should fill out this form on the Miami blog. If enough proposals are sent in, Bisset said they will post them for attendees to comment and weigh in on. And, hopefully, publicly shame as well. I mean, we can only hope.

You can follow updates on this upcoming even at their blog and on Twitter at @wordcampmiami.

So will you be attending WordCamp Miami this year? If not, what’s up? Weather not nice enough for you?