Join us at WordCamp Jerusalem 2013: the official WordPress conference in Israel!

WordCamp Jerusalem 2013

I know it’s been used before, but I find it hilarious. I love bad jokes. Okay, here goes:
 
How many WordPress developers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
 
Answer: None! There’s a plugin for that.
 
(In my mind…BWAHAAHAHAHA!! Almost as good as freshly squeezed orange Jews.)
 
WordCamp Jerusalem 2013 is happening, and it’s happening soon. The date is February 20, 2013, and tickets can be purchased here for 110 NIS.
 
And now for the condensed list of why I’m excited for WordCamp Jerusalem:
 
  1. The sheer, unmitigated, unadulterated, 100% natural geekiness. I love love love talking tech with people who don’t give me the combo strange-look-and-awkward-pause before resuming their previous conversion about finance/celeb gossip/recipes for soup.
  2. Unlimited coffee. Like my ancestors before me, I love a freebie. And if the freebie involves caffeine, so much the better. 
  3. Free multicolored WordPress pins. See item 2 above. And they’re shiny!
  4. Meeting new people to Tweet at. (Tweet with? Whatevs.) 
  5. Learning cool new hacks and tricks that make me feel likewise cool. I like being able to show off the mad techy skills that I’ve mooched off of other people. 
  6. Getting to wear a badge with my name on it. It makes me feel important.
  7. Hanging out with people that I already know and with whom I enjoy spending time, but never get to see because of work/family/{insert excuse of choice}.
  8. Lunch. Well, let’s be honest, more dessert than lunch. I spent most of the lunch at SMX on the whipped chocolate dessert with the delicate and highly impractical but unbelievably delicious chocolate spoon.
  9. Speakers who are interesting and informal. And who wear T-shirts with bad puns.
  10. Powerpoint presentations. I just really, really like PowerPoint presentations. Why? No reason.
  11. WordPress is a big. Deal. The Wall Street Journal blogs use it. Techcrunch uses it. The NY Observer uses it. I want to be like all of those publications. Popular, successful, and interesting.
  12. Most panels are in Hebrew, so I get to brush up on my Hebrew skills, which are lacking. To say the least. 
In case you need any further reasons other than my personal likes and dislikes that I listed above, WordCamp is a completely non-profit event – all of the proceeds go toward the event itself. So we have all of the incentive in the world to make it world-class and awesome. And we have an incredible lineup of speakers and panels, including:
 
  • The business side of WordPress with Miriam Schwab, illuminea
  • 10 WordPress functions that you probably didn’t know existed with Yoav Farhi, an official Automattic employee (the company behind WordPress.com)
  • Development environments for WordPress with Ohad Raz, Bainternet
  • How to build beautiful WordPress sites with pixel-perfect fonts with Avraham Kornfeld, one of the leading Hebrew font creators in Israel.
  • The Power of Your Story Through WordPress with Kimanzi Constable
You can view all of the lectures and speakers here.
 
WordCamp Jerusalem 2013 is happening next week, so the time to register is now. See you on February 20th! I’ll be the one wearing as many free WordPress pins as I can fit on my shirt. Sign up here today!  The last day to register is Monday, February 18.
 

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