Here is the latest information on the Beginner’s Workshop being sponsored by Georgia State University on March 8, 2014.
This workshop is only for people holding tickets for the Beginners Workshop . No exceptions.
Centennial Hall / 100 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta 30303
Parking for all attendees will be provided in the W Lot (adjacent to the building). The entrance to the lot is located off Courtland Street.
Registration and Schedule:
9:30 AM Class Starts : 10:00 AM Ends: 2:00 PM
9:30 a.m. Registration begins
10:00 a.m. Conference starts
11:30 a.m. Catering lunch set up
2 p.m. Conclusion of conference
Food & Beverage:
Coffee, Orange Juice and Water
Boxed lunches – turkey, ham, roast beef and veggie
Includes bag of chips, cookie and soft drink or water
Must have Laptop and WordPress.com account set up
- The workshop is hands-on. Bring a laptop computer that can logon to a wireless network.
- Obtain an account and site on WordPress.com. Keep the confirmation email. Jot down your user name and password and be sure you bring it with you. We have a lot we want to cover and don’t want to waste time dealing with password issues.
If you have trouble with this step, send a message on the website through the contact and someone will help you get it set up prior to the Workshop.
- Make sure you have logged on to your WordPress.com site with the laptop you are bringing on a wireless network.
- Try to remember your password. We need to move quick and we don’t want to have to wait to long for folks to go through forgot password.
- If you plan to participate in the full media upload portion of the day you should have images available on your laptop and an application that will allow you to crop photos. Paint, Preview, Photoshop, GIMP etc.
If you’d like help setting up your WordPress.com account, please let us know in the comments below so that someone can help you before the workshop.
Guest wireless account has been set up. This information will be placed on each table for participants.
There are going to be several WordPress Meetup Groups focusing on getting our WordPress Newbies up to speed before camp.
Here is the list at this point. Be sure to check back later to see if others are added.
MARIETTA – Atlanta WordPress Hands on Learning Group
Wednesday March 5, 6:30 – 8:30PM $10
This is a hands-on working group. Don’t have a WordPress site yet? We’ll help you get one up and running before you leave and teach you how to add and format posts and pages and add media to your site.
YOUR OWN PLACE AND TIME – Free Access! Getting Started with WordPress Video Series
Sign up for free access to get seven videos that will walk you through the basics of starting and using a self-hosted WordPress site. The total time for this 7 video series is 3 hours and 40 minutes. Sign up here.
Yowzers! we knew the tickets would go fast. It took a couple of weeks last year. This year the fifty beginner Workshop tickets flew out of her the first night. Then it took only 48 hours to sell the remaining 425 tickets.
Update March 5: As people have changed plans they are turning back in some tickets so please let us know via the contact form if you would like one. There is still a chance that you may get to come!
We flooded social media with the word that the tickets were going fast, but some people still didn’t get there in time and they are not going to be happy:-( There is a chance that a few more tickets might become available. This year people can get a refund on their ticket if their plans change, which would free up some tickets.
I wish we could take everyone who wants to come, but we are restricted by the size of the ballroom and breakout rooms in our location.
There are a lot of other WordCamps coming up the next few months. Our neighbors in Asheville North Carolina are planning their first WordCamp May 30th – June 1st. Charleston South Carolina is having their first WordCamp May 17th. Or you might be up for some adventure and try WordCamp Prague, February 22nd or WordCamp Mumbai the same weekend as our WordCamp.
And then there is our neighbor to the South, WordCamp Miami, who is lobbying for our overflow with this cool little graphic! Ha! Ha!
We are lucky in Atlanta to have a very strong WordPress Community. We hope you join us by attending Meetups on a regular basis. Our various Meetups around town are a great way to make friends and colleagues, get up to day information and give back to the WordPress Community.
Leave a comment if you’d like to be on a waiting list for regular WordCamp Tickets.