WordPress.com Beginner Workshop is full

Just a quick update to let you know the WordPress.com Beginner Workshop is full, and we can’t take any more registrations for it.  If you’ve been trying to use the promo code and getting an error message, this is why.

If you are unable to attend the WordPress.com Beginner workshop on Sunday, there is still plenty of content for beginners. We have an entire track on Saturday for beginners called WP101, and the Happiness Bar, where WordPress experts will be available to help you with your questions, will be available all day on both days.

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Sponsor Spotlight: StickerGiant


Many thanks to StickerGiant for being the official sticker sponsor of WordCamp NYC!

StickerGiant are real heroes in the WordPress community, as they sponsor so many WordCamps. They are awesome people who are passionate about customer care and making great stickers.

Located in Boulder, Colorado – in a 100% wind-powered facility – StickerGiant offers one-on-one personalized service with sticker experts, full-color die-cut stickers with no die charge, and next business day shipping on most orders.

Try them out for your next sticker project!

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Sunday Schedule

WordCamp NYC is less than two weeks away and we are excited to bring the WordPress community together. Saturday is jammed packed with sessions and Sunday planning has really evolved to water everyone’s appetite some more!

We know it’s hard to decide which workshop to attend and which to forgo. For this purpose we have dedicated three rooms, with a total of 12 sessions, that will be repeated on Sunday. Repeated sessions will be determined by the room overflow on Saturday, so if you can’t make a session on Saturday, it may be presented on Sunday as well.  These sessions will be finalized Saturday afternoon.

We also have additional, and more hands-on involvement tracks:

  • WordPress.com will provide a beginners workshop that will run through the day, from 10:30am to 5:00pm – details will be emailed to ticket holders only! You must RSVP in advance for this workshop, so buy your tickets now to get the sign up information.
  • We will have two rooms, or eight sessions, for Unconference workshops. A  submission form will be posted on Friday June 8th will be available for you to submit your idea. Submissions must be in by Saturday at noon. Your submission ideas will be aggregated to create sessions that we will post on the website. Attendees will then be able to vote on and determine which presentations will be part of the Unconference series!
  • More developer sessions!
  • There will be a room for designers and developers to hack WordPress core, plugins and themes.
  • One room will be for the Happiness Bar to help you with your WordPress questions.
  • And we’ll have one room for those who made the most of the after-party! (i.e.: Hangover room)

We’re also working on a few other things, so stay tuned! Get your tickets today!

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Get Your WCNYC T-shirt Now

The first shipment of WordCamp NYC t-shirts are hot off the silkscreen and looking slick. Check it out!

WCNYC t-shirt

You can get your own t-shirt free with a ticket to WordCamp New York City, but you’re running out of time to ensure we have yours waiting for you at the conference. You must purchase your ticket by Tuesday, May 29th at 9am to guarantee that we get you the size and cut you want on time.

Everyone will get a shirt, but ordering ahead of time means you’ll get the one you want on time.

If you’ve already got your ticket – thank you! Please be sure you have filled out your ticket info. That’s where you fill out your badge details like name and Twitter handle, and make choices for t-shirt size and meal preference.

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Saturday Schedule

WordCamp 2012 is proud to announce we have posted the schedule for Saturday, June 9!

We have close to 15 tracks (and some ‘mini-tracks’) with a total of 80 individual sessions, drawn from the best and brightest of the WordPress world.  We have presentations geared toward bloggers, towards developers, towards sysadmins, SEO-heads, designers, do-it-yourselfers, and server-side fanatics; towards CEOs, teachers and web creators…. anything for anyone who loves WordPress.

So sign up today, and be a part of WordCamp NYC 2012!

Sunday’s schedule to follow shortly.

See the full schedule here.

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Presentation Topics Are Posted

A sincere “Thank You!” to everyone who submitted an application to speak at WordCamp NYC. We were truly overcome to see the response from the community – nearly 120 submissions in total! It was a challenge to choose from them, as we tried to balance a full menu of WordPress noodling with adequate air and space for all that happens in between the sessions, unplanned.

From that strong submission list we have curated an action-packed Saturday of close to 15 tracks (some are “mini-tracks” – more on that later), consisting of almost 80 individual sessions. And that is only on Saturday!

There is something for everyone in this diverse group, with presentations geared toward bloggers and developers, sysadmins and SEO-heads, designers and do-it-yourselfers, server-side ninjas and CEOs, teachers and web creatures…. basically all the great people who live and love WordPress.

If you have been waiting to see what we’d serve up before you grabbed a ticket, wait no longer my friend. Sign up for the show today, because this is a group of sessions that aims to inform. All in one place for one weekend only: WordCamp New York City!

