Have you ever attended a WordPress conference? They are a conference all about WordPress held up and down the country (and indeed around the world!) and are organised by local teams of volunteers. Jonny, Rachel and a large group of very helpful people helped organise a very successful one in 2015 in Birmingham (and Jonny lead the organisation of the first UK WordCamp back in 2008!) We are in the process of organising another one in Birmingham during this year (date TBC).
WordCamps' are not like a normal tech conference - with the help and support of the WordPress Foundation and sponsors we offer a great value, very inclusive, friendly event for anyone that's interested in WordPress. From authors to beginner developers and designers and right up to the highest level developers, you'll find that a WordCamp is an amazing experience offering learning, friendship and partnership opportunities for all attendees. Come along and find out more about what it's all about, how you might like to be involved, or even guidance on preparing presentations - Jonny and Rachel have not only organised, but attended and presented and countless WordCamp conferences - so will be more than happy to help!
Most importantly, we want YOUR ideas! This is a conference for YOU as part of the WordPress community - get involved and lets make this the best WordCamp Birmingham has ever seen (this is the third one for those keeping count!)
PS - it's a bit of an unusual place - you we will likely be upstairs somewhere where we can find a table/corner ;)
This will be an informal meeting over a few drinks just in the general bar area - next month we will be back to an all new format including:
- Monthly WordPress news round-up (Thanks Mike Little and Manchester WordPress Group that Jonny attended and presented at in January for this awesome idea!)
- Lean Coffee group discussion - bring your ideas about things you'd like to discuss together.
- A short presentation (around 15 mins) from someone from the WordPress community (please contact Jonny or Rachel if you'd like to make a presentation!)
- Time for networking and general chatting with fellow attendees. PS - Apologies again for the cancelled meeting in January - sadly both Jonny and Rachel has last-minute things happen that were out of our control, so this is the re-scheduled meeting we had planned.