WordPress powers about a third of the internet. Yet did you know that Houston, yes Houston had a big impact on WordPress? Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, was a University of Houston student and lives in Houston. So, it was very strange to me to find out that the last WordCamp in Houston was 2010. A decade later, it is time to change that. Houston, it’s 2020 and we have a WordCamp.
WordCamp is basically a convention where people from all walks of life come together to learn about WordPress. For those of us who are a part of the WordPress community such as the local meetups, WordCamps are like meetups on steroids. There is plenty to learn and do in regards to WordPress at WordCamp, even if you work with WordPress daily or weekly. If you are not familiar with the local meetups but do work with or have an interest in WordPress, web design blogging or improving your business website or it’s performance, WordCamp is a place for you.
If you are passionate about WordPress and think you might have something to teach the WordPress community here in Houston, Houston WordCamp is looking for speakers as well. It is a great way to get your message, your passion, and your brand out to the public. Even if it is your first time speaking at an event, we will have training for you so don’t worry. Just relax and give it a try if the idea interests you.
Houston, hosting its first WordCamp in a decade, bringing WordPress home essentially. It has been a distinct honor to be one of the organizers or “wranglers” of this WordCamp, helping to design branding and website and bringing the Houston WordCamp 2020 to the masses.
The 2020 Houston WordCamp will be the Weekend of May 9th and 10th May 9th and 10th at Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake. It felt appropriate that considering Houston is known as “Space City” that this year WordCamp has a space theme and close to NASA. Tickets are on sale now. Go to https://2020.houston.wordcamp.org/ to learn more about Houston’s WordCamp, Ticket’s how to become a speaker and sponsorships.