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WordCamp Birmingham T-Shirts

Check out the design for this year’s event shirt:

2016 WordCamp Birmingha m shirt design.
2016 WordCamp Birmingham shirt design.

Isn’t it great? While the color of the shirt may shift, that fantastic word-cloud Birmingham-inspired WordPress-fueled calligram design will not.

We’re excited to be handing these out to all attendees to this year’s WordCamp Birmingham. If you want one of these shirts (and in the correct size) you need to go ahead and get your ticket. Don’t wait. These awesome shirts are just one of the perks you get for your $20 ticket to this year’s event.

See you on October 29th! #wcbham16 #wpyall

2016 WordCamp Speaker Lineup

We are so excited to finally get to share with you the WordCamp Birmingham Speaker Lineup. This year’s event is jam packed with talent, teachers, leaders and coders. WordCamp Birmingham is all about bringing together the WordPress community in a way that we ALL can learn and share, no matter your skill level or experience.

So if you’re thinking about starting your own website or if you’re a seasoned WordPress pro, click over and buy your ticket today and then check out the schedule below.

We have three dynamic tracks loaded for you on October 29th. Track 01 is for the Blogger/Website Owner. Track 02 is designed to be helpful to Freelance and Business-focused folks. Track 03 tackles the tech and best practices that Developers need to know.


Kick off the day with our KEYNOTE with Cory Miller

Track 01 – Bloggers / Power Users
  1. In Case of Zombies… Creating a Disaster Action Plan *Before* You Need It with Kate Newbill
  2. Beginner WordPress Security with Gerroald Barron
  3. Usability Testing Workshop – Make Your Site Better in 30 Minutes with George Childs
  4. Frameworks for Freelancers– Double Time IT! with Shelly Peacock
  5. Strategic Design: How Information Can Drive your Design Decisions to Success with Sara Cannon
  6. Write 30 Posts in 30 Days without Hurting Yourself with Kathryn Lang
Track 02 – Freelance / Business
  1. Surviving a Crisis of Confidence with Nathan Ingram
  2. Starting your Business on a Shoestring Budget with Elizabeth Pampalone
  3. Running a WordPress Membership Site in Real Life with Brian Krogsgard
  4. What’s the Plan for your Master Brand? with Kristi L. Oliver
  5. Pitfalls of Working from Home with Adam Warner
  6. Separate your Time from your Income with Kyle Johnson
Track 03 – Developer
  1. WP API, What is it Good For? Absolutely Everything! with Evan Mullins
  2. Using Chrome Developer Tools with Micah Wood
  3. Rapid Web App Development on WordPress with Corey Maass
  4. I18n…what? Internationalization: Why and How with David Wood
  5. From LAMP to WISP – Options for Operating WordPress in Microsoft Environments with Patrick Bates
  6. Managing Multiple Sites Made Easy With Vagrant and Wordmove with Sam Brasseale

So pick a track or bounce back and forth between sessions. Whatever works for you and your needs! Have a question – let us know and don’t forget to get your tickets now.

Introducing Our 2016 Keynote Speaker

Cory_MillerWe are excited to announce Cory Miller as our keynote speaker for WordCamp Birmingham 2016! Cory is the founder and CEO of iThemes, a leading web design software firm that has provided WordPress plugins, themes and training to thousands of people around the globe since 2008.

So he knows a thing or two about sharing top tips and skills with others.

Cory is also co-author of the WordPress All-in-One for Dummies book and has delivered dozens of WordCamp addresses and keynotes.

Part of Cory’s title, at iThemes, is CEO – that’s Chief Entertainment Officer – so you can expect to hear big ideas, clear advice and have a good time during his WordCamp Birmingham Keynote Address on October 29, 2016.

In the meantime, you can check out Cory’s personal site, his company iThemes, follow him on Twitter, or check out his new podcast Leader.Team.

Welcome to WordCamp Birmingham, Alabama

Get out your Day Planners or launch a new tab for your Google Calendar – we’re happy to announce that WordCamp Birmingham is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Birmingham will be on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at The Harbert Center.

That’s 91 days away. Ninety-one days to get speakers lined up. Ninety-one days to get a volunteer army ready. Ninety-one days to plan, plan, blog, and plan some more. But we’re looking forward to it all and hope to see you in October.

Mark your calendar now for Saturday, October 29th, 2016 and sign-up below to make sure you get the latest updates on tickets, schedules and after-party news.

meetup_logoDrop us a comment or two if you have any questions. Or better yet, come join us at next month’s WordPress Meetup meeting. It’s a great crew of some pro and not-so-pro folks. Everyone is friendly and ready to share thoughts, tips and questions about WordPress.

And be sure to subscribe to the email updates (over in the sidebar) for WordCamp Birmingham so you can stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!