One of the conferences we’ve seen growing in popularity lately is WordCamp. These events are great opportunities to get together and meet other WordPress users from around the area. Most of these events aren’t hosted by Automattic. Rather, they can be planned and organized by anyone who has the time, resources, and organization skills to host a conference in their area. Here are two major WordCamps coming up in the US that we thought you might like to know about.
WordCamp San Francisco – August 16, 2008
You could call this upcoming WordCamp 2008 the “official WordCamp”. It’s one of the only events each year hosted by Automattic, and it usually gets a great turnout.
This year, the conference is at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA, USA [map]. Tickets are just $20, and it’s about as easy as it gets to get a ticket. Just send WordPress $20 via PayPal, give them your name and e-mail, and you’re done. You also get a free t-shirt with registration. Cool, eh?
WordCamp New York – October 5, 2008
Sun Microsystems has offered Jonathan a place to host the WordCamp at their offices – 101 Park Avenue, 4th floor, to be exact – but space is limited, so if you’re planning on attending, you might want to get your ticket soon. Apparently the space the even is being held in only holds 120-150 people. There are no details yet on how or when you’ll be able to get your ticket.
UPDATE: You can now get your tickets online at Eventbrite.com. As of this update there are only 47 tickets remaining for $30 a pop. I hope there will be more tickets later on, but just in case, be sure to get yours now! As usual, the registration fee includes a ticket, free lunch, and a WordCamp NY t-shirt. Get your ticket now!
Mike and I are both on the east cost, but neither of us are sure if we’ll be able to attend or not. If we will be attending and sponsoring the event, we’ll be sure to let you guys know!
Are there any upcoming WordCamps that you’re excited about? Will you be attending any upcoming WordCamps, or are you thinking about planning one yourself? If so, sound off in the comments!