Phoenix WordCamp, an informal conference geared around WordPress, the free online publishing platform many Web sites are built on today, will be held Friday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Arizona Grand Resort located at 8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy. in Phoenix.
Organized by Chuck Reynolds and GoDaddy, this marks the first year for WordCamp in Arizona, and it is particularly timely as more Arizona entrepreneurs turn to WordPress to build their brands and social media presence. Some of the speakers will include Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress and one of Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web; Dave Moyer, a 16-year-old digital media aficionado and founder of Bitwire Media; Merlin Mann, a San Francisco-based speaker, broadcaster and writer; Brent Spore, social media guru and founder of Synergy, Starving Designer and iboughtamac.com; and John Hawkins, a WordPress evangelist.
Cost to attend the conference is $30, which includes admission to all sessions, breakfast and lunch, and an event t-shirt. Attendees will learn about blogging, developing WordPress themes and plug-ins, and how to effectively use WordPress as an effective branding and social media tool. Experts will also be on hand to answer questions at the Expert Bar.
What: Phoenix WordCamp, an informal conference geared around WordPress
When: Friday, Nov. 13
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Arizona Grand Resort
8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy., Phoenix
Cost: $30, includes the all-day session, breakfast and lunch
WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users. 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. For more information, visit www.centralwordcamp.org