State of the Word 2015

Here it is, folks! The talk we’ve waited for all year long, Matt Mullenweg presents the 2015 State of the Word. Whether you missed it live or want to catch it again here it is for your viewing pleasure.


If you’d like to view the slides, you’ll find them here:

There’s no party like a WordCamp After Party!

No WordCamp would be complete without an amazing after-party, and WordCamp US is no different. It’s hard to tell if using the word “amazing” is right, or if “epic” is more fitting. Either way, we’ve got it covered and we’re really excited to tell you about it!

The perfect after-party isn’t just about drinking and eating. It’s about having fun with your friends, nurturing old connections and making new ones. It’s about community. The after-party is a good time to chat about the things you learned during the day, find out more  about your fellow WordCampers, and make plans for the next meetup, WordCamp, or world domination.

We’ll be hosting our EPIC after-party within walking distance of the Convention Center, right in Center City Philadelphia. There will be some passed appetizers and a beer and wine open bar, but that’s just the start.

Let’s go bowling!

The WordCamp US after-party will be held at Lucky Strike!

1336 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Saturday, December 5th 7pm-10pm

UntitledYou can expect lots of things, including a few awesome surprises:

  • Unlimited bowling (including shoe rental)
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Shuffleboard
  • Open Bar (beer and wine, only)
  • Rock Band (the game)
  • Passed Appetizers
  • Good conversation
  • Connect-4
  • WordCampers-only (We have both floors – One to party and one to chill!)
  • A few surprises

Of course, if you haven’t purchased your ticket yet it’s time to make that happen! Tickets are only $40 for the full weekend, including the EPIC after-party, and you’ll need to have your badge to be admitted.

Tell the world!

Are you attending WordCamp US? You should tell everyone that you’re coming! Grab one or many of the awesome site badges below and add them to your site or blog. (We love dedicated posts about WordCamp US, but they’ll also work in your sidebar.)

To use them on your site, right click the image that you’d like and choose to Save it. Then upload it to your favorite site and spread the word!


WCUS-Site-Badge-Attendees WCUS-Site-Badge-Volunteer WCUS-Site-Badge-Sponsor WCUS-Site-Badge-Speaker







Not coming to WCUS? Well why not? Tickets are still available. If you’re unable to make it to Philly you can join us virtually with a Livestream ticket!

Once you’re done writing your blog post about how awesome WordCamp US will be, be sure to let us know on Twitter and Facebook and use the hashtag #wcus

Announcing the WordCamp US, 2015 Schedule!

Here it is, folks! The moment that you’ve all been waiting for! We’re pleased to present the full schedule and sessions for WordCamp US, 2015!

We have so many amazing sessions lined up, with something for every interest and skill level! Our incredible speakers are nothing short of top notch. We couldn’t be more excited about what they have planned to share with us.

Without further ado, here is the full listing:

Go on! Take a look and let us know via Twitter what you’re most excited about.

Introducing the WordCamp US speakers – Part 5

Wow! What a speaker list we’ve published so far. You’ve met 60 of our amazing speakers in Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four of our speaker post series. Now onto the rest!

Part Five

Curtiss GrymalaCurtiss Grymala

Curtiss Grymala is the Senior Web Technologist at the University of Mary Washington. While he’s at UMW, he spends the majority of his time managing the WordPress installations that power the UMW websites. When he’s not working on the UMW website or hanging out with his family, he also runs a small freelance agency called Ten-321 Enterprises, where he builds websites for non-profits and small businesses, and consults with clients in higher ed. He is also the founder of WPHighEd and is currently co-organizing WPCampus, a conference & community for people using WordPress in higher ed. He is a WordPress evangelist, an accessibility advocate and an open-source & open-standards fanatic.

Gary PendergastGary Pendergast

Gary is a WordPress, web and music geek who writes poetry with Automattic. He’s been know to commit random things to WordPress Core, just to see what would happen. He can be observed in his natural habitat at, or usually in Melbourne, Australia.


