Diversity tickets – 10 free tickets for people from under-represented groups

The WordPress community spans the globe and includes thousands of people who are interested in WordPress. If you have an interest in WordPress, you’re a part of the community 😄

We’re working on creating an inclusive WordCamp Brighton, with the aim of increasing the diversity in our community. We truly want to create an event that anyone with an interest in WordPress can attend and get a lot out of.

We believe everyone should feel welcome to join in the WordPress fun and have access to the many opportunities this community provides.

WordCamps are one such opportunity. Organised entirely by volunteers, they’re a chance for the community to get together, learn, exchange knowledge and celebrate WordPress.

Tickets for under-represented groups

With this in mind, we’re giving away 10 WordCamp Brighton tickets to people from groups under-represented at WordCamps.

Under-represented groups include, but are not limited to, women, individuals with a disability, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people and LGBTQIA+ people.

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Organising WordCamp in the open: how you can get involved

As we edge closer to announcing the schedule, it’s the perfect time to remind everyone that we welcome your feedback, ideas and participation.

We’re organising as much of this event as possible in the open, so the best place to suggest ideas is on Slack. You can also send us your ideas via the website or via email (brighton@wordcamp.org).

If you haven’t already, you can join the UK WP Community Slack by following this link.

We’re organising in the public channel #wordcamp-brighton. I hope to catch up with you there!

WordCamp Brighton 2016 organisers and volunteers. Photo: Gemma Evans.

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Applying to speak: frequently asked questions

Public speaking can be one of the scariest things many of us experience in our careers. But it doesn’t need to be.

WordCamps are a great place to get up on stage because they’re incredibly welcoming and relaxed.

To help encourage more people to apply to WordCamp Brighton, we’ve collected some of the most popular questions here.

If there’s anything you feel we’ve missed or something you think is worth adding, please leave us a comment below.

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What does a successful speaker application look like?

WordCamp Brighton 2017 has opened its call for speakers and we’re looking for WordPress professionals and users to join us and share their stories.

To help you feel more inspired, we’re sharing two successful applications from 2016. If you have any questions about applying to speak, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us brighton@wordcamp.org. We’re happy to discuss your talk outlines and presentation concepts with you. Continue reading “What does a successful speaker application look like?”

Here comes WordCamp Brighton 2017

We’re happy to announce: WordCamp Brighton 2017 is officially on the calendar!

What’s happening at WordCamp this year?

This year we’re lining up talks and workshops on the 18th and 19th August, plus a contribution day on the 20th August.

There are more details about how WordCamp will work here. And we’ll keep you posted over the coming months with news and extra information about what to expect.

Keeping in touch

You can subscribe in the sidebar to receive news and updates via email.

You can also follow the fun over on Twitter @WordCampBTN.

If you’d like to see what goes on behind the scenes, you’re welcome to join our Slack channel. If you’ve not yet joined UK WordPress Slack, you can do so using this link: http://wpslack.uk/. We’re organising WordCamp Brighton in the channel called #wordcamp-brighton.

Curious about what happened in 2016? Check out last year’s site.

We can’t wait to welcome you to this relaxed conference all about WordPress ⛱

WordCamp Brighton will be a safe and positive conference for everyone. Learn more in our code of conduct.