What to know for Saturday!

WordCamp is almost here!   Here are some things to know for Saturday, Aug. 19!

WCLV is being held in the SOUTHSIDE of Bethlehem.  NOT the main campus in Bethlehem Twp.  Make sure you tell your GPS the correct address! 511 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015!  We are on the 6th Floor.

Free parking is available in front and behind of the building!

We are on the 6th Floor!  

Please read our Code of Conduct!  We want everyone to have a great time at our event and the after party. Being considerate and respectful to volunteers and other attendees really sums it up!  (but do read it too!)

Lunch is provided. We’ll have water, tea, and coffee available throughout the event.

Registration starts at 8 am … The event begins at 8:45 am – We have a tight schedule and will be sticking to it!
There will be coffee all day and some donuts and grapes for our early birds.

Volunteers are in Bright Orange Shirts!  Lost? Have a question? Try one of these folks.

After Party! … Our after party will be held at the Bethlehem Brew Works 6:30 – 9:30.  Your badge is your entrance.  There are 2 parking garages near the venue.  Walnut St. & North St.  If you bring your parking stub to the Brew Works they will validate for up to one hour.
Feel free to visit one of the many restaurants downtown for dinner beforehand!

We are on Twitter!  @WCLVPA  and #WCLVPA to talk about us!

Spotlight: Silver Sponsors

5 days? All this week I will be posting tips on how to enjoy WordCamp LV.  Parking info is now available on the website. Parking is FREE at WordCamp LV!

We thanks our Silver sponsors for making our WordCamp possible! Please check out their products and services!

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Things to Know: WordCamp LV Happiness Bar!

What is a Happiness Bar?

If you’ve been to WordCamps before, you may be familiar with the Happiness Bar. If not, you may be wondering what it is…and if you should check it out.

So what exactly IS a Happiness Bar?

The WordCamp Happiness Bar is basically FREE help for your website. The Happiness Bar is staffed with volunteer WordPress users, designers, and developers who are offering their experience and expertise to help you. So what might they be able to help you with?

Plugin advice
Theme advice
CSS help
HTML help
Code issues
Security advice

Who staffs the Happiness Bar?

Volunteers. Everything that happens at WordCamp happens because of volunteers. From the organizers to the speakers to the people at the registration table to the Happiness Bar exists because of volunteers. As such, not every volunteer may be able to solve every issue. If they can’t…they can usually direct you to someone or resources who can.

Sometimes our speakers will head to the Happiness Bar after their talks, too. So if you want to “continue the conversation” that’s a great place to be.

Why go to the Happiness Bar?

Whether you have a question you need answered, code that needs to be reviewed or just want to get some work done, this is the place to be. Come and ask questions, answer questions and meet new friends. If it’s a WordPress question, you can ask it at the Happiness Bar!

Please Note: Not all problems can be solved quickly and easily. Although the Happiness Bar is a place to get you going in the right direction, you might need to continue the conversation after WordCamp. And, not to disappoint you, but that might cost money. Volunteers will do their best to help you as much as possible during the weekend, but sometimes, you just need a professional.

WordCamp Lehigh Valley is SOLD OUT!

We are happy to announce we are SOLD OUT!  Every seat is filled! 

But wait, did you really want to attend a WordCamp?  Lucky for you there are 3 coming up in our Tri-State area this October, and Pittsburgh will be hosting a WordCamp September!  See the links below, and if you want to go don’t wait to get your ticket!  WordCamps sell out!

WordCamp Pittsburgh  Sept. 9

WordCamp Baltimore Oct. 14-15

WordCamp NYC  Oct. 21-22

WordCamp Philly Oct. 28 -29

Spotlight: Gold Sponsors – Jetpack

Our final Gold Sponsor Highlight – Many thanks to the people at Jetpack!

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Spotlight: Gold Sponsor – BoldGrid

12 days till WordCamp Lehigh Valley! We continue to thank our Gold Sponsors!
(Check back tomorrow for our After Party announcment!)

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BoldGrid will have you creating professional looking WordPress sites in minutes!

Spotlight: Gold Sponsor – WooCommerce

Another great sponsor of WordCamp Lehigh Valley!

37% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. Built on WordPress, WooCommerce is a fully customizable, open source eCommerce solution.

Whether you’re selling a few handcrafted items to a niche market, taking an existing business online, or going global with an enterprise level eCommerce business – WooCommerce will get you set up and selling fast and scale securely as you grow. Plus your content will be forever yours and customizable down to the finest button color.

Developed and supported by a distributed team, WooCommerce is powered by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com.

Hashtag – Pass it ON!

Pass it on! Let your followers know! Share about WordCamp Lehigh Valley on your social media! This is our second year in the Lehigh Valley, but we still run into folks surprised to learn there is a WordCamp right in their backyard!

Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook… just some of the ways you can “Pass it on!”

Our hashtag is #WCLVPA (because we are NOT Las Vagas 😉

You can point your friends and colleges to the local WordPress community in many ways:

Word Camp Lehigh Valley on Twitter

Our meetings and events: Meetup.com
Follow our local group on Twitter.
Like us on Facebook!

We suspect we will sell out soon, so don’t risk missing out!  Get your ticket today!