Guarantee a T-shirt in your size!

If you have not already, you must register by June 30 to ensure a t- shirt in your size.

It’s hard to believe that the very first WordCamp Lehigh Valley is just 3 weeks away!  The team has been working hard to make this a fun and informative event!  We hope that you will not only learn but that everyone will meet new people and build up our local WordPress community.

See you soon!

Kim

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Sponsor Spotlight: WooCommerce

We would like to thank WooCommerce for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016!

WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce software/platform, powering over 30% of all eCommerce stores with over 1 million active installations. It is is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, making it the obvious eCommerce choice for existing WordPress users and connects you to the fast-growing WordPress ecosystem which now powers over 25% of all websites on the internet.

With WooCommerce you can start with all the basic tools that any small business would need to start selling online, including product setup, payments, shipping options, and sales reports and as your business grows choose from over 300 premium add-ons available including additional payment processors, shipping methods, inventory systems and marketing tools anyone to sell anything, anywhere from real products and digital downloads to subscriptions, content and even your time.

In July 2015, WooCommerce was acquired by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month and also the creators of other popular WordPress services including Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We look forward to growing WooCommerce to achieve even greater things together with Automattic.

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Spotlight: Silver Sponsors

We are thankful for our Silver Sponsors of WordCamp Lehigh Valley!

Godaddy Pro

GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 12 million customers worldwide and 57 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.

Pantheon

The website management platform for Drupal & WordPress, Pantheon provides web teams with the hosting, cloud-based developer tools, and scalable infrastructure needed to run awesome websites. Serving billions of pageviews a month for over 100,000 websites, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. Create your free account now!

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Our WordCamp Schedule Now Available

We are excited to post the final schedule for our first-ever WordCamp Lehigh Valley! Throughout the day, you can choose between 2 tracks and a total of 13 speakers.  Mark your calendars and tell your friends to register now!   *Our twitter hashtag is #wclvpa

Time Foundry Room Blast Furnace Room
8:00 amRegistration
8:45 amWelcome! Opening Remarks
8:50 amKeyNote – Open Source and the WordPress Community
9:40 amNew Users: Ten (or so) tips to make WordPress your friend!AMP and WordPress Steven Werley
10:20 amMorning Break
10:40 amTip Toe Through the TemplatesFrom Newbie to Front End Developer
11:30 amDigital Marketing Tactics To Increase ConversionsBest Practices for Creating Custom Post Types
12:15 pmLunch
1:30 pmGetting Schooled: Using WordPress to Build Your School WebsiteSite Migration Checklist (ahh the things we forget) Jason Matson
2:20 pmLearning by Doing Sarah MoyerThe True Value of your WordPress Knowledge
3:10 pmAfternoon Break
3:30 pmWP Security for Novices Carlos ZunigaPSD to WP Theme Lauren Pittenger
4:20 pmPanel Q&A
5:10 pmClosing Remarks
6:30 pmAfter Party – Bethlehem Brew Works!
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Sponsor Spotlight: Bluehost

We would like to thank Bluehost for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016!

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Rochen

We would like to thank hosting provider Rochen for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016!

rochenFounded in 2003, Rochen’s mission is to build innovative hosting services that, while complex, are elegant and simple to use. We deliver these services on top of the most reliable server and network infrastructure available. We underpin these services with world-class support from pragmatic, technically capable, and customer service focused teams.

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Meet Our Speakers!

We are proud to announce our speakers for the first WordCamp Lehigh Valley. Their wide variety of important topics, from “Making WordPress Your Friend” to “Best Practices for Creating CPT,” will ensure that you have a productive, informative day.

(Our schedule should be available later this week!)

Continue reading Meet Our Speakers!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Jetpack

We would like to thank Jetpack for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016!

jetpack-horizontal-white-bg--768x269Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites. This single plugin enables Photon (a global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign-on, multiple-site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally, Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look and feel of your site without installing other tools. More information can be found at jetpack.com.

 

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Deadline Approaching

The Deadline to submit to be a speaker at the Inaugural WordCamp Lehigh Valley is fast approaching!  Want to speak about a topic you know or want to help others who may be struggling?

Submit your application today!

WordCamp Lehigh Valley is currently looking for speakers to inspire and inform attendees. The audience of at least 100 attendees will include: designers, developers, bloggers, and content strategists.

Sessions will last 40 minutes, with 25-30 minutes allotted for your talk and 10-15 minutes for Q&A and further discussion.

The deadline to submit your application is 11 PM on Wednesday May 18th, 2016. You will be notified when a decision about your submission is made, no later than mid-June.

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Call for Speakers

WordCamp Lehigh Valley is currently looking for speakers to inspire and inform attendees. The audience of at least 100 attendees will include: designers, developers, bloggers, and content strategists.

Sessions will last 40 minutes, with 25-30 minutes allotted for your talk and 10-15 minutes for Q&A and further discussion.

The deadline to submit your application is 11 PM on Wednesday May 18th, 2016. You will be notified when a decision about your submission is made, no later than mid-June.

General guidelines for speakers

We’re looking for talks that will interest our range of attendees, all the way from casual WordPress users to experienced developers, and anywhere between. You do not need to be a professional speaker, but you should be knowledgeable about the topic you are presenting. You are encouraged to apply even if you have never spoken at a WordCamp before. If you need some inspiration, take a look at some of the great talks published on http://wordpress.tv/

All submissions are reviewed by the organizing committee. Be prepared to submit your speaker slides or review your presentation with an organizer prior to the event if asked.

Speakers will be provided free admission to WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016 and also get to attend a speaker dinner, but we cannot reimburse travel, lodging, or other expenses.

While all topics are welcome, we would like to see talks relating to:

  • WordPress Fundamentals
  • Blogging and Content Creation
  • Design and User Experience
  • Backend Development
  • Workflows
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Running a WordPress Based Business
  • Themes
  • Plugins
  • Security
  • Digital marketing & growth

KNOW SOMEONE YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR SPEAK?

If you know a person who is a great speaker, or maybe a new speaker with tons of knowledge to share, and you would like to nominate them to speak, get in touch via our Contact Form and let us know who it is, where they are located, and what it is they speak about, as well as a way for us to get in touch.

If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times, once for each topic.

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