We really appreciate all the awesome speakers, sponsors, and volunteers that made WordCamp Atlanta possible. And we appreciate everyone who attended for making the event such a rich and worthy success. Plus it was fun, right?
With Wordcamps in over 200 cities all around the world, you’re part of a pretty special community. Because everyone who makes the effort to attend Wordcamps and local meetups has something to offer, and something to learn. Think of it as open source education, run by people, not institutions.
Throughout the WP community, that wealth of creativity and intelligence has generated all kinds of profitable partnerships, as well as ongoing chances to get better at what we do. And it turns out that when we love what we do, work is kinda fun.
Until next time, look into those ideas and resources that you jotted down at the sessions. Watch for the session videos on WordPress.tv. And re-connect with the sponsors and other folks that you chatted with. Because you never know where it will lead.
And we’ll see you next spring. If you’ve been inspired to get up and speak next time about your area of expertise, we look forward to hearing what you have to say. If you’d like to get more involved by volunteering, we’d love to have you on the team.
In the end, finding your pot of gold in WordPress is all about connecting and learning. It’s about reaching out to a colorful rainbow of new possibilities. It’s about having a voice online, and making a living. And, yeah, it’s about having a little fun along the way.
Are you smarter than you were a day or two ago? Between the WordCamp sessions, and simply exchanging thoughts with other folks in the lobby and at the after-party, you’ve probably picked up more than you realize. Today’s the last day to absorb the kinds of ideas, insights and information that always makes WordCamp Atlanta such an amazing experience.
Have you visited the Sponsors’ tables yet? Stop by to see which companies might be a perfect fit for you, and make sure you collect their contact info.
In fact, grab the contact info of anyone you’ve connected with at WordCamp, so you can link up later for future possibilities.
And don’t forget to check out the Happiness Bar where really sharp people are offering their expertise for free. Bring that pesky issue that’s been making you bang your head against the desk.
Have you been following the conversation on Twitter? You’ll find it at #WCATL. Offer your thoughts today, or your feedback after the conference is over.
In the months to come, let’s keep the energy, the conversations, and the connections going at WordPress Meetups in Metro Atlanta (or whatever city you happen to live near). In case you hadn’t noticed yet, the learning never ends.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Wrap-Up Session at 4pm in the Ballroom. See you then!
WordCamp parents can now usher in the next generation of WordPress builders at KidsCamp! Parents attending WordCamp can bring their junior WordPressers along and enjoy a day of parent-child learning under the tutelage of some of our WordPress Developers!
These special kid-friendly lessons will introduce your child to the wonderful world of WordPress and help them learn or improve upon WordPress development, design, and use skills! After the day is complete, your child will leave with their very own WordPress.com site up and running!
Interested WordPress parents or guardians will need to have a ticket for Saturday attendance purchased before signing up their junior builders. Parents are responsible for staying at the venue during KidsCamp, and may choose to attend KidsCamp sessions. Each child will need his or her own laptop to work on.
Each KidsCamp ticket provides your junior builder with lunch, a morning and afternoon snack, and full access to the day’s lessons. We are accepting children from ages 7 to 14 to participate in these special lessons and spots are limited to only 50 students (not including their parental sponsors).
Ready to start your child out on their own WordPress project? KidsCamp tickets will go on sale with the general admission tickets. Also, if you have an older child ready to learn some advanced topics, they are welcome to join us for the full sessions and workshops with a regular ticket!
Welcoming 2017 means the WordCamp Atlanta organizing team has ramped up to bring you the best event ever.
You will find WordCamp to be helpful on SO many levels!!!
- Friday, March 17th is dedicated to beginners just like you—novices, designers, developers.
- Saturday and Sunday, March 18th-19th, features no less than 48 sessions that you can mix and match. There’s a wide range of topics for all levels of users.
- There’s a helpdesk available all day on Saturday and Sunday where you can ask specific questions related to your goals.
- You’ll meet so many people who are active in the local Meetup groups. This is how you continue to learn.
- The event is affordable!! $20/day includes lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, a tee shirt and other goodies.
We’ll start publishing the speakers and sessions later this month. Tickets will be available sometime in February.
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