On Point: Hot New Trend in WordCamp Fashion

In the past, WordCamp shirts were just another piece of swag to shove in a drawer or stuff in a closet. But with the first edition of WordCamp Jacksonville, they became the hottest item of the season. And these fine folks are at it again with another round of incredible apparel.

Last Year’s Trendsetters

Every attendee receives one of these amazing, tri-blend shirts from BELLA+CANVAS when they order a ticket before the deadline. And with a variety of colors, cuts, and sizes, everyone will look great!

For the men’s cut we have the Unisex Triblend Short Sleeve Tee. This exquisite cut goes great with both jeans and cargo shorts. If you want to know the nitty-gritty of this model, you can view view the exact dimensions here. Please note that some men find the chest to be a little snug (although not nearly so tight as an American Apparel Track Shirt). If you prefer a more loose-fitting shirt, you might consider ordering the next size up.

The women’s cut is the glorious Women’s Relaxed Jersey Short Sleeve V-Neck Tee. It gives you a little more room than a lot of women’s t-shirts, but that doesn’t mean it will be baggy. You can view the exact measurements of the sizes here. If you have a larger bust size or prefer a looser-style shirt, you may consider ordering the next size up.

WordCamp Jacksonville 2016 in Review

Twenty Sixteen will be remembered for a great many things. Not the least (or greatest) of which is the inaugural WordCamp Jacksonville. Jacksonville boasted a powder-keg of WordPress users, designers, and developers and WordCamp 2016 ignited an exciting new time for open source aficionados in Jax. Situated in downtown Jacksonville, Florida State College at Jacksonville served as a lovely host facility.

Providing three tracks: User, Developer and Designer, 40 speakers from across the states shared more than just their knowledge. Many shared stories, lessons (from the school of hard knocks), best practices, and inspiration.

Saturday brought us a keynote by Robert Jolly in what can only be described as an eye-opener for most attendees. Accessibility (a11y) is not simply a “feel good” thing we do, but is an act of empathy for site users. The opportunities Robert brought forward certainly provided marching orders for a better internet.

The after-party was in a dungeon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Sunday picked up at the same ferocious pace that Saturday ended with. Keynote speaker Kathy Drewien reminded us we are stronger together. That we are community. That we are able to make a difference. That what we do is important. What a way to enter the last few sessions!

Nearly 200 people interested in creating the internet and making the internet better spent two days in downtown Jacksonville and we can’t wait to do it again in May of 2017.

Browse the photos from 2016 here

Dont forget to Sponsor, Speak and/or Volunteer for 2017!


Call for Volunteers

Together We Can!

WordCamp Jacksonville is coming up soon and we are looking for some awesome individuals willing to give just a few hours to help make Jacksonville’s 2nd year even better than the last! We have a range of needs and time frames and would love to add you to the team.

Don’t Worry – You’ll Get to Enjoy the Camp

Your volunteer commitment will not take away from your time enjoying the fun and soaking in the great stuff the camp has to offer. Just a few hours are requested and we have a wide range of volunteer opportunities to fit your experience and personality.

Want to know more about what you’d actually be doing? Check out the list below to see some examples of the volunteer opportunities we will have:

Registration Volunteers

Arrive an hour early and help us get the camp going. You’ll be helping at the registration tables with such things like: checking off registrations, handing out name tags, getting folks their t-shirts, providing the swag, saying “Welcome!” with your best early morning smile.

Setup and Tear Down Teams

We’ve got tables, we’ve got signs, we’ve got boxes, we’ve got equipment and more stuff! We need help getting everything in place before hand and tearing it back down afterwards.

Help Table

Where’s the next session? What time is lunch? Can I register late? Does this shirt make me look fat? Whatever questions our attendees have, we need helpful volunteers to man the table and help direct them to answers. (That shirt? Yes. Yes it does.)

Happiness Bar/WP Help Desk Support

You know a thing or two about WordPress! Why not spend some time giving back and helping those coming along behind you. We need people of all levels in the WordPress community to hang out in the Happiness Bar and help answer How-To questions from other attendees.

Room Moderator and A/V Support

Help us keep the equipment running smoothly in all our breakout sessions rooms. Keep an eye on things in the room that might need attention (ex: more chairs, spilled coffee, etc.) Work with the video people, speakers, and everyone else working in the room to keep things running smoothly and on time!

Speaker Host

We’ve got some amazing speakers lined up for all our sessions. Let’s treat them right! Help us get them in the right spot at the right time. You’ll be communicating with them a few minutes before their session, helping them with their equipment if needed, providing a bottle of water, and making sure they have what they need. Read their short bio by way of introduction and be their timekeeper to help the sessions run on time.

Food and Beverage

Help with setup and cleanup of the food areas. You know we’re gonna have coffee and snacks, right? Help us make sure things stay stocked and the area clean. We also need help setting up and tearing down lunch.

All-Hands-on-Deck Help

Whether its help running messages, covering last minute details, or just answering questions, we need volunteers, ready and willing to help wherever needed!

Sign Up to Volunteer

We are only looking for two things in our volunteers: Reliability and Friendliness. Easy, right? Use the form on the Volunteer Page to let us know you are interested and our Volunteer Coordinator will get back in touch with you.

Your exact duties will be explained closer to the event – but if something listed here sounds especially interesting to you, please let us know on the form. We want the right people in the right spots!

We want this WordCamp to be for the community, by the community. For this to happen, we need you. Please consider joining the Volunteer Team.

Volunteer Today

WordCamp Jacksonville 2017 Call for Speakers

WordCamp Jacksonville 2017 has been set for May 20th and 21st. We are officially looking for speakers for this year’s event. What makes a WordCamp truly amazing is how anyone can come to a WordCamp and leave with a wealth of knowledge in a variety of topics. To achieve that, we are looking for people in the community to come speak at our WordCamp. Speaking at a WordCamp is a great opportunity for you to share your expertise and knowledge with the WordPress community.

It is not required for you to be a professional speaker. You are encouraged to apply even if you have never spoken at a WordCamp before. We are interested in anyone who can add value to our conference, and spaces are limited!

Apply to speak at WCJAX today!