WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Q&A: Tate Barber

Tate Barber

Get To Know Tate Barber

Tate Barber is a developer, husband, and DIY farmer. He is a 24-year-old, college dropout that began learning and making a small living off WordPress gigs. He quickly absorbed as much information and as many development tutorials on the internet as I could, and is now a Programming Analyst at WalMart headquarters.

We’re thrilled Tate will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Local WordPress Development with Docker!

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Meet WordCamp Sacramento Organizer Bill Mead

Bill Mead

This is the second post in a series to help you get to know our 2016 WordCamp Sacramento organizers a little better! You’ve already met Jose Castaneda, and today we’re introducing you to Bill Mead.

Bill Mead teaches web design and development classes at Art Institute of California, Sacramento. Through Mead.Design, he has been building custom WordPress websites since 2005, and loves the platform and the community. He helped found the Sacramento WordPress Meetup Group in 2010 and is involved with other local groups including SacInteractive, the Adobe User Group, and the Sacramento Ad Club.

Be sure to give Bill at shout out on Twitter and don’t forget to use our hashtag #wcsac.

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Meet WordCamp Sacramento Organizer Jose Castaneda

Jose Castaneda

This is the first post in a series to help you get to know the 2016 WordCamp Sacramento organizing team a little better! Today we’re introducing you to Jose Castaneda.

Jose Castaneda is a member of the Theme Review team and contributes to the WordPress forums. He has been working with WordPress since late 2011, is a co-organizer for the Sacramento WordPress Meetup Group, and and loves to help as much as possible.

Be sure to give Jose at shout out on Twitter and don’t forget to use our hashtag #wcsac.

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Use WordPress? Love WordPress? Make A Living With WordPress? Sponsor WordCamp Sacramento!

Sponsoring WordCamp Sacramento 2016

WordCamp Sacramento is October 22-23, 2016

WordCamp Sacramento 2016 is coming up fast, and while the entire organizing team is getting more and more excited with each speaker application submitted, we’re working hard to secure sponsorships for this year’s event.

Like all WordCamps, WordCamp Sacramento is a locally-organized, volunteer-run, non-profit event focused on WordPress and the community it represents — and it can’t happen without the support of sponsors.

If you use WordPress, love WordPress, or make a living with WordPress, we encourage you to step up and sponsor WordCamp Sacramento 2016. Supporting WordCamp Sacramento is a great opportunity for freelancers, business owners, and larger companies that benefit from a free and open source software like WordPress to give back to the project that’s given them so much.

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Want to Apply To Speak, But Not Sure What Topic To Choose?

Apply to speak at WordCamp Sacramento 2016

I know for a fact that there are several of you that are considering the idea of applying to speak at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 — and that is AWESOME!

But, I know many of you haven’t yet submitted a speaking application simply because you’re not quite sure what topic to submit.

That’s where can help!

Check out the list of potential topics below that our community has show interest in, find one that you have some experience with, and submit an application!

It’s not scary, I promise! To be totally honest, the more specific, highly focused talks on one key topic or point are often the best.

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Looking Back To 2015 And Forward to WordCamp Sacramento 2016

Speaker Dinner WordCamp Sacramento 2015

WordCamp 2015 was a great start to WordCamp Sacramento.

I remember last November’s WordCamp Sacramento 2015 with a lot of warmth in my heart. New connections and great conversations began at the event that are still enriching my professional life today. It is great to see a powerful tech event like WordCamp gaining momentum in Sacramento, especially because it is created by and for the local community and serves WordPress users of all skill levels.

Last year WordCamp Sacramento tickets sold out in just a few hours and people all over the state — and even out of state — were clamoring to come and participate. This year, with a new larger venue and two days of presentations, there will be even more opportunities to learn something new, build community, and create possibilities.

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WordCamp Sacramento Ticket Details

WordCamp Sacramento Tickets

Tickets for the two-day WordCamp Sacramento 2016 are only $40.00!

We know it’s a crazy low price for an event like this, especially with such valuable content, swag, food, and a party. In fact, many attendees commented last year that most other events they attend cost much more and deliver much less.

Thankfully we have amazing global WordCamp sponsors who have stepped up to support all WordCamps int he western region, as well as awesome local sponsors who have stepped up to support WordCamp Sacramento. It is only because of our sponsors that WordCamp Sacramento can happen. And because of their generosity, we are able to keep the cost low.

Ticket Sales

In 2015, we released all of the tickets at one time and sold out in just over two hours. This year we’re changing it up.

We’ve got double the tickets available this year and will be releasing tickets in three three batches:

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Welcome to WordCamp Sacramento 2016

WordCamp Sacramento 2016

We’re excited to announce that WordCamp Sacramento is back for our second year! This year’s event will be happening on October 22-23, 2016 at the Harper Alumni Center at Sacramento State University.

That’s right — after completely selling out last year in just over two hours and fielding loads of inquiries from sad community members were unable to get a ticket, we’ve moved to a new larger venue and expanded the event to two days!

WordCamp Sacramento, like all WordCamps, is a casual, locally-organized conference covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source publishing software that powers more than 75 million sites on the web and 20% of the internet.

  • WordCamp is attended by designers, developers, business owners, bloggers, copywriters, consultants, hobbyists, employees who use WordPress as part of their job, and anyone else who uses WordPress in any way.
  • Attendees range from the novice who is brand new to WordPress, to the savvy WordPress power user, to advanced designers and developers who make their living with WordPress.

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Call for Sponsors

WordCamp Sacramento 2016 Call For Sponsors

Sponsoring WordCamp Sacramento is a great opportunity to demonstrate your support for the WordPress community. In order to keep costs down for our attendees, we look to sponsors to help make WordCamp part of this thriving open-source community.

Event attendees are made up freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, consultants, designers, developers, bloggers, copywriters, and hobbyists, as well as employees and team members from large organizations who work with WordPress in their job. Skill level and experience with the WordPress platform range from those brand new to WordPress working on their very first website to savvy-professionals who make their living with WordPress.

Sponsoring WordCamp shows our local WordPress community that you care about their success and about supporting the open source platform we all love. Plus, let’s be honest, it makes you look pretty awesome!

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Call for Speakers

WordCamp Sacramento 2016 Call For Speakers

Want to Speak At WordCamp?

It’s official! The call for speakers is now open.

We’re looking for YOU, members of our WordPress community to speak at WordCamp Sacramento and share your knowledge and experience with WordPress. This is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge on a specific topic, give back to the WordPress community, help others learn something new, and meet new people.

WordCamp Sacramento takes place October 22 and October 23, 2016:

  • Saturday will feature one track of sessions focused on development and one track of sessions focused on design and content.
  • Sunday will feature one track of sessions focused around the business of WordPress and one track of sessions focused around plugins and tools of the trade.

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