WPTavern: WordCamp Miami Celebrates Its 10th Consecutive Year March 16-18
WordCamp Miami is celebrating its 10th anniversary on March 16-18th. This year’s event is organized by twelve people and organizers expect more than 800 people to attend. Speakers will arrive from Italy, Germany, London, Brazil, and other international locations to share their knowledge.
In addition to a two-day Kids Camp with a Kids Panel, WordCamp Miami will feature two new workshops. The first is developer focused and will prepare developers for the future of WordPress. The second is focused on eCommerce.
Attendees will receive their own site and be able to apply what they’ve learned to it. The sites will have pre-installed plugins and access to various tools mentioned by the workshop teachers.
Joshua Strebel, Syed Balkhi, and Christie Chirinos will highlight Saturday’s business track.
For the first time in recent years, WordCamp Miami will have a closing keynote on Saturday, March 17th by John James Jacoby. Jacoby was one of the founders of WordCamp Miami a decade ago, and his talk will cover both nostalgic moments and what the future of WordPress holds for users.
Finally, WordCamp Miami will be doing a ‘game show hour’ before the official after party. “We wanted to do something fun and interactive for everyone – and we think we found a great way to segue people from the talks to unwinding at the after party,” Bisset explained.
“We are even planning on having our sponsors form teams in a trivia contest battle. There will be provisions at the party for those who want to network or just relax in a quiet setting.”
Bisset praised volunteers and organizers for helping make 10 years of WordCamp Miami a reality.
“Each and every one of our organizers and speakers deserve a huge amount of thanks and praise for their hard work.” He said. “We couldn’t have done ten years without the support of the WordPress community.”
Tickets are on sale with a number of purchasing options. Workshops cost $15 each and general admission tickets are $40 each. General admission tickets provide access to Saturday and Sunday sessions, lunch, swag, and the after party.