Yesterday turned out better than we, as organizers, could have ever imagined! We have SO many people and companies to thank!
First of all our sponsors, without whom this event could have never happened!
Please tweet at all these people/companies and say thank you for helping to put on #wctoga and let them know how much fun you had!
Skidmore College: @benjaminharwood, @geoparadigm, @threadandmotors, @AdamFC (Donated the projectors!)
Stockwell Media: @StockwellMedia (Donated video services!)
Mannix Marketing: @mannixmarketing
Interactive Media Consulting: @bethimc
Sticker Giant: @stickergiant (donated the amazing die cut event stickers!)
Positive Approach Press: @PosiApproach (turned our shirts around overnight!)
St. Peters Health Network: @StPetersHealth
Code Poet: @WPCodePoet
Straight North: @StraightNorth
Next are our speakers!
If you attended their talk, let them know how awesome it was or what you learned!
Cameron Barrett @camworld
Natalie Semczuk @talkanatalka
Andrea Bishop @andrealee_b
Danika Atkins @DanikaAtkins
Elyse Nielsen @Anticlue
Jason Cortés –no twitter, thank him at the next meet up!
Scott Taylor @wonderboymusic
Tom Harrigan @TomHarrigan
Kevin Fodness @kevinfodness
Camden Segal @camdensegal
Beau Lebens @beaulebens
JR Tashjian @jrtashjian
And last but not least, our organizing team!
Matt Banks @mattbanks
Sheri Bigelow @designsimply
Damon Cook @dcook
Simon Ouderkirk @saouderkirk
Eric Frisino @ericfrisino
if you can think of anyone else who deserves a thank you, hit them up as well!
Can you believe it, less than 24 hours until we kick off the first ever WordCamp Saratoga! I don’t know if you can tell or not but the organizing team is very excited and working very hard behind the scenes to make this an awesome day for the community, so when you see them tomorrow say thanks, they are an awesome team of people that have put a ton of work into making this event killer.
So I am just writing this to let you know whats going on tomorrow. At 7:30 AM we will be open for check in at the Saratoga City Center, with breakfast provided by Panera. Check in will be open from 7:30 AM until 8:30 AM (don’t worry if you can’t make it in that time, we will have someone there to check you in if your running late) at 8:30 AM we will have opening remarks and we will kick off the day at 9:00 AM with our first talks from Cameron Barrett and Scott Taylor.
Morning talks will wrap up around noon and you will be set loose to grab some lunch (we have lots of suggestions included with the schedule). Lunch will end around 1:45 and we will begin our afternoon talks at 2:00 PM. Afternoon talks will wrap up at 5:00 with talks from Jason Cortés and JR Tashjian. Then the after party will be starting at 7:00 PM, you will get details with your schedule of events.
Remember to grab a ticket if you haven’t yet, and to pester your friends to do the same!
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Also give us a follow on twitter @wctoga and our hashtag is #wctoga, don’t forget to tweet about it!!
-Eric Frisino and the WordCamp Saratoga Organizing Team
Whaaaat! We love these speakers so much. Here is the next round.
- Scott Taylor is killing it as a WordPress Core Committer.
- Beau Lebens leads the team behind O2 at Automattic.
- Camden Segal bends WordPress to his will at WebDevStudios and makes iOS games.
- Elyse Nielsen knows her way around project management based on adventures in healthcare IT. I totally love some of the stuff she retweets @anticlue.
- Cameron Barrett designs online communities (I love that) and is currently taming technology problems at New Jersey’s largest school district.
Watch this space for schedule and ticket announcements—they are on the way!
We’re so excited to have a great line-up of completely awesome speakers at our very first WordCamp Saratoga to be held October 11, 2014. We think this event will throw our local WordPress community into a higher gear—something we’re revved up to do.
- JR Tashjian is a Code Wrangler for VaultPress, an Automattic team.
- Danika Atkins works at at Outspoken Media and runs Social Media Breakfast Tech Valley.
- Andrea Bishop is a Happiness Engineer for Automattic and works closely with WordPress.com VIP.
- Natalie Semczuk is a digital project manager specializing in content strategy.
- Jason Cortés is a co-organizer of the Albany UX Meetup group.
- Kevin Fodness is a developer at local marketing firm Fingerpaint and teaches Computer Science at Skidmore.
- Matt Banks is co-owner and lead developer of Collectiv THKG and blogs about task runners and deployment optimizations.
Stay tuned for more awesome speaker announcements, or head over to the main speakers page to see them all.
The organizing committee of WordCamp Saratoga is happy to announce that we’re now accepting speaker applications! For our first ever WordCamp Saratoga, we have only 12 slots available for the day of Saturday, October 11.
WordCamp Saratoga brings together designers, developers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, bloggers and anyone interested in WordPress. We’re looking to build a program packed with amazing presentations which reflects the diversity of the WordPress community in the Capital Region, and we want you to be a part of it!
-Speaker submissions closed-
Thank you EVERYONE for doing a killer job speaking at WordCamp Saratoga.
We will be posting their talks, slides and resources in an upcoming blog post as we receive them.
We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Saratoga is officially on the calendar!
WordCamp Saratoga will be October 11, 2014 at the Saratoga City Center.
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