Welcome and What to Expect

I'm Attending WordCamp MilwaukeeThe following email was sent to all registered attendees and is being posted to the blog for reference. This email contains a lot of valuable information on what to expect when attending WordCamp.


Hello WordCampers,

It’s the big week! WordCamp Milwaukee is upon us. Is everyone ready to learn and have a great time?

We have a lot of great things in store for the weekend that we think you’ll enjoy. Here is what you’re going to need to know about the weekend so you know what to expect. For all of the latest news, be sure to follow us on the WCMKE blog at https://2013.milwaukee.wordcamp.org/blog and on Facebook (http://facebook.com/wordcampmke), Twitter (http://twitter.com/wordcampmke), and Google+ (http://wcmke.co/gplus). Be sure to share your experiences and use the official hashtag #wcmke.

Thursday, June 6

7PM @ Bucketworks – Milwaukee WordPress Meetup Special Edition – Debugging WordPress with John James Jacoby
We’re having a special edition of the WordPress Meetup to welcome everyone to town. There will be food and beverage provided by C2 Graphics. You do not need to have a WordCamp ticket to attend the meetup, but we do appreciate if you would RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Milwaukee-WordPress-MeetUp/events/118578532/

Friday, June 7

Noon @ Bucketworks – Registration begins for Foundation Friday Workshops
If you have a Foundation Friday User 101 or Developer 101 ticket you can begin registration at noon. Just come through the front door of Bucketworks to the Registration Desk. We can then check you in, give you your event badge, and direct you to your WorkShop rooms.

1PM-5PM @Bucketworks – Foundation Friday Workshops
If you have your ticket for one of the Workshops, this is when you will be meeting. It is not necessary to print tickets. We will be checking you off of our list at the door. You will be working with a team of 4-5 teachers who will be giving you the basics of using WordPress or developing with WordPress. It is recommended, but not required, to bring a laptop with you. You will be given at least one 15 minute break and bottled water will be provided.

Saturday, June 8

8am @ Bucketworks – Registration Begins for the weekend presentations
Starting at 8am you will be able to enter Bucketworks and begin registration. It will be a good idea to arrive early as we are expecting over 250 people at the event. It is not necessary to print tickets. We will be checking you off of our list at the door. We will hand out badges, t-shirts (sizes and availability not guaranteed), and some of our sponsors will have tables set up with info and swag. We will have coffee, water, and some snacks available for the morning.

8:45am @ Bucketworks – Opening Remarks
You will be introduced to some members of the organizing committee and we will give you the rundown on where everything is and what is ahead of you.

9am-11:45am @ Bucketworks – Morning Sessions
Presentations will begin at 9am. Each presentation should take 30-35 minutes followed by 10-15 minutes for Q&A. You will have a 15 minute break between each presentation. Sessions will take place in the Studio and Shop on the first floor and in the boardroom on the second floor. The Happiness Bar will be open on the second floor in the kitchen, where you can get 1 on 1 help form WordPress pros. Write down any passwords or other information that may be needed to help access your website. Water, coffee, and snacks will be available in the commons. We will also be opening the Motorcycle Photo Booth for you to use during breaks.

Noon @ Bucketworks – Lunch
We will be providing you with a lunch of Sandwiches and Salads provided by the Milwaukee Waterfront Deli. Vegetarian options will be available and we are attempting to get some Gluten Free fare.

1:30pm-6:30pm @ Bucketworks – Afternoon Sessions
Presentations, photo booth, and Happiness Bar continue. Snacks, water, and coffee will be available in the commons.

7:30pm @ Milwaukee Brewing Company – After-Party
We invite everyone to come network, unwind, and have some fun at our After Party only 3 blocks away at the Milwaukee Brewing Company Brewery. You must bring your badges to gain admittance to the After Party. Everyone who attends can get a Brewery Tour which includes a free pint glass and samples of their great beer and root beer. We will be serving pizza from Transfer Pizzeria, ice cream from Purple Door Ice Cream, and also have soda and water to drink.

Sunday, June 9

9:30am @ Bucketworks – Doors open

10:00am-11:45am @ Bucketworks – Morning Sessions
Presentations begin. Snacks, Water, and Coffee will be available in the commons.

Noon @ Bucketworks – Lunch
We will be providing you with lunch provided by American Euros. They will be serving traditional lamb gyros, chicken gyros, and veggie gyros.

1:30pm-5:30pm @ Bucketworks – Afternoon Sessions
Presentations continue. Water and coffee will be available in the commons.

Social Media

We are looking for your help to document the happenings during WordCamp. Before coming to WordCamp, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ then follow the directions below to share your photos with us.


Go to: http://wcmke.co/fb on your mobile phone, then snap a pic to upload to our Facebook page and tag yourself and your friends.


Snap a pic and/or send a tweet to @wordcampmke and be sure to use the hashtag #wcmke


Go to: http://wcmke.co/gplusevent on your mobile phone, then snap a pic or leave an update on our event page.