If you’re an avid WordPress user like me, then you should definitely attend WordCamp. Each year, WordCamps are held in different cities across the world. For those who aren’t familiar with WordCamp, here’s a short description from WordCamp Central:
WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to WordPress.com and WordPress.org users alike
There are several WordCamps happening this month of September and I was hoping I could attend one or both of them. The first one is WordCamp LA which is happening this coming weekend, September 12-13. When Austin Passy first mentioned plans of organizing WordCamp LA, I was excited because it was close by and I knew I had a good chance of attending it. Unfortunately, due to some conflicts in schedule, I won’t be able to attend it. Anyways, for those of you who might be interested, here are the details for WordCamp LA.
Date: September 12-13, 2009
Venue: Loyola Marymount University
Address: Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Registration Fee: $25 (54 tickets left)
Click here to register
Another WordCamp that I would’ve loved to attend, WordCamp Philippines is happening next week, September 19th.
Date: September 19, 2009
Venue: Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, Philippines
Address: Asian Institute of Management, 123 Paseo de Roxas, MCPO Box 2095, Makati City 1260, Metro Manila, Philippines
Registration Fee: P500 (inclusive of lunch & freebies)
Click here to register
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend WordCamp Las Vegas early this year which also happens to be my first WordCamp. It was such a wonderful learning experience for me. Aside from the information and knowledge gained from the different speakers, I was also able to meet other bloggers/WordPress users like John Hawkins (organizer of WordCamp Las Vegas), Lorelle VanFossen and got to meet, talk and have a picture taken with Mr. WordPress himself – Matt Mullenweg.
If there’s an opportunity for you to attend a WordCamp in your area, don’t miss it. Trust me, you’ll love it and it will be a wonderful experience that you’ll be looking forward to the next WordCamp. Btw, if you’d like to know if there will be any upcoming WordCamps in your area, check out WordCamp Central.
I hope that both WordCamp LA and WordCamp Philippines will be a success. I wish all the organizers all the best and hope that all the attendees will enjoy these events. Btw, anyone attending any of these upcoming WordCamps? If you are, make sure you take lots of photos, blog about it and share it with us.