Every year we share information about our sponsors. These companies make WordCamps across the nation and in our region possible. Today we want to introduce our Gold Sponsor WooCommerce and share a little bit of their story. Check out our Q & A with one of the best e–commerce systems made for WordPress.
Q. What do you do at WooCommerce?
A. Events Wrangler
Q. Why do you do it? What is your mission?
A. We want to be the ultimate WordPress toolkit provider to empower people to build greater things with WordPress.
Q. Why is WordPress important to you? Why do you love it?
A. WooCommerce is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, which is the world’s most popular and powerful method for creating a website.
Q. What products and services do you offer?
A. WooCommerce, WooCommerce Extensions, and Themes
Q. Who are your ideal customers? What kind of companies and businesses should contact you for services or products?
A. Store owners and developers looking for a customizable online-shopping-cart solution.
Q. Why do you support WordCamp? What do you hope attendees gain from participating? What suggestions, inspirations, or message do you have to share with attendees in Asheville?
A. In recognition of the open-source nature of the WordPress community we make contributing back to it a part of how we work at WooCommerce. We strongly believe that WordPress is only made better by the community working together and we aim to be a core part of that growth by helping to build the community itself as well as local projects and organizations needing help.
Q. How can people learn more about what you do?
A. Visit and connect with us at WooCommerce.com or join our networks:
Woohoo! The big day is here. Tickets for WordCamp Asheville are on sale NOW and going fast!
Tickets for WordCamp are $40 and that includes a t-shirt and lunch both days (Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4). Pretty sweet deal, huh?
Friday’s PreCamp is a hands-on workshop aimed at helping beginners get a new WordPress site up and running, and is packaged along with WordCamp for $70.
Check out our Sessions to see what you’ll be learning at WordCamp! We’ll be posting a detailed schedule with all the sessions and speakers in the coming week.
Also, keep an eye out for attendee announcements and reminders, as well as event details and information leading up to the event on Facebook and Twitter!
We’ve received some killer speaker submissions over the past couple of weeks. The organizing team is on the lookout for a few more, so we’re extending the deadline for submissions to Wednesday, March 22nd.
Share your experience with an eager audience
Maybe you’re an expert with particular workflow, plugin, or process. Or maybe you’ve recently had a game-changing WordPress moment you’d like to share. We want to hear about it! Apply today to speak. Let’s learn, share and develop together!
Want to speak this year, but need some ideas?
Here are a few suggestions:
How to choose a theme
Backing up / migrating a site
Intro to WooCommerce
WooCommerce/Ecommerce Deep Dive/Case Study
Making and Selling an E-course, Membership/Subscription Site
Using WordPress as a Support Ticket systems
Photography – where to find, how to choose
Content First – Content drives design and function
Leveling up your skills, Evaluating what skill or tool to learn/focus on next
Intro to Google Analytics / Google Search Console
The importance of mobile – Google’s new mobile first indexing, load time, conversions, etc.
Anything and everything about Google page speed fixes
Working up Contracts/Proposals
Speaker Submissions Now Being Accepted
Presenters and WordPress lovers have until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 to submit their ideas for talks at this year’s WordCamp Asheville.
Anyone interested in being considered must complete our form and provide detailed information about the presentation topic, name, takeaways, and value to the attendees. People can apply from anywhere in the country, or even the world, so if you are looking for a reason to visit the mountains –
Apply now and tell us what you want to talk about!
Speakers can choose to present on topics related to website development, web design, business, marketing, content, plugins, and much more. To find out more details about what is involved CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO BECOME A SPEAKER. We are always looking for unique topics that allow participants to learn applicable WordPress skills
Put the Unity in Community!
This year’s theme is “Community”. WordCamp is the perfect place to unite, share and develop. It provides an opportunity to connect with someone and experience true synchronicity or to finally begin developing an essential team collaboration that takes you further than you ever could go on your own. It’s not required to have the theme as part of your presentation, but we’d love to challenge you to consider including it.
Apply to Give a Full Talk and a Lightning Talk
This year we have given potential speakers two options: present on a topic for 45 minutes and answer attendee questions, or consider also presenting a 15 minute lightning talk and inspire everyone with a simple, yet brilliant idea. If you have more than one idea to pitch, multiple applications are gladly accepted!
What do you want to learn about in 2017? Tell us in the comments below!
Sponsor Signup Form
WordCamps are casual, volunteer-run events. Sponsor support for WordCamp enables attendees to experience the event for a low cost; just $20 per day! A low cost ensures accessibility to freelancers, small businesses and anyone who wants to attend.
Being a sponsor gives you an unique opportunity to invest in the Asheville WordPress community. The attendees are made up of web-savvy professionals who work in media, publishing, film, music, art, technology, education, health care, financial services, government… you name it. Letting members of our community know you support them will earn you their goodwill.
We have all benefited from using WordPress; now is the perfect time to give something back. We’ve created sponsorship levels to fit every budget from large corporations to small local businesses to independent freelancers. Even if you are a small agency, restaurant, magazine, or an individual wanting to give back because you know that WordPress has helped you and your business, we have a support level for you.
If you would like to show your support and help make the Asheville WordCamp great, sign up to be a sponsor! You can also learn more about becoming a sponsor if you would like more information.
If you have any questions about sponsoring the Asheville WordCamp, please contact John Dorner.
WordCamp Asheville is officially on the calendar!
WordCamp Asheville will be June 2-4, 2017 at the AB Tech Asheville Campus.
This year our new Camp home will be the brand new conference center at the AB Tech Asheville campus. With three large rooms for sessions and lots of surrounding lobby space for connecting, networking, and just hanging out, the conference center will allow our community to come learn and share together in a fun new way.
Although us organizers can hardly believe it, twenty seventeen marks our fourth year for WordCamp Asheville. Each year, there are differences in program, schedule, and sometimes the venue itself, but one thing always stays the same: our wonderful community. People from all sorts of careers, locations, and walks of life come together for one weekend to learn from each other and get inspired. We believe in educating each other and learning together – this is the heart of WordCamp and what makes it so much fun!
So come learn, share, and develop with us this year. We want to see you.
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WordCamp Asheville is coming your way in 2017. Stay tuned on this site for details. If you’re in the Asheville area, we’d love to see you at our meetup group. See you soon!