Too much learning is never a bad thing. WordCamp Phoenix, to be held January 26-30 2011, offers hours and hours of just the kind of learning anyone in the PR industry can benefit from.
Whether you’re looking to brush up on some WordPress skills, would like tips to give to clients or just need to connect with local freelancers to help with content creation, site design or troubleshooting, the entry fee of a mere $35 is well spent.
The five days of instruction includes:
-Design/Dev Speed Meet
Meet designers and developers you can hire for yourself or for clients at the Co+Hoots Design/Dev Speed Meet. Fantastic way to be introduced to professionals who can get what you need done.
-Beginner’s class at SkySong
Taught by April Holle, this all-day session is for complete beginners who want to how WordPress works from the ground up. Holle promises that attendees will walk away with all the knowledge they need to make their own WordPress site.
-Free intro to WordPress Multisite
Perfect for anyone looking to manage multiple client sites. Boone Gorges will throw enough knowledge at attendees that they’ll be managing new WordPress installs with ease.
-Design Reception with Light Rail Pub Crawl
Meet, greet and throw back a few with talented Valley designers on the eve of WordCamp at the Co+Hoots Design Reception and Light Rail Pub Crawl. See award-winning talent and visit a few locally owned restaurants that are off the beaten path.
-Main Event at Chandler Center for the Arts
An entire Saturday of presentations, genius sessions and sponsor awesomeness await registered attendees on Saturday, January 29. Attend sessions from one particular track or jump around if you like, we don’t care, as long as you’re learnin’. Be sure to join everyone at San Tan Brewery afterwards.
-Developer Day Unconference at Gangplank
Gain insight into how WordPress REALLY works by checking out developers hard at work making cool stuff for WordPress users. If developing scares you, here’s your chance to at least see how scary it really is.
There’s more, but you’re going to have to find that our for yourself. There are less than 100 tickets left (85 at 9pm last night), so be sure to buy yours today.
This will be a great event. I’m especially looking forward to PHX Word Camp taking place in so many cool venues we have around the Valley over five days. Definitely an event not to miss.
just a general reminder: as PR agents, you guys are always trying to remind clients to blog. Well, WordCamp won’t just help clients set up their website, but will help them learn how to come up with blogging ideas, engage with readers, leverage SEO, etc.
Your clients are spending money on PR, and may not want to spend much $$ on a website, so if YOU can learn how to erect a very simple WordPress site, your value to clients triples.
Every PR agent I know has a WordPress site(I should know, I built half of them) because they’re easy for you to maintain, put new releases on, upload press ready images, etc). Learn how to manage your own site.
ValleyPRBlog is built in WordPress because its the best website content management system out there (45million sites can’t be wrong).
If that isn’t reason enough, there’s this: there are a LOT of conferences in Arizona. Like, every 3-7 hours. None of them are WordCamp. Phoenix WordCamp will the largest WordCamp in the US this year and it will be legendary.