WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress.
WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to WordPress.com and WordPress.org users alike.
On October 2, 2010, the Filipino WordPress community will gather together in Manila for WordCamp Philippines 2010. It marks the third time WordCamp is held in the Philippines, following successful WordCamps in 2008 and 2009. This year, the organizers promise a bigger and better WordCamp Philippines, featuring distinguished speakers and not to mention WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg himself being in attendance.
The spacious venue provided by the College of Saint Benilde in Manila allows for a multi-track system wherein participants may sign up for the Basic, Advanced and Developer talks depending on their skill level. WordCamp Philippines 2010 is a whole day affair running from 8AM in the morning to 6PM in the evening. An exciting schedule of activities is in the works. – WordCamp Philippines
Registration was opened in July and is closing it’s doors sooner than expected because there are only a few slots left. The registration fee is Php700 or about $15-$16 (USD via PayPal). This includes the entrance ticket, WordCamp kit, lunch and coffee, and the WordCamp shirt. A Php 200 or about $4-$5 discount is currently being given to those who will register and pay until August 15th. So, if you want to avail of the early bird discount, please register and pay before the deadline.
Here’s the list of topics that will be discussed according to 3 categories: (derived from WordCamp Philippines)
- Difference between WordPress .com and .org
- Anatomy of a WordPress blog (post, page, plugins, tags, categories, RSS, theme)
- WordPress in the Wild (examples / showcase of WordPress sites)
- Setting up a WordPress.com blog
- WordPress Installation and Setup
- Customizing a WordPress blog (themes, plugins)
- WordPress Security
- WordPress Troubleshooting
- Video Blogging
- Integrating Social Media
- Search Engine Optimization and Optimizing Ads
- WordPress as CMS
- WordPress as Jobsite
- WordPress as E-commerce site
- API’s and gravatars
- Plugin must-haves
- Customizing existing themes and plugins
- Creating your first plugin
- Introduction to theme creation
Note: The topics listed are proposed talks only. Topics may be merged or changed.
I’m not going.. I just want to share the badge specially made for this event. I really want to attend but unfortunately, I already have a weekend getaway scheduled. I know I will learn a lot by attending, but, there’s still next year. By that time, I hope, I’m already a pro when it comes to the basic category,lol.. I hope, my fellow Filipino bloggers can attend..WordPress users and those who wants to migrate from another platform, you’re invited! Register now at WordCamp Philippines.
Mark your calendars and don’t forget the WordCamp is happening on October 2, 2010 at the College of Saint Benilde ( La Salle Taft). Enjoy!