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WordCamp 2012 Roundup

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There’s no denying it, WordPress is a big thing, so are WordCamps, and 2012 was bigger and better than ever for the popular WordPress conferences!

There were a total of 67 WordCamps this year, up from 52 last year, with 34 in the US and 33 outside of the US, serving over 17,000 attendees, with 967 sessions and 877 speakers, all made possible by 498 generous sponsors!

The amount of WordCamp videos published to WordPress.tv this year almost doubled to 445, probably due to the expansion of WordCamp Central’s video camera kit program, which does its best to make sure that every WordCamp has an affordable way to record every session. The program now holds 8 kits in the US, 3 in Canada, and 2 in Europe, so there’s probably a good chance that there’s a kit available for your WordCamp if you need it.

To kickoff 2013, the WordPress Events Contributor Group was launched, and is looking for volunteers for WordPress.tv moderation, materials for event planners, new WordCamp organizer mentorships, making it easier for organizations to sponsor multiple events, improvements to the WordCamp Base theme, and reviewing the current WordCamp guidelines.

WordPress is your blogging platform, and WordCamp is your event, so please feel free to pitch-in if, when, and wherever you can this year!

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  1. Dan (1 comments.) says:

    I <3 WordCamps!

  2. Pratish Mistry (3 comments.) says:

    I attended one a couple of years back when I was in the US and it was an incredible learning experience. Bit gutted there isn’t one organized for South Africa.

    • James (184 comments.) says:

      There was one at Cape Town in October of last year, so there’s still a chance that there could be one this year.

    • Sizwe (5 comments.) says:

      Pratish, I attended the one in Cape Town last year mentioned by James – it was great and they had some really good panelists too. Had the good fortune to chat to Mark Forrester of Woo themes amongst others and found the perspectives really revealing… check out the videos on the wordcamp site it was pretty well documented.

  3. Nayna (6 comments.) says:

    I have yet to attend one of these… I’m disappointed they don’t have at least one in India, especially given the growing number of WordPress-related developers in places like Bangalore. Anyway, at least there are videos.. better than nothing :)

  4. Christian Johnson (1 comments.) says:

    I’m wondering if there’s going to one near New Haven?

  5. Ally (1 comments.) says:

    I have never heard of this before. I just checked the list and I’m happy to see they have one in Australia, there isn’t too many blogging events that come out our way

  6. Shaun Hoobler (1 comments.) says:

    May have to check out Wordcamp Windsor in the summer. Looks like that’s as close as they get to London. Looks like they’re probably just a good place to meet like-minded people as much as anything else!

  7. Javier (3 comments.) says:

    Two months ago I hardly knew anything about WP, now after designing a website and getting into the SEO arena a little bit I see it’s a HUGE world, to the point that it is absorbing a lot of hours of my every day, so I can imagine this Camps must be an overwhelming amount of delights for WP addicts!

  8. Felix (1 comments.) says:

    I’ve been using WordPress for the last 5 years, and i can confirm it is the best platform available.



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