Twitter Meetup with a Heart

February 4, 2009

Building on a great community showing at Barcamp, the Charlotte Social Media crowd is hopping with happenings. The next of which is a great event for a great cause.


Twestival is a global city-by-city tweetup aiming to bring together social media enthusiasts to raise money for a great cause, charity : water. Each city’s event is run by local volunteers with all proceeds going directly to charity, to help provide wells and clean drinking water to the world. How are they organizing such an effort? WordPress of course. The Twestival website, city sites (including Charlotte), and development blog are all being run on WordPress Mu.

Give some to this great cause by attending the Charlotte Twestival event next Thursday, Feb. 12th. Buy your tickets now (all proceeds go to charity : water) as cheaper tickets will not last long. Spend as little as $5 or as much as $100, whatever is within your budget. They are also looking for sponsors of $300 or more in order to help reach the goal of raising $5,000.

Charlotte WordCamp 2008 Wrapup

November 30, 2008

Charlotte’s first blogging conference had ended. On the day of the conference, we had 120 attendees.

Keep an eye out for these upcoming post on the blog:

  • Event feedback form summary
  • Full video from the event
  • Plans for the coming year

Here is a wrap-up so far:

Other accounts of the event:

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Feedback Please?

November 18, 2008

Tell us what you loved, hated, and secretly mocked. Or just build our egos a bit, your call. The official Charlotte WordCamp 2008 Feedback Survey.

Thanks for everyone’s support.

Slide Shows CLTwordcamp

November 17, 2008

The keynote and panel slide shows for your reference.

Promotion Panel – Corey Creed on SEO

November 17, 2008

Still more video to come, just posting some snippets as they get uploaded. Video by @jakrose, Corey Creed can be found here.

Content is King – Sarah Aarthum speaking at CLTWordcamp

November 17, 2008

Much more video coming. This is just a sample. Thanks to Stormncast on Twitter for video.

Twitter Love at WordCamp

November 16, 2008

At the beginning of CLTwordcamp, the 120 person audience was asked “Who doesn’t know what Twitter is?” It had already come up in conversation a few times. 1 person raised her hand. I am sure there were a couple other shy folks, but to say the least, Twitter was represented well at the conference.

Here is the CLTwordcamp tag on Twitter. Ben Ullman also wrote a good post on his interaction with other Twitter users at the event.