Andrea ForteAndrea Forte

Andrea is a professor at Drexel University whose passions are to make and think about technologies that help people do things they couldn’t do before.


Allen MooreAllen Moore

Allen is a Front-End Engineer at 10up, a full service digital agency that makes web publishing and content management simple and fun. He has over 12 years of professional web development experience, and now focuses on crafting amazing User Experience’s for the amazing clients of 10up. He’s a musician, writer, and husband to his beautiful wife Karoline. He enjoys a good book, cup of coffee, pint of local beer, and cigars & scotch.

Adam SilversteinAdam Silverstein

Adam started programming in assembly code and learned Java when Netscape Navigator ruled the web – eventually embracing WordPress as his platform of choice. He is a contributing developer to WordPress and a Senior Web Engineer at 10up. Adam loves long rafting trips, playing mbira, travel, taking walks and tending his over-sized garden.

Mel ChoyceMel Choyce

Mel Choyce is a Design Engineer at Automattic, WordPress core contributor, and co-organizer for the Boston WordPress community. She loves big typography, cold brew coffee, and teaching people about WordPress. You can find her on twitter @melchoyce.

Winstina HughesWinstina Hughes

Winstina Hughes is a Master of City and Regional Planning candidate at Rutgers University. She received a B.A. in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers. Her focus is transit-oriented development (TOD). She’s written about real estate development and transportation for hyper local news, and maintains her own blog on suburban planning and community engagement in the town she lives. Winstina bleeds scarlet, loves hip-hop, and adores WordPress software.

Beth SoderbergBeth Soderberg

Beth Soderberg a developer who is obsessive about clean code, solid design execution, and empowering the user. Her happy place is where code and design intersect and therefore also loves dabbling in user experience and design work. By day, Beth works as a web developer at CHIEF and by night is a co-representative of the WordPress Training Team, a co-organizer of the WordPress DC Meetup, and a Hack for Good organizer with the DCFemTech coalition in Washington, DC.

Andrew NacinAndrew Nacin

Nacin is a lead developer of WordPress. He’s wrangled contributions, developed new features, and tried to fix more bugs than he created. He led a number of major releases, including 3.5’s overhaul of media management and 3.7’s automatic background updates. He currently works for the U.S. Digital Service, a team dedicated to tackling some of government’s most pressing problems.

Scott TaylorScott Taylor

Scott Taylor is a Senior Software Engineer at The New York Times on the Interactive News Team. He is a Core Developer of WordPress and the Release Lead for WordPress 4.4. Scott lives in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, not Colonial) and really likes Mexican food. He is mainly a musician, but also finds time to code and has contributed in small and big ways to the last 10 releases of WordPress.

Mark LlobreraMark Llobrera

Mark Llobrera (@dirtystylus) is the Technology Director for Bluecadet in Philadelphia, where he and his team build websites, native iOS/Android applications, and touchscreen applications for museums and non-profits. He specializes in CMSes built with WordPress and Drupal.

matt cheney Matt Cheney

Matt is a long time web developer is excited about decoupled CMS solutions using AngularJS and Backbone. He is also the co-founder of Pantheon which provides WordPress and Drupal hosting.


Linda DanielsLinda Daniels

Linda Daniels is a Design Thinker, Experience Architect and Educator with over 20 years experience leading interactive and traditional teams for Fortune 500 companies such as Merck Pharmaceuticals, M&M Mars and now Comcast University. She specializes in the strategic direction and design of projects for internal and external organizations, creating inspirational user experiences to maximize results for corporate, consumer and educational initiatives. To find out more about Linda you can find her here: @ldaniels_design.

Taylor LovettTaylor Lovett

Taylor Lovett is the Director of Engineering at 10up, one of the biggest WordPress centric agencies in the world. Having been involved with WordPress since 2007, he has contributed to WordPress core, authored popular plugins (downloaded hundreds of thousands of times), and spoken at many conferences across multiple continents. He is a lover of all things open-source. Other than developing web applications, Taylor is a lover of music. He enjoys listening to blues and jazz music as well as playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar.

