After a two year break, WordCamp is coming back to Israel, this time as WordCamp Jerusalem. And we’ve got an awesome lineup of speakers and topics in three tracks: Beginning WordPress Developers, Advanced WordPress Developers, and WordPress Tips and Ideas.
What is WordCamp?
WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to WordPress.com and WordPress.org users alike.
Tell me more about WordCamp Jerusalem
WordCamp Jerusalem is taking place on Sept. 5, 2010 at the Jerusalem College of Technology, who is generously sponsoring the conference. The conference will run from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, and entrance is free of charge.
Here are some of the planned (tentative) lecture topics:
- WordPress performance under various server configurations
- Tools and techniques for building accessible WordPress websites
- Increasing traffic to your WordPress site
- Political blogging
- Don’t just shrink your WordPress site for mobile, adapt it
- WordPress 3.0 And You
And many more!
Find out more on the site, or reserve your space on the WordCamp Jerusalem Meetup site – you must RSVP there to make sure you have a space since space is limited.
Stay updated and spread the word
- Put one of our cool WordCamp Jerusalem banners on your site to help spread the word – the one at the top of this post is an example. They come in English and Hebrew.
- Follow us on twitter and/or facebook to get updates before, during and after the event.
- Use the twitter hashtag #WordCampJeru whenever possible
- Help us find more sponsors – entrance to the event is free, but we still need to cover costs!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
WordCamp Israel is fast approaching, and I wanted to update you on what’s going on.
First of all, the registration closed a little over a week ago – capacity has been reached. I know there are a lot of disappointed people who really wanted to come, but hopefully it will either work out for them this year, or they’ll manage to register in time for next year’s conference.
Second, I’m going to be moderating the panel on Blogging and Business. We have a really great panel, and I hope it will be enjoyable and informative. Here’s a bit about our panelists:
- Me. My company, illuminea provides blog development and strategic consultation services to businesses.
- Ouriel Ohayon. Ouriel is the General Manager at LGiLab, a VC company, and he blogs on VCs, business, startups, and more. His blog has a very wide following.
- Yigal Chamish. Yigal is an expert in knowledge management, and approaches blogs as a tools for creating effective learning and knowledge-sharing environments.
- Kfir Pravda. Kfir produces magazines and video for the Web, and works with companies and groups both locally and internationally to help them use blogs as business and marketing tools.
- Yisrael Blechman. Yisrael is the CTO of Blink, which specializes in research, development and application of Web 2.0 methodologies and technologies for both intra- and extra-organizational purposes.
Third, Lorelle has written a few posts in preparation of the upcoming conference that provide an interesting perspective on blogging and Israel:
That’s it for now, and I hope I’ll see you there! Remember: Oct. 25, at 9am at Michlelet Afeka in Tel Aviv.
Itâ€™s now official – Lorelle Van Fossen (yes, THE Lorelle) is going to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming WordCamp Israel blogging conference!
When: Oct. 25, 9am to 4pm
Where: Michlelet Afeka – Bney Efraim, Tel Aviv Tel: 1-800-37-37-10
Cost: Free! But you must register to reserve your place.
Among the topics to be covered at the conference is blogging and business (Iâ€™m on that panel ), how to create an effective web presence with WordPress, and practical tips on installing WordPress and using Plugins.
The conference now has an official web site, but if Hebrew ainâ€™t your cup oâ€™ tea, you can get most of the information on the English blog (written byâ€¦me!). You can also download banners in English and Hebrew to put on your blogs and sites, like the image at the top of this post, over here.
The Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) and Michlelet Afeka are the main sponsors behind the event, and have contributed the venue and Lorelleâ€™s plane ticket.
Whatâ€™s amazing about this event is that itâ€™s been organized by some run-of-the-mill bloggers who thought it would be a good idea. Most of all, Tal Galili, a Masters student in Tel Avivâ€™s Mathematics Dept., has invested a huge amount of time organizing this whole thing, and WordCamp Israel exists basically because of him.
Iâ€™m really excited! I think that some of the lectures will be better than others, but most of all this is a great opportunity to meet the people behind the Israeli blogging and Internet scene, which is full of dynamic, innovative and creative individuals and companies.