SitePoint Podcast Returns to Raleigh, NC for Live Show at WordCamp Raleigh

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For the second consecutive year, the SitePoint Podcast will host a special live show at WordCamp Raleigh in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Last year’s show, the first ever live, in person episode of the podcast, was a big success, with a face to face audience of 80-120 people and a live online audience in the hundreds. So, we’re doing it again!

The Details

WordCamp Raleigh will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh on May 21 and 22. It is a conference focused on WordPress, the popular publishing platform that powers SitePoint Blogs, with presentations covering not only WordPress, but related topics, as well. You can register for the conference online, with tickets available for just $45.

The podcast will be live on May 21 for two hours, starting at 1 PM ET (GMT/UTC -4) in the room dedicated to the Users Track. We’ll have prizes, special guests and a lot of fun and conversation. You will need a conference pass to attend the podcast in person.

Just like last year, it’ll be my co-hosts Brad Williams (@williamsba) and Stephan Segraves (@ssegraves) alongside myself (@ifroggy). Unfortunately, our newly anointed co-host Louis Simoneau (@rssaddict) will not be making the long trek from Australia. Dave Moyer will be helping us out again on the technical end.

Following the podcast, both Brad and me will be speaking as part of the Power Users track, with Brad leading “Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse using Custom Post Types and Taxonomies” and me with “Comment Moderation 201.”

Our Special Guest: You

We will be bringing up two members of our in-person audience to appear as special guests on the podcast and we’ll interview them live on the show.  If you attend, it could be you.

Full Guest Schedule

During the show, we’ll be joined by a number of great guests. Here is the full schedule, as well as some background information on all of them:

1:05 PM: Steve Mortiboy
Co-Organizer, WordCamp Raleigh
Project Manager, Semper Fi Web Design
1:15 PM: Aaron Jorbin
Web Developer, Clearspring
1:30 PM: Damond Nollan
IT Manager, North Carolina Central University
Host, Room 3026 Live
1:45 PM: Audience Guest #1
Selected live from our in-person attendees at WordCamp Raleigh!

2:00 PM: Dave Moyer
Founder and CEO, Bitwire Media
2:15 PM: Douglas Hanna
CEO, A Small Orange
2:30 PM: John Ford
VaultPress Safekeeper, Automattic
2:45 PM: Audience Guest #2
Selected live from our in-person attendees at WordCamp Raleigh!

Join Us Online or In Person

The show will be broadcast online, so if you can’t make it in person, we encourage you to join us live here on the podcast homepage. We will be recording the show so that it can be released as a regular podcast, but we hope to have you there with us for the fun, whether for the whole show or just part of it.

If any podcast listeners are in the area and can make it to the event, we’d love to meet you in person! Please let us know in the comments. Thank you for reading and we hope to see you there.

Patrick O'KeefePatrick O'Keefe
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Patrick O’Keefe is an online community, product, and program leader, with more than 20 years of experience building safe, inclusive platforms and services that drive action, grow revenue, and increase retention. He previously contributed to various SitePoint books, served as a Mentor and Advisor on the SitePoint Forums, and co-hosted the SitePoint Podcast.

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