WCSLC 2016 tickets are now available!

Tickets for the 2016 WordCamp Salt Lake City are now available. Head over to our tickets page to get yours. We’re lining up an excellent selection of speakers and it’s set to be an awesome event.

If you get your tickets early, you can benefit from our “early bird” coupon code. Use WCSLC-earlybird as your coupon code during registration to get $5 off the $20 ticket price. Early bird registrations help us to estimate an accurate head count for the event and helps us make our t-shirt and swag orders. If you’ve been to last year’s WordCamp you’ll know our downtown location makes it easy to access but challenging to park — or, at least with a potential cost for parking or public transportation. The early bird discount helps offset those costs.

And if you’re interested in speaking, sponsoring, or volunteering for WordCamp be sure to get in touch!

Update 7/18, 9:34pm MST

An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed the coupon code as WPSLC-earlybird. The correct coupon code is WCSLC-earlybird. Thanks to Cameron who pointed it out on our Facebook page. The post has been updated to reflect the correct coupon code and we apologize for the confusion.

Call for volunteers!

We’ve got an amazing organizing team for WCSLC. But do you know what it’s missing? YOU!

Speaking from personal experience, volunteering at a WordCamp can be an incredibly fun and exciting experience. You get to meet a lot of really cool people from all parts of the WordPress community and it’s a great, easy way to give back to this community and this project that we know and love. The best part? Volunteers get in free.

We’re always looking for people to help out in various ways; from room monitors, to equipment jockeys or food runners, helpers on the day of the event, to more visible things like design and logo wranglers to help us make the website reflect our unique community here in the greater Salt Lake Valley. Let us know who you are and what you’d like to do and we’ll be in touch!

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WCSLC 2016 Call For Speakers!

WordCamp Salt Lake City is coming up in short order, and we need you to help us with the most important part of all: Finding our speakers!

As you may remember, we conducted a poll a few weeks back to find out what folks in the WordPress community found most important about WordCamps, ranking everything from what they value in presentations to what is the most important factor in making a WordCamp worthwhile.

Here are a few things we learned.

  • The vast majority of you–80%–have been to a WordCamp before, and 64% of responders have been to WCSLC in the past.
  • Nearly 50% of responders were developers, with front-end developers taking the lead with 27%.
  • 25% of responders worked for a WordPress agency, with 20% following as freelancers.
  • Most of you are omnivores.
  • Several of you have a major fear of public speaking, and when asked what would make speaking more appealing to you, y’all started clowning around with answers like, “Probably drugs,” “A pill to cure stage fright,” and, “Desire on my part.”

When it comes to presentation topics, you tend to prefer…

  • Heavy, developer-centric topics (WP API, JavaScript, WordPress core, plugin development, etc.)
  • Designer-centric topics (responsive design, theme development, user interface design, etc.)
  • Business-centric topics (selling physical/digital products with WordPress, how to use WordPress for business owners, etc.)
  • User-centric topics (SEO, cool plugins to use, podcasting, how to customize the dashboard, etc.)

When picking presentations to attend, the top three most important factors you identified are…

  • That the presentation addresses something you haven’t heard of or learned yet.
  • That the presentation is technically advanced.
  • That the presentation is unique/unusual for WordCamps.

The single most important thing to a successful WordCamp?

According to the small sample of folks who participated in our poll, one thing reigns above all else:

  • A fantastic speaker lineup

Why am I telling you all of this?

Because maybe, just maybe, this will give you an idea of what kind of presentations our particular crowd is looking for–although we’re a small WordCamp, so we’d love to see what you have in mind no matter what!

Please join us and share your WordPress knowledge at WCSLC!

Please fill out the following form with details on who you are and your proposed presentation. We will be closing speaker applications August 14th, 2016, so get on it! 

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Wanna sponsor WCSLC 2016? (Hint: Your answer is YES!)

WordCamp Salt Lake City 2016 is fast on the approach, and we’d love YOUR support!

Do you love WordPress (yes)? Do you love your WordPress community (YES!)?

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Do you want to help a small WordCamp make some waves (RESOUNDING YES-ES; THE CROWD ROAAAAARS)!

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Here’s your chance!

We’re looking for sponsors for Wordcamp SLC 2016! We have several options for you to choose from. The first options are based on the Global Sponsor guidelines, and the last is our in-kind sponsorship. Check out the details and contact us for more details below:

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WordCamp SLC 2016 is coming to you September 10th!

Despite the rumors you may have heard*, WordCamp Salt Lake City is back on the scene! We’re preparing for another great WordCamp–and in short order, too!

WordCamp Salt Lake City 2016 is going to be at Salt Lake City and County Building on September 10th!

Now that we have our venue and dates secured, you know what’s coming next…our calls for speakers and sponsors! We’ll be releasing those very, very soon.

But first, help us help you!

Before that, though, won’t you do us a favor and fill out this poll?

We’d like to make WCSLC better than ever, and we can only do that if we get your feedback on what makes a WordCamp not only worthwhile, but downright awesome for you!

Check back for sponsor and speaker calls, or keep track of us @WCSLC (hashtag #WCSLC), or give us a little love on our new Facebook page.

*No one is actually spreading rumors about this, but we’re trying to build some hype. Shhhhhh.**

**”Shhhhhh,” unless you are gonna spread some juicy rumors…about how great WCSLC 2016 is gonna be!