Thank You For Another Successful WordCamp!

Photo by Found Art Photography | Camp group photo highlights, at WordCamp WordCamp Minneapolis 2016

Photo by Found Art Photography | Camp group photo highlights, at WordCamp Minneapolis 2016

Now that we’ve all had a week to recover from WordCamp Weekend, we wanted to take some time to thank everyone involved for another successful camp.

Thank you to the attendees who came to learn and support our event. We had over 100 people at Foundation Friday, and over 400 people attend during the weekend. That’s a ton of people who love WordPress! We are grateful that ticket costs are kept low for WordCamps so that we can reach as many people as possible without a huge financial burden.

Thank you to the organizers and volunteers that sacrificed time, energy, and sleep to coordinate the event months before it ever happened, and showed up on the day of to run things as smoothly as possible! We understand that everyone’s lives are incredibly busy, and to see so many people choose to give up their limited free time to put this event together, purely out of a desire to volunteer, is amazing.

Thank you to the speakers that volunteered their time and expertise to join us from the local, regional, or national community. We appreciate all of our speakers, whether it was their first time speaking or their fortieth. WordCamps pride themselves on bringing you not only recognized talent, but also empowering people to present their first conference talks, enabling more people to contribute to the sharing of ideas. Who knows, maybe next year it will be you!

Thank you to the sponsors who make it financially possible to put on an event at a scale that couldn’t be done on ticket income alone. They enable us to keep WordCamps affordable and accessible to almost anyone. We are grateful to the global sponsors Bluehost, Jetpack, WooCommerce, GoDaddy, Pantheon, WPML, Dreamhost, and Plesk for committing to WordCamps around the country and world, and to the local sponsors 3five, Modern Tribe, Rocket55, SiteGround, The Iron Yard, ServerPress, Lightning Base, Flywheel, Press75, Cimbura, AreaVoices, Crowd Favorite, Robert Half, Cardinal Store Locator, and Westwerk for recognizing the value of the Minneapolis WordPress community and choosing to support us.

We will be adding links to speaker slides and videos to the session descriptions  in the weeks ahead, so continue to check here and WordPress TV in order to watch your favorite talks again. If you attended WordCamp and have not yet filled out the feedback survey emailed to you, please do so in order to help us make next year even better. The organizing team personally looks at every single response, so know that your feedback is valued.

If you’re looking to continue your involvement with the local WordPress community, consider joining the MSP WordPress Meetup, and keep an eye out for opportunities to volunteer, speak, or contribute next year!