WordCamp Asheville returns, tickets on sale May 3

The theme of this year’s WordCamp Asheville is “the spark.” The goal of this year’s event is to spark, create and collaborate. Attendees should come to WordCamp ready to share ideas and be inspired. Photo courtesy of WordCamp

From WordCamp:

Tickets for WordCamp Asheville 2016 Go On Sale Tuesday May 3, 2016

WordCamp Asheville will be held from June 3 to June 5, 2016 at UNCA

Asheville, NC — WordCamp Asheville is back for another year in 2016. The WordPress conference will be hosted for its third year at the Highsmith University Union building on the downtown campus of the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA). Friday June 3 will feature PreCamp, created specifically for WordPress beginners. The other two days, Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5, 2016 will feature full days of a wide variety of WordPress classes and lightning talks. Cost for the main conference on Saturday and Sunday is $40 and anyone interested in PreCamp can attend all three days for $70.

2016 Theme = The Spark

The theme of this year’s WordCamp Asheville is “the spark.” The goal of this year’s event is to spark, create and collaborate. Attendees should come to WordCamp ready to share ideas and be inspired. This is what the WordPress open source community is all about and a big part of why WordCamps were started in the first place.

Why Attend WordCamp Asheville?

WordCamp Asheville attracts over 300 bloggers, business owners, designers, developers, and hobbyists from Western North Carolina and many other cities and states for a weekend of learning, connection, and fun. WordCamp Asheville is centered around sharing knowledge of WordPress and forging the connections that allow individuals and businesses to succeed. This year organizers expect WordCamp to spark those ah-ha moments that take attendees and their websites to the next level.

WordCamp Asheville 2016 is broken into 4 tracks of classes: All Users, Business, Design and Front-End, and Developer. Topics covered in various tracks include:

Social media
Dealing with clients
Marketing plan development
Writing for the web
JS Frameworks
Page Builders
QA Testing
Commercial plugin development
the REST API and much more.

What is PreCamp?

PreCamp takes place on Friday June 3 from 8:30 am until 3 pm. PreCamp walks attendees through the process of creating a website from beginning to end. WordPress experts will teach PreCampers the following steps:

Initial settings and basic security measures
Getting content on your website – basic pages, posts, categories, etc
Theme selection
Sidebars and Widgets
Social Media integration
Plugin basics

Meet the WordCamp Asheville Organizers

WordCamp Asheville is an extension of the local Asheville WordPress Meetup group. After attending WordCamp Atlanta in 2013, several of the Meetup group’s attendees came together as a local planning committee and decided that Western North Carolina needed their own event. After much hard work and a lot of help, WordCamp Asheville was born. For more information about WordCamp Asheville please visit the event website or contact the head of the Communications Committee Sarah Benoit at sarah@jbmediagroupllc.com or (828) 242-0277.

About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at dhesse@mountainx.com.

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