WordCamp San Francisco needs you! We’re looking for speakers from across the WordPress community and across the web to take to the stage and share their stories. Think that’s you? Have someone in mind? Now’s the time to let us know.
Who do we want?
We’re looking for speakers from a broad range of backgrounds to cover all aspects of WordPress, the web, writing, and beyond. We want speakers who inspire rather than instruct, speakers that send our attendees away fired up, ready to do something new and creative. Tutorials abound on the internet; the joy of a great presentation is getting to see someone in the flesh and be inspired.
Previous speakers include:
- Chris Coyier – designer, CSS-Tricks, CodePen.io
- Leo Babauta – writer, ZenHabits
- Tammie Lister – designer, Automattician, BuddyPress contributor
- Karl Fogel – author, Producing Open Source Software
- Konstantin Kovshenin – developer, Automattician
- Helen Hou-Sandí – developer, WordPress 4.0 release lead
- Yuri Victor – developer, director of user experience at the Washington Post
- Tracy Levesque – designer, YikesInc
- Will Norris – developer, Google’s Open Source Programs Office
Nominate a speaker or submit your talk
Did you attend a workshop that left you inspired, energized, and ready to take on the WordPress world? Do you have a story that will light up the WordPress community?
We’re looking for speakers from around the world and across the web.
Fill in our speaker nomination and application form with details. We’ll accept speaker nominations and applications until June 30. Speaker nominations and applications are now closed!
Potential speakers who need help covering the travel costs in order to speak at WordCamp SF can apply for travel assistance.
It’s summertime, and WordCamp SF planning is heating up for the big event in October. We’re excited to be trying something new this year — in addition to the traditional conference at Mission Bay, we’ll be hosting a community summit to bring together contributors to the open source project with the WordPress professionals who are investing in the platform, as well as mini-meetups for the active contributor teams.
Schedule and Format
Saturday & Sunday, October 25-26: Our traditional 2-track conference at Mission Bay Conference Center, we’ll have sessions to inspire developers, designers, and content creators. Matt Mullenweg will give his annual State of the Word address, and we’ll incorporate workshops for people who are interested in becoming contributors to the open source project.
Monday, October 27: An iteration on the 2012 WordPress Community Summit, this will be a day of group conversations between WordPress.org contributors and WordPress professionals to build bonds, identify issues, and plan upcoming projects. This event will have separate registration as the attendance is capped based on venue capacity, which will be the Automattic Lounge.
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 28-29: WordPress.org contributor teams will have two days to work on their projects together and make plans in a face-to-face real-time environment.
Planning for WordCamp San Francisco 2014 is underway! The next WordCamp SF will be held the weekend of October 25-26.
As we move forward, we’ll post here each week with an update. Note for anyone already opening their favorite travel-booking site: we’ll probably have a couple of days of pre- and post-WordCamp events, so while we definitely want you to save the date now, if you’re booking nonrefundable travel you may want to wait a little longer so you can consider the final schedule.
If you don’t want to miss a single step of the planning process, subscribe to this site and follow @wordcampsf on Twitter. It’s going to be amazing!