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MECA Hosts Maines First Wordcamp

MECA Hosts Maine's First WordCamp

Posted: 2014-07-30

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WordCamp is an informal, community-organized event that is put together by WordPress users. These events happen all over the world and bring together anyone from casual users to core developers to connect and share ideas. If you're unfamiliar with WordPress, it's been described as "a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system." In other words, it's the system in which a lot of blogs and websites are built with (more than 22%, in fact). 

Maine College of Art has the privilege to host the first WordCamp Maine! Coming up August 15-17, MECA will host a series of speakers and workshops for the event. Don't miss it!

Here are a few highlights:

  • August 15-17
    • Friday: Intro courses for beginners/refresher
    • Saturday: Main event/talks
    • Sunday: Contributors' Day
      • Geared toward developers who wish to contribute to the WordPress Core Project
      • Will be held at Casco Bay Tech Hub
  • A partial list of companies represented by speakers at our WordCamp:
    • Automattic (makers of WordPress)
    • 10up
    • Sucuri
    • iThemes
    • WooThemes
    • Parka
    • Bangor Daily News
    • Portland Press Herald
    • InMotion Hosting
  • Keynote by John Eckman, CEO of 10up 
  • 10up recently redesigned the Press Herald site
  • They have a number of large national/international clients, including Bates, TechCrunch, and Google
  • Speakers and team members from Automattic will staff support sessions for WordPress users at the Happiness Bar
  • Tickets are just $30 for all events, including an after party cruise on Casco Bay

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