DevPress offers free memberships to WordCamps

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Remember when the DevPress team announced their membership club for $5 per year? Remember the ongoing discussion about the bold pricing decision? Okay, now what if that yearly membership cost was reduced to only zero dollars?

That’s the plan for (potentially) every WordCamp attendee. The DevPress team have announced that any interested (and legit) WordCamp organizer can submit a request to receive a free membership for every attendee at their event, no strings.

As the group explains on their WordCamp Organizers page, they see this technique paying off in the long run:

We absolutely love WordPress & WordCamps as a result. WordCamps attract hardcore fans and who wouldn’t want to be associated with that elite group?! We recognize that nearly 15% of the Internet runs atop WordPress. By giving a few hundred free memberships away to WordCamp attendees we’ve barely scratched the surface of WordPress users. At the same time, we’ve gained the cream of the crop. Win win!

What do you think of DevPress’ philosophy in regards to giving out memberships to WordCamp attendees? Do you agree that with them that it’s worth it in the long run?

16 thoughts on “DevPress offers free memberships to WordCamps

  1. Seems more than just a smart move to include as many people as possible in the DevPress community. But then again, $5 is a no-brainer if you know a little bit about WordPress and the people behind DevPress. Happy to say I’m a member 🙂

  2. I thought $5 was too cheap but I think this a great idea! Great exposure for the DevPress team!

    I know what the attendees at WordCamp Gold Coast will be getting in their swag bags amongst a few other things! 😉

  3. Thanks for getting the word out, Ryan. We wanted a way to show our support of WordPress because it helps us make a living. As a new company, it’s tough to be able offer support with real dollars at this point, so we’re giving away memberships instead to other folks who love WordPress.

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