Charleston Gets its First WordCamp

wordcamp-charleston-logoThis May 17, The College of Charleston’s Stern Student Center will welcome Charleston’s first ever WordCamp. An Open Source platform with over 46 million downloads in the last year alone, WordPress is the most popular CMS (content management system) and website development platform in the world. WordPress development, design, and its business uses are the focus of educational sessions which will highlight this one-day event.

WordCamps are not-for-profit events that grow out of the local WordPress communities. In Charleston, the community is made up of people that are active in the WordPress Charleston User Group, and individuals and local businesses who use WordPress on a daily basis for various purposes.

Attendees will include professional designers, developers, bloggers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and educators from South Carolina and other states. The conference will have several educational tracks, offering sessions for users of all WordPress experience levels.

Karl Hudson Phillips of the organizing team said, “Charleston is an increasingly popular hub for many who use WordPress for their own business websites as well as those who develop plugins and customizations for the platform.”

Phillips, notes, “We are fortunate that The College of Charleston is our initial sponsor, providing us both space in which to host the conference and organizing committee support. We also have gold sponsors from Charleston’s growing software and tech sectors. Charleston businesses which have already committed to being sponsors include Boomtown and Charleston Software Associates. We invite others to join in as sponsors.”

Registration for the event is open for attendees and speaker and sponsor applications are being accepted via the 2014 WordCamp Charleston website. Confirmed conference presenters already include representatives of nationally and internationally recognized firms.

 

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