Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor

WordCampUS happened the first weekend in December and with it Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word with updates and future trends for WordPress and by projection also for WordPressdotcom. There were plenty of jaw-dropping announcements for everyone in Matt’s presentation, but the statistic that blew me away was this:

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Register Now for WordCamp US

After attending this year’s WCEU, I cannot recommend highly enough going to what is the US’ largest WordCamp next weekend. Be inspired and make new WP friends!

Even if you can’t be there in person, WCUS will be livestreamed and an unlimited number of FREE Livestream tickets are available. Hope to “see” you there, in spite of the time difference!

If you missed it, don’t worry! All talks are recorded and uploaded to post event.

N.B. The row of small images were pushed to my site’s Media Library when I reblogged this post from The News Blog. So that is still happening.

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The second annual WordCamp US, the biggest WordCamp in North America, is next month! Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 2-4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

WCUS features three tracks. Sessions include “Five Newsroom Tips for Better Website Content,”“How to Overcome Your Fears and Start Sharing Your Knowledge,”“Open Source Creativity,” “Finding Your Voice by Blogging,” and “Diversity and the Design Team.” Check out the full schedule to find your favorites — there are topics for everyone, from developers and designers working on WordPress every day to content creators and people just starting out.

To close out the conference, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg will deliver the annual “State of the Word,” sharing the latest in WordPress news, offering his thoughts on the future of WordPress, and answering questions from the audience.

Tickets are $40 and include:

  • admission to both days of the conference (December 2 and 3),
  • access…

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WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale

This may possibly be one of the last posts published on the interwebz (regrettably with a small “i”) about WCEU2016 in Vienna, but this was intentional. I’m notorious for writing up my WordCamp experiences long after the “rush” has gone. It helps me gain perspective and focus on what my takeaways from the event really were. (WordCamp Europe has linked to many of the initial posts post-event and lots of marvelous photos.)

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Excited for #WCEU2016!

IMG_4864 copyNext year’s WordCamp Europe is taking place June 2016 in one of my favorite cities – Vienna, Austria! I’m hoping to be there, but won’t be without your help.
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Afterthoughts on WordCampIL

not the official WCIL banner

I chronically write my post-WordCamp summary about a month after the event and this time is no different. At least I’m consistent. 🙂

This year’s #WCIL took place at the end of May and a day before we left on a long-planned and long-awaited, 2-week vacation to Norway. Knowing that I was not yet packed, my time at WCIL was really limited this year. While I found the few sessions I attended interesting, most of my time was spent networking and reconnecting with folks I haven’t seen in a while (apparently much to the consternation of a few people sitting behind us, sorry!).

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WordCamp Israel is Underway!

If you’re here, stop and say hi to the gray- haired woman in the blue shirt and the blue netbook. 🙂


WordCamp Israel – May 27th in Tel Aviv

WordCamp Israel-the official banner

A stunning 400+ WordPress enthusiasts signed up for WordCamp Israel this year. That’s a new record and even before the event schedule was published! You can check out the schedule here, and the list of speakers here.

Given previous years, we know that not all 400 WP’ers will be attending the event, but it’s not entirely clear how to let the organizers know that.  So if you find you won’t be able to attend and want to free up your place for someone on the waiting list, either use the email address info at wordcamp dot org or the contact form on the WCIsrael website.

Remember: WPcomMaven will be there as well and I’d love to meet you and talk about setting up and getting the most out of Drop me a note in the comments here or use my contact form.

See you Tuesday in Tel Aviv!