Every now and then I like to remind people about upcoming WordCamps. WordCamps are locally-organized, casual conferences held all over the world that focus on WordPress. Bloggers, developers, and every other kind of WordPress fan get together to show off cool things they’ve done with WordPress, teach and learn from each other, meet new co-conspirators, and generally have a crazy fun day or weekend with other people who share their love of WordPress. Often, members of the WordPress.com team from Automattic are in attendance, and would love to meet more of you!
There are WordCamps this weekend in Albuquerque and Portland, so if you’re anywhere near these cities, you should try to attend (we’ll be there!). In Portland, the WordPress Foundation also will be sponsoring some special activities around Software Freedom Day (I’ll be at this one, testing and giving a sneak peek to attendees of some new features in the works).
Is there a WordCamp coming up near you? Let’s find out!
Sep 15: WordCamp Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa
Sep 16-18: WordCamp Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
Sep 17-18: WordCamp Portland Portland, OR
Sep 24: WordCamp Lisboa Lisboa, Portugal
Sep 24: WordCamp Germany Koln, Germany
Sep 25: WordCamp Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria
Oct 1: WordCamp Louisville Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 8-9: WordCamp Sevilla Seville, Spain
Oct 15-16: WordCamp Jabalpur Jabalpur, India
Nov 5-6: WordCamp Toronto Toronto, ON
Nov 5-6: WordCamp Gold Coast Gold Coast, Australia
Nov 5-6: WordCamp Philly Philadelphia, PA
Nov 12: WordCamp Caguas Caguas, Puerto Rico
Nov 12-13: WordCamp Kenya Nairobi, Kenya
Nov 12-13: WordCamp Detroit Detroit, MI
Nov 12: WordCamp Richmond Richmond, VA
Nov 12-13: WordCamp Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Dec 17: WordCamp Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Feb 3-4 WordCamp Atlanta Atlanta, GA
There are also a number of WordCamps still in the early organizing stage that do not yet have dates set. These include: Ft. Wayne, IN; London, UK; Edmonton, Canada; Baku, Azerbaijan; Oslo, Norway; Sacramento, CA; Birmingham, Alabama; Pittsburgh, PA; Omaha, NE; Orlando, FL; Tokyo, Japan; Paris, France; Zagreb, Croatia; Nashville, TN, Washington DC, Baltimore, MD; Bangkok, Thailand; Istanbul, Turkey.
Hope to see you soon at a WordCamp near you!
Sep 16th at 3:40 pm
O Wow! In India too! I’ll attend it must.
Sep 16th at 3:41 pm
Orlando has a site up with December 3, 2011 as an announced date.
Sep 16th at 3:41 pm
Why Jabalpur of all the places in India? Who blogs from Jabalpur? Kidding. One in Mumbai, please!
Sep 16th at 3:42 pm
since Florida’s been the site of some (interesting) political action, why leave us out? love you and need to make sure you get your vitamin C.
Sep 16th at 3:45 pm
oh i see it now, orlando. pish posh. come to where the real fun awaits, Southwest Florida’s Suncoast.
Sep 16th at 3:46 pm
Oooo…I’m looking for one in Texas. Thank you. Please, keep this kind of information updated.
Sep 16th at 4:37 pm
As a relatively new blogger, I can’t even imagine the tips and tricks I’d pick up at one of these events. Please please PLEASE make Sacramento happen — just a 2-hour drive over the Sierras, and I’m THERE!
Will the WordPress blog be the only way to find updates on these events — or is there another source?
Sep 16th at 4:45 pm
I’m interested in a Sacramento CA Wordcamp. How can I follow-up?
Sep 16th at 4:57 pm
Hooray, I see London mentioned.
Hope it’s when I’m free…..
Sep 16th at 5:24 pm
please make a wrdcamp again with Athens as a destinatination, it would be really great
Sep 16th at 5:28 pm
Sep 16th at 5:32 pm
Where will come to Singapore or Malaysia??!!! : (
Sep 16th at 6:19 pm
Ditto nuvofelt for the London WordCamp.
Sep 16th at 6:25 pm
has there ever been or is there planned a WordCamp in Alaska??
Sep 16th at 7:00 pm
Why no Boston or New York?
Sep 16th at 7:13 pm
Aloha from Maui! Wouldn’t it be fun to have a Word Camp in Maui? Believe it or not, you can get work done here…..just wake up a bit earlier, enjoy a surf session, shower and then Camp Out! Let me know if I can help organize WordCamp Mau. You’ll get lots of interests I’m sure. Gotta go, I have a date with Sea Turtles at Napili Bay…..a hui hou, malama pono (until then, take care).
Sep 16th at 7:15 pm
It’s tonight in Albuquerque! Oh, no. Needed a little more notice. So sorry to miss it!
Sep 16th at 7:28 pm
Minnesota at all? We’ve got the Mall of America! Haha
Sep 16th at 8:10 pm
Any plans to come to Ireland??
Sep 16th at 8:39 pm
Where and when is the camp in Istanbul – Turkiye ???