Tony PerezTony Perez

Tony is one of the Co-Founders, and CEO at Sucuri; a globally recognized website security firm specializing in cleaning and protecting websites. Tony has spent the better part of 5 years building an organization designed to provide value to website owners when they need it most. He has worked with 100’s of thousands of websites, helping them navigate their online security challenges, has spoken at dozens of events and conferences around the world, and is adamant in the power of education and awareness. He actively writes and shares his thoughts on both business and security on his personal website. He is a former US Marine, holds his undergraduate degree in Technology Management, and is an active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and competitor.

Joe SchaffnerJoe Schaffner

As a Courseware Support Librarian, Joe Schaffner works with faculty, students, and staff who use Canvas, the University’s learning management system. Joe belongs to a team of librarians who plan and lead training sessions to help users see the system’s potential for attaining their teaching and learning goals. Additionally, Joe designs documentation for Canvas and other educational technology tools, and he also provides direct user support. Joe holds a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Rutgers University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.

Dennis Snell Dennis Snell

Dennis is a Code Wrangler at Automattic, Inc. and spends his days reticulating splines, working on backend APIs, refactoring code, and thinking. As an engineer, he tends to ramble about code performance, signal processing, and how to play well with others. As a digital nomad, he owns very few things and enjoys living simply with his most wonderful wife. He loves cooking, engineering, photography, and his Christian faith.

Josepha HadenJosepha Haden

Josepha comes from a long line of writers and was raised to be a life-long learner. She has a passion for language and storycrafting, a skill she practices on She is experienced at using SEO, data analysis, and content marketing to bring success and visibility to clients all over the world. Since 2010 she’s been working in her hometown of Kansas City to increase digital literacy and get more women in technology. Josepha works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project .

Introducing the WordCamp US speakers – Part 4

We’re on a roll announcing speakers, so we figured that we’d bring you another batch! You’ve already seen 36 of our speakers in Part One, Part Two, and Part Three of our speaker post series. Here are 24 more for your viewing pleasure!

Part Four

AAron-BrazellAAron Brazell

Aaron is a Sr. Web Engineer for 10up and has been actively working with WordPress since 2004. He is the author of the WordPress Bible, has done WordPress consulting for large and small clients, before joining 10up in an engineering and DevOps role. He lives in Baltimore where he religiously follows football and soccer, samples beer and practices his photography.

Courtney-OCallaghanCourtney OCallaghan

Courtney OCallaghan is Chief Digital Officer for the Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian. She has been obsessed with WordPress since building Ms. magazine’s blog in 2010. She is a professional listener, amateur teacher, vegetarian mom, animal caretaker, people watcher, culture enthusiast, off-hours feminist, book hoarder, designer/coder/other, CA native, proud DC resident, always in search of an ocean.

Frederick-MeyerFrederick Meyer

Fred Meyer is co-editor of WPShout (, which offers weekly WordPress tech tutorials, and co-author of Up and Running (, a multimedia guide to WordPress development. Fred also operates a boutique web agency, Press Up (, that specializes in WordPress projects.

Judi-KnightJudi Knight

Judi Knight is the founder and chief at New Tricks. When she’s not working with businesses to help them spread their goodness online, she’s probably checking people into the Urban Oasis Bed and Breakfast, planning WordPress events or hanging out with her husband and three Basset Hounds.

Chris WiegmanChris Wiegman

Chris is a Senior Web Engineer for 10up and has been working on WordPress since 2008. Before joining 10up Chris built one of the largest security plugins in the WordPress community as well as numerous other plugins and solutions. When not coding Chris loves to teach and has presented at numerous WordCamps and other conferences as well as taught computer security for St. Edward’s University and other University courses ranging from computers to aviation.

