You have to wait 10 weeks for a blog post and then two tumble out in two days!
As I shared in the last post, I’ve been pushing hard on a number of fronts over the last few weeks but this is one result I’m really pleased about.
This can only mean one thing:
WordCamp UK 2010 is happening in Manchester!
WordCamp UK is the informal annual gathering of WordPress publishers, designers and developers based in the United Kingdom, held at a different location around the country each year.
Those of you tracking the #wordcampuk hashtag on Twitter will know this is old news but I thought I’d blog it anyway, a couple of days after the fact. Have been crazy busy this week, is all.
Why Did I try to bring WordCamp UK to Manchester?
Well, I attended my first WordCamp UK conference this year in Cardiff and was blown away by the passion, enthusiasm and support espoused by the WordPress community in the UK over 2 days in July.
This is actually my second attempt at bringing WordCamp UK to Manchester.
I joined the WordCamp UK mailing list in late 2008 because I heard about the opportunity to bid for Manchester to host the conference in 2009.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a venue arranged in time and settled instead for helping Cardiff organise the 2009 conference, helping to draft the Sponsor Pack for the event.
I’ve been a fan of WordPress for quite a while and consider it to be the de facto platform of choice for social media powered websites so I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing WordCamp UK 2010 to Manchester. I can’t wait to make this third WordCamp UK the best yet.
Many thanks to the brilliant people who made Manchester’s successful bid possible.
Here come some ebullient thank-yous:
David Edmundson-Bird‘s kind and generous help in procuring use of Manchester Metropolitan University Business School‘s Aytoun Building for the UK WordPress community for the duration of WordCamp UK 2010: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July 2010. Thanks again for all your help David.
We couldn’t have done it without you.
It’s great to see all the great write-ups coming in about this exciting news.
Big thanks to Tony Scott for the excellent overview of the result.
Tony ‘herds’ the UK WordPress fan boys and girls on the WordCamp UK mailing list. Sign up here if you’re interested in all things WordCamp UK.
There was also a really cool article on How Do, the Greater Manchester online media and marketing magazine.
Would You Like to help Organise WordCamp UK 2010?
I’m going to be working with a group of people who kindly offered their support with organising the conference next July. Many of these individuals are on the WordCamp UK mailing list but a few are also from the wider digital community in Manchester.
If you’d like to be involved in the planning for WordCamp UK 2010 please pipe up in the comments and I’ll be in touch.
Bring on July 2010!
WordCamp UK 2010 happens in Manchester the week after the FIFA 2010 World Cup Final )
You can now flag your intent to attend on Upcoming.
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