WordCamp Boulder 2010

2010 Year archive

Tickets will be on sale at the door

There are still plenty of last-minute tickets available online: http://wordcampcolorado.eventbrite.com/. Registration closes at 4:00 Mountain today. If you don’t get a ticket in time, rest assured: you can buy one at the door for $30 (cash only, exact change, no t-shirt, no-lunch). See you in Boulder!

Details for Saturday

The following was sent to all attendees last night. Please read below if you haven’t already:


Boulder has FREE PARKING at various garages on Saturday. Meters are NOT free. Please visit the locations page and Downtown Boulder’s website for more detail.

Check-in will begin promptly at 8:15 AM on Satuday morning (no earlier). Opening remarks begin at 8:55.

You do NOT need to bring your printed ticket to the event.

We will be checking names at the t-shirt and badge stations. If you cannot attend, please try to find a replacement (we cannot offer refunds and will consider your ticket a donation to the local WordPress community).


There will be a 1-hour lunch break at noon. In order to provide variety and a chance to check out local Boulder businesses, we will be providing lunch in the form of a $10 gift card (to GA/EB ticket holders) that can be used at over 150 locations. Please visit the locations page and Downtown Boulder’s website for more detail.


Tell your friends, family, and coworkers about WordCamp Boulder. We have a number of tickets still available (event-only, no shirt nor lunch) for sale. If they’re a blogger, marketer, deal with social media or the web, this conference is not to miss.


Without the awesome sponsors we wouldn’t be able to host an event like at such affordable ticket prices. The planning, venue, name badges, wifi, video recording, projector, flyers, markers, drinks, lunch, t-shirts, etc. are all thanks to the following:

Crowd Favorite
WordPress HelpCenter
Xcellent Creations

…and a big thanks to TechStars and Atlas Purveyors and all the volunteers that help make WordCamp Boulder a big success.

The Guest Post Quandry

The following post is from our sponsor Kapost (formerly known as Grogger). Read on to learn more about them and the guest post quandry.

More posts. More posts. It’s the drumbeat that never ends for a blogger, the incessant challenge to always be putting out more good content.

A great, well-known solution: don’t rely just on yourself–or your team–to produce content. Reach out to others and get guest posts.

But how do you get guest posts? Reaching out and soliciting posts from others can work, but it can take much more time than it’s worth.

So instead of reaching out, just let folks know. Put some messaging on your blog: ”we welcome your guest posts. Please submit your post to guestposts@myblog.com.”

But consider the calculus of a potential guest poster in reaction to this message. Writing a good, quality post is significant investment of time. But the potential return on that investment is a great unknown for the guest poster. Does the post have a chance at getting published? Will the blogger even give it a fair review? Might I spend the time writing and end up with nothing as a result?

So what is a blogger to do? The guest poster’s concerns could be addressed by opening up, and letting guest posts publish right to the site. But of course that doesn’t work for the blogger.

Kapost provides the solution to this quandry. Our WordPress plug-in quickly installs:

  • an easy way for guests to post
  • a set of community pages–think of them as “minor leagues”–where the guest posts go first, giving guest posters some level of recognition / visibility for their post
  • a crowd-ranking mechanism for posts to be filtered by the community
  • the ability for blog owners to promote the posts they like best to their home page with one click

Check out this commercial to learn more about the concept or this product tour to see Kapost in action.

And most importantly, come to Atlas Coffee at 11am on Saturday to talk with the Kapost team at WordCamp Boulder.

Event-only tickets now on sale

As we get ready for WordCamp Boulder this weekend we’ve opened up a bunch of “event only” tickets. We’re expecting over 300 attendees this weekend so be sure to register soon. For $25 you get full access to the event and all the benefits of a ‘general admission’ or ‘early bird’ (there is no difference there) except you will not be given a t-shirt nor a gift card for lunch. “Event Only” means you’re free to attend any of the sessions and mingle at the after-party just like everyone else. If you have any questions please leave a comment. See you in Boulder!

Schedule and session details posted

Check out the schedule for session details, times and locations. We have a great lineup and are almost one week away. Be sure to register if you haven’t already.

Contest: win a ticket to the speaker/sponsor dinner

We’re just 11 days away from WordCamp Boulder so we want to get everyone signed up as soon as possible (this helps with logistics like printing the right number of t-shirt sizes).

So, we’re running a competition: whoever refers the most registrations to WordCamp Boulder wins a ticket to the speaker/sponsor dinner. It’s very easy: just create a link to the registration page using your email address as a suffix. Then we can track registrations through your link and get in touch with you when you win!

For example, my link is: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/671535581/devinatreamsdotcom where “devinatreamsdotcom” is my tracking ID.

No sign up necessary, just create a link and start sharing! The winner with the most registrations will be announced on July 7th.

More speakers announced

Today we added a handful of new speakers to the lineup listing including WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson, SEO advisor Jeff Finkelstein, and usability expert Steve Martin. This is in addition to the awesome folks from the community including Voce’s Nick Gernert and Chris Scott, Automattic’s Jane Wells and Kevin Conboy, and others. Be sure to get your ticket, tell your friends, and get ready for a great WordCamp conference!

First round of speakers, grab a badge

We’ve been working behind-the-scenes to start putting together the WordCamp schedule and have lined up some great speakers and participants. Please visit the site for more detail. We’ve also created website badges to show everyone you’ll be attending, be sure to grab yours. If you haven’t registered yet now is the time to ensure your t-shirt size and seat at the conference (remember, we sold out last year).

Please complete our interest survey

In order to make WordCamp Boulder a big success we need your input. Please complete our Polldaddy survey to let us (the organizers) know who you are and what you’re interested in. Your feedback and opinions will help shape the conference so please let us know your thoughts: http://polldaddy.com/s/0FF04C4ACF55FF0B

Registration is now open

Tickets are on sale for WordCamp Boulder 2010 to be held at the Boulder Theater on Saturday, July 10. We are expecting upwards of 400 attendees this year and seating is limited. Your ticket includes access to the main stage sessions, breakout sessions, lunch in downtown Boulder, a t-shirt, and access to our happy hour networking event. Please sign up immediately (early bird pricing is in effect) and be sure to tell your friends: http://wordcampcolorado.eventbrite.com/

Gold Sponsor

Crowd Favorite

Silver Sponsors

WordPress HelpCenter name.com iThemes Kapost

Bronze Sponsors

page.ly 9seeds StickerGiant lijit

Venue Partners


About WordCamp Boulder

WordCamp Boulder is a conference created for enthusiasts, users, developers, designers, and fans of WordPress in the Denver/Boulder area. Who attends a WordCamp? Local bloggers, web developers, publishers, designers, internet and marketing enthusiasts, and companies interested in blogging and/or building on WordPress.

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