Speaker Spotlight: Marketing WordPress & podcasting with Adam Silver

Growing your business is about building trust, and your voice is an important tool to accomplish this. Where writing a blog post may not come easy to everyone, speaking is very natural. Adam Silver of Kitchen Sink WP wants to show you how podcasting is growing (once again) and that it’s not so hard to do. In his WCOC session, he’ll show you a workflow, best practices, and ways to monetize.

If you want relevant and actionable takeaways like checklists to use when launching a podcast, don’t miss Adam’s blogger discussion in the Asteroid Field at 10 AM on July 10!

Adam teaches a WordPress 101 course at his local adult school, presents a monthly WordPress seminar at SBDC, runs the South Bay WordPress Meetup and produces a weekly podcast at kitchensinkwp.com. In his spare time, he hangs out with his wickedly cool 3 kids & wife, and makes some really bad puns, since someone has to.

Use our Snapchat filter at #WCOC16!

wcoc2016-snapchat-geofilterPost photos of great speakers, cool swag, and short videos of your favorite presentations in style during WordCamp Orange County on July 9 and 10 at The Cove at UC Irvine. We’ll have a special Snapchat geofilter for the weekend that you can select when you’re at The Cove.

Our karaoke afterparty is always legendary, so add as many Snaps to your Story as you like – the WCOC geofilter will work at our party venue too.

Download Snapchat on your smartphone (iOS and Android) before you get to the event! Follow us at wordcampoc by searching within in the app, or use our Snapcode below to find us.

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WordCamp Orange County’s Snapchat geofilter was designed by Nien Studios and sponsored by Zeek Interactive.

Limited tickets on sale Saturday June 25

There will be a small batch of tickets released tomorrow (Saturday) at noon. If you’ve been looking for a ticket, tomorrow may be the last chance you have without buying one from someone who can’t attend.

If you’re a ticket holder, June 30th is the last day to refund your tickets. After June 30th, you’ll have to sell your ticket to someone else outside of our website.

Looking forward to seeing everybody on July 9th!

Thanks to our amazing sponsors!

We’re getting ready to put on a fantastic weekend of learning and fun, and we couldn’t do it without our sponsors.

These wonderful companies are making it possible for us to bring you the best possible WordCamp – cool swag, our after-party, prizes for our Plugin-A-Palooza contest, coffee, and a custom Snapchat geofilter. Check them out now and during the event! Continue reading “Thanks to our amazing sponsors!”

Tickets on sale May 17 at noon

ticketsThe time has arrived! Mark your calendars for May 17, 2016 at noon Pacific time for the official start of ticket sales for WordCamp Orange County.

Be ready to go right when they go on sale – in previous years, tickets have sold out within just a few hours. If you need to get the purchase approved by someone in advance, they’ll be $40 for the whole weekend. We do not sell single-day tickets.

We’ve received all the speaker applications, and we’re reviewing them now. WordCamp will take place at The Cove at UC Irvine, a beautiful, modern space dedicated to the incubation of great ideas in business and technology.

This is shaping up to be one of the best years yet of WCOC. See you there!

Call for Volunteers

UnityUPDATE: Our volunteer call has closed. Thanks to all the people who signed up to be volunteers! You’ll hear from us very soon with more details.

WordCamps don’t happen without the generous help of the WordPress community.

We need a few good people. You’ll get a free ticket to the event, an invitation to the speaker/sponsor dinner, our gratitude, and the adoration of attendees. You might also get the warm-fuzzies.

We need folks we can count on. If you are interested, drop us a line with the form below. We’re looking for a few people who enjoy lending a helping hand.

Date and location announced for WordCamp OC 2016

WordCamp Orange County 2016We couldn’t make any announcements until all the ink was dry on the contracts, and now we’re very excited to report that we can’t wait to see you July 9 and 10, 2016 at The Cove at UC Irvine.

Watch this space for when tickets will go on sale. If previous years are any indicator, the camp may sell out very quickly.

One of the many things we’re looking forward to sharing with you is this year’s edition of Plugin-A-Palooza, our camp’s plugin creation contest featuring fabulous prizes furnished by Sucuri Security. We’ve had fun reviewing all the submissions, and we will be announcing the participants very soon.

We’ll keep you apprised of any developments here on our website, so make sure you subscribe to receive our updates. See you in July!