WordCamp Ann Arbor, MI, is set to take place October 13-14 and for the second year in a row, organizers will host a secondary event called WordCamp WarmUp. WordCamp WarmUp provides an environment for attendees to break the ice and meet new people before the main event.
Janelle Reichman is co-organizing WordCamp WarmUp. “I’ve been running my own WordPress business for about eight years,” Reichman said. “However, I attended my first WordCamp just last fall. I’ll never forget it – I was pretty much terrified.
“But then, I got an invitation to a WordCamp WarmUp. I couldn’t believe my luck. I couldn’t believe there was an event made exactly for people like me, who were shaking in their boots at the prospect of showing up at a conference and not knowing anybody.
“I attended the WarmUp, made friends, saw them all the next day at WordCamp, and ended up having an amazing and unforgettable time”
Unlike last year’s WarmUp, details for this years event will only be announced to WordCamp Ann Arbor ticket holders. The event is maxed out to fifty people and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Rebecca Gill, founder of Web-Savvy-Marketing, organized the event last year and considered it a success. “Not only did most WarmUp guests arrive right on time, we had a full room of WarmUp attendees and even had a few unexpected friends show up,” Gill said.
Ticket holders can expect to see an email with event details within the next few weeks.