The first PodsCamp is completed, and was a great success. We had great talks, a big crowd and real Texas BBQ.
We’d like to thank all of our sponsors and everyone who attended for making this possible. If you were not able to make it, you can see all of the slides here. We will also be uploading videos of all of the talks to our YouTube channel soon.
We would like to thank our Gold Level sponsors of PodsCamp DFW 2014–10up and Chris Lema. Both have made financial and in kind contributions to PodsCamp. Their generous support of PodsCamp is consistent with both of their commitments to supporting the WordPress ecosytem.
Chris Lema is the CTO and Chief Strategist at Crowd Favorite. He helps companies leverage WordPress, and helps WordPress companies find leverage. He’s also a daily blogger, a public speaker, and product strategist. His daily blog posts are a must read for all serious WordPress professionals. Chris donated the video camera we will be using to record all sessions.
10up is a WordPress development agency and WordPress.com VIP partner. In addition to building great WordPress-powered solutions, they are also major contributors to the WordPress ecosystem, employing WordPress 4.0 release lead Helen Hou-Sandí and our own lead developer Scott Kingsley Clark. They have generously donated Scott’s entire week to work on Pods 3.0 and PodsCamp.
Want to know more about what you can learn at PodsCamp? Today we added details for most of the talks. It’s going to be a great day with awesome presentations, good food and plenty of opportunities to talk Pods with the Pods team.
Check out the schedule for more information.
Tom McFarlin wrote a very nice post about what we’re doing here, and then surprised us all by setting up a Tilt campaign for PodsCamp. We will honor tilts the same as sponsorships at the various levels, so now you can do it either way you’d like!
Contribute to the Tilt for PodsCamp
You may have also seen a post about PodsCamp over on WPTavern — Tickets On Sale For The First Ever PodsCamp.
Thanks to everyone so far for helping us make this happen, we’re all very excited to meet with everyone and have some great times!
We just secured our catering spot with Mike Anderson’s BBQ, my favorite BBQ spot in Dallas — they’ll be providing some yummy food and sides for lunch. Bonus points for Mike Anderson’s using WordPress for their website too!
We’ve just published our PodsCamp Schedule and opened up tickets for purchase! The price is $50, which is more than a normal WordCamp. Unfortunately, we don’t have the sponsor power behind us like those sorts of event. But an added benefit for attendees is that we are limiting our tickets to 40 so we can give each person one-on-one time from our team.
If you’re interested in sponsoring, let us know. Otherwise, go and get your ticket before it’s too late!
It’s official, PodsCamp will be on October 3rd, 2014 from 9:30am to 5pm! You are welcome to come early for all you can eat breakfast with the Pods Team, or stay late if you need a little more time. No one shall leave PodsCamp with questions!
PodsCamp will be held at:
Hampton Inn & Suites – Forest Hill
6555 Park Brook
Forest Hill, Texas, 76140
^^ hey look! It’s right across the highway from WordCamp DFW 2014 the very next day!
Stay tuned for the PodsCamp schedule and speakers we’ve got lined up, along with availability for purchasing tickets.
We are currently planning a in-depth Workshop with a few presentations in a WordCamp-like event. The dates are still up in the air but at minimum it will be Friday, October 3rd, 2014 — the day before WordCamp DFW 2014.
We’re arranging some cool sponsors to help bring our whole Pods team together for a few days, which means we’ll probably also have a contributor day where we all focus our time on something cool!
More details coming over the next two weeks.