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Saturday Attendee Survey

Howdy folks,
If you attended the Saturday sessions for WC Philly 2014, could you help us out by filling out our attendee survey so that we can make next year’s WordCamp that much better? We’d be much obliged.

(For those that attended the Sunday dev day session, take heart: we’re working on a separate survey just for Sunday’s activities.)


Speaker Slides

Yesterday was a great day, thanks in very large part to all of our speakers! If you’re looking for their slides, keep an eye on this post (we’ll be updating it as we receive links from the various speakers).

Ordered by track, the presentations are:

User Track

Power User Track

Designer Track

Developer Track

Visitors Guide to Philly

There is a lot more going on in Philadelphia besides a great WordCamp! If you are looking for the city’s best cheesesteak, interested in seeing where our forefather’s made history in historic Philadelphia or hoping to reenact Rocky Balboa running up the Art Museum steps you can find this information and more at  The website has a number of weekend itineraries that are sure to fit everyone’s interests.

We have also compiled a short list of major Philadelphia attractions, food options near the Comfort Inn Penn’s Landing and a few popular tour companies. Click here to view the PDF.

If you are looking for something specific while visiting Philadelphia be sure to tweet us @WordCampPhilly. We will have our WordCamp and Philly experts monitoring Twitter throughout the weekend to help you with any questions you have or problems you may run into!

Website Badges

Feel like showing your support for WC Philly in a small way on your own corner of the Web? Grab one of these badges and just link back to

Thanks go out to Tracy of Yikes! for designing the badges.

WordCamp Philly Showcase

Philadelphia-area businesses and WordPress developers: We want to feature interesting and impressive work by Philly-area developers and firms that show off just what can be done with WordPress. We are collecting “portfolio” slides from those developers and firms in order to display them during WordCamp Philly 2014. If you’re interested in having your work showcased, please follow the instructions on our Github project. We’ll be putting together a slideshow of all the entries and hosting it on that project page and will be displaying it throughout the WordCamp weekend.

We look forward to seeing examples of your impressive work!

Call For Speakers: Work-From-Home

Many previous WordCamps have had panel discussions with variations on “how to start a WordPress business” or “how to run a distributed company”. At WordCamp Philly this year, we wanted to try a little something different, something that comes at these issues from the other side, namely: how can you best be a part of a distributed company? We’ve heard from CEOs, founders and product-makers and have gotten a lot of good input on how to stay sane while running a WordPress business. Let’s help each other stay sane when working for those sorts of people.

We’re looking to get folks thinking about such issues as

  • time management
  • keeping up communication with your teammates
  • maintaining proper work/life balance
  • advantages and disadvantages of working from home
  • tax implications
  • making the leap from a traditional office environment

…and any other issues that you, our speakers, bring to the table.

We’re putting together a panel of folks to discuss just this issue, so if you’re a part of a distributed company and would be comfortable participating, fill out our speaker form, select the “Panel” track and put “Working From Home” in the talk title.

We look forward to hearing from you all!

Second Batch of Speakers

I’m proud to announce our second batch of speakers for WordCamp Philly 2014. We’re getting really excited about all the session ideas you all are sending in and are certain that everyone will really get a lot out of these talks.

Our second round is comprised of Chris Van Patten (@ChrisVanPatten), Ben Lobaugh (@benlobaugh), Rami Abraham (@ramiabraham), Jared Novack (@jaredNova), Matt Banks (@mattbanks), Karen Arnold (@karenalma), Deborah Beckett, and Elizabeth Urello.

Speaker applications are still open, so please keep sending in your talk ideas!