Anthony BubelAnthony Bubel

A proud (suburban) Philadelphia native, Anthony has been at Automattic for the past seven years and currently leads the Akismet team as it fights its way through the world of web spam. He’s been a faithful WordPress user since 2007 and was one of the founding organizers of WordCamp Philly back in 2010.

Brian KrogsgardBrian Krogsgard

Brian is a web developer, writer, and consultant based in Birmingham, Alabama. He’s the editor of Post Status, a news and information website for WordPress professionals. It’s a community-centric project with around 500 members doing incredible things with WordPress.

Timmy CrawfordTimmy Crawford

Right now, in the middle of Oregon, in the outdoor mecca of Bend – Timmy is likely shredding the gnar, wrangling the codes, throwing hooks covered in feathers and thread at trout, chasing around his daughters, running with his bearded dog, or sharing a rare moment of peace with his lovely wife. All the while he is thrilled to be a JavaScript Wrangler at Automattic.

Stephanie BrinleyStephanie Brinley

With a life-long passion for art and a BFA in Graphic Design, Stephanie is a web designer with an emphasis on design. She started freelancing as a print designer many years ago, but found the transition to web design a natural progression. Shortly thereafter, Stephanie and her husband began experimenting with WordPress around version 2.0.2 and built a thriving company around it. In 2011 they moved their family to Jacksonville, FL and rebranded as Flightless. Stephanie has been involved with the Florida WordPress community since 2014 and recently started finding herself on the opposite side of the audience at WordCamps. Most weeks you will find her attempting to balance web design and homeschooling, exploring the world of flavors she can invent in her kitchen, and sometimes on Twitter @sjbrinley.

Ryan RudolphRyan Rudolph

Ryan Rudolph started building websites while attending La Salle University. Shortly after graduation, he became Partner, and CTO at GetPhound, a digital marketing agency located right outside of Philadelphia. Ryan loves the challenge of crafting clean and professional websites for clients.

Robert JollyRobert Jolly

An accessibility-focused Project Manager with nearly 20 years in the industry, Robert has worked on award winning sites for teams including Happy Cog, Simply Accessible, Seven Heads Design, SuperFriendly, and Big Medium. Past clients include Zappos, Georgetown University, Nintendo, Time Inc., RealSimple, ESPN, American Airlines, JetBlue, and many others. When not online, Robert may be found with his family, riding his bike, or at a nearby Waffle House.

Morten Rand-HendriksenMorten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen built his first website in 1997 and has used the web to further communication between people ever since. He’s a senior staff author at, a LinkedIn Company, where he has published 60+ courses on WordPress and front-end development reaching hundreds of thousands of learners world wide. He also teaches web design and development at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In his spare time he co-organizes the Vancouver WordPress Meetup Group, contributes to WordPress core, and wears out his shoes on a ballroom dance floor.

Michael ArestadMichael Arestad

Michael is a designer at Automattic. He may be a tad obsessed with CSS (especially Sass) and beautiful typography. Michael is currently working at Automattic on some pretty neato WordPress projects.


nancy.thankiNancy Thanki

Nancy Thanki is a photographer, filmmaker, and Happiness Engineer. Whether she is tinkering on the web or editing a film, she’s enjoys introducing users and storytellers to visual design and how to avoid the pitfalls of “en vogue” to create products that can withstand the test of rising and falling fashions in typography, photography, moving images, and design.


RC LationsRC Lations

RC is the lead developer for the Control Center plugin and works at WetPaint, building marketing tools for WordPress sites. His passion for data and automation fuels his curiosity to connect WordPress to the internet of things and build meaningful experiences where the two intersect.

Luke WoodwardLuke Woodward

Luke Woodward is an engineering manager with 10up, a freaking amazing web agency. He has been working in the WordPress space for 4 years. While he enjoys code and difficult software engineering problems, his real passion is continuous learning. If he has some down time, you’ll likely find Luke listening to podcasts, reading, or writing about a variety of topics ranging from leadership and business to software and graphic design. This passion for learning has pushed Luke to share his knowledge. It’s absolutely true that the best way to learn something is by teaching it. Working through problems with others is the hallmark of a good day for him. Luke can sometimes be a little shy, but he works hard to make everyone know they matter.

