We’re pleased to announce that the SitePoint Podcast is coming to WordCamp Raleigh for its first ever in person, live show, with special guests and over $1,500 in prizes for WordCamp Raleigh attendees.
Held in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 22 and 23, WordCamp Raleigh is a conference focusing on WordPress, the popular publishing platform that powers SitePoint Blogs. This includes everything from customization and styling to writing content and growing your audience.
With Brad Williams (@williamsba) and myself (@ifroggy) speaking and Stephan Segraves (@ssegraves) attending, WordCamp Raleigh will mark the first time that three of the four podcast hosts – unfortunately Kevin Yank (@sentience) will not be able to make it – have been in the same place at the same time. Because of this, we’ve decided to do something special.
At the conference, we’ll be hosting the first ever live, in person episode of the SitePoint Podcast and we want to invite you to join us as part of our live audience, asking questions of us and our guests and participating in quizzes and other contests.
Prizes and Guests
Those that attend in person will have a good chance of walking away with a prize as we’ll be giving away over $1,500 worth of books and premium plugin and theme licenses, care of SitePoint, Wiley, AMACOM, iThemes, Headway Themes, StudioPress and Semper Fi Web Design.
Confirmed guests for the show include Cory Miller, CEO of iThemes, Brian Gardner, CEO of StudioPress, Grant Griffiths, co-founder of Headway Themes, Brandon Eley, Interactive Director at Kelsey Advertising & Design, owner of 2BigFeet and co-author of “Online Marketing Inside Out,” Jeff Chandler, host of WordPress Weekly and owner of WordPress Tavern, Gregory Ng, VP, Creative Director at Brooks Bell Interactive and The Frozen Food Master at Freezer Burns, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, author of “WordPress for Dummies” and “BuddyPress for Dummies,” Aaron Brazell, author of “WordPress Bible,” Steve Mortiboy, co-organizer of WordCamp Raleigh and Project Manager at Semper Fi Web Design and Michael Torbert, co-organizer of WordCamp Raleigh and Senior WordPress Developer at Semper Fi Web Design.
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. The interviews will be released as pre-recorded podcasts at a later date. But, we hope to have you there with us for the fun, whether for the whole show or just a part of it.
To that end, we have a special 15% off coupon code for SitePoint Podcast listeners that you can use when registering. It’s SITEPOINT15 and it’ll knock the already low $35 registration fee down to $29.75 (plus a small fee).
If you think you’ll be able to make it, please let us know in the comments. Thank you for reading and we hope to see you there.
Patrick O'Keefe is the founder of the iFroggy Network, a network of websites covering various interests. He has been managing online communities since 2000 and is the author of "Managing Online Forums," a practical guide to managing online social spaces. He has been responsible for the cultivation of communities. He blogs about online community at ManagingCommunities.com and more at patrickokeefe.com.