Sep 16th at 8:44 pm
Any chance there will be a WordCamp in St. Louis, MO?
Sep 16th at 9:29 pm
I’d love one to be organised for Bristol UK. I’d be delighted to help!!
Sep 16th at 9:40 pm
Grr…I can’t go! I still have school when the one in Las Vegas is going on!
Sep 16th at 9:41 pm
Oh yeah, and you should start on in Chicago, Illinois or Madison, Wisconsin!
Sep 16th at 9:43 pm
It would be great if you could come to the Frankfurt, Germany area. I’d go to the one in Cologne, but the timing is bad – I leave for France that day.
Sep 16th at 9:58 pm
Sep 16th at 10:07 pm
France is not just Paris. Why not try a provincial City such as Montpellier or Nîmes, that way some of us country boys could come along.
Sep 16th at 10:14 pm
can it come to Egypt !
Sep 16th at 10:20 pm
WordCamp in Australia!! Great news:)
Sep 16th at 10:31 pm
Can you have one in Minneapolis? We have a very strong literary and writing community here and have one of the highest literacy rates in the country. I would love to attend!!!!
Sep 16th at 10:50 pm
I read the email and then clicked to read this because I also am interested in the London, England WordCamp – and I have emailed support@ as suggested.
And if WordCamp gets to Edinburgh, that would be sweet.
Sep 16th at 11:36 pm
São Paulo is about to have it’s WordCamp date defined, most likely november 19th.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Sep 17th at 12:21 am
I live in Oneonta, New York and post my blog from here. Of course I understand that it’s in an urban network where the excitement lies; still, I think that I could use some communication with others who might be in the same sort of situation. Luckily, I do have an MIT connection, otherwise I’m sure no one but my best friend would read this. Dorothy Bloom
Sep 17th at 1:11 am
I live in Jakarta – Indonesia and I hope someday the worldcamp will be held in Jakarta too.
Sep 17th at 1:30 am
Gold Coast, Australia? Excellent. I’ll see if I can get a group together.
Sep 17th at 2:22 am
Hopefully Vancouver, BC will be added someday!
Sep 17th at 2:41 am
I belong to a writers’ group in Fort Wayne, IN. A lot of us are trying to learn more about blogging. This is great!
Sep 17th at 2:58 am
Orlando? get me on board. better yet, put Tampa on the list and I will do the footwork to organize up some people here!!
Sep 17th at 3:03 am
San Diego PLEASE! Great idea and would love the opportunity. Hopefully, I’ll see you soon.
Sep 17th at 3:22 am
When will you be in California, the San Francisco bay area?
Sep 17th at 4:06 am
Would love to attend one of these. How about NYC?
Sep 17th at 4:41 am
How about here in Philippines?/
how i wish i can join the upcoming world camp in WordCamp Gold Coast Gold Coast, Australia
(Australia is my dream destination)
Sep 17th at 4:43 am
Sep 17th at 5:00 am
Would love to see this in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Sep 17th at 5:56 am
What about Israel? We need your wisdom. Please do not forsake us.
Sep 17th at 6:14 am
Thanks for that, So when are you coming to New Zealand???
Sep 17th at 6:18 am
That’s good to know that there is one in your country.
How about in the Philippines then?
Sep 17th at 7:17 am
Do you have any plans of having a WordCamp in Salt Lake City, UT?
Sep 17th at 7:29 am
How about ~Cork Ireland~we need a camp please.
Sep 17th at 7:51 am
Any plan to visit DUBAI ???
Sep 17th at 7:55 am
If you could consider adding Manchester, UK as a location that would be great as there is a massive IT community and the biggest university camp in Europe. thanks Candace James UK.
Sep 17th at 8:06 am
Where do you find out about the date and time for the event? I am in North Cal, so the closest to me would be Sac.
Sep 17th at 8:08 am
I am sorry I did not read the entire thing. I just now read that the date has not be set.
Sep 17th at 8:18 am
Please don’t tell me I’ve just missed one in Vancouver, Canada … and is there anything planned for here?
Sep 17th at 8:28 am
Hi Don’t you to want to have a WordCamp in Nepal?……..
Sep 17th at 8:40 am
No UK Wordcamp? Disappointing…..
Sep 17th at 8:41 am
Sorry, I have just seen there may be one in the pipeline. I hope so!
Sep 17th at 8:48 am
Hurry up London – I need to go on a course there asap!!
Sep 17th at 8:53 am
Make sure you don’t forget Brighton UK [London-on-sea] in your world camp planning
Sep 17th at 9:37 am
Wow this is great. I tried to browse through the list but I can’t see my place, so maybe next time…
Sep 17th at 9:45 am
Nothing planned for Manchester, England?
Sep 17th at 10:33 am
ORLANDO! Yesssss! Mickey and Minnie say definitely come to Orlando! I’m in Tampa and I want WordCamp to come to Florida, thank you very much!
Sep 17th at 11:20 am
Yeah, E-Mail me when you end up in NYC.
