As we continue to introduce you to our speakers, we’re happy to announce that the full schedule is now available on our website. If you’re currently on the fence about whether to attend, we’re certain that in reviewing the schedule that you’ll find a number of topics that will appeal to you. Tickets remain available and we encourage you to register to attend Cincinnati’s inaugural WordCamp this October!
WordCamp Cincinnati offering WordPress 101
Do you need a website? Perhaps you have opened a business and realize you need a website. Or maybe you want to start your own blog and don’t know how to get started. WordCamp Cincinnati 2016 can help you obtain the skills necessary to build a website. WordPress 101, an introductory course on using WordPress to build websites, will be taught on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the University of Cincinnati during WordCamp Cincinnati 2016.
WordPress is ubiquitous. It powers blogs, B2C businesses, and B2B businesses. As WordPress is flexible and scalable, it has broad-based appeal for businesses small to large. The WordPress community ethos reflects the open source code mentality — knowledge is to be shared for the mutual goal of improving website experiences. These are some of the ideals expressed during today’s panel discussion on WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition radio show which highlighted the benefits of WordPress and WordCamp.
People attend WordCamps for a variety of reasons. In the case of Jared Banz, when he attended his first WordCamp in March, 2016, it was at the urging of a colleague, Dustin Hartzler, who happened to be a WordCamp volunteer and a WordPress expert.
Jared attended WordCamp Dayton within a month of opening his own digital marketing agency, SumoLeap. Jared decided to leap right into the fray and present a session on Local SEO, which is the art of helping local businesses rank in the top search engine results.
If you’re visiting Cincinnati for the first time while attending WordCamp Cincinnati, you may also be interested in additional attractions or events to look forward to, should you have extra time to spend before and after WordCamp.
In our Travel section, we’ve included links to two websites which serve as useful guides to the region:
The WordCamp Cincinnati organizing committee would like to wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. We hope you find time to rest, enjoy some sports or local fireworks, spend time with your families, or simply relax and enjoy the long weekend.
On our end, things are really starting to ramp up. With our speaker submissions having closed this past week and our inaugural WordCamp a little more than a month away, we’re working harder than ever to ensure a successful event for our local WordPress community. To keep up with the latest, we encourage you to subscribe for updates using the form in the sidebar.
The Cincinnati Project (TCP) uses the social science expertise from the faculty and students at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts & Sciences to help disadvantaged communities and the agencies that serve them. TCP conducts social research to promote economic justice, health equity, racial equality, improved conditions for women, and for other equity issues. TCP faculty engages Cincinnati area community members, non-profits, governments and agencies to form partnerships in order to solve problems and meet the needs of the disadvantaged in the community. A recent example of this research involved a group of students working with a community partner to collect qualitative information at the recent NAACP Conference in Cincinnati.
Tomorrow, August 31st, is the last day to submit a proposal to speak at WordCamp Cincinnati. We’ve received an assortment of wonderful proposals, and in this post and those in the coming weeks, we will continue to announce the speaker lineup for Cincinnati’s inaugural WordCamp in October. If you’re passionate about a particular topic that you’d like to share with the WordPress community, we encourage you to submit a proposal through our call for speakers submission form.
Should you be traveling to Cincinnati from out of town for the WordCamp in October, you may be starting to consider accommodations for the weekend of your stay. We have an entire section of the website dedicated to travel advice, including a list of recommended hotels detailing convenient and/or unique hotels around the venue and in Cincinnati.
What do Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Kevin Connolly, Kate Mara, Ellen Page and WordCamp Cincinnati 2016 attendees have in common? They are all making Cincinnati a destination to pursue their passions and further their professional goals.