We are officially Sold Out!

As the title suggests, WordCamp Buffalo 2012 is now sold out. Thank you to everyone for showing faith in the event, from the attendees to the sponsors and vendors. We couldn’t do it without everyones help and support.

If you’re bummed out about not getting a ticket in time, we’re sorry. There is a bit of good news for you though, all of the topics will be online in video form shortly after the event, and we’ll keep you updated of that as it happens.

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Special Thanks to Synacor

We’d like to send a huge thanks to Synacor for sponsoring WordCamp Buffalo and making this a reality. Sponsors are a very big and integral part of WordCamps because of how inexpensive tickets are to attendees in comparison to many other conferences. So we’d like to again thank them for the help, and make sure to check them out.

New York-based Synacor (NASDAQ: SYNC), is the leading provider of next-gen start pages, TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based services, across multiple devices for cable, satellite, telecom, and consumer electronics companies. Synacor is squarely in the middle of the TV Everywhere phenomenon, from HBO GO to March Madness, and most recently the Olympics. What’s next for Synacor? Think HTML5.

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Introducing the WordCamp Buffalo 2012 talks

WordCamp Buffalo is excited to welcome some of our area’s best and brightest WordPress and web-savvy minds to speak in just a few short weeks. We’re also excited to welcome speakers from outside our region, bringing just as much awesome knowledge and helping spread great tips and tricks.

We’re happy to formally announce those speakers (and their talks) below.

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Tickets are now on sale!

Join us on October 20 for a full day of workshops for bloggers, business owners, designers, and developers.

Ready to boost your WordPress knowledge? Your ticket to WordCamp Buffalo includes a full day of workshops*, a light breakfast, a yummy lunch, a t-shirt, access to the “Happiness Bar”, and more – all for only $15!

Registration starts at 8:30 and the event goes to 5:30. The entire event takes place in Lyons Hall at Canisius College .

Business owners, bloggers, and folks new to WordPress will find a home in the Users track, where experts from Western New York and beyond will offer ways to get to know your WordPress site, improve your blog, and more – no tech-speak translations required! Right next door, developers, designers, and seasoned WordPress pros will run ragged over the Advanced track, where passions for good code and open source technology collide in theming, plugins, and best practices.

Have a specific question? Stuck on a bit of code? Need help setting up? We’ll have experts on hand at the Happiness Bar to answer your questions and provide hands-on support all day long.

Not bad for $15, huh?

Space is limited, so grab your spot today!

*Interested in speaking at WordCamp Buffalo? We’re still accepting speaker proposals! Submit yours today.

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WordCamp Buffalo Call for Speakers!

Would you like to be a speaker at WordCamp Buffalo 2012? We’re bringing together the best in local designers, developers, business owners, and bloggers from across Western New York and beyond, and we’d love to add you to that list as a speaker!

If you are passionate and knowledgeable about WordPress – from new user basics to custom function development – please consider coming to speak at WordCamp Buffalo. More details are available at our Speakers page.

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Planning Meeting #3

Various things have had our WC org team out of town for a few weeks, but we are back in full force and ready to dive back in!

We’ll be having our third official WordCamp Volunteer Meeting this Tuesday, August 14th, at 7pm. We’ll be meeting at MacGregor’s in Amherst. Please note the location change! All future meetings will be held at MacGregor’s, which Chris promises has a great beer selection.

We’re just about 2 months from the conference, so this meeting will be focused on handing out specific tasks, filling out gaps in coverage, and next steps. For those of you that have already committed to specific roles, I’ll be contacting you over the weekend to talk about to-dos.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Questions? Email dani@lifeunconstrained.com or call 218.8446.

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Planning Meeting #2

Thanks to those who were able to attend our first volunteer meeting last week! We had some great ideas and are ready to move forward to make things happen.

We’ll be having our second official WordCamp Volunteer Meeting this Tuesday, July 10th, at 7pm. We’ll be meeting at MacGregor’s in Amherst. Please note the location change! All future meetings will be held at MacGregor’s, which Chris promises has a great beer selection.

Our primary goal for this meeting will be to start assigning tasks and roles, so please come prepared to sign up and sign on! If you can’t make it on Tuesday, a list of remaining tasks/roles will be posted to the list after the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Questions? Email dani@lifeunconstrained.com or call 218.8446.

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Planning Meeting #1

We’ll be having our first official WordCamp Volunteer Meeting this Wednesday, June 27th, at 7pm. We’ll be meeting at Cole’s on Elmwood to chat about the different ways we can make WordCamp a success and start assigning roles.

Hope to see you there!

Questions? Email dani@lifeunconstrained.com or call 218.8446.

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(Officially) Announcing WordCamp Buffalo!

We are excited to announce that WordCamp is coming to Buffalo in October, 2012!

WordCamps are casual, low-cost conferences that focus on everything WordPress. Join us on October 20 at Canisius College on Main Street in Buffalo to learn more about all aspects of WordPress, from basic user tips and tricks all the way up to advanced development.

We’ll be announcing more details in the coming weeks and months, starting with a call for speakers; keep an eye on buffalo.wordcamp.org or join our announcement list to be notified as details become available.

We’re also actively seeking volunteers, for both before and during the event. If you’re interested in helping to make WordCamp Buffalo a success, please visit our volunteer page to learn more and sign up.

And don’t forget to save the date – October 20, 2012!

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WordCamp Buffalo Planning

It is an exciting time for those of us in the Buffalo WordPress Users Meetup. One of the goals of Ben & Andy when starting the bi-weekly meetup was organizing a WordCamp in Buffalo. That goal is now a reality as we begin to plan the 2012 Buffalo WordCamp.

Although it is early, we’ve got many details already coming together, including the Venue, Lunches, and soon we’ll be announcing the Date and then begin to spread the word about the WordCamp.

So bear with us for the next little while and we’ll be updating the site often. So check back soon!

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