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Bridging the Cultural & Communication Gap

Wordcamps come in different forms, based on the local community that produces them. But, generally Wordcamps include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning with, plug-in and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. Everyone from WordPress developers to casual users participates, share ideas, and gets to know each other.

This time the Wordcamp is hosted in NYC, right over the Brooklyn Bridge. This is NYC’s fifth event, following hugely successful events in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012. Like always, the organizers have promised great sessions for everyone.


August 2-3, 2014


333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

General Admission: $ 40

With each Ticket you receive:

  • Two-day admission to Wordcamp NYC
  • A Wordcamp NYC 2014 T-shirt
  • Lunch on Saturday afternoon
  • Admission to the after-party on Saturday night

Sessions & Speakers:

  1. WordPress Design Trends – Mel Choyce
  2. NONCE upon a time in WordPress – Cal Evans
  3. Tools to better manage and grow your blog – Syed Balkhi
  4. High performance WordPress – Mikel King
  5. Beyond the Code – Noel Tock
  6. So you know WP_QUERY. Now What? – Helen Hou-Sandi
  7. Accessibility beyond coding: It’s everyone’s responsibility – Svetlana Kouznetsova
  8. 6 ways to up your theme game – Tracy Lavesque
  9. Put a little backbone in your WordPress – Adam Silverstein
  10. Understanding WordPress core functionality – Suzette Franck
  11. Smart Design – Sara Cannon
  12. Writing secure WordPress code – Brad Williams
  13. Core Docs: Sentencing WordPress to 11-years-to-life – Drew Jaynes
  14. Free software, free labor, and the freelancer: The economics of contributing – Boon Gorges
  15. Heartbeat API: Your data simply in Real-time – Mike Schroder
  16. A career of being lazy using WordPress – Jenn Schiffer
  17. Your business blog matters – M. Shannon Hernandez
  18. So you want to be a WordPress speaker: A practical workshops for beginners – Tammy Lister, Kathryn Presner
  19. Blogging Basics (dangerous Writing) – Mary Beth Coudal
  20. Finding the right plug-in (For any job) – Jay Hoffman
  21. Dude you have been FONT-I-CON’D – Mika Epstein
  22. Advanced Advanced custom fields – Jared Novack
  23. Content is king but writing is essential – Stephen C. Miller
  24. Getting Sassy with WordPress – Tracy Rotten
  25. Designing WordPress: A drama in four parts – Siobhan McKeown
  26. How to read and write WordPress media code – Scott Taylor
  27. Entrepreneurship for the developers: Keys to success – Cory Miller
  28. Core functions you (may be) don’t know exists – Nicole Arnold
  29. Child Play: Creating and using WordPress child Themes – Gabriela Levit

Besides, this event, there is a Contributor Day which will be held on the Friday (August 1st, 2014) before Wordcamp NYC from 12 to 6pm at The New York Times.

Contributor Day is basically an opportunity given to the attendees to contribute to the WordPress project. There’s a way for everyone to contribute, whether a user, designer, support specialist, developer, or writer.

There’s a way to contribute:

Testing new features checking bugs in WordPress 4.0 which will be out at the end of August.

Write or update WordPress documentation

Answer a support question in the forums and help other users, who are new to WordPress

If you are a programmer, contribute to core*

People attending Contributor Day will be 100% focused on contributing or learning to contribute to core. Members looking for an opening to add their contribution to WordPress, this is a great opportunity!

The scheduled time has not been decided yet, however for information on the time, updates, and registration; please keep visiting our page,

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