Our Schedule is now Available! Call for Volunteers!

We have posted our Sessions schedule for our upcoming WordCamp.

If you are available to Volunteer, even for an hour, let us know.  If you can volunteer 4 or more hours, we can get you a free ticket!

We are looking for people to help with Registration, Video Cameras, Room Runners, and Happiness Bar.  Please fill out our contact form and let us know your availability.  In most cases, you will be able to pick available times to work so you can attend sessions that interest you.

Volunteer Contact Form

WCLV Speakers and Sessions Announced!

See Our Speakers!

Here you go everyone, the speakers for the 2nd Lehigh Valley WordCamp are all here!

Speaking on subjects from Backups to Transients our schedule will cover a wide variety of topics for all types of users of WordPress.  Join us August 19th for this great event! Get your ticket today as we do expect to sell out!

Our time schedule will be posted soon along with an official call for volunteers!

See Our Speakers!

What and Why of WordCamp in the Lehigh Valley

A few people who enjoyed using a particular computer program got together to exchange ideas and ask questions.  For many of them hearing from others ideas in person was a key to understanding more deeply the workings and possibilities of this program.

Of course, the program was WordPress, and the group of people was our local WordPress Meetup. Starting the fall of 2014, our meetings met at the local co-working space SoBeCoWorks.  Then as we’ve grown we’ve moved to NCC South Side or at the BridgWorks in Allentown.  Our meetings are open to all people at all levels of skills.  From brand new business folks to hardcore programmers.  Our monthly meeting turned into hosting a yearly WordCamp.  Having a WordCamp allows us to invite people to share what they have been doing with WordPress.  In the same spirit of our meetings, a WordCamp is a community of everyday people helping one another learn.

The best part of WordCamp is it’s only $20 for the day!  This event is kept inexpensive by the hard work of an all-volunteer staff (including the speakers), space provided by NCC and the generous sponsorship by local and national companies who support the WordPress community.

This year’s WordCamp will take place August 19, 2017.   Along with 12 speakers on a variety of WordPress related subjects, a 3-hour morning session is planned for those new to the WordPress platform.   Our hopes are that this event will not only be a great place to learn something new but an opportunity to network with people in our area!  We hope you can join us!  Get your ticket today!

New to WordPress? WordCamp Lehigh Valley is for you!

Don’t know if WordCamp is for you?  New to WordPress and still trying to understand it all?  This year, WordCamp Lehigh Valley will be offering a morning of “unboxing” a WordPress site.  Designed for those new to WordPress, this full morning track will be hands-on.   Attendees will have a fresh new install to learn and try new things on!  Your afternoon can be spent attending the other interesting sessions of WordCamp Lehigh Valley, visiting our “Happiness Bar”, and meeting other WordPress users from our area.

Getting Started with WordPress” will be taught by veteran teachers Kerch McConlogue and Reed Gustow.  When you purchase your ticket make sure you check “Are you interested in a beginners track?”  More information will be available soon.   Grab your laptop and tell your friends!  We’ll see you August 19th!

Reed Gustow has been working with WordPress since 2009. He is the Principal of a local WordPress development company, Delta Angel, which creates websites for individuals and small businesses as well as offering WordPress classes online. Reed has taught classes online through Delta Angel and WP Classroom as well as in person at 3rd Ward; a venue that offered technical classes on a wide variety of subjects. In addition, he has tutored many individuals in WordPress. Since 2010, Reed has held workshops on various aspects of WordPress at WordCamp Philadelphia, BarCamps, and PodCamps.

Kerch McConlogue, a retired ADHD coach and front end developer, has been writing code by hand for 16 years and using WordPress since version 1.5. Her passion is helping WordPress novices to understand the basic care and feeding of their own sites as well as to get past their fears of breaking the Internet.

Tickets for Sale!

It’s hard for me to believe it’s June already!  Time is going by fast, and it’s only 11 weeks until WordCamp Lehigh Valley.

For us organizers, it means getting our butts in gear to make this an even better year than the last.  For you, well, all you need to do is buy your ticket or become a sponsor.  Isn’t that so little compared to everything else you have going on this summer?  If you would like to contribute your time for this event, we do have volunteer opportunities available.

So, Buy your ticket to let us know you’re coming, as we do plan to sell out.  Then you can attend those summer weddings, hang out by the pool, drive to the shore, whatever you want, knowing your place is secure!

 

 

 

Call for Sponsors

Why Sponsor our WordCamp?

Do you live in the Lehigh Valley? Are you hooked on Wordcamps? Whether both of these apply to you, or just one – and I’m guessing at least one, considering you’re reading this – you should know that the opportunity is out there for you to help our growing WordPress community right here in LV!

By sponsoring our ‘Lil’ Ole’ WordCamp, you can make a big difference. Last year, over 70% of participants said they had never attended a WordCamp event before ours – how crazy is that? Sponsoring gives the satisfaction of knowing you’re investing in something that has closely impacted your own business, while also allowing you to introduce your own product or service to a variety of new clientele in the WordPress marketplace.

So if WordPress is something that is important to you, and you want to help others develop within it, consider becoming a WordCamp Lehigh Valley sponsor!

Call for Speakers

The time had come!  We are very excited to invite you to be a part of our second WordCamp in the Lehigh Valley August 19, 2017.

WordCamp Lehigh Valley is currently looking for speakers to inspire and inform at least 110 attendees including designers, developers, bloggers, and content strategists.

Sessions will be 45 minutes, with 25-30 minutes allotted for your talk and 10-15 minutes for Q&A and further discussion.

The deadline to submit your application is 11 PM on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. You will be notified when a decision about your submission is made, no later than mid-July.

More details and sign up form can be fond on our Call for Speakers page!

Welcome to WordCamp Lehigh Valley, PA

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2017 is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Lehigh Valley will be Saturday, August 19, 2017,  at NCC Southside.

Subscribe using the form in the sidebar to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!