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Thanks Everyone!

I just want to say how thankful I am for everyone who participated in this WordCamp. It was a great experience and I’m grateful for the opportunity to hear from people about the experiences they had at this camp. I told many people that what makes all this all worthwhile to me is knowing that on Monday morning hundreds of people are going to apply new ideas to the work they do, WordPress related or otherwise.

I heard a lot of cool stories about what people have gone through to get here, both physically and with WordPress. It was very neat to hear that several people from Ashville met at this camp and were inspired to continue getting together once they got home. I enjoined hearing from the owner of a development shop that had brought 5 people to camp. They split up and attended sessions in the user, design and development tracks and all said that they had new things they were planning on working on next week.

There were a lot more stories like this that made being involved with this WordCamp so rewarding.

We couldn't do it without our volunteers.

We couldn’t do it without our volunteers.

These are the people that served on the organizing Committee. We all had teams of people working with us. Thanks to each and every one of you.

Organizer Committee: Judi Knight, Russell Fair, Carel Bekker, John Saddington
Speaker Selection: Russel Fair and John Saddington
Volunteer Wrangler:Kris McInerny
Video & Photography: Michael Wiginton, Frank Neimier
Registration: Kathy Drewien
Emcee for Rooms: Melody-Rose Parker
Social Media Coordinator: Matt Haff, Monica McPherin
Graphics: Diana Simons , Claudia Arkush, Sue Heslup
Location coordination at Loudermilk: Judi Knight
Logo and Website Design: Jared Erikson
Sponsors: Carel Bekker, Eric Flamm, Cindy Elsberry
Location: Judi Knight
QR: Stephanie Truemoss
Speaker Hounds to get SlideShares: Lynne Young and Monica McPherrin
After Party: Judi Knight
VIP party: John and Sue Saddington

Check out the photos on Flickr by Frank Neimier.

Let’s Have a WordCamp!

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you, from our local Meetup community. Everyone from beginners and casual users to designers and core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

Wordcamp Atlanta will be held March 15-16 at The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland Street North East, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

This Year’s Sessions

We have put together a great lineup of presentations this year. We’re excited to have a little something for everyone. The sessions are divided into the following four tracks: Beginner, User & Content Strategy, Design, Development. We’ll cover a wide variety of topics from how to write your first post to advanced search engine optimization, responsive design to transients!

We know this year is going to be great and hope that you’ll enjoy these topics!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

It won’t be long now. WOrdCamp Atlanta is sold out and and we have a slate of great sponsors who have come forward to help make it a reality. We’d like to say thanks to all of our sponsors, Orbitr, vLink Solutions, MailChimp, Code Poet, Dreamhost, Woo Themes, Stripe, Southern WebGroup, Internap, Pardot, ClickHost, Southpoint Media, Green Geeks, New Tricks, StickerGiant and M2M Strategies for contributing the resources we need to make this happen. Visit our sponsors page and support our WordCamp supporters!

Announcing Speaker Lineups

We’re happy to announce that our speaker selection is finished! We have a great lineup of speakers, including talented local speakers from around Atlanta as well as some speakers from the Southeast and beyond. The variety of talent is pretty amazing, we have a little bit of everything including WordPress core contributors, plugin and theme authors as well as a good mix of entrepreneurs, publishers and administrators who use WordPress every day. Please take a moment to check out our all-star lineup!

Hello Atlanta!

We’re working hard to plan another great WordCamp in Atlanta. There are a lot of details that need to be attended to and at the moment we aren’t quite ready to make the big announcement. We’ll have more information after the new year. In the meantime please if you subscribe to our mailing list, we’ll notify you when more information becomes available. Thanks!