Check out the full list of sessions.

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Sponsor Spotlight: NorthPoint

We’d like to thank NorthPoint for Sponsoring WordCamp NYC as a Gold Sponsor!

NorthPoint is an enterprise digital platform strategy and technology-consulting firm based in New York City. They have been at the forefront of delivering some of the most high-trafficked, content-managed sites for many of the world’s leading organizations across the Media, Publishing, Healthcare, Education, and Not-for-profit industries.

NorthPoint’s WordPress expertise includes but is not limited to Content Strategy, Information Architecture, Content Management Systems, Web Technology, Search, SEO, Social Media, Blogs, and Mobile. Their goal is to help organizations author, manage, and deliver content of any type to any platform or device including mobile, websites, knowledge management portals, intranets, and extranets.

    WordPress implementation and technology services include the following:

  • Information Architecture
  • Content Strategy
  • Optimization/Scalability
  • Social Media Integration
  • Multi-Site Support
  • VIP or Self-Hosted Infrastructure Support
  • Custom Design
  • Theme Development
  • Migrations / Upgrades
  • Custom Plugins
  • Maintenance

NorthPoint is thoroughly immersed in the WordPress community – they attend and sponsor WordPress events around the country; they put out thought-leadership pieces; and strive to keep up with the whats, wheres, and hows of WordPress: putting WordPress to work effectively for your organization.

For more information, please visit www.northps.com, meet up with them at WordCamp NYC, or talk to them at 212.819.1700 to learn more about NorthPoint.

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Sponsor Spotlight: WP in House

WordCamp NYC would like to thank WPinHouse for their support.

WPinHouse™ provides Enterprise-level WordPress guidance, strategies, training, and solutions to corporations and agencies.

WPinHouse explains their service:

Instead of handing you a fish, we teach you how to catch fish.

You get WordPress ActionPlans™ with clear next steps, frameworks, and processes. Along with training that empowers your in-house WordPress team to build and scale digital marketing, SEO/SEM, lead generation, and social media campaigns.

We know business and WordPress like no one else.

  • Let’s go where few are willing to go… beyond custom plugins, URL structures, and cross-platform integration.
  • Let’s identify areas for value creation and turn those opportunities into results.
  • Let’s move past mere tactics and focus on advanced strategies that will make a difference to your bottom line.

Integrating overall strategy and detailed WordPress execution is our “secret sauce.”

We understand enterprise level issues… and we believe in contributing to the global community.

WPinHouse™ provides pro-bono consulting and website development to women-owned startups, and we support non-profits worldwide through ProBonoWP.org.

Let’s move forward together. Let’s do it now.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Microsoft WebMatrix

WordCamp NYC would like to thank Microsoft WebMatrix for their Silver Sponsorship.

WebMatrix is a free web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for website development. Start from open source web applications, built-in web templates or just start writing code yourself. It’s all-inclusive, simple and best of all free. Developing websites has never been easier.

  • WebMatrix is capability bundled with simplicity
  • WebMatrix combines five products in one, letting you install, develop, optimize, deploy and manage your sites and databases.
  • WebMatrix provides support for the latest web standards like HTML5 & CSS3, multiple frameworks like PHP, Node, or ASP.NET, and multiple database engines.
  • You can’t go wrong. It’s the tool to use to create awesome WordPress sites

And it’s all free.

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Ticket Registration Open!

Alright folks, this is the moment you’ve all been waiting for—registration for tickets is open! There are two kinds of tickets available:

General Admission – $35
With each ticket, you will receive the following:

  • Two-day admission to WordCamp NYC.
  • A WordCamp NYC 2012 T-shirt
  • Lunch on Saturday Afternoon.
  • Admission to the after party on Saturday Night.

You can’t get lunch and a t-shirt for that price anywhere else, much less the full-on experience of a two-day WordCamp!

Individual Sponsor – $70
Want to show a little more love to WordPress and WordCamp? Feel the impulse to be at WordCamp? Do both at the same time by purchasing an Individual Sponsor Ticket. You’ll get everything included in a General Admission ticket, plus a tweet thanking you for your sponsorship.

What are you waiting for? Go and register for tickets today!

Note to Speakers, Sponsors, and Volunteers
You will receive a coupon code for your allotment of tickets shortly. Do not purchase your tickets now, as we won’t be able to refund them. If you’d like to purchase additional tickets, you can do so now, or when you register for your complimentary tickets.

The speaker schedule will be posted very soon–we’re just dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. This promises to be an awesome event. Hope to see you there!

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