WordCamp Philly 2011 Dates Have Been Announced!

WordCamp Philly 2011 is a go and will take place November 5-6th! This year is going to be bigger and better than last year so be sure to visit the new official site to keep informed on the event: http://2011.philly.wordcamp.org

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Photos and Recaps from WordCamp Philly 2010

WordCamp Philly has come and gone, but the pictures will last forever ( so hopefully you behaved! ). Chris Cochran was on duty and took some great photos capturing the event. You can view his Flickr set here:


Bill Stites wrote a great post on his experience at WC Philly.

Ronald Huereca, who presented on WordPress and Ajax, has also published a post about his time at WordCamp Philly, and checking out the awesome sites ( including Rocky!)

Seth Goldstein, one of our amazing volunteers, has a post talking about his experiences at the event.

Brad Williams, one of the organizers, also wrote a recap post of WordCamp Philly 2010 with some great pictures!

If you have any photos or posts make sure you tag them as #wcphilly and send them to the official Twitter account @wordcampphilly. We are working on getting the recorded presentations on WordPress.tv, so stay tuned. We’ll make sure to blog about it when the videos are released.

As a reminder the Philadelphia WordPress Meetup has been scheduled for November 17th! Lets keep the momentum going in the WP Philly Community! Be sure to follow the twitter account at @phillywp and RSVP for the event!

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We Did It!

The inaugural WordCamp Philly is officially over, and we’d like to extend a huge and warm thanks to everyone who made the event possible – our fantastic attendees, wonderful speakers, dedicated volunteers, and awesome sponsors. We have received some really awesome feedback so far and will get a little more formal with it in the coming weeks, as you’ll have the chance to complete a survey and tell us how we did. We’ll also be working hard to get presentation videos and slides available to you as soon as possible. Keep following us here and on Twitter (@wordcampphilly) for updates!

In the meantime, do yourself a favor and make it a point to attend the monthly Philadelphia WordPress Community meetups. Follow @phillywp for news and updates.

Oh, and Happy Halloween! 🙂

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Registration Update

In light of our recent travel alert, expect registration to open closer to 8:30am tomorrow; this will give our volunteers and organizers enough time to get to the venue and set everything up. Please make sure that you’re following us on Twitter (@wordcampphilly) so that you receive any updates in the morning. See you tomorrow!

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The Giveaways Just Don’t Stop!

We already have a huge bundle of prizes to give away during WordCamp Philly, but they just keep coming! Headway themes has donated 5 personal licenses of Headway 2.0 to give away at the event!

Headway 2.0 was just announced
and contains a ton of new features! The newest version includes a quick start wizard, column systems for leafs, styles managers, leaf templates, automatic upgrades, and much more!

The prizes will be given out during the closing remarks at the end of the day, so make sure you stick around!

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Late Registrations At The Door

Registration has ended for WordCamp Philly, but if you haven’t registered yet fear not. We will be taking walk-up registrations the morning of WordCamp Philly. Tickets are still $20, and must be paid for in cash. We have a limited number of t-shirts, so can’t guarantee every walk up registration will get one, but we’ll try our best!

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Travel Alert!

Yesterday we received news that President Obama will be attending a rally at 1300 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, which is one block from Alter Hall. This has the potential, obviously, to make travel to WordCamp Philly very difficult. We have contacted Temple Parking Services, and they have informed us that the Liacouras Parking Garage will still be open as expected (it opens at 5:30am). However, as with any presidential visit, there will most likely be road closures and detours installed by the Secret Service and local police. We have contacted the Temple Police Department, and unfortunately, they are unaware of the specific strategy at this time. They do expect road closures and said that the Secret Service will most likely start their processes about 4-5 hours before the scheduled appearance, which is set for 9:00am. Obviously, this is an unforeseen occurrence that is completely out of our control, so all we can do is cross our fingers that everybody arrives at the event without incident.

That being said, for those driving to the event, you may want to consider driving to a SEPTA Regional Rail station and hop on a train straight to Temple. In an event such as this, public transportation will most likely be your best choice. You can view all of the stations here – http://septa.org/schedules/rail/index.html and attempt to plan accordingly. Of course, trains may also be swamped with passengers making their way to the rally, causing delays, so there are no guarantees of anything at this point. The only real recommendation we can provide is to plan on beginning your journey to WordCamp Philly earlier than expected.

Just a heads up! Fingers crossed!

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Where to Eat at WordCamp Philly

Lunch will not be provided at WordCamp Philly (we’re hoping for next year!), but there are plenty of great (and cheap) places around Temple’s campus to fill your bellies. To prove it, we’ve created a listing and map that you will receive when you arrive at the event tomorrow. We’re also willing to provide some personal recommendations, as well. 🙂

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After Party Location Changed!

In an effort to make the after party more accessible to all WordCamp Philly attendees (thanks to all attendees who gave us this very valuable feedback!), the location for the official After Party has been changed to The Draught Horse, which is located directly on Temple University’s campus, just a few short blocks from Alter Hall. The other details – 1 drink ticket per attendee, the costume contest, and the time (8:00p) – remain unchanged. So no worries – you just have less walking to do now!

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Can’t Make it to WordCamp Philly?

If you have registered for WordCamp Philly and can’t make it (sad face!), please let us know so that we can send you your official WordCamp Philly t-shirt and everything else you would have received upon check in. Just use the form here and send us your name and address. We’ll take care of the rest!

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