WC Lancaster PA coming March 4th

Did you enjoy your WordCamp Lehigh Valley experience?  Ready for more?   Our friends in Lancaster PA have announced that tickets are now available for WC Lancaster PA.  This will be Lancaster’s 4th WordCamp, and they do a spectacular job!  Food, speakers, and topics are top notch, and the opportunity to meet and talk with other users and developers is great.   Hope we see you there!


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Videos and Upcoming Events

Hello LV WordPress People,

All the sessions from WordCamp Lehigh Valley are now available online:
I belive 1 is missing as one of our cameras ran out of space at the last minute. We apologize.

I also wanted to make you aware of a few opportunities coming up in our area.

Our next meetup will be held in Allentown Oct. 13. Join us as we learn about running a WordPress install on a Windows machine.  There will also be plenty of time to chat and ask questions after the presentation. https://www.meetup.com/Lehigh-Valley-WordPress-Meetup/events/233772303/

Starting Thur Sept 22 GDI will be holding an intro to javascript class in Bethlehem.  See details here: https://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Lehigh-Valley/events/233296287/

For those new to WordPress or find themselves managing their works WordPress account with little understanding, I’ll be teaching WordPress 101.  This class involved NO PROGRAMMING and will walk through and install and setup of a WordPress self-install.  (not WordPress.com)

October 20th the Lehigh Valley Tech community will be holding a Tailgate event in Allentown!  Tell a friend, bring a friend, reserve your ticket now, so we know how many to expect!  Info here: https://www.meetup.com/Lehigh-Valley-WordPress-Meetup/events/234133577/

Reserve tickets at Everbright:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techtailgate-lehigh-valley-tickets-27675370779

I hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!

Kim White
co-organizer LV WordPress meetup

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WCLVPA Recordings Available Online

Hi Everyone,

We wanted everyone to know that sessions from our WordCamp Lehigh Valley are beginning to show up on WordPress.tv.  As of this writing you can find:

Kerch McConlogue: Ten Tips to Make WordPress Your Friend

Joe Casabona: Keynote – Open Source and the WordPress Community

Carlos Zuniga: WP Security for Novices

Eileen Violini: Getting Schooled – Using WordPress to Build Your School Website

Steven Werley: AMP and WordPress

The complete page can be found here http://wordpress.tv/?s=Lehigh+valley  with new ones being added every few days.


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Slides and continuing learning…

It’s hard to believe that WordCamp has been over for more than a week!
I have heard lots of great feedback and we are very glad we were able to meet a need in our Lehigh Valley community! Thanks to everyone for making it such a successful event! Below I’ve included some helpful information for our attendees.

Most of our speakers slides are available on the Sessions page of our website.  When video’s become available on WordPress.tv links will also be place on this page.

Thanks to Reed Gustow for a ton of great photos on our Facebook Page!

Stay Connected
If you’re not a member already, join our Lehigh Valley Meetup group and join us for our upcoming events.  We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month in Bethlehem or Allentown.
Other meetups in the area include NorthWest NJ and Philly-‘burbs.  Join them all if you like!

Learning More
If you’re interested in learning more of “The Basics” that our speakers spoke of,  our local chapter of Girls Develop It Lehigh Valley offer low cost programing classes.  They are making their fall schedule now!  Fill out their survey here to let them know your interest!


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We are SOLD OUT!

As of this morning WordCamp Lehigh Valley joins our sister Camp in NYC in being SOLD OUT! We are very excited that we will have a full house for our event!

So, if you do have your ticket, we’ll see you on the 6th Floor tomorrow morning!

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Welcome New Gold Sponsor!

WordCamp Lehigh Valley welcomes a new sponsor!

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Experience WordPress as a website builder, including: free pre-built themes, drag and drop editing, integrated image banks, simplified photo editing, built-in staging, automated backups, and so much more.

BoldGrid will have you creating professional looking WordPress sites in minutes!


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What to know for Saturday!

WordCamp LV is so close!  Our organizers have been buzzing around this week finishing up all the last minute work and we wanted to make sure you knew the following things…

NCC SouthSideWCLV is being held in the SOUTHSIDE of Bethlehem.  NOT the main campus in Bethlehem Twp.  Make sure you tell your GPS the correct address! 511 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015!
Free parking is available in front, behind and across the street of the building!

We are on the 6th Floor!  

Please read our Code of Conduct!  We want everyone to have a great time at our event and the after party. Being considerate and respectful to volunteers and other attendees really sums it up!  (but do read it too!)

Lunch is provided. We’ll have water, tea, and coffee available throughout the event.

Registration starts at 8am … Event begins at 8:45am – We have a tight schedule and will be sticking to it!

After Party! … Our after party will be held at the Bethlehem Brew Works 7 – 9.  Your badge is your entrance.  There are 2 parking garages near the venue.  Walnut St. & North St.  If you bring your parking stub to the Brew Works they will validate for up to one hour.
Feel free to visit one of the many restaurants downtown for dinner beforehand!

We are on Twitter!  @WCLVPA  and #WCLVPA to talk about us!

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wapuu-lvWe are counting down the minutes until WordCamp Lehigh Valley…
(11973 minutes at this writing) …

While most of the major volunteer work is covered we are looking for a handful of people to:

1) Work an hour at our “Happiness Bar” –  You don’t have to be a genius; you just need to know more than the next guy to be a good neighbor.  If you have intermediate or advanced WordPress skills sign up to be available to those in need. (We’ll pair up varying levels of skills)

2) Room runners.  You get to hear the talk but are available to the room foreman to get water, wires, messages, whatever surprise needs might come up during the session.

If you can volunteer an hour or two email us and we’ll pass your name and address on to Priscila our volunteer wrangler and she’ll get you signed up for a slot!

Please let us know your preferred times to volunteer (see the schedule here)  and for Happiness Bar let us know your experience with WordPress.

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Spotlight: Bronze Sponsors

These Bronze Sponsors of WordCamp Lehigh Valley are the nuts and bolts that hold us together!  Many thanks to them and their support!



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Imagevolution is an award-winning, full-service marketing agency that was launched in 2006. Our team has been doing business in the Lehigh Valley and its surrounding areas for more than 20 years each. As our client, you will benefit not only from our experience and expertise in the industry, but also from our deep understanding of and valuable connections within the local and regional markets.



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Join us at the After Party!

At the end of Wordcamp, don’t leave. Chat and relax with your fellow WordPress enthusiasts at the Bethlehem Brew Works! Let the networking continue!

Read more about our after party here.

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