I do professional Volunteer Coordinating for organizations as a PT job so I am always involved with volunteer opportunities. Here is a good one for all Bay Area WordPress users.
This will be my 4th year volunteering for #WCSF WordPress WordCamp San Francisco, and they just put their form up for those who are interested. I can’t image doing this a week and half before a 3 day event, yipes, I do not envy that person. 😯 .
I emailed a pitch for the job of Volunteer Coordinator for #WCSF to Matt Mullenweg, but he did not get back to me! Gee maybe he is busy or something, lol. Anyway I wanted to get this up for those of you who would like to attend and help behind the scenes, which to me is always more fun then just being an attendee.
If you volunteer this year and found out about it from my blog post, please leave me a comment below or stop by and say Hello at the event. I will be working there Saturday and Sunday. Not sure where yet, but I will update when I get my assignment.
You can see the schedule here for speakers and sessions. I also listed them below.
I am very excited this year because Brian Gardner of StudioPress Themes for WordPress and Copyblogger will be there and he said for me to look for him so we can chat a bit. I have been using his themes since he made and gave them away for free. I almost use StudioPress Themes for WordPress themes exclusively now. Brian also has a great blog he writes and is someone to follow on twitter for sure.
If you buy a StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package, one of the perks is getting access to their support forum, where I met Rebecca Diamond, one of their moderators who has helped me so much over the years in that forum, and who is attending WordCamp SF this year as well. I want to a photo with both of them!
This is part of the fun when you do things you love and get involved, you get to meet people you admire and expand your universe.
Hope to see you there!
Here is the list of speakers for this year by day.
Mark Jaquith – Scaling, Servers, and Deploys — Oh My!
Sara Rosso – Introduction to the WordPress Ecosystem (likely a cleverer title to come)
Barry Abrahamson – Scaling and Servers Q&A
Austin Smith – From Drupal to WordPress
Shannon Smith – Multilingual Design
John Kleinschmidt – WordPress for the Greater Good (CURE)
Greg Veen – Web Fonts for Developers
John James Jacoby – BuddyPress (Title TBD)
Pete Davies – Vikings, Viagra and Versace: a brief history of spam
Nikolay Bachiyski – Unit Testing Will Change Your Life
Michael Adams – Secure IFrame Communication in a Pre-postMessage() World
Chelsea Otakan – Version Control for Designers
Andrew Nacin – Debugging in WordPress
Mark Jaquith, Jon Cave, Brad Williams – Security Showdown
Andy Skelton – Deep Voodoo: How the innermost innards of WordPress work
Daryl Koopersmith – Decisions, Not Options
Sara Cannon – Responsive Web Design
Estelle Weyl – CSS Topic TBD
Otto Wood, Andrew Nacin – The Otto & Nacin Show
Dianne Jacobs – Killer Food Blogs
Matt Mullenweg – State of the Word/Town Hall
Hanni Ross – Top 5 Ways to Break Your Blog (and how to fix it)
Teru Kuwayama – Basetrack.org: Taking WordPress to War
Sheri Bigelow – Top 10 Features You Aren’t Using (But Should Be!)
Ryan Markel – Which WordPress Is Right for You?
Willo O’Brien – Title TBD