The very good news on the grapevine is that the first WordCamp UK has, already broken even (through sponsorship and ticket sales) with a full 10 days of ticket sales still to go. This is particularly good news since it pretty much guarantees the success of this years event, and future events. If you’ve been thinking about popping along to say hello, now’s a very good time to get your ticket!
WordCamp is coming to the UK.Â WordCamp is a weekend event where the users and developers of WordPress (i.e. members of the general public) can get together for a series of formal presentations, less formal discussions and informal refreshments.
I’ve run this site on WordPress since 2003.Â I’ve also written a couple of plugins for WordPress. So that’s why I’m interested in WordCamp.Â It’s a chance for me to put some faces to names and hopefully to help others along the path to publishing using zero cost, free (as in liberty), open source software that adheres to, and promotes global open standards.
If you’re a user of WordPress, or if you’ve gone further and started to develop your own plugins, or if you’d like to start a website but don’t know where to start, or if you’re generally interested in the development of open standards or open source content management systems (and the satellite web services that support them) – WordCamp may be of interest to you.
- Date: Saturday and Sunday 19-20 July 2008
- Venue: Aston University, Birmingham
- Venue: The Studio, Birmingham
Find out more at the WordCamp UK website.
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