2013 WordCamp Miami Planning Underway

Yes, WordCamp 2013 is happening. If you are counting, this would be the fourth year of WordCamp in South Florida.

If you are in the South Florida area (especially Broward, North Dade, South Palm Beach) we will be announcing some initial details (including our target-but-not-just-final dates) at our WordPress meetup tomorrow at Saveology. RSVP now if you haven’t already.

Also if you are interested in helping volunteer OR if you have input for WordCamp sessions, please fill out our survey.

More News Coming Soon.

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Pictures from WordCamp Miami 2012

Check out these pictures on our Miami WordPress Meetup group.

http://www.meetup.com/SF-WordPress-Users/photos/6146292/95077852/

Thanks Blanca @miamishines

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Join Us At The WordCamp Miami After-Party!

It’s been a eventful day today. So what’s next? Come join us at Bougainvillea for happy hour, we’re going to have a few drinks and network with other fellow WordPress users. Starts at 8pm.

Here’s the details:

Bougainvillea’s
7221 Southwest 58th Avenue,
South Miami, FL
(305) 669-8577
www.bougiesbar.com

Map to Bougainvillea’s

We’ll see you there!

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Help Us Make WordCamp Miami Better!

Please give us your feedback on WordCamp Miami 2012.

We want to make next year better.

Fill Out Our Feedback Survey Below




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Special Offer From WP101.com on WordPress Training Videos for WordCamp Miami Attendees

We are pleased to announce that WordPress Tutorial Video provider WP101.com is offering a FREE Lifetime Membership to WordCamp Miami attendees for this weekend only!

WP101.com offers a variety of high-quality tutorials for learning WordPress. To receive your WordCamp Miami offer just go to

http://wp101.com/wcmia

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Important Information for ALL Friday Attendees

Greetings WordCamp Attendees! If you are attending Friday’s Workshops and Beginner Sessions, please make a note of the following:

- Most important to note that Friday’s event is NOT happening at the University of Miami but instead at the Miami Marriott Dadeland hotel (Near Dadeland Mall). This is the full address:

Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 South Dadeland Boulevard
Miami, FL 33156

- Please check out our location page for maps and information on the venue: http://2012.miami.wordcamp.org/location/

- If you are driving and parking at the hotel, there is a mandatory valet parking fee of $8. So we recommend you have a little bit of cash on you. There is free parking available in areas surrounding the hotel.

- Due to budget restrictions, we will not be serving food at the event. So you might want to grab coffee on your way in the morning, if that’s your thing. Also we are allowing two hours for lunch to allow attendees plenty of time to enjoy a bite to eat and network with fellow guests and attendees. There is a partial list of lunch options at this url (and as you can see, there are alot of choices – and if you want to bring a bag lunch that perfectly fine too):

http://2012.miami.wordcamp.org/friday-lunch-options/

- For the morning workshops, we are recommending bring your own laptop that can connect to the Internet. The only real “software” you’ll need is a modern browser. A laptop or tablet is not required for the workshops, but it is recommended.

- Here is a general schedule of what we will be covering:

Introduction to Workshop
Differences of .com and .org
Choosing a domain name
Different Types of Web Hosting
CPanel WordPress Installation
Overview of WordPress Dashboard (interactive demo)
Intro to Themes (interactive demo)
Intro to Plugins (interactive demo)
Resources/Inspiring sites
Close QA

Please be on the lookout for additional updates as we approach the end of the week!

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Friday and Saturday Schedules Are Now Up

Please note that these schedules might be revised at any time. Always check when you arrive at the venue.

Schedule for Friday, 2/17.
Schedule for Saturday, 2/18.

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Last Chance To Grab WordCamp Tickets

WordCamp Tickets are going fast. If you wanted a guaranteed shirt, lunch, and treats you need to register BY THIS FRIDAY 2/10.

Starting on Saturday 2/11, we will be selling late-registration tickets for $30. So buy now to save the $10 *PLUS* be guaranteed a t-shirt and a few other goodies. Click here to grab Saturday tickets (Friday is officially sold out).

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WP Engine Offer for WordCamp Miami Attendees

WP Engine makes lots of bold claims about having so much Speed that running a caching plugin will slow down your site, having the most WordPress experts per customer on Support…they Scale WordPress to handle millions of site visitors per month…they guarantee yourSecurity…guarantee your uptime and automatically credit your account if you go down. They even claim to have built Time Machine for WordPress.

Sounds like a load of crock right?  Find out for yourself! They’re giving one free-for-life personal account to every WordCamp Miami attendee.  Find out for yourself if this is the Holy Grail of WordPress hosting or just another Harrison Ford movie…

Get your treasure map here:  http://bit.ly/wpe-for-miami
Questions? Shoot those to howdy at wpengine.com

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Special Needs

Just a quick note that if you are attending WordCamp Miami this year – either Friday or Saturday or both – and have special needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Here’s our contact information. Last year, we had attendees bring volunteer sign-language translators to the main room… we would love to be able to know about search efforts in advance and help coordinate and promote them.

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