All posts by Shayda Torabi

Thank you to our In Kind Sponsors

We have two amazing In Kind sponsors, one local to Austin and one a familiar name in the WordPress community.


Great Hall Games is located at 5501 N Lamar Blvd A-135, Austin, TX 787512 and has kindly donated some games for our Board Game themed WordCamp.

They have everything from puzzles, board games, cards, dominoes, new and old games, pretty much if a game is out there, Great Hall Games probably has it.

They even have some pretty sweet Texas centric games like Texas Trivia and Texasopoly.

Please check them out for your gaming needs, they even have a weekly gaming schedule holding live game events at their shop.


A big shout out to StickerGiant for donating this years WordCamp Austin stickers!

StickerGiant prints quality stickers and labels quickly. They have sponsored over 100 WordCamps all over the world. The best customer service, 24 hour turnaround, and free die-cutting are a few of the perks of using StickerGiant. The Sticker company for WordPress users. Email our StickerFairy Hailey and use the code WordCamp2014 and receive a free sticker pack at:

After Party Announcement!

LOCATION: Same venue as WordCamp (Commons Learning Center)
TIME: 6pm-9pm

Media Temple is sponsoring our awesome after party, be sure to thank them!

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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 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!



Thanks to WPMUDev for being a Bronze sponsor


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.

Thank you to bronze sponsor UpThemes


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



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.

Chris Lema is a Bronze Sponsor!


Thank you to Chris Lema for stepping in as a Bronze Sponsor to help support the Austin WordCamp. Without individuals like Chris, WordCamp Austin 2014 wouldn’t be as awesome as it is. Thanks, Chris!

Read a little more about Chris Lema below:

For twenty years Chris has been managing high performers and overseeing new product development. He’s a daily blogger, an ebook author, a public speaker and works as the VP of Engineering for Emphasys Software. In his spare time he helps companies leverage WordPress, and WordPress companies find leverage.


WP101 is a Bronze Sponsor!


Many thanks goes out to Houston based WP101 for providing so much value to our WordCamp and to the WP Community. We’re glad to have your support.

Check out WP101 below: was launched almost 6 years ago by Houston WordPress designer and consultant, Shawn Hesketh, with the goal of providing the very best WordPress video training for beginners, enabling just about anyone to learn the basics without having to spend hours reading boring tech books. Since then, WP101 has helped more than 16,000 members learn how to use WordPress to build and a manage their own website, regardless of their technical ability.