Possibility Of A WordCamp UK

March 21st, 2008

Tony Scott has published an entry on his blog entitled WordCamp UK proposal. Inspired by WordCamp Dallas, Tony is looking at quite possibly holding the first ever WordCamp within the UK. His blog post will serve as a gauge of interest. So far, the topics of discussion regarding this event center around:

  • Format: A little more structured, such as WordCamp Dallas 2008, or more BarCamp, as WordCamp Hamburg?
  • Size: Number of attendees?
  • Location: London or other city? Take into account travelling and accommodation.
  • Sponsorship: Would be good to subsidize the event!

If you would like to participate in or help organize the event, be sure to stop by Tony’s blog and leave a comment.




  1. Carson (46 comments.) says:

    With the current value of the dollar in Europe don’t look for many attendees from the US.

  2. Tony Scott (6 comments.) says:

    Carson, ‘Curent value of the dollar’ – I think that’s one of the few things we can’t influence in organising such an event!

  3. Neil (5 comments.) says:

    I would love to have a wordcamp in the U.K, finally!!!

  4. Mosey says:

    London FTW! I haven’t read up about Word Camp mainly because… it’s not in the UK, but it sounds like a massive event!

  5. Collin (6 comments.) says:

    Why does everybody have to shout that it’s got to be in London?

    The UK has beautiful and (much) cheaper cities the London to hold an event like this. Why not York or Cardiff or Bristol, Gloucester, Birmingham, Manchester (Picadilly is easy to get to from the whole of the UK!) just off the top of my head. Just keep the damned event OUT of London.

    Yes, I live on the South Coast. If it’s in London then I won’t attend. Anywhere else, I’m there.

  6. Richard says:

    Count me in for attending, assisting. What about Birmingham? More central/easier to get to for more people. Also, potential for lower accommodation costs.

  7. Mosey says:

    Birmingham is fine by me. It’s only because I live near London and as far as I know, it’s cheaper to travel into London sometimes then travelling out (during the weekends?) ;)

  8. Steve says:

    I concur – not in London as the cost of hotels suddenly makes it an expensive trip – and an expensive thing to organise!

    Cardiff sounds good; I went there last year and the accommodation is cheap compared to most UK cities and it’s a great place… loved it. Plus, it’s cheap(ish) to travel to.

    Of course, Edinburgh would be nice seeing as it’s just down the road from me… quite a way from anywhere else, though!

  9. Sheridan West (1 comments.) says:

    Quite a few associates of mine (including me) are avoiding the US for conferences and stuff. It’s not worth the hassle.

  10. CMSBuilder (1 comments.) says:

    Guys, just to let you all know that tickets are tickets for WordCamp UK 2008 are on sale, and why not drop by the WordCampUK Blog and say hi!

  11. sparkywills (1 comments.) says:

    How about having it here in Spain, most Brits seem to live here now (or at least have access to a holiday home) Its so much cheaper and the weather is guaranteed!!!LOL


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