WordCamp New York City 2009

November 14–15, 2009
...was awesome!

Registration is now open

Yes, it’s true… registration is finally open for WordCampNYC!

New York City’s WordCamp is going to be two full days of WordPress-related sessions, announcements and fun.  Here’s a very quick overview of what we have in store for you.  More details will be announced daily, so sign up for email updates or follow us on Twitter.

We’re selling two types of tickets to the event to cover all the bases.

NOV 14, SATURDAY: A full day of presentations, workshops and demos related to WordPress.  There will be up to eight (8) tracks running at once (including unconference sessions), so you can choose which you want to attend. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user, a blogger or a developer, we’ll have something for you.  This is only for FULL PASS holders.

NOV 15, SUNDAY: In the morning, FULL PASS holders will continue the tracks from Saturday, then break for lunch around noon. After lunch, both FULL PASS and MINI PASS holders will go to Mason Hall Auditorium for an afternoon of mini-presentations, major announcements, demos and a Q&A with Matt Mullenweg.

As mentioned above there are two flavors of tickets:

  1. Full Pass: This Ticket entitles the holder to entry for all sessions on Saturday and Sunday, including Mason Hall.  You’ll also get a T-shirt, and lunch on Saturday.
  2. Mini Pass: So you love WordPress but you can’t commit to a full weekend.  Why not buy a Mini Pass?  This Ticket entitles you ONLY to entry for Sunday sessions in Mason Hall beginning at 1:30pm.   These sessions will include major announcements and a Q&A with Matt Mullenweg.  We’ll give you a T-shirt as well, but you should eat before you come.

Still not convinced? Here are the tracks we’ll be running:

  • Newbie – Bring your laptop and we’ll get you a WordPress blog set up before lunch on Saturday.
  • Blogger – Learn about cool WP features you might be missing, plugins, themes, creating content, etc.
  • CMS User – Get to know the plugins and themes and strategies that make it easy to run a large-scale non-blog web site using WordPress. Case studies galore.
  • Beginning Developer - Know HTML/CSS/JavaScript and ready to take the plunge into WP development? Learn how to write your first plugin, customize themes, contribute to core, etc.
  • Advanced Developer - Sessions will be dedicated to more in-depth topics like plugin unit testing, security issues, etc.
  • Education – Academic users will discuss issues unique to using WP in academic environments (like CUNY!)
  • BuddyPress/MU – Looking for a new challenge? BuddyPress is the new black.
  • Hacker Room - Just want to code? A special room will be set up just for people to work on core patches for bugs to version 2.9. Trusted core developers will be on hand to provide guidance as needed.

And, on Sunday…..

  • Project WordCamp – Theme and plugin competition judging by a panel of WordPress luminaries.
  • Ignite Sessions – Get a “Best of WordCamp NYC” experience with some of the more popular presenters from Saturday doing abbreviated versions (5 minutes, 20 slides) of their earlier talks.
  • Q & A with Matt Mullenweg – Co-founder and project lead of WordPress will talk about the vision for WordPress moving forward and take questions from the audience.

So what are you waiting for?!?  Go buy your ticket! (Except you, speakers! Wait until we send you special registration code next week! Repeat! Speakers: DO NOT REGISTER HERE.)

Oh, wait! We almost forgot. Bringing all this together is crazy expensive. If WordPress helps you do your job, forms part of your business, or just plain makes you super happy every day, please consider becoming an individual ($250) or consultant ($500) sponsor. These tickets will get you full pass access and goodies, plus a little publicity and public thanks.

If you have a small business, agency, or larger company and would be able to sponsor on a higher level, please visit our Sponsors page for more info before you register, as sponsors at these levels will be registered separately.

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