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That’s a Wrap, WordCamp Seattle 2013

Thank you for tuning in for WordCamp Seattle 2013, it was a pleasure working with you to put on such a special event for the Seattle WordPress community.

In order to continue to improve the event for you, we hope you can take a second to fill out this quick survey. It will REALLY help us gauge what we did well, and what we could have done better.

Take the WordCamp Seattle 2013 Post-Event Survey

Developer Day Tomorrow!
Don’t forget! We have a developer day planned for tomorrow, Sunday June 9th from noon to 5pm. It’s free, and open to everyone (although knowledge of code is encouraged) – Details can be found on the official schedule!

Monthly Meetups
If you loved WordCamp and you want more great WordPress goodness here in Seattle, make sure to check out the monthly Seattle WordPress Meetup. Think of it as a mini-WordCamp once a month. Check it out and join the group on the official Meetup page!

Until next year!
Grant, Karen, Ben & Bryan

Ride to WordCamp Seattle in Style!

We know you’re all excited for WordCamp Seattle 2013 this upcoming weekend, but we thought we’d sweeten the deal a little bit. The very awesome @Uber_Sea is offering some free and discount rides for WordCamp attendees to and from WordCamp, so make sure to check out the details below and plan out your day accordingly. Cheers!


Thank You to Our Mt. Rainier Sponsors

Our Mt. Rainier Sponsors are Media Temple and FoxyCart, who have both stepped up in really big ways to help support this year’s WordCamp. Ticket sales for WordCamp Seattle only cover about 40% of the overall cost, and these two sponsors are a big reason why we can keep ticket prices at just 20$.

Media Temple

Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple‘s simple tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. We take pride in offering a premium service at a competitive price, along with exemplary 24/7 customer support.


FoxyCart is a better checkout experience. We empower developers to create flexible, powerful, custom ecommerce in less time, while equipping merchants with the fastest checkout flow available to their customers. Our system is not turnkey or “all in one”, but rather is built for web professionals who already have their own best-of-breed systems like WordPress.

Make sure to give them a shout and thank them for making WordCamp Seattle possible!

Building Online Communites Panel

One of the sessions I’m most looking forward to this Saturday is the panel on building communities online using WordPress. We have 4 distinct and experienced panelists who have either grown large communities, or currently manage large communities online.

In hopes of getting the most out of these fantastic panelists, our wonderful moderator Scott Berkun is looking for your input and questions for our panelists. Check out Scott’s post where he outlines our panelists and asks for you input:

See you Saturday!

DreamHost, We Thank You

dreamhost-logoDreamHost is a Champion Sponsor of WordCamp which means they’ve made the commitment to sponsoring WordCamps around the world. Beyond supporting WordCamps, they are a huge supporter of the WordPress platform, and can happily host your next WordPress site. Check them out, give them a shout and say thanks, or consider using them for your next site!

DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web hosting and cloud services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service DreamCompute. Please visit for more information.

Thank you DreamHost!

Thank You BlueHost

sponsor-bluehostWordCamp Seattle wouldn’t be possible without BlueHost, an excellent web hosting company who sponsors numerous WordCamps around the world. Take a second to check them out, tell them thanks, and maybe even use them to host your next WordPress site.

Bluehost has been providing quality web hosting solutions to businesses and individuals since 1996. Their goal is to provide outstanding services for the best possible price. To achieve these goals they’re constantly innovating and upgrading their services at no additional cost to their customers. Join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.

Thanks BlueHost!

WordCamp Developer Day

One of the best parts of WordCamp is that it brings together people of all backgrounds and skill levels. From someone who’s never used WordPress, to a developer who has written much of the code behind the platform, WordCamp is meant to be accesible to all, no matter your skill level or background.

For those that write code (often coined “developers”), WordCamp often isn’t the best venue for hands on application of the coding concepts discussed. In order to take advantage of having so many great developers in Seattle at the same time, we are hosting an informal “Developer Day” Sunday June 9th, the day after WordCamp.


The developer day will be an open, informal gathering aimed at providing a more “hands on” opportunity to share, learn, and apply concepts talked about at WordCamp. We have a rough outline of the day, however it’s also open to group co-working, unconference sessions, and anything that developers want to bring to the table.

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