WordCamp Orlando: Sold Out

Orlando WordCamp 2012 not only sold out, but ended up being oversubscribed with close to 300 attendees. The Twitter feeds during the Orlando WordCamp were electric for the December 1st event which was the largest gathering of web design enthusiasts in Florida for 2012.

The event was heavily supported not only by volunteers and WordPress experts from the local community, but a variety of sponsors who made the event possible.

The event’s key note was Mark Jaquith, one of the chief architects of the WordPress platform.

WordPress is now used for an estimated 24% of all new web sites built in the world today, but is often overlooked by the media as it is an open source platform and the scope is not readily understood.

To learn more about the Orlando WordPress community please visit the local MeetUp Group. An even larger Orlando WordCamp 2013 is already in the works!

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Orlando Vacation Homes 360 Sponsors OrlandoWordCamp 2012

Orlando Vacation Homes 360 has provided invaluable support to Orlando WordCamp 2012. “We believe WordCamp 2012 is crucial to our learning experience” explained Susan Black the company’s General Manager. She further explained, “We have bad experiences in the past with proprietary platforms where content we have created has been held hostage on someone else’s system, WordPress allows us to have full control”.

Orlando Vacation Homes 360 is a vacation home rental company located in Orlando Florida specializing in short term rentals near Walt Disney World Resort © Universal Studios © and SeaWorld ©

Orlando Vacation Homes 360, LLC 424 E. Central Ave #137/B Orlando FL 32801 407-966-4144

www.orlandovacationhomes360.com

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TERVO SYSTEMS TO SPONSOR WORDCAMP ORLANDO

Clermont, FL — November 26, 2012 — Tervo Systems today announced their sponsorship of WordCamp Orlando to be held December 1, 2012 at Rosen College of Hospitality Management. This conference is a way for people using WordPress to network, increase their skills, and learn new ways to use WordPress.

This year, the conference will be split into two tracks: novice and advanced. The novice track is for those that are new to WordPress or want to increase their skills to better manage their sites. The advanced track is for WordPress developers or experienced users that are looking for new ideas and advanced techniques for developing and managing WordPress websites.

Dan Tervo, President of Tervo Systems commented, “We are proud to sponsor this educational event. Being part of the WordPress community allows everyone to learn from each other and provides a unique networking opportunity. As an open-source platform, WordPress is dependent on its strong user community and events like these are a large part of its success.”

The conference is open to anyone interested in WordPress or web development. The event runs from 8:30 to 6:30 on December 1, 2012. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the WordCamp Orlando website at: http://2012.orlando.wordcamp.org.

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WP Artist Gets Orlando WordCamp 2012 Organized

In 1998, after a car wreck and head trauma, Carol Gann found communication difficult. A friend who builds computers taught her son how to build a computer from spare parts. Carol found the home built computer a fascinating communication tool. Researching code online she built her first website in note pad. When the time came for rehabilitation Carol chose web development and attended Winter Park Tech. Graduating in 2001 with a 4.0 average as a National Vocational Honor Society member. Building her online portfolio working with non-profits she won the 2004 All-American Success Story for Orange County Florida. Often inspecting online code, in 2005 she found a website built in WordPress. She began researching the project and practiced using available themes and plugins. Trying to modify the core code she realized the WordPress architecture as a content management system. Believing in positive community actions, that small business owners are society’s backbone, she began using WordPress solely, teaching small business owners and start-ups how to edit their own websites. She has created online tutorials and screen-shot videos to teach small business owners how to use WordPress. Wanting to see others experience success she volunteers in the community. Because of her community involvement her company won the 2009-2010 Outstanding Partner in Education for Orange County Public Schools. An award typically awarded to larger corporations such as Darden and Disney World. She believes in the open-source community and the free sharing of information. Carol sees that the open source community offers opportunities for those interested in learning WordPress and it’s accessibility is noteworthy.

http://winterparkartists.com/carol_gann.html

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AFTER WORDCAMP – Beer, Wings & Geeks = Heaven

After WordCamp 2012 December 1 is over you are welcome to visit Buffalo Wild Wings International Drive (7:00PM – 8:30PM) to hang out and talk more WordPress!

Each delegate will get one drink coupon while at WordCamp. There will be wings!

Although we understand most people will just want go home after WordCamp, some may want to hangout afterwards. Please keep your name badge on so you can access the bar area specifically for WordCamp attendees.

There is plenty of free parking and the bar is located about a five minute drive from the WordCamp event.

Buffalo Wild Wings 7004 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 (T) 407-351-6200

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ManageWP is the Platinum Sponsor for Orlando WordCamp 2012 December 1st

As Orlando WordCamp 2012 gets ready for its main event December 1st ManageWP has stepped up to become the Platinum Sponsor for the event.

Orlando WordCamp 2012 is the largest gathering of web design enthusiasts in Florida all of whom have a vested interest in the WordPress open source platform.

Orlando WordCamp 2012 will encompass all levels and types of WordPress users from newbies, business owners, bloggers, photographers, developers and expert coders alike. The variety of sessions at the all-day event ensures there is always something for someone regardless of knowledge and experience.