Kyle MaurerKyle Maurer

Kyle is the co-founder of a Jackson, Michigan based agency called Real Big Marketing which specializes in using WordPress to solve complicated problems for businesses. He is also the author of and a contributor to dozens of WordPress plugins, is the co-organizer of the Jackson WP meetup, is a co-organizer of WordCamp Ann Arbor, plays in a band and is an aspiring beer snob.

Evan VolgasEvan Volgas

Licensed Caffeine Therapist and Data Geek. Huge lover of dogs, tea, coffee, and cantaloupe. Wanders on purpose. Often gets lost a lot while driving.


David MurphyDavid Murphy

Prior to joining Automattic as a code wrangler a year ago David was a engineering manager for Canonical for over seven years, and has over 20 years experience in the industry. He has authored two technical books, numerous articles, and participated in various projects over the years. As a husband, a father of four, and helping to run two schools as a Governor, he is also well practiced at time management!

Gregory CorneliusGregory Cornelius

Gregory Cornelius is a software engineer at HubSpot and WordPress core contributor who brings his passion and thoughtfulness from years of writing and performing music to the craft of web development. Before joining HubSpot, he worked at Automattic on a complete revamp of the dashboard. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

HelenHelen Hou-Sandí

Helen is a lead developer of WordPress and the Director of Platform Experience at 10up, where she contributes to the WordPress open source software project full-time. As a lead developer, she writes and reviews patches and supports community contributors, with special focuses on UI development and pain points commonly experienced in large-scale client work. Having been a professional musician in a previous life, Helen believes in the value of the intersection of technique and artistry in all aspects of life, including software.

Michael ToppaMichael Toppa

Mike Toppa has been coding for the web since the days of HTML 1.0, and he caught the WordPress bug when he wrote his first plugin in 2007. He’s the CTO for Poka Yoke Design, a web consulting firm specializing in WordPress and Ruby on Rails. Mike was previously the Director of Development for WebDevStudios, and he’s also worked at U Penn, Stanford, Georgetown, Ask Jeeves, and E-Trade. Outside of work you will most likely find Mike embroiled in a Nerf gun battle with his two young boys.

Dennis HongDennis Hong

By day, Dennis engineers happiness at By night, he is a relationships and comedy writer, which can be redundant or an oxymoron, depending on your perspective. Dennis’s experiences as a WordPress user led him to his current job at Automattic, and he’s excited to share everything he’s learned about both the craft and the technical aspects of maintaining a blog.

Charlie ReisingerCharlie Reisinger

Charlie Reisinger is the IT Director at Penn Manor School District in beautiful Lancaster County Pennsylvania. He leads instructional technology programs and school enterprise technical operations. An impassioned advocate for open education and empowering students through technology, Charlie and his team deeply integrate a free and open source philosophy into classroom teaching and learning. He recently launched Pennsylvania’s largest high school 1:1 student laptop learning program using Linux and open source software exclusively.

Introducing the WordCamp US speakers – Part 2

It was only a few days ago that we brought you Part One of our speaker lineup, and we couldn’t be happier with it. Yet one round of speakers just won’t do. We have so many more speakers to announce. There’s going to be such incredible content at WordCamp US, you’re just not going to know what to do with yourself.

Welcome to Part Two

sarah-presslerSarah Pressler

I’ve been working with WordPress for the past 8 years, and directly in the field of Digital Project Management for the past 3 years. I’ve been working with the team at for the past year, where I’m serving as Director of Steve, Marc, and Gregg. I get to manage fun, engaging, and exciting enterprise level WordPress builds over at and I’ve also recently joined the team at to assist with marketing and communications. I have been building communities and working online since the mid 90’s, and I live near Austin, TX.

