WordCamp Brisbane was a success!

Calm before the storm, Photo by Steven Cooper

G’Day everyone and thanks for coming along and making the inaugural WordCamp Brisbane a success!

We really couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone on the day, and our amazing sponsors such as Braintree_dev, Jetpack, and Human Made.

We’ve created a survey to get a few thoughts on how the event ran, and how we can do it better next time, we’d love to hear all your thoughts!
Click here to take the survey

We’re currently working on getting all of the #WCBNE videos processed (I want to watch them!) so sit tight and we’ll get all videos & slides uploaded to WordCamp.TV as soon as humanly possible (or as fast as our Internet lets us!)

If anyone took any photos on the day, or have written a blog post of their experience, please let us know by commenting below, or sharing to our Facebook page, we’d love to be able to keep an archive of all photos taken to show how successful WordCamp Brisbane was!

Photo Source: Steven Cooper, 2015

We’re Sold Out! See Everyone Tomorrow!

Howdy WordCampers!

We’re ecstatic to announce that WordCamp Brisbane is sold out! We’ve had amazing support from the local communities these past few weeks, and we’ve had far more last minute tickets than we ever anticipated.

Now for some important details:

  • WordCamp Brisbane is on tomorrow!
  • Registration opens at 8.30am sharp.
  • Please bring a water bottle if possible.
  • Follow directions to P Block upon entry to QUT (Follow the main walk path between buildings and the Botanical gardens to the end, then right when you hit the Gardens Theatre at the end).

Directions: Check the Location page for a map

After party: The after party will be on Saturday night is at the Port Office Hotel. Entry will be by badge only, so please bring it along.


WordCamp Brisbane Countdown – Get your tickets!


The countdown is on, WordCamp Brisbane is on in 12 days, and I can’t wait! We’ve still got some tickets remaining – but they’re selling fast! If you (or someone you know) haven’t purchased a ticket yet, there’s never been a better time!

The deadline for a getting a shirt in your preferred size is this Wednesday the 20th psst, that’s in 2 days! which is when we’ll be sending the final order to the printers. If you purchase your ticket after Wednesday, we’ll have spare shirts, but we can’t guarantee that we’ll have them in your size (First-come best-dressed on the day!).

Every ticket comes with 2 days of over two dozen amazing speakers covering every WordPress topic you can think of, a great Morning Tea & Lunch, Coffee, and, entry into the after party which will be held nearby on the Saturday night. The after party is a time to socialise with others, talk about your WordPress projects, and network with other local professionals! (If you didn’t manage to get enough networking in between sessions).


Call for Volunteers
If you’re interested in helping us out on the day (Microphone running during Q&A Sessions? Staffing the Happiness bar serving up your WordPress knowledge? Helping get everyone checked in with a badge in the morning?) we’d love to hear from you, volunteers help make WordCamp run smoothly and we can never have too many! (If you’ve applied before, and didn’t hear back, we apologise, we’ve got your contact details and will be in touch soon)

WordPress Brisbane Meetup
WordCamp Brisbane is being run as a local non-profit event with Linux Australia in conjunction with the Brisbane WordPress meetup group, the meetup group meets once a month to talk WordPress – topics have ranged from an Introduction to WordPress, right up to how to Develop with a REST API, something for everyone. The meetup group always welcomes new members, and will always be free. If you’d like to present, or interested in helping out, get in contact with the organisers through our meetup page. There’s WordPress meetups on the Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast, and every major capital city, so if you’re not from Brisbane there’s bound to be a meetup event near you!

Photo Source: Anthony Hortin, 2013

We have a Schedule!

G’Day everyone!

Can you believe it? There’s only 2 and a half weeks until WordCamp Brisbane, wow the time has flown by!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve almost finalised the schedule for the weekend. We still have a few small things to tie up though, so a few presentations might get shifted around while we confirm everything.

Saturday, May 30th

Time Kindler Theatre P421 The Forum P419
8:30 amRegistration Opens
9:00 amWelcome To WordCamp
9:30 amKeynote: Recurring Revenue is the Holy Grail Troy Dean
10:15 amCreative SEO Dan PetrovicThese Are A Few Of My Favourite Themes Meryl McCay
11:00 amMorning Break
11:45 amWooCommerce Case Study – coffeebeansdelivered.com.au Jen JeavensPlugin Paradise Selina Power
12:30 pmROOOAR Magazine – The Benefits Of Publishing A Digital Magazine Nicki MckayHow To Get A Page Speed Score In The 90s Peter Wilson
1:15 pmLunch
2:10 pmHow To Get Visitors Marketing Tropical North Queensland With Us Kate DuffyPlugin Development 101 Wil Brown
2:55 pmLeveraging Your Skills – Moving From One-On-One Client Work To Creating Your First Online Course Helena DenleyBuild on Chassis: Introduction to a Solid Development Workflow Japh Thomson
3:40 pmAfternoon Break
3:55 pmWouldn’t Life Be Better Without Clients? Ben MadenOnce Upon An API Steven Cooper
4:40 pmClosing Day 1 Remarks
6:00 pmAfter Party Til 10pm

Sunday, May 31th

Time Kindler Theatre P421 The Forum P419
9:00 amRegistration Opens
9:30 amWelcome Back To WordCamp
9:45 amHow to Freelance like a BOSS Dee Teal15 Cool Things You (Maybe) Didn’t Know WordPress Could Do Kristen Symonds
10:30 amMake WordPress Accessible Charlie CarterHow To Tweak Your WordPress Theme Ricky Blacker
11:15 amMorning Break
11:40 amModern Design: Browser, Mobile and Data-Centric Lucy BloomfieldWordPress On The Command Line With WP-CLI Jamie Madden
12:25 pmWhy Isn’t My Beautiful Website Enough? Jo GreyThe WordPress REST API Ryan McCue
1:10 pmLunch
2:00 pmWriting and Design for Successful Content Strategies – Words, Images and Interaction Tracey PorstContributing Back To WordPress – Why It’s Important For Your Business Kel Santiago
2:45 pmEmail Marketing – The Secret Weapon To Grow Your Business Warren DenleyBuilding a Membership site with WooCommerce Anthony Hortin
3:30 pmAfternoon Break
3:45 pmPanel – Future of Mobile / Mobile & Web Nik Cree, James Banks, Ryan McCue, Lucy Bloomfield
4:45 pmClosing Remarks


Welcome to WordCamp Brisbane!

WordCamp Brisbane 2015

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Brisbane is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Brisbane will be held on May 30th & 31st at The Cube, QUT Gardens Point in the heart of the city.

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