WordCamp Philly Moving to Spring and Evolving

It’s that time of the year again when we all start thinking about WordCamp Philly. For the past three years WordCamp Philly has taken place in the Fall, but it’s time for a change. The Organizers have decided to move WordCamp Philly to the Spring, which will be in 2014. The Fall is always a very busy time of the year. This year is going to be especially busy with events like WordCamp Baltimore, Boston, Europe, and PressNomics 2 all scheduled within 30-days of each other. Someone needed to move so we decided it was time to move our event to the Spring.

We are also planning on evolving the event. WordCamp Philly has a reputation as being one of the top WordCamps in the country every year. We like to think of our event as a leader in making a WordPress focused event innovative and fun. We’ve decided to review the event structure from top to bottom and really change up the next event. I can’t announce any specifics, as it’s way too early in the planning process, but we wanted to tease you a little with what’s to come.

To keep up with news concerning this event be sure to subscribe to this blog and join our Philly WordPress Meetup group. More soon!

New PhillyWP.org Feature: Jobs Board

Howdy all,
We’re excited to roll out some new functionality here on PhillyWP — the brand-new jobs board! Powered by Mike Jolley’s awesome new WP Job Manager, we’d love to see the Jobs Board become the go-to place for local WordPress businesses to post their new opportunities and get Philly-area WordPressers more exposure to the jobs out there.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and let us know. We’d love to make this useful for any and all. Thanks!

Give some help, Get some help – Holiday social and TOY DRIVE

Join us for our December WordPress Meetup on Thursday, December 13th at 7pm. The meetup will take place at the: Colket Translational Research Building (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research campus).
Meetup Topic: “Birds of a Feather”
Format:  Mixer and Toy Drive

In the spirit of getting together Philadelphia WordPress Meetup is proud to announce their “Give some help, Get some help – Holiday Social and Toy Drive”.  Bring your WordPress questions, your favorite WP tricks and a gift for a the needy kids at CHOP.  We will splitting into groups, based on topics, and helping each other with our WordPress questions!

Food will be served.  Please bring a new unwrapped toy for a CHOP Toy Donation

See this Amazon wishlist for ideas on what to get.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mark Your Calendars For WordCamp Philly 2011: November 5th & 6th

That’s right, folks, we’re approved and locked-in for this year’s WordCamp Philly! Keep tabs on official updates over at the official site, but mark down November 5th & 6th on your calendars for this year’s event, and, as always, follow the #WCPhilly hashtag.

We’re back at Temple University’s Alter Hall, so those of you that attended last year know we’re in for another treat.

We’re excited — are you?

June Philly WordPress Meetup: Getting Started with a WordPress Website

The June Philly WordPress Meetup has been scheduled! This month Reed Gustow (@tangofoxtrot) will be presenting on Getting Started with a WordPress Website. Some of the topics Reed will cover include:

  • Installing and configuring WordPress
  • Creating content in WP
  • Explaining themes, stylesheets, and templates
  • Installing plugins and themes
  • Working with WordPress Locally (using XAMPP)
  • and more!

For more details and to RSVP visit:
http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-WordPress-Meetup-Group/events/22920271/

Mini WordPress Meetups

We had a great conversation at the Meetup last night about organizing “mini meetups” in and around the Philly area. Everyone seemed to really like the idea so I started a forum thread on the topic. If this interests you at all please join the conversation:
http://phillywp.org/groups/mini-meetups/forum/topic/mini-wordpress-meetups-around-philly-1/

We are already starting to plan a Chestnut Hill Developer Hackathon as the first mini meetup! If you are in the area, and want to come out and hack away with other WordPress coders, be sure to let us know here:
http://phillywp.org/groups/mini-meetups/forum/topic/chestnut-hill-developer-hackathon/