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!
O Wow! In India too! I’ll attend it must.
Orlando has a site up with December 3, 2011 as an announced date.
Why Jabalpur of all the places in India? Who blogs from Jabalpur? Kidding. One in Mumbai, please!
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.
oh i see it now, orlando. pish posh. come to where the real fun awaits, Southwest Florida’s Suncoast. :)
Oooo…I’m looking for one in Texas. Thank you. Please, keep this kind of information updated.
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?
I’m interested in a Sacramento CA Wordcamp. How can I follow-up?
Hooray, I see London mentioned.
Hope it’s when I’m free…..
please make a wrdcamp again with Athens as a destinatination, it would be really great :D
Where will come to Singapore or Malaysia??!!! : (
Ditto nuvofelt for the London WordCamp.
has there ever been or is there planned a WordCamp in Alaska??
Why no Boston or New York?
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).
It’s tonight in Albuquerque! Oh, no. Needed a little more notice. So sorry to miss it!
Minnesota at all? We’ve got the Mall of America! Haha
Any plans to come to Ireland??
Where and when is the camp in Istanbul – Turkiye ???
Any chance there will be a WordCamp in St. Louis, MO?
I’d love one to be organised for Bristol UK. I’d be delighted to help!!
Grr…I can’t go! I still have school when the one in Las Vegas is going on! :P
Oh yeah, and you should start on in Chicago, Illinois or Madison, Wisconsin!
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.
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.
can it come to Egypt !
WordCamp in Australia!! Great news:)
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!!!!
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.
São Paulo is about to have it’s WordCamp date defined, most likely november 19th.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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
I live in Jakarta – Indonesia and I hope someday the worldcamp will be held in Jakarta too.
Gold Coast, Australia? Excellent. I’ll see if I can get a group together.
Hopefully Vancouver, BC will be added someday!
I belong to a writers’ group in Fort Wayne, IN. A lot of us are trying to learn more about blogging. This is great!
Orlando? get me on board. better yet, put Tampa on the list and I will do the footwork to organize up some people here!!
San Diego PLEASE! Great idea and would love the opportunity. Hopefully, I’ll see you soon.
When will you be in California, the San Francisco bay area?
Would love to attend one of these. How about NYC?
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)
Would love to see this in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
What about Israel? We need your wisdom. Please do not forsake us.
Thanks for that, So when are you coming to New Zealand???
That’s good to know that there is one in your country.
How about in the Philippines then?
Do you have any plans of having a WordCamp in Salt Lake City, UT?
How about ~Cork Ireland~we need a camp please.
Any plan to visit DUBAI ???
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.
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.
I am sorry I did not read the entire thing. I just now read that the date has not be set.
Please don’t tell me I’ve just missed one in Vancouver, Canada … and is there anything planned for here?
Hi Don’t you to want to have a WordCamp in Nepal?……..
No UK Wordcamp? Disappointing…..
Sorry, I have just seen there may be one in the pipeline. I hope so!
Hurry up London – I need to go on a course there asap!!
Make sure you don’t forget Brighton UK [London-on-sea] in your world camp planning
Wow this is great. I tried to browse through the list but I can’t see my place, so maybe next time… :)
Nothing planned for Manchester, England?
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!
Yeah, E-Mail me when you end up in NYC.
Any wordcamps in St Louis or Chicago?
I am a brand-new WordPress blogger and this sounds like something wonderful! What about Ottawa Canada, or have I missed it? Carol
No WordCamp in Italy?
I wish you will be in Vietnam!
Will there be WordCamp in Singapore?
Wonderful news! Hopefully the London one won’t be too central since I live on the outskirts… It is all ages allowed there, right?
Please let me know when there is a word camp coming to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I would love to attend.
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.
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!
Looking forward to WordCamp Sacramento! Thanks for this update.
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!
Would love a WordCamp in Connecticut (or Mass or NY)
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.
Anything in the works for Southern California?
Oh, is this WC held by IYF? is there anyone that knows about IYF?
This is a great idea – looking forward to attending one in CT or NYC. Thanks!
Why Bangladesh is not included here? :(
We want it in Bangladesh………..
Wow, great meeting. But it to sad, if there is no WordCamp in Jakarta, Indonesia.. Success for WordPress.com team :-)
Makes me wish I still lived in Kentucky. Regardless, this is an awesome concept!
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!
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 =)
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.
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?
See you in Bangkok!
Wish there was one in Hyderabad India :|
Please add Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand as well. Thank you.
There should be one in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
This is a great idea – looking forward to attending one in CT or NYC. Thanks!
There’s no WordCamp in Malaysia?? Or at least Singapore would be good.
How can we get you to hold one in Minneapolis, MN?
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.
I’m new to WordPress and didn’t know about WordCamps. Like others, I would like to see one in my area, Montreal, Quebec.
Hey, there’s one right in my city. I’ll make it a priority :)
We’d like to have one in Springfield, Missouri or Fayetteville, Arkansas