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After Party Announcement!

WordCamp Austin decided to do something a bit different this year as the theme for our After Party.

We were inspired by the fun and community one feels when sitting down with a group of friends to engage in a bit of friendly competition through board games.

Plus after a long day of WordCamping it up (yes I made WordCamp into a verb) what better way to end the day than getting to show off your competitive side with your local Austin WordPress community.

So if you haven’t guessed it, the theme for the night will be Board Game Night!

-We are going to have Cranium, Uno, Jenga, Chess, Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit to name a few (We’re bringing tons of games for everyone to enjoy!)
-There will be adult beverages and snacks to keep you hungry as you win (or lose  ;)  ) your way through the evening.
-The talented Annie Ray will be setting up a photo booth for you to get your photo taken with your favorite guys and gals.

Please feel free to BYOG (Bring Your Own Game)- the more the merrier!

We really hope you will stick around and join us as we sit back, relax with a cold one, and play a few games amongst friends both old and new.

Even if you’re not into games, we would still love your company!

May the cards be ever in your favor.

Help us get the conversation going on Twitter!

Hello there WordCamp Austin attendees,

We are a little over a week out from the event, and we wanted to remind you to be using social to engage in conversations.
You can join the conversation by using the #WCATX or by tweeting @WordCampAustin.

WordCamp’s are informal, fun, and unique opportunities to connect with people in our community. And the cool thing about OUR community is it isn’t specific to just the city limits of Austin, but that it spans globally allowing us to be connected across cities, oceans and mountains.

So please join in the conversation, tweet at one of the awesome speakers, share your favorite WordCamp memory with us, or simply just share with your followers that you will be attending!

Help us make WordCamp Austin 2014 one of the most talked about WordCamps.

We’re doing some amazing stuff to further WordPress from right here in Austin, so let’s share that with the world!

Happy tweeting!

Announcing YouthCamp!

We’re really excited to announce that this year we’ll be hosting YouthCamp, a special hands-on workshop and track of sessions designed specifically for students aged 13-18 yrs old on Saturday, April 26th. Students attending YouthCamp will have the opportunity to create a personal website using WordPress, learn the basics of web design and coding, all while working alongside other students.

The half-day workshop will run from 10:45am-2:45pm Saturday, which includes lunch! There will also be time after 2:45pm for students to continue working on their websites if they wish, or they can go check out other WordCamp Austin sessions.

The entire experience is free, however space is limited to the first 20 students, so get your free ticket today!

With most of the sessions being hands-on, bringing a laptop is highly encouraged!

Announcing WP Site care as a bronze sponsor!

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WP Site Care has stepped up to be a Bronze sponsor and we are so thankful! With your help, we are making WordCamp Austin a great community opportunity to share the knowledge of WordPress!

Check out WP Site Care more below:
WP Site Care is a WordPress Support and Site Management company. We love helping companies and individuals with their WordPress websites. We manage everything from WordPress Hosting, to themes, plugins, and even one-on-one support. We have monthly site management plans, as well as our a la carte service offerings. We love to help people love WordPress!

 

 

Contributor Day Tickets Now Available

Want to gather together with a bunch of other WordPress volunteers to help improve WordPress?

Always wanted to help out with your favorite content management system, but not sure how to start?

WordCamp Austin Contributor Day is for you! From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25th, we’ll gather together on the campus of UT-Austin to make WordPress better.

This isn’t just for coders. Contributing to the core WordPress project (or simply stated “Core”) includes writing patches, testing patches, working on documentation, helping in the support forums, working on UI/UX or accessibility and more.

For more information, see the Contributor’s Day page.

To reserve your free spot, visit the WCATX tickets page.

Please note that Contributor Day reservations are not included with a WordCamp ticket. If you’d like to attend both, please register for both tickets. If you have already purchased a WordCamp ticket, please complete the form again for only the Contributor Day. Thanks!

Thanks to WPMUDev for being a Bronze sponsor

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Thank you WPMUdev for your support of not only our WordCamp but of the WordPress community!

Please read on to learn more about WPMUdev:

WPMU DEV is the leading provider of premium WordPress plugins on the web – including plugins for eCommerce, membership sites, marketing, SEO, Multsite, BuddyPress, and more. Plus, we have the most active community of WordPress experts, support team, designers, and users around.
The WPMU DEV Blog provides daily news and tips so you can keep up with everything WordPress.
Kicking it since 2004, with over 300,000 members strong, WPMU DEV is truly your WordPress team.

Updates!

logo_trimmed4.pngWe are very excited to announce that the 2014 WordCamp ATX schedule and list of speakers are now posted on the site. Please check out our fantastic lineup of speakers and topics. We have something for everyone from brand new beginners to WordPress to seasoned developers who want to stretch their wings a bit further.

We also have a new page on visiting Austin, with hotel and other information, if you are coming from out of town.

We can’t wait to see you at WordCamp ATX!

Thank you to bronze sponsor UpThemes

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Thank you to UpThemes for stepping up as a Bronze Sponsor of WordCamp Austin 2014. We are so thankful and grateful for your support of our camp.

Please read on below to learn a little more about UpThemes:
UpThemes creates beautiful, responsive WordPress themes. Our focus is on gorgeous typographic rhythm, beautiful presentation of stories and imagery, as well as designing and creating themes that we actually want to use for our own blogs and websites. We slave over every detail of every element we create and it shows in the quality of our themes. We hope you’ll agree.

WooThemes is a Bronze Sponsor

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A huge thank you to WooThemes for stepping in as a Bronze Sponsor. Without their support WordCamp Austin 2014 would not be possible. Please say thank you if you see any WooTheme at the WordCamp!

Check them out a bit more below:

WooThemes is an international, market leading, bootstrapped business providing a platform to extend standard WordPress-powered websites via a range of innovative themes and plugins. Their flagship product being WooCommerce – a hugely popular, freely available eCommerce plugin with a wide range of commercially available extensions and themes. With WooThemes businesses and individuals can get professional WordPress sites launched quickly and affordably.

Howdy, Y'all – April 26 & 27, 2014