We’re almost halfway through CLTWordCamp , the morning started off with short 20 seconds introductions from the entire room, that went surprislly fast & well. Then we broke up into two sessions, 1. a WordPress for Beginners and the others had an open discussion (camp style) on wordpress.
Registration will be opening up soon, as soon as we finalize a location. But we do have some important news to share regarding our date and main speaker, both recently locked down. Along with some more detail on events of the day.
Saturday, November 15th at 10am EST
Keynote Speaker Finalized
Mark Jaquith, Lead developer on WordPress
“A Floridian, a husband to a wonderful wife, IN UR NOUN, VERBING UR RELATED NOUN, an employee of b5media, a fan of Free and Open Source Software, six feet, four inches tall, 25 years old, a WordPress core developer, a Mac user, an independent WordPress consultant, a capitalist and a libertarian, a Roman Catholic, this guy right here:
We are aiming for 3 main panel discussions where we will be able to utilize some local experts in a very casual discussion format. The topics we are currently considering are:
- WordPress Tech – From WordPress.com to WordPress.org, what are the technical pros and cons, the common pitfalls, and some tips and tricks of the trade
- Content is King – Overused yes, but still too true to ignore. What are the keys to developing dynamic content for your blog
- Traffic Solutions – Ok, so you have a blog up and running, you think you have good content, how do you bring it to the people?
We are planning two very informal roundtable discussions for now.
Yes, there will be a nifty happy hour for people to continue to meet adn greet and grab some beverages afterward. More to come on this as the details are dependant on several things still up in the air.
Ok, so just from email, tweets, and blog comments I am declaring we have plenty of interest to carry on with CLT WordCamp. Moving forward we have set up pages for Location and Date input from you as well as the actuall event programming. We have some feelers out to some local bloggers and personalities who have worked for some pretty cool online companies. We will keep you posted on those leads, but in the mean time, be sure to chime in on the where, when and what that you want to see. And keep spreading the word.