And yet another WordCamp is nearly upon us! WordCamp St. Louis is coming up on March 14-15th, and as we’ve done with past events, we want to give you the scoop on what to see and where to be. None of the WDS team is going to be speaking this time around, but one of our Developers, Patrick Garman, and one of our Project Managers, Cristina Cannon, will be around that weekend, so make sure you say hello!
Although I find it hard to believe that any of our regular readers are unfamiliar with WordCamp (come on, now!), for those of you that are completely green: WordCamps are events held all over the world where WordPress nerds unite to share their skills, insights, and learn a whole lot from a bunch of other smarties.
As we’ve done with previous events, we wanted to highlight a few things to check out while you’re there–it seems like WordCamp St. Louis has a bevy of awesome things going on that you will not want to miss:
Opening Keynote – 9 AM – Speakers: Konstantin Obenland and Michael Cain
Konstantin Obenland and Michael Cain host the Cain & Obenland in the Morning podcast, and will be doing the keynote for WordCamp St. Louis this year!
Official After Party – 6 PM – City Museum
The official after party is going to be held at the City Museum, which is a unique event space that sounds like a whole lot of fun!
From the WordCamp St. Louis site:
The City Museum is a 600,000 square foot mega playground that’s a blast for both children and adults. The City Museum was opened in 1997 after artist Bob Cassilly purchased the former International Shoe Company and along with his crew, built the museum using found objects. The City Museum has features like old chimneys, salvaged bridges, cranes, and my personal favorite, a seven-story slide!
Kids Camp – 9 AM – 12 PM – Speakers: Russell Fair, Chris Koerner, Lucas Lima, Eric Juden
Do you have young people in your life that would like to learn about how to create websites? Come to our Kid Camp! We’ll cover the basics of setting up a site and talk about what it means to publish something publicly on the web. We’ll also have pizza for lunch!
The class is geared towards 8-13 year olds, however, any age is welcome to attend (space permitting). Parents or legal guardians must be present for children under 12. All attendees must bring a laptop.
Only one adult ticket is needed if you’re bringing multiple kids.
Description from the WordCamp St. Louis site
Make sure to follow WordCamp St. Louis @WordCampSTL, and if you can’t join them in person, you can always join them in spirit by soaking up the info via the hashtag #WCSTL. Also, the t-shirts they have for the event are pretty cool and totally worthy of adding to your collection.