Scott Hack, who participated in StartUp Weekend Louisville with me, was kind enough to point me to info about WordCamp Louisville-- All day on October 13 at the Holiday Inn Louisville East1325 South Hurstbourne Parkway.
I'm a Blogger user, and even on Blogger, I am very conservative with what I do. But WordPress is used for all kinds of web development (even, I am told, our CityAnchor site... isn't it sad that I don't know for sure?).
From the WordCamp website:
WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 25 million sites on the web.... WordCamps are attended by people ranging from blogging newbies to professional WordPress developers and consultants, and usually combine scheduled programming with unconference sessions and other activities.
The schedule is packed and looks great for people with short attention spans:
- 8 to 8:45 Check in, Network, meet fellow attendees and nosh on a light breakfast.
- 8:45 to 9AM Opening Remarks from Organizer and message from Jason Clark with VIA Studio
- 9:10 to 9:45AM – WordPress and E-commerce ( Johnathan Davis )
- 9:50 to 10:25AM – Foundation of Plugins and Themes ( Tammy Hart )
- 10:30 to 11:00 – Deploying WordPress ( Jason McCreary and Nick Temple )
- 11:05 to 11:35 – Frameworks and Child Themes ( Bill Rice )
- 11:40 to 12:15 – How not to suck as a freelancer ( Drew Poland )
- 12:15 to 1:15 LUNCH
- 1:20 to 1:55 – WordPress Security ( Juston Jones )
- 2:00 to 2:30 – WordPress Mobile ( Hal Bugriss )
- 2:35 to 3:05 – 24 Ways to Make WordPress FAST ( Jason McCreary )
- 3:10 to 3:45 – The State of HTML5 ( Wesley Reitz )
- 3:50 to to 4:25 – bbPress : Plugin development done right ( Pippin Williamson )
- 4:30 to 5:00 –
- 5:00 to 5:10 – Wrap up!
- 5:30 to ???? – After party at TBD
I'll be working at Flea Off Market with my Louisville, Not Kentucky peeps, otherwise I'd go. It's only $20, and as Scott says, "like most conferences, material between sessions and networking are just as valuable..."
At risk of sounding like a broken record and being "that person" in the Louisville Tech/Start-up scene... I have to point out... eleven fantastic speakers/presenters... but only ONE woman.
For more information, visit: http://2012.louisville.wordcamp.org/