Happy WordCamp!

Hey Attendees!

Today is the big day, we’ll see you as early as 8:15am to begin registration and t-shirt pickup.

Our camp starts at 9:00am with speakers in each of our tracks. Remember, the Downtown and Station North tracks are both rooms in the Thumel Business Center. We’ll have signage to direct you.

* Parking *
The university suggests parking at the Fitzgerald Garage (paid), details at http://fitzparking.com. The garage address is: 80 W. Oliver St., Baltimore, MD 21217 (http://goo.gl/maps/pCqa1)

* Wifi *
Here are the wifi credentials:

Network: ubalt-guest
Username: auxsvc7
Password: Pb735873

Wifi access at these events is always complimentary and a challenge, please bare with us. We will be verifying these details provided by the venue this morning.

* Lunch *
Lunch will be from 12pm–1pm and catered by Biddle St. Catering. We will serve lunch in the main atrium (where you come into the building) and you’re free to take it into the track rooms, outside, at the tables in the atrium or if you need to step out to lunch, you’re welcome to group up and grab lunch.

* After Party *
Our event should wrap around 5:30pm after Aaron Jorbin’s closing remarks. You’re free to grab dinner, take a nap, or whatever you like but if you’re sticking around the city we’re having an after party at The Water Front Hotel Bar on Thames St in Fell’s Point from 7:30–10:00.

Waterfront Hotel
1710 Thames St, Baltimore, MD ‎
(410) 537-5055 ‎

Fell’s Point’s Thames St is full of restaurants and bars and entertainment – we recommend dinner in this area, Harbor East or the Inner Harbor.

See you at the Camp!

Toolset sponsors WordCamp Baltimore!

A big thank you to Toolset, from WPML.org, for sponsoring our event!

Toolset plugins allow building WordPress sites without writing PHP. Toolset is great for both advanced developers and newbies. Advanced developers can use Toolset to complete more projects faster. Toolset makes it possible to build entire, unique and complex sites, from within the WordPress admin. No coding required.

  • Customizing the WordPress admin
  • Designing public pages
  • Setting content access control
  • Integrating payment processing for classifieds and listing sites

Visit wp-types.com for more information about building beautiful sites in days instead of weeks.


DreamHost sponsors WC Baltimore as a WordCamp Champion!

DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web hosting and cloud services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service DreamCompute. Please visit DreamHost.com for more information.

Meet WPML.org, Our WordPress Accomplice Sponsor!

WPML makes it easy to build and run multilingual WordPress websites. You’ll be able to translate everything in the site, including content, navigation, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 150,000 commercial websites from all over the world. Want to go multilingual? Visit them and get the plugin at WPML.org.

We’d like to thank WPML for making this event happen!

WP Site Care is a Gold Sponsor!

Big thanks to WP Site Care for becoming a Gold sponsor of WordCamp Baltimore 2013!

WP Site Care is a Premium WordPress Support and Maintenance company. We opened up shop in Utah in 2012 because we wanted to not only help people resolve any issues they face with WordPress, but also help people prevent bad things from happening to their websites in the first place. We support everyone from individuals, to businesses, to developers who want to create themes or plugins but don’t have the time or energy to handle product support on their own. We now have staff ranging from Seattle to Baltimore and we all have two things in common: We all love helping people. And we all love WordPress.

Thank you WebMechanix!

WebMechanix is now a Platinum level sponsor for WordCamp Baltimore 2013!

WebMechanix is one of the hottest SEO & internet marketing start-up companies to come out of the Baltimore, Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia area for years. We’re young, hungry, motivated, and razor sharp. We eat, sleep & breathe WordPress, SEO, PPC, marketing automation, analytics, & conversion so you don’t have to. We’re growing like a weed & looking for sharp developers like you to help us continue delivering Snowballing ROI to clients & partners. Learn more at WebMechanix.com

Bluehost is our Pillar Sponsor

Huge thank you to BlueHost for being a Pillar Sponsor. For those of you that may not know, Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. Join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.

Find out more at bluehost.com!

Call for Everything!

Baltimore is having it’s second official WordCamp on September 21, 2013 at the University of Baltimore’s Thumel Business Center. Some may remember this location as WordCamp Mid-Atlantic was held there a few years ago.

We need help to make this event a success! This includes:

That’s right, if you work with WordPress, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit a proposal to speak at our camp. Topics should include anything from:

  • Beginner Topics
  • Designing with WordPress
  • Developing Plugins
  • Developing Themes
  • Working on Core/Trac/Bugs/etc
  • Contributing/Giving Back to WordPress
  • Working with Commercial Themes
  • Writing / Marketing Sites
  • Community Building/Management
  • Pro-tips
  • Working with mobile and touch devices
  • Security, updates, maintenance, etc.
  • Working as a WordPress professional

We can’t do this event without great sponsors! Please submit to become a sponsor. We have multiple levels of sponsorship from freelancers to large businesses.

We also need volunteers to pull this off, from helping at registration, to ensuring our speakers have everything they need, to helping setup/take things down, audio/video, and more. Can you help?