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WordCamp Melbourne 2013

It’s been two years since I helped organise WordCamp Melbourne 2011. Time flies!

The good news is that WordCamp Melbourne 2013 has been scheduled for April 27-28 2013.

WordCamp is a conference for WordPress enthusiasts, designers, developers, or anyone who is using WordPress for business or pleasure.

This year’s conference is being organised by a fantastic group of people, and they’re going to be putting on a fantastic WordCamp.

The speaker list and schedule is jam-packed, and the venue is in the CBD so it’s easy to get to.

So if you’re in (or near) Melbourne, I’d definitely recommend coming along.

Best of all, tickets are only $50 for two full days of WordPress goodness!

I'm Attending WordCamp Melbourne 2013

WordCamp Sydney 2012 Wrap-up

Last weekend I attended WordCamp Sydney 2012 at the beautiful University of Sydney Camperdown campus:

University of Sydney
The University of Sydney (photo credit)

The Statistics

There were approximately 230 people who attended the 2 day event. (Which makes WordCamp Sydney 2012 the biggest Australian WordCamp ever!)

WordCamp Sydney July 21-22, 2012

According to Eventifier, there were:

  • 110 Photos
  • 1 Video
  • 1916 Tweets
  • 245 Contributors

The Audience

In previous WordCamps that I’ve attended, the number of WordPress end-users have easily outnumbered the number of WordPress developers. However at WordCamp Sydney, the developer stream was packed, and there were (from memory) more developers than end-users.

Highlights

I particularly enjoyed Brent Shepherd’s Word to the Future presentation, and also Jeff Waugh’s TurboPress: The High Performance Guide to WordPress.

The major highlight for me was the conversations at the pub on the Saturday night. It was great to see so many passionate WordPress business owners discussing their problems, solutions, and even talking about future WordPress-related events in Australia.

I also enjoyed catching up with some familiar WordPress faces, and also meeting some really interesting people.

Thank You!

Being one of the organisers of WordCamp Melbourne 2011, it was fantastic to see WordCamp popularity in Australia continue to rise.

Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers – from my point of view the the event ran without a hitch!

Bring on the next Australian WordCamp 🙂

WordCamp Melbourne 2011: February 26-27th 2011

WordCamp Melbourne 2011 LogoTicket sales for WordCamp Melbourne 2011 are now on sale.

What is WordCamp?
WordCamp brings together bloggers, designers, developers and anyone who uses the open source WordPress publishing platform for their professional or personal projects. Come along to hear speakers, participate in panels and discussions, learn about what people are doing with WordPress and share your own projects and passions. You do not need to be a super experienced WordPress developer – you don’t need to be a developer at all. We’ll be talking about how bloggers can blog better using WordPress, as well as talking about all the backend stuff which WordPress developers do too.

The event is on the weekend of 26-27th February 2011 at the North Melbourne Town Hall.

If you are interested in WordPress, I strongly recommend attending.

I attended WordCamp Sydney in 2008, and I learnt a lot. But more importantly, I met a lot of interesting people who I am still in contact with today.

I am one of the organisers of WordCamp Melbourne, and the event is shaping up to be a fantastic event.

We’d also love to hear from you if you are interested in speaking at the event. We are planning on having two streams – blogging/content and technical/developer.

Visit the WordCamp Melbourne 2011 website for more information or to purchase tickets.