WordCamp Tampa Announces 2015 Dates & Venue


Alison Foxall
WordCamp Tampa

WordCamp Tampa Announces 2015 Dates & Venue
The conference is to be held at USF’s Marshall Student Center, Sept 25-27

Tampa, FL: WordCamp Tampa will be held at USF’s Marshall Student Center from September 25th-27th, 2015. The event is centered around web publishing, Internet marketing, design, web development, and entrepreneurial topics all utilizing the WordPress publishing platform. There will be 350 tickets available, a 40% increase from last year’s inagural sold-out event at Keiser University in Tampa. The WordPress framework has exploded in usage in the last few years, and demand for WordPress training has increased. The software currently powers almost 25% of sites on the Internet globally and is translated into 147 languages.

WordCamp Tampa attracts attendees across all industries in the Tampa Bay area, from real estate to healthcare, technology to law practices. Jim True, project management consultant and entrepreneur, remarks, “The open community nature of WordPress creates a perfect melting pot for new startups to mix with established successful businesses in a self-less open forum environment that many networking conferences just can’t achieve. That underlying sense of community is what helped this event be so successful last year.”

WordCamp speaker slots are available and anyone can submit a talk to be presented at the camp. The speaker selection committee reviews submissions and approves speakers for the schedule based on the demand of the topic by attendees and knowledge on a given topic. Speaker submissions will open up late Spring. Topics vary between Internet marketing, web development, design and business.

Sample WordCamp sessions:
• Introduction to E-Commerce and Selling Online
• Designing and Developing For Content
• Using WordPress with Microsoft Azure
• WordPress and the Enterprise: API Driven Business System Integration
• Against the Grain: Success in Publishing by Breaking All the Rules
• WordPress Empowerment: Moving from Idea to MVP

Sponsorships are available and are considered tax deductible donations. For more information see http://tampa.wordcamp.org/

About WordCamp Tampa: WordCamp Tampa is organized by the individuals behind Tampa Bay WordPress, an informal organization that provides WordPress training in a seminar format to all who seeks it at no cost. WordCamp Tampa is also an official affiliate of the WordPress Foundation which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The point of the foundation is to ensure free access, in perpetuity, to the software projects it supports. It is important to ensure that the source code for these projects will survive beyond the current contributor base, that it creates a stable platform for web publishing for generations to come. The WordPress Foundation hopes to gather broad community support to make sure it can continue to serve the public good through freely accessible software.