Announcing WordCamp Grand Rapids 2012!

WordCamp Grand Rapids 2012

WordCamp Grand Rapids 2012

For those in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area (yep, I’m looking at you Holland, Traverse City, Detroit, Chicago, Indy, Dayton, etc), the WordPress Grand Rapids crew is proud to announce that we are bringing WordCamp to Grand Rapids on August 18-19. This will be a packed weekend of learning, networking, and idea sharing as speakers give talks on how to use and build upon WordPress.

WordPress is what powers this blog, but it can also be a powerful content management system, capable of running complex business websites.

Bringing a new event to Grand Rapids generates a lot of opportunities to help build something from the ground up. It brings energy to an already thriving community. Here are some things you can do:


Whether you are a blogger, a web designer, or a hard-core PHP ninja, there will be good content to grow your WordPress knowledge. There will be 4 tracks: beginner, experienced user/entrepreneur, developer, and designer.


We need quality speakers to make this event a success. If you are a WordPress plugin developer, consultant, theme designer, or uber-blogger, your knowledge will benefit the WordPress community. Do it!


Many many many hands make light bearable work, and a great event! Administrative tasks, fundraising, A/V, party and travel planning, and the list goes on…all needed to pull this off.


Last, but not least! If your business does WordPress consulting/developing, provides WordPress-based products or services, or saves money by using WordPress, please consider giving back to the WordPress community by sponsoring the event. There are different levels of sponsorship, and all come with the great feeling of doing something good for local entrepreneurs, bloggers, and techies.

I will be doing at least two of the four, if not all four. How about you?


  1. I’m volunteering and plan to attend. I’d like to speak, but I don’t feel like I’ve developed adequate expertise in any area yet.

    1. Ditto! I am still thinking about what I could offer as a beginner track, but I am happy to be behind the scenes if I can’t come up with something.

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