Speaker List

Here is your starting line up for the 2013 WordCamp Orange County, in no particular order (unless you are a developer and count “random” as a way to order things). Please give a big round of applause to the following speakers for graciously volunteering their time and energy:

  • Ben Lobaugh – Prepare for a Global Audience with Plugin Internationalization
  • Syed Balkhi – Time Management for Bloggers: Streamlining your Editorial Workflow & Grow your Business Efficiently
  • Natalie MacLees – Responsive Typography in WordPress Themes
  • Blair Williams – Creating and Connecting to Web Services with WordPress
  • Chris Lema – Membership Sites
  • Derek Springer 3:10 to YouTube – Navigating the Wild West of native HTML5 media
  • Steve Zehngut – WordPress Mobile
  • Taylor Lovett – What You Need to Know about Computer Science and WordPress
  • Devin Walker – WordPress Website Optimization for Speed
  • Brad Williams – Security
  • Chris Ford – An Agile WordPress Design Process
  • John Hawkins – WordPress Case Study Examples
  • Lucy Beer – WordPress 101
  • Alex Vasquez –  Parent/Child Themes vs. Starter Themes
  • Lizelle Brandt – Legally Blogging: Keep Your Blog From Being Sued
  • LIVE DRADCAST! – Featuring Dre Armeda, Brad Williams, and guest?

Some of the titles may change a bit as time goes on and we will post more thorough descriptions, audience types and content weights in the very near future. Also stay tuned for other surprises we are working on for the event!

And remember, tickets go on sale on May 1st!

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Speaker Selection Complete

We know you are all waiting with baited breath to find out who the speakers are for this year’s WordCamp Orange County. We have notified all the potential speakers as to our selection, but we won’t be posting the list until Monday. (We want the speakers to get their notification emails before we post the list so they don’t find out via some weird way.) Also we’d like to confirm that all the selected speakers will indeed be available to speak. So stay tuned Space Rangers – speakers and topics will be announced on Monday.

Remember also that tickets will be going on sale May 1st.

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7 Saturdays To Go

There are only seven Saturdays left to WordCamp Orange County 2013, which means things are starting to get serious around here. We already have lots of great speakers submissions, but we are still looking for more. (Submit your talk idea here!) We also have a few fun ideas we are working on for Saturday and Sunday which we’ll announce once they are solidified.

Just a few things to make you all aware of at this point. The following things will happen in the near future in this order, take note, campers! First, we will select and notify our selected speakers by the end of next week (April 26). (So if you are still hemming and hawing about submitting something – get the lead out!) Second, tickets will go on sale following the speaker selection on Wednesday May 1, so be ready. And of course, WordCamp will be happening on June 1 and 2, so keep your calendars clear for that.

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Speaker Submissions Are Open

Hey gang! Speaker submissions are now open for WordCamp Orange County 2013. If you’d like to throw your hat into the ring, please to do on the Speaker Submission page. We’ve been collecting suggestions from attendees for topic ideas, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of that page to see the growing list of suggestions. Also, if you’d like to add a suggestion, please do so on our Suggestions page. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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WordCamps don’t happen without the generous help of the WordPress community. With that, we need 5 or 6 volunteers. Why volunteer? Well, you’ll get a free ticket to the event, an invite to the speaker/sponsor dinner, our gratitude, and a big hug from Brandon.

We need folks we can count on. If you are interested, drop us a line with the form below. Here’s what we are looking for.

ROOM MONITORS: We need 4 room monitors. We’ll have two auditoriums running simultaneously. Each room needs one person to make sure the camera is running, introduce the speaker and bring the room to order at the start of each session, keep the speaker aware of session time, and help transition between speakers. We don’t want any one person tied to a single room all day, so we are looking for teams of two per room to divvy up the workload.

VIDEO WRANGERS: Admittedly we are the worst at getting our WordCamp videos up on WordPress.tv. This year, we’d like help to ensure our videos make it up to the site. We’ll need 1 or 2 people to help edit the videos, upload the videos, and submit the session information to WordPress.tv. (And if you are especially eager, we have two years of back logged videos to upload as well, if you REALLY want to help.)

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Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with announcements, tickets, speakers and updates. Click the link below to be take to the sign up form. Don’t be left out of the loop!

Click here to sign up for the WordCamp Orange County 2013 Newsletter

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And so it begins

We are so excited! Time to gear up for the fourth annual WordCamp Orange County. Stay tuned to this website for more information including dates, times, tickets, speaker applications, sponsorship opportunities and general information. This site will be the primary source of content dissemination so subscribe to the RSS feed early to stay up to date.

It looks like we’ll be hosting this year’s event at Vanguard University again in the first weekend of June. We’d also like to hear from you. Have any special requests for speakers,  topics, workshops and so on? Let us know.

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