Sep 17th at 1:56 pm
Any wordcamps in St Louis or Chicago?
Sep 17th at 2:04 pm
I am a brand-new WordPress blogger and this sounds like something wonderful! What about Ottawa Canada, or have I missed it? Carol
Sep 17th at 2:12 pm
No WordCamp in Italy?
Sep 17th at 2:23 pm
I wish you will be in Vietnam!
Sep 17th at 2:29 pm
Will there be WordCamp in Singapore?
Sep 17th at 2:34 pm
Wonderful news! Hopefully the London one won’t be too central since I live on the outskirts… It is all ages allowed there, right?
Sep 17th at 2:37 pm
Please let me know when there is a word camp coming to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I would love to attend.
Sep 17th at 2:48 pm
Shame on WordPress…..I mean it in a loving way…………..Oregon people need time to plan a trip to Portland. It’s 5 hr. from me……..I got the email on Sept 16 about the Portland seminar on the 17th and 18th. Sigh!!!!
PLEASE, give better notification.
Sep 17th at 2:55 pm
This WordCamp sounds Awesome! I just wish that you had one in South Carolina, I just moved from Louisville, KY 2 years ago and you have one there. Hopefully there will be one her in sunny SC soon! I love blogging what’s important to me that helps and supports others!
Sep 17th at 3:02 pm
Looking forward to WordCamp Sacramento! Thanks for this update.
Sep 17th at 3:03 pm
There will be the event in Italy? we are still lagging behind here .. I would be very interested in an exchange, have recently entered into wordpress but I am really happy to be there, these are very beautiful blog!
Sep 17th at 3:20 pm
Would love a WordCamp in Connecticut (or Mass or NY)
Sep 17th at 4:08 pm
Thank you for letting us know about the upcoming Wordcamps. That is such a great idea. I like to attend a local bloggers meetup group each month, but something like this would also be awesome.
Sep 17th at 4:45 pm
Anything in the works for Southern California?
Sep 17th at 4:48 pm
Oh, is this WC held by IYF? is there anyone that knows about IYF?
Sep 17th at 4:56 pm
This is a great idea – looking forward to attending one in CT or NYC. Thanks!
Sep 17th at 5:37 pm
Why Bangladesh is not included here?
We want it in Bangladesh………..
Sep 17th at 6:06 pm
Wow, great meeting. But it to sad, if there is no WordCamp in Jakarta, Indonesia.. Success for WordPress.com team
Sep 17th at 6:44 pm
Makes me wish I still lived in Kentucky. Regardless, this is an awesome concept!
Sep 17th at 7:54 pm
I’ve noticed this on LinkedIn too: the Brits, Indians, Chinese, South Africans, Germans, Mexicans or whatever do not assume everyone else on a worldwide group knows what their local terminology means or where their local town is, unless, say, it’s London (England) or Cairo (Egypt). Many of the Americans, though, assume everyone knows where, say, Athens GA is. To me, for example, Portland is a peninsula on the Dorset coast!
Sep 17th at 7:56 pm
Exciting. Wish you had one in Ohio. I know, not much to say about us, but since I am Here, it would’ve been nice =)
Sep 17th at 11:22 pm
In all Africa there only one workshop being organized in Kenya. I am really surprised. This part of the world is among those mostly in need of this kind of activities because better informed citizens will more effectively advocate for a better governance.
Sep 18th at 1:12 am
I was discussing the chance of having some WP Camp events in some cities in Colombia where I currently work. Are there any guidelines and help for this?. I think WP has not going hard enough on its gas pedal, requiring more community work around the world. WP, a fine instrument, need to be shown and experienced… that´s what I see for the places I´d worked in latam.
It remembers me a recent phrase by Ed Everett (ex -Redwood City city mgr) “If you build community, you can build almost anything”… lets build a stronger WP… dont you agree?
Sep 18th at 5:36 am
See you in Bangkok!
Sep 18th at 6:06 am
Wish there was one in Hyderabad India
Sep 18th at 6:42 am
Please add Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand as well. Thank you.
Sep 18th at 10:03 am
There should be one in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Sep 18th at 10:36 am
This is a great idea – looking forward to attending one in CT or NYC. Thanks!
Sep 18th at 12:43 pm
There’s no WordCamp in Malaysia?? Or at least Singapore would be good.
Sep 18th at 12:49 pm
How can we get you to hold one in Minneapolis, MN?
Sep 18th at 1:10 pm
Any chance you could bring a WordCamp to Orlando in late October 2011? Please please please????!!!! Thank you for being such a supportive company. So many people love WordPress and I want to switch over completely to my WordPress account.
Sep 18th at 1:20 pm
Sep 18th at 3:28 pm
I’m new to WordPress and didn’t know about WordCamps. Like others, I would like to see one in my area, Montreal, Quebec.
Sep 19th at 1:13 am
Hey, there’s one right in my city. I’ll make it a priority
Sep 19th at 1:18 am
We’d like to have one in Springfield, Missouri or Fayetteville, Arkansas