Puffbox is proud to confirm that we will again be sponsoring WordCamp UK, the annual gathering of the nation’s users and developers of WordPress. As things stand, we’re the only sponsor to have supported the event in each of its three years of existence.
This year’s event takes place on 17-18 July – yes, just a few weeks away; and we’re being hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School – right in the heart of the nation’s computing capital (historically speaking at least!). As with last year, it’ll be a full two days, with sessions in two rooms simultaneously; and I’ll be doing a session on… er, something. Haven’t quite pinned it down yet.
‘Life-changing’ may be too dramatic a word; but certainly, good things have happened for me in the aftermath of both previous WordCamps that simply wouldn’t have happened otherwise. I’ve met new and interesting people; learned new things; pooled new ideas; developed working relationships; and formulated grand plans. And there’s every reason to believe that this year’s event will be similarly stimulating. That’s why Puffbox is continuing its sponsorship of the event: because, by throwing a few quid into the pot, we ensure it all happens again.
The running order (still in development) will include sessions led by leading lights of the UK WordPress community like Simon Wheatley, Mike Little and Dave Coveney; plus at least one person, possibly two, from WP’s parent company, Automattic; and Peter Westwood, one of the core development team behind WordPress. (Regular readers of this here blog might be interested to note quite a few speakers with public sector experience, too.)
If you’d like to join us – and you’d be most welcome, of course! – the tickets are a modest £20 each if you book now, rising to £30 after the weekend.