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.