Erica-varleseErica Varlese

Erica Varlese works at Automattic, the company behind, on the Happiness Hiring team. When she’s not glued to her laptop, she likes to practice photography, fawn over her dog, and espouse the various wonders of New Jersey.

David-BissetDavid Bisset

David is a full-time freelancer and WordPress developer living in South Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area). His work focuses on consulting businesses while building themes and plugins (and dabs in front-end development). Specializes in BuddyPress. David is also speaker at various conferences, helps run the local WordPress meetups, and is a conference organizer (has been involved with WordCamp Miami for over seven years). He is a father to twin 6yr. daughters and a 11yr. old daughter that already wants to be a coder. Oh yes… loves his wife too.

Luca-SartoniLuca Sartoni

Luca Sartoni is a media professional with more than a decade of technical and marketing expertise. Thanks to his extensive experience in business environments ranging from SMEs to large corporate projects, Luca helps companies scale up by implementing data-driven strategies. He does not believe in Santa Claus, magic spells and everything not backed by facts. Luca is a Growthketeer at Automattic.

Patrick-RaulandPatrick Rauland

Patrick lives in Denver Colorado and loves yoga, minimalism, running, & board games. He’s an author, poly, and the Product Manager for #WooCommerce at Automattic.


Lisa-MelegariLisa Melegari

Lisa Melegari is a web content writer, social media manager, and all-around web nerd, currently working at We Do Web Content, Inc. Her work passions include ghostwriting eBooks, fixing minor WordPress issues on her clients’ sites, creating infographics and any projects where her odd creativity can be put to use. Outside of work, she organizes the WordPress Orlando meetups and WordCamp Orlando, as well as advises her home chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity at her alma mater, the University of Central Florida. She lives in Deltona, FL with 11 cats and enjoys traveling, Japanese things, video games, and cooking.

Sara-CannonSara Cannon

Sara Cannon is Partner and Creative Director at Range. She loves design, typography, user experience, and art. Sara loves giving talks around the globe on web design, responsive design, web typography, and more. A seasoned designer, Sara has done work for clients such as Disney Publishing and Flickr. She loves open source, her pets, traveling, and WordPress.

Andrea-BadgleyAndrea Badgley

Andrea Badgley is a writer and Happiness Engineer with Automattic. She has been blogging on her Butterfly Mind site for four years, and her writing appears in Southern Women’s Review, on the Brevity blog, and on’s Daily Post. She grew up on the coast of Georgia and now lives with her husband and two children in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. You can also follow her writing at Andrea Reads America, where she chronicles her literary tour of the US, and on Twitter @andreabadgley.

Ryan-DuffRyan Duff

Ryan Duff has been working with WordPress since early 2004 and was the original author of the WordPress Contact Form plugin. As a long time community member, he enjoys exploring new ways to make use of WordPress. Making things simple for clients and pushing the envelope of what’s possible is at the core of that. Ryan is a developer by nature so he focuses primarily on back end architecture and less on design. He’s also an experienced linux sysadmin with a few years under his belt. Over the past couple of years he’s given various WordCamp talks highlighting these skills. He also runs the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania WordPress meetup group.

Sara-CopeSara Cope

Sara Cope is a project manager and developer with the U.S. federal government, operations guru at CSS-Tricks and co-founder & instructor for Girl Develop It Dayton. WordPress is her weapon of choice and digital gov is her passion. She is a lifelong midwesterner, working remote from Dayton, Ohio. When Sara isn’t immersed in all things web, she can be found playing tabletop games and supporting her local park system.

Tracy-RottonTracy Rotton

Tracy Rotton is the Front-End Architect for RP3 Agency and is passionate about creating responsive web experiences for their clients. She is also a WordPress core contributor, speaker, and instructor at General Assembly in Washington, D.C. Away from her computer, Tracy is obsessed with skiing, football, and her two children.

