Once again WordCamp Miami has sold out completely. Thank you to all of those who purchased tickets – and thank you to of course to volunteers and sponsors who made this possible.
We had available late admission tickets for the past week or so but those are sold out as well. Workshop and Kids tickets are sold out too. A waitlist is up right now. There are a few cancelations before the event and when a spot opens up we will let waitlisters now in the order they entered their names on the list.
Although there are one or two tickets floating in our system now, WordCamp Miami workshops have sold out with about a week before the conference. Thank you to all of those who purchased tickets – and thank you to of course to volunteers and sponsors who made this possible.
Waitlist Now Open
A waitlist is up right now. There are a few cancelations before the event and when a spot opens up we will let waitlisters now in the order they entered their names on the list.
Late Admission Tickets
We currently have closed down general admission tickets and replaced them with late admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday (March 25th and 26th). Late admission tickets still give you FULL access to the weekend, just like a general admission ticket. You still get food as well. What’s missing from a late admission ticket? You might not get a t-shirt and swag. Late admission tickets are still a great value, and these usually go out very quickly which leads to a SELL OUT.
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If you are thinking about grabbing a WordCamp Miami ticket, be aware that you must do so by March 8th in order to guarantee yourself on our infamous (famous?) WordCamp Miami t-shirts. After March 8th, we send off our order to the t-shirt company who doesn’t guarantee any additional shirts on late orders.
This year, we have quite a bit of surprises for those who don’t wait until the last minute. Don’t be left out!
Get your tickets here (weekend tickets include the t-shirt).
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Setka is new to the WordPress community, but has already become an active supporter. Last year they’ve announced their Setka Editor plugin for WordPress at the WordCamp US. It has been in beta for select few testers for several month since then. However, they are getting ready to launch their new powerful post editor at the WordCamp Miami in March!
We are told that Setka’s Editor plugin is designed to empower everyone to create engaging content faster and easier.
The idea for the editor was born in 2013 when Look At Media, a European digital media company issuing over 70 posts per day to more than 7 million unique monthly visitors, was looking for a more effective content design solution.
Less than a year ago Setka has spun off from it’s parent company as an independent startup focused on building state-of-the-art tools to make beautiful content creation accessible to everyone.
Today, hundreds of companies, editors and bloggers are already using Setka’s products to create award-winning content and advertising experiences.
When we spoke to them, they’ve said they were overwhelmed and inspired by the support they’ve gotten so far from the WordPress community and are excited to reach this next milestone at WordCamp Miami.
Our sponsors make it possible to continue bringing these educational, community-supporting, and entertaining conferences to cities and towns all over the world. The support of sponsors like Setka allow us to keep ticket prices low so the event is accessible to all. Sponsors like these give back to the free and open source WordPress project through their awesome support of the WordPress Community and WordCamps.
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Bluehost, a Gold sponsor for this year’s WordCamp Miami, is bringing BobWP and his podcast, the WP eCommerce Show, to WordCamp this year. Just recently, Bluehost committed to a 6-month sponsorship of the podcast. With this partnership, they are looking at some creative ways to take the podcast on the road.
Since the show is eCommerce-focused, Dunn plans on bringing on two of this year’s WordCamp Miami speakers to chat about WordPress and eCommerce: Christine Chirinos whose session is the Beginner’s Guide To WordPress and eCommerce, and Patrick Rauland, with Scoping eCommerce Projects. You will want carve out the time to attend these two sessions because you will have a chance to shape the content of the podcast by offering questions and topics you’d like to see addressed. Not to mention the opportunity to hear these entertaining, knowledgeable speakers. And if you aren’t able to make it, no worries. Just tweet your question to @wpecommerceshow with the hashtag #WCMIA before we start.
BobWP is excited to have a co-host join him for this episode, Devin Sears, Marketing Event Coordinator for Bluehost —as they hit the speakers with the hard questions. The podcast will be a recorded by live video stream on Facebook, 4pm EST, on Saturday, March 25th. And, as always, you can access the recording later if you miss the live event. So mark your schedules!
WordCamp Miami is happy to announce the eight (and potential final wave) of approved and confirmed speakers and panelists for WordCamp Miami 2017.
Allie is a self-taught freelance web designer and internet marketer. After attending WCMIA in 2015 and being blown away, she vowed that one day she would be a speaker at a WordCamp conference. She designs and builds sites using WordPress and focuses on SEO rich sites for small businesses and brands who may not be able to afford a custom site from an agency. When she isn’t designing and learning, she’s hanging out with her boyfriend in South Florida and listening to podcasts.
Andrew (or Norcross, as most know him) is the founder and lead developer of Reaktiv Studios, an agency focused on solving complex problems with killer WordPress solutions. After quite a few years in the finance industry, Norcross switched to coding and hasn’t looked back. He’s got skin in both the service game — Reaktiv Studios is a WordPress VIP Featured Partner, helping top-tier clients with their WordPress development— and the product game, with Reaktiv’s flagship plugin, Design Palette Pro, continually being developed and supported.
An organizer for WordCamp Tampa, Norcross loves to keep giving back to the WordPress community with free plugins, education talks at conferences, and core contribution to WordPress. Norcross lives in Tampa, Florida with his amazing son and a rescue dog that believes he’s a human.
Technology enthusiast and Technical Engineer for Sucuri, Victor previously worked as a desktop publisher and information analyst for several local organizations in Miami, FL. He is constantly researching the role of online security in open-source CMS platforms. When away from the keyboard, going out for long runs or watching sports with his wife and son.
Mark Jaquith has been working with and contributing to WordPress since 2004. He is one of the lead developers of the WordPress core and offers freelance WordPress consulting services through Covered Web Services with a focus on scaling, security, and custom functionality. Mark likes patches that have more red than green, and his favorite WordPress features are the ones that you’re not even aware of. He eagerly looks forward to shooting down your feature suggestions with, “No, but it would make a great plugin!”
Brian is a renaissance man whose passion and enthusiasm as an experienced digital entrepreneur has shined over the last two decades. His love affair with WordPress began in 2005 when he started with version 1.6. With a unique constellation of talents, he successfully multitasks between being a CEO, Internet marketing professional, author, conference speaker, consultant, content creator, mentor, photographer, web designer, and startup founder.
Steven Alig spends his days planning applications and web projects with WordPress. He has been developing and designing websites since 1997. In 2004 he started his own agency. South Florida Web Studio has changed and adapted many times over the years since its inception and it continues to deliver quality web projects for a variety of clients. Since 2010 WordPress is the exclusive platform of choice for Steven and his agency.
He is a community volunteer serving on various Web advisory committees for Broward College and Broward Schools, as well as an organizer for Creative Mornings Fort Lauderdale, and WordCamp Miami. Steven also coaches soccer for both his daughters’ recreational league teams.
Michael Dyer is a co-founder and CTO of Trapezoid, Inc., a South Florida-based security company focusing on hardware trust. He is active in the local security community and is also a co-founder of DigitalEra Group, LLC in Miami.
Michael loves to teach and talk technology. He built his first “full stack” production website in 1995, and has been building connected platforms ever since.
App/Web Architect & Senior Developer. Mainly embedded in the Angular Ecosystem.