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Thanks to 34SP

34SP logo

We want to say a massive thank you to our amazing Admiral sponsor 34SP.com.

The support of 34SP.com helped to make WordCamp Bristol a success, and we couldn’t have done it without them. Their contribution helped to keep our ticket prices low, ensuring we could keep the event accessible and inclusive for all.

Check out some of their awesome tweets from the weekend:

They also made this great little video during their trip:

The team at 34SP.com are a friendly bunch, so if you didn’t manage to chat to them over the weekend, just shoot them a message.

Thanks to FlexiDB and Mind Doodle

FlexiDB logo

Mind Doodle logo

We need to say a huge thank you to our friends over at FlexiDB, who presented their new online mind map, Mind Doodle, over the weekend at WCBRS.

Not only were FlexiDB & Mind Doodle the first sponsors for WordCamp Bristol, they were also key members of our voluntary planning team and helped to promote the inaugural WordCamp Bristol to a wide audience. They hosted our planning meetings at their office and offered two expert talks from Richard Hill and Khalid Munir too.

With their support, we were able to create a successful event that was accessible and inclusive for all.

If you didn’t manage to chat to them over the weekend, send them a message (tess@minddoodle.com) and organise to meet up.

Change to schedule

Regrettably George Gkouvousis has been forced to withdraw from WordCamp Bristol and will now not be speaking. We wish him and his family well.

We are grateful to web accessibility consultant Graham Armfield who has kindly agreed to do double duties and will now be presenting two talks at WordCamp Bristol, filling the slot vacated by George. Graham is an experienced WordCamp speaker and has a wealth of knowledge about web accessibility.

Catch Graham at 2:00pm on Saturday when he will be demonstrating assistive technologies, and then again at 3:00pm on Sunday when he will be speaking about designing for accessibility.

Very last batch of tickets released!

tickets

We were down to 1 passenger ticket but we’ve just released 10 reserved but unclaimed tickets. Last chance to reserve a spot #WCBRS 13-14 May.

We are shaping up to be an exciting WordCamp in just one week’s time! Hop on over to our tickets page to grab your chance to be there.

Countdown: just 2 weeks until WordCamp Bristol

Clifton Suspension Bridge by night

We are just a fortnight away from the inaugural WordCamp Bristol!

Join us on 13-14 May 2017 at the Watershed on Bristol Harbourside to enjoy a weekend of insightful talks and networking with friendly WordPress users, developers and designers from across the UK and all over the world.

Tickets are selling fast and we only have a handful left. We recommend you reserve yours today to avoid disappointment – we expect to sell out! Find out who else will be attending here.

Our speakers are listed online and the schedule is now available. Talks cover practical and technical advice, business insight, content writing, and valuable experience from the WordPress community. On each day of the two day event, there are two parallel streams of topics for you to choose between. You can learn more about the talks by visiting our sessions page.

During the event, you can also visit the exhibition to meet our generous sponsors. Their support has helped to make WordCamp Bristol a reality because we were able to keep the ticket price low and ensure the event remained inclusive and accessible for all.

Thanks to our awesome volunteer team, we are setting up a Happiness Bar. This is a place for any WordPress related questions or queries, however simple or complex. Attendees are also welcome to join in and provide support, review code and give back to the community.

In addition to a packed schedule, we’re hosting an after-party on Saturday evening. This will take place at the Watershed – i.e. the same location as the event, so you’re not wandering round a strange city trying to find a different venue.

Key information about travel and accommodation can be found on our Visiting Bristol page, and our team of volunteers will be able to give a helping hand for anyone unfamiliar with the city. Get in touch for more information.

We’ll be posting regular news and updates on our Twitter account. Follow us: @wordcampbristol and join the conversation: #WCBRS 

Do you want a t-shirt that fits?

T-Shirt

Of course you do, there’s nothing worse than a baggy t-shirt, except maybe one that’s too tight and shows off your spare tyre!

If you want to choose the size and style of your free t-shirt you need to register for WordCamp Bristol by midnight tonight (Tue 25 Apr). Available sizes are S, M, and L, and available styles are loose and fitted.

Anyone who registers after midnight will get a medium loose-fit t-shirt as we need to send our order to the printers tomorrow morning.

So the pressure is on! Get your tickets here!!!

Our schedule is up!!!

Schedule

With just three weeks to go until WordCamp Bristol we have finally published our schedule.

We have a fantastic range of speakers presenting a diverse selection of talks. Some speakers are local, many are coming from elsewhere in the UK, and some are even travelling from abroad to deliver their talks. Check out the speaker profiles and the talk descriptions.

There’s surely something for everyone – and with teas/coffees and lunches thrown in over both days, along with t-shirts and other swag, there’s no reason for the WordPress enthusiast not to be there!

Tickets are still available at the very reasonable price of just £25 from: https://2017.bristol.wordcamp.org/tickets/

 

Third group of speakers announced

Speaker announcement

We’re delighted to announce our third, and final, group of speakers. Newly arrived on our speakers page, please welcome:

  • Josh Bedford
  • Melin Edomwonyi
  • Lisa Freeman
  • Georgios Gkouvousis
  • Tom Greenwood
  • Carl Hughes
  • Mark Jennings
  • Evgenii Nasyrov
  • Elliot Taylor
  • Kayleigh Thorpe

These final ten, together with the previously announced twelve, make for a total of twenty-two fabulous speakers.

Spread across two tracks and over two days, they will be delivering a fantastic and varied range of talks covering: WordPress development, business and entrepreneurship, writing and content, design and creativity, accessibility, Google Analytics, and much, much more. We even have a fascinating looking talk about introducing WordPress and site development to young children, which will surely be of interest to attendees who are parents.

As I’m sure you will agree, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget that your ticket price includes teas and coffees, and buffet lunches on both days, a t-shirt and other swag, and access to the Saturday night social event.

Tickets are still available at https://2017.bristol.wordcamp.org/tickets/.

The full schedule of talks will be published soon.

Second group of speakers announced

Speaker announcement

We’re delighted to announce our second group of speakers. Please welcome:

  • John Blackbourn
  • Richard Hill
  • Stefania Mattana
  • Khalid Munir
  • Edmund Turbin
  • Franz Vitulli

These knowledgeable and experienced speakers have offered a fantastic range of interesting and varied talks. Find out more about them on our speakers page.

To hear them speak and join in all the fun at WordCamp Bristol go grab your ticket here!

Call for speakers now closed

Cartoon image of a speaker

Our call for speakers has now closed.

We’re really excited by the range of talks available for us to choose from and amazed by the high quality of the submissions. We think we’ll be able to draw up a fantastic programme of talks with the choice available to us.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted a talk –  some have even submitted more than one. We have had many more people wanting to speak than our schedule will accommodate. This means that unfortunately some of you will be disappointed.

We will be notifying successful speakers in the next few days.  We’re really looking forward to meeting the speakers at the WordCamp and hearing their talks!

Great job guys – you’ve helped to make the very first WordCamp Bristol amazing!