If you are in any way connected to the digital scene, there is probably no better way to spend $20 than buying a WordCamp Milwaukee ticket. That $20 will get you two full days of learning and sharing WordPress-related knowledge. You’ll get that and a pretty cool after party Shelby and I are planning.
It’s a community experience
In January of 2011 while attending my first WordCamp out in Phoenix, I experienced firsthand the friendly sharing attitude of the WordPress/WordCamp community. Everyone came to learn; even those there to share their knowledge presenting or helping out at the knowledge bar. Since then I have attended three more WordCamps (Chicago, Detroit and back to Phoenix) so Milwaukee will make my fifth camp and it’s going to be the most special as it’s in my hometown.
Lots of different topics and reasons to come
There will be three tracks at WordCamp Milwaukee: user, developer and an unconference. The list of speakers is coming together as well and it’s an impressive one (present company excluded). The point is this conference is for everyone from the writer with little technical knowledge all the way to developers working on the next version of the WordPress core.
I’ve met journalists, developers and social media gurus at WordCamps. It’s a place where all the disciplines of the digital landscape come together to freely and openly share knowledge with one another.
And you can get a shirt!
If you sign up by May 1, you will be guaranteed to get a shirt that fits. If you’re local, there is really no reason to delay and if you’re not local, don’t worry. I hear we are working on some good hotel deals for you guys too.
I’m hoping to see lots of my WordCamp friends from Chicago and Detroit as the drive is not too bad for you guys. Oh and here’s a little teaser: The picture with this post was taken inside the Milwaukee Brewing Company, where our after party will be held Saturday night (June 2). That’s right. In Milwaukee, a town made famous by beer, our after party is being held in a brewery. It’s also a brewery that happens to be walking distance from the event venue.