Eleven Days. That’s It. There are only eleven more days until WordCamp Sacramento 2015.
I can hardly believe it.
We’ve been working with WordPress for seven years, and we’ve been attending WordCamps since 2011. We’re frequent WordCampers, traveling to WordCamps across the west coast as they fit into our schedule. We love them, love the WordPress community, and are always happy to see our friends and meet new WordPressers at the events.
For years, we have been talking about bringing WordCamp to Sacramento among ourselves and with others involved with the WordPress Meetup in Sacramento. Almost a year ago, I started calling locations, trying to secure a venue, and it’s thrilling to finally see it coming to fruition, to be part of the organizing team, and to have Bourn Creative as a sponsor.
WordCamp Sacramento wouldn’t be happening without the volunteer organizing team.
As WordPress enthusiasts, co-organizers of the Sacramento WordPress meetup, and agency owners, Brian and I are proud to be organizers of the inaugural Sacramento WordCamp, alongside Bill Mead, Heather Hogan, Jake Goldman, Joe Boydston, and students Jen Meyer, and Emily Buonauro.
Wondering what the organizers do? Here’s a quick overview of some of the basics:
- I’m in charge of the design for WordCamp, including the logo design, website design, t-shirts, and print materials. I’m managing the the social media, the WordCamp site content, and the WordCamp blog.
- Brian built the WordCamp Sacramento site, creates our forms, and is wrangling the Happiness Room schedule, volunteers, and me.
- Bill Mead wrangled the organizing committee as WordCamp 2015 lead, coordinate the video, and secured the venue.
- Heather Hogan planned the WordCamp speaker dinner at Ten22 and the after party at the River City Saloon.
- Jake Goldman managed the speaker submissions and selection process, and created the schedule for both tracks.
- Joe Boydston managed the event budget, WordCamp sponsors, and sponsorship details.
- Jen Meyer and Emily Buonauro stepped up to coordinate coffee, snacks, and a catered lunch from Chipotle.
Two Tracks Of WordPress Training
All of the content you’ll find at a WordCamp is focused on WordPress, and with two tracks of sessions — a Beginner/User Track (11 sessions) and an Advanced/Developer Track (8 sessions) — there is definitely something for everyone, at every level of familiarity with WordPress.
I’m especially happy that the lineup of WordPress experts includes both local speakers from the greater Sacramento region and speakers that are driving/flying in from the Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Southern California, and some from other states!
Hands-On WordPress Help
While the sessions are going to be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about using and working with WordPress, there isn’t anything quite like getting one-on-one help with WordPress or training from a WordPress expert.
That’s why every 4th Sacramento WordPress Meetup is a co-working/workshop night where people can bring their laptops and get help, co-work with peers, and ask WordPress questions. It’s also why the workshop nights are the most popular, well-attended meetups we host all year!
With that in mind, we decided to add a WordPress Happiness Room to WordCamp Sacramento.
The WordPress Happiness Room is a classroom that will be open throughout the entire event, staffed by knowledgeable volunteers who will be on hand all day to answer your WordPress questions, troubleshoot problems you may be having with your WordPress site, recommend plugins, help you make changes to your WordPress site, and more.
WordCamp Is Sold Out
While WordCamp Sacramento 2015 sold out in just over two hours, we’re already in talks with a larger location for next year — and we hope to see you there!