WordCamp San Francisco 2011! Starting this Friday and going on for three whole days with over 50 speakers and a thousand WordPress geeks. The perfect time to make new friends and learn new things, and the lovely part is that it’s all about WordPress!
Unfortunately all the tickets have been sold out but $30/day and $65/day tickets will be available on the spot until the place is packed, so there still is a chance to get in. For the rest I’d suggest purchasing the livestream pass for $30 or one with a T-shirt for $45. More info on this page.
WordCamp San Francisco is the official annual WordPress conference and definitely the largest one. It was first organized in San Francisco by Matt Mullenweg himself in 2006, so this is now a tradition. There are many other WordCamps throughout the whole world and there may be one in your area too, check out the WordCamp Central website to find out.
We’re very excited about this event and we’ve got one of our colleagues who landed in San Francisco last night. The rest of us will be watching the live streams from home and will hopefully get our T-shirts shipped later. We’ll do our best to cover the most exciting topics at event as they happen, on our Twitter and here on the website.
Now that’ll be tomorrow but luckily, you can start following the event right now! For example this tweet from Ryan Duff:
Or this great offer from AppThemes and WPCandy:
As you might have noticed, the official hashtag for WordCamp SF 2011 is #wcsf so don’t forget to tag your tweets and photos if they’re relevant. There’s also the official @WordCampSF Twitter account that will probably tweet and retweet some of the exciting stuff that’s happening during the event.
Program, Sessions & Speakers
As I already mentioned, three days — Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for developers and designers, WordPress power users, bloggers and content creators and of course a first-time user workshop (in a separate location on Friday). Here are the links for a detailed overview on each section:
Here’s a short list of the sessions we’re most excited about here at Theme.fm:
- Scaling, Servers, and Deploys — Oh My! by Mark Jaquith
- The Otto and Nacin Show by Otto Wood and Andrew Nacin
- Debugging in WordPress by Andrew Nacin
- Awesome Up Your Boring Theme: WordPress Post Formats by Ian Stewart
- Making Money And Having Fun Selling WordPress Themes by Drew Strojny, Lance Willett, Brian Gardner and David Cowgill; and of course
- State Of The Word by Matt Mullenweg
Mark Jaquith has also promised to blog about his topic if the video stream doesn’t end somewhere on YouTube after the conference, so watch out for that too. A list of all the speakers is available here with photos and bios of each one. It’s very nice to see new faces in the list too :)
There’s also a huge list of attendees available, so spot your friends and co-workers and say hi to them at the conference :) That’s it for now, we’ve gotta go prepare ourselves since we’re in a different time zone with three long nights ahead.
Have you ever been to a WordCamp and are you following this one? Which of the sessions are you mostly excited about? Use the comments section below to share your thoughts and follow our RSS feed to stay tuned. Thank you for reading!