What’s in a Name? WP Weekend Phoenix = WordCamp Phoenix 2014

WordCamp Phoenix 2014You may have noticed that we started out talking about the Phoenix WordPress event in 2014 with a different name, WP Weekend Phoenix. The vibrant and passionate WordPress community in Phoenix has meant each year our event becomes larger and has the opportunity to impact more people throughout the community. Along with the growth, there have also been new opportunities to serve the Phoenix community in the best way possible.

Given our collective experience putting together WordCamps in the past, our dedicated staff of organizers initially determined we needed to branch out as an independent event in order to produce the level of experience the Phoenix community deserves.

Fortunately, the folks at WordPress Foundation reached out to us to see if we couldn’t figure out a way to continue as a WordCamp. After successful negotiations on certain guidelines, we are thrilled to report that our event will operate as an official WordCamp in partnership with the WordPress Foundation!

Brian Krogsgard at Post Status was kind enough to do a full write-up, so if you are craving specifics, be sure to check out the article. We hope our suggestions will help all future WordCamps with the challenges of growth as well as assist WordPress Foundation with clarity and transparency for their guidelines. Afterall, we are all looking to benefit local and global community interests and growth.

We can’t wait to share every exciting detail about WordCamp Phoenix 2014. If you previously signed up to attend, speak, volunteer or sponsor on any of our current forms, don’t worry, your information followed us over. If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?

  • Attend – Tickets will be releasing soon, so get on the early bird list!
  • Speak – Get your speaker submission in NOW! The speaker deadline approaching, don’t miss this chance to share your WordPress goodness!
  • Volunteer – We are looking for awesome peeps to help out in all kinds of ways. Volunteers get free admission to WordCamp Phoenix and a fantastic volunteer hoodie!
  • Sponsor – Slots are filling up, but we’re still actively taking sponsors. Don’t miss your chance, get in touch today!

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Looking forward to the biggest and best Phoenix WordCamp yet!