Carl-AlexanderCarl Alexander

Carl Alexander is a PHP developer that loves learning and teaching advanced technology topics. He publishes articles about them on his blog on a regular basis. It’s his way to help you with these hard-to-learn topics. Besides that, he’s been a WordPress Montréal organizer since 2010. He helps organize WordCamp Montréal and other WordPress events during the year. You can find him on Twitter and GitHub.

Please join us in congratulating our second round of speakers!

Announcing the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship Winner: Anyssa Ferreira

When the WordPress Foundation first envisioned a memorial scholarship to honor Kim Parsell, there was a deep interest in ensuring that Kim’s spirit, ethos and commitment to the WordPress community would be reflected in the recipients of the new award. We are delighted to announce that the winner of the inaugural Kim Parsell Memorship Scholarship is exactly the woman Kim would want to meet at WordCamp US. The 2015 recipient is Anyssa Ferreira; a Brazilian designer, feminist, and WordPress community activist.

About Anyssa Ferreira

anyssaIn 2013, Anyssa and her business partner decided to redesign their studio’s website. For help with WordPress, they turned to the official Brazilian WordPress forum and Facebook group. The generosity of that community to assist with their project encouraged Anyssa and her business partner to attend to WordCamp São Paulo in 2013 as micro sponsors. While attending that first WordCamp, Anyssa began to understand the nature of the WordPress community – and very much wanted to be a part of it.

The following year, Anyssa served as an organizer for WordCamp São Paulo 2014, and was responsible for the visual identity of the WordCamp and its website. She also presented a talk. As an organizer and a speaker, she was the only woman. From there, she began to work to encourage more women to join the WordPress community in Brazil.

Since then, Anyssa has played an active role in increasing the participation of women in the WordPress and tech communities in Brazil. She has spoken publicly on the importance and value of female involvement in both. She has worked to debunk the myth that women have no interest in WordPress and web development. She has explored why women were not participating, speaking personally with many female programmers, designers and other WordPress professionals about this important topic. She regularly invites women to attend her local WordPress meetup, and works to ensure that they feel welcome and wanted when they do attend.

Kim Parsell often spoke of how the WordPress community was an inviting and personable group. Kim also was eager for more women to feel safe and welcome at WordPress events and within the WordPress community as a whole. We are convinced that Kim would agree that Anyssa Ferreira is exactly the sort of woman and activist who should attend WordPress US.

First round of tickets are gone, but don’t worry!

“The tickets to WordCamp US are gone?!” you say with incredulity. “Surely not!”

Correct, you are! ​More tickets will be released soon​ – and more still will be forthcoming after that. In fact, as we expect about 2,000 attendees (including attendees, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, organizers, and community members), you can rest assured that all sorts of tickets are still available.

Here’s our thinking: We wanted to give the early birds a chance to secure tickets while still leaving plenty of tickets for those who are still organizing their schedules.

We planned to hold the bulk of the tickets until we’ve unveiled our amazing speaker lineup, yet we now appreciate that there are more of you early birds out there than we first anticipated.

You can expect a second round of tickets to be ​released on Friday, September 11 at 2:00pm EST​.



Tickets now on sale!

The time has finally arrived!

You can now purchase your tickets for WordCamp US!

We’re offering two ticket types:

A full weekend pass, which includes both session days as well as your ticket for Contributor day. This will include lunch each day, glorious swag, and many in-person smiles. All for only $40!

A Live Stream ticket, which will allow you to watch both session days from the comfort of your own home. You’ll be able to choose Live Stream-only for $10 or Live Stream with the limited edition WordCamp US t-shirt for $20.

If you applied to speak or volunteer and were hoping to hold off on a ticket purchase until we’ve reached out to you, never fear. We’ll be holding tickets in reserve for speakers, sponsors, and volunteers and will be releasing a second round of general admission tickets once notifications have gone out.

Those planning to apply to attend the Community Summit can expect more information and an application next week.

We’ll be posting information about the hotel shortly, so please be sure that you’re subscribed to receive new posts to this site via email. That’s the best way to be the first to be notified of future announcements.