“We believe it is critical to support the WordPress community and stepping up as the Platinum sponsor was the least we could do”, said James Mowery, Chief Executive Officer for ManageWP.

About ManageWP:

ManageWP empowers WordPress users to quickly, efficiently, and affordably manage multiple WordPress sites. By providing world-class tools along with a dedicated focus on security, ManageWP enables its users to manage, monitor, backup, secure, publish, and deploy self-hosted WordPress sites of any number and within any hosting environment without hassle.

Providing effective solutions to specific problems is what ManageWP is all about. The ability to schedule automated backups for unlimited WordPress sites gives content managers peace of mind. Clone and migration tools provide web hosts, web developers, and corporations with an incredibly cost-effective method to rapidly deploy ready-to-use WordPress sites. Integrated SEO and monitoring tools give marketers and SEO specialists a birds-eye view of site performance. And so much more.
With ManageWP, we have taken the focus off of WordPress — we put it where it matters most: your content, your readers, your customers.

http://managewp.com

Contact

James Mowery
Chief Executive Officer
ManageWP
james@managewp.com
(T) 757-337-4223

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Orlando WordCamp December 1, 2012 Tickets Now On Sale – Limited Supply

We have just released out first batch of WordCamp tickets.

The event is being held at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management UCF (just off International Drive next to the Rosen Resort Shingle Creek).

Beginners, geeks, nerds, coders, business owners, designers, plugin gurus, theme developers and just plain curious all welcome.

For $20 you get:

  1. An action packed learning schedule
  2. Some of the best authorities on WordPress and respective areas
  3. Advance Track and Novice track sessions all day
  4. Smart Desk of WP developers to answer all your questions
  5. Jobs board – looking for a developer or for developers looking for work
  6. The networking event for Orlando WordPress – Networking Session
  7. SWAG – Cool T shirts, buttons, giveaways etc.
  8. Lunch
  9. Drinks afterwards

Could this be the best $20 you ever spend?

The tickets will be sold in batches of 100 per month in the run up to the event to help control demand.

Please begin to Tweet and Facebook the event to start getting the word out.

We have secured several great sponsors and are always looking for more so if you want to help the WordPress community let me know.

“Education levels the playing field” Harris Rosen

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Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando is the Official Hotel for Orlando WordCamp 2012

We are proud to announce Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando is the Official Hotel for Orlando WordCamp 2012 Dec 1.

The Rosen Inn is about a 5 minute drive to the Rosen College of Hospitality where Orlando WordCamp 2012 will be held. Both facilities offer free parking.

To get the special promotional rate of just $59 plus tax per night you must book on-line CLICK HERE to make your reservation.

Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando
9000 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
407-996-8585

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WordCamp Orlando Returns December 1st 2012

One of the Nation’s Largest WordPress Education Events: Orlando, FL — There’s a good chance your favorite blog, website or online store is powered by WordPress, the free and easy to use website software that has put web publishing power in the hands of anyone with a keyboard and Internet access. Orlando today has become a hotbed of web technology. Silicon Mouse Valley (SMV).

December 1, 2012, 300-400 business owners, non-profit agencies, photographers, web designers, developers and just plain curious will swarm the Rosen College of Hospitality at UCF to learn, network and share ideas about website publishing and development at WordCamp Orlando 2012.

WordCamp is a non-profit event bringing together WordPress enthusiasts from around the globe to share best practices and strategies for a wide variety of purposes. The all-day event runs parallel advanced and novice tracks all day ensuring there is always something to learn for everyone.

“If you have a business or concept that requires any type of marketing this event is a must,” said GLobo, one of the event’s key organizers. “Gaining knowledge and networking with some of the best WordPress developers and web designers in the world is a necessity in the modern era. All businesses are going online. Embrace the concept and you can prosper.”

Not just for novices, WordCamp Orlando has become Florida’s must-attend networking and continuing education event for professional web developers. The event will host a series of 14 different workshops, seminars and panel discussions aimed to cultivate a creative web development community in Central Florida.

This year’s event includes lunch, refreshments, plenty of free swag, networking sessions, sponsor giveaways and drinks afterwards.

Tickets are $20 and are available at http://2012.orlando.wordcamp.org/tickets/

WordCamp Orlando 2012: – Saturday December 1, 2012 – 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM Rosen College of Hospitality at UCF | 9907 Universal Boulevard Orlando, FL 32819

http://2012.orlando.wordcamp.org | twitter.com/orlandowordcamp | http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orlando-WordCamp

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Appraiser King to Sponsor WordCamp 2012

Appraiser King today announced it will be sponsoring Orlando WordCamp 2012. Appraiser King is a real estate appraisal company based in Orlando Florida looking to move its platform to WordPress having used proprietary software in the past.

WordCamp allows companies such as Appraiser King to meet WordPress developers to build, control and own their content without having to pay large annual fees to software providers.

Appraiser King specializes in single family homes, condos, small multi-unit properties and vacant resident lots in Orange, Polk, Seminole, Volusia and Lake Counties. Contact at www.appraiserking.com or 407-716-2541

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