Russell Aaron’s presentation for WordCamp

Outline. Develop. Function. Success. Check out Russell’s presentation “Build Your Site Before You Install It”.

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Suzette Franck’s Presentation from WordCamp

“If you are new to theme development and want to learn more, this session is for you. This session will cover how to properly customize the default WordPress theme, Twenty Thirteen, or any parent theme, by creating a child theme. I will also cover utilizing Post Formats and show you how to add new widget areas and menus by modifying the functions.php file.”

Click here for her presentation.

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Reno-Tahoe WordCamp Makes the News

In case you missed the segment or are from out of town, KTVN aired a segment on the 2013 Reno-Tahoe WordCamp during the 6 p.m. Sunday evening news on April 28th.

Here is a link to their coverage:

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Kathy Alice Brown’s Session at the Reno-Tahoe WordCamp

For those of you who asked about Kathy Alice Brown’s session at the Reno-Tahoe WordCamp today – Demystifying WordPress SEO – her slides have been uploaded to SlideShare and are available here:

Thanks for coming out to the Reno-Tahoe WordCamp, we hope you had a great day and we hope to see you again on Sunday for some great sessions and Workshops.

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Quick Reminders

Just a couple of quick reminders as your prepare for WordCamp this weekend:

  • Parking is free at the University during the weekend. Park in front of the Student Union or in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
  • Bring your computer and charger – especially on Sunday.
  • Bring a notebook to jot down notes.
  • Bring your biz cards to network.
  • Bring a water bottle from home that you can refill throughout the day.
  • Use #RTWordCamp when chatting about Reno-Tahoe WordCamp on Twitter and Instagram.

Let us know if you have any other questions. Can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow morning.

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Online Ticket Sales are Closed!

Online ticket sales are now closed! There are approximately 10 seats still available that may be purchased at the registration table on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

Tickets purchased at the door will be $20/day for all individuals. The few remaining seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Support System: PicBox

PicBoxPhotoBooth_logoBig thanks to PicBox for becoming a Platinum sponsor of the Reno-Tahoe WordCamp. Look for their photo booth near our registration desk, take a picture (or two) and automatically send it to your social media feeds.

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Things To Do in Reno This Weekend

If you are visiting us from out of town and are unsure what to do with your breaks from WordCamp, here are a few must-dos while in Reno:

  1. Creative Coalition of Midtown Block Party – Friday, April 26 at 5pm
    Join 30 of the Midtown area’s most creative businesses for live music, fine art, tasty bites, refreshing sips and fun. Pick up a map at any participating business. For more details, click here.

  2. WordCamp After Party at Se7en Teahouse and Bar – Saturday, April 27 at 7pm
    Be sure to make it out to our after party. Bring your WordCamp badge and receive one complimentary drink. The night will be casual and fun, filled with WordPress trivia and well, more drinks.

  3. Pies with a Purpose – Sunday, April 28 at 4pm-7pm
    This event is a culinary showcase featuring Downtown Reno’s top chefs. Each chef will be creating their version of a gourmet pie for you to enjoy, along with beer and wine, and locally roasted coffee. Mike, from Z Pies, has set up a coupon code for all WordCamp attendees to receive $15 off their tickets. Buy your ticket online and use the code “wordcamp“. For more details, click here.

  4. Walk along the Riverwalk in Downtown Reno
    The Riverwalk is absolutely stunning. It was featured on Leisure and Travel as one of the best Riverwalks in the country.

When exploring the area, be sure to share your experiences on Instagram or Twitter! We’d love to see what you’re up to! #RTWordCamp or #iamreno

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WordCamp’s “Foam on the Cappuccino”

wordcamp_afterpartyLike Dylan Kuhn mentioned on Reno Collective’s blog, “[The WordCamp peeps] have lined up a great looking schedule of presentations, workshops, and, like the foam on the cappuccino, an after party.”

That’s right. An after party!

Here’s the plan:

We’ll be meeting at 7 p.m. at Se7en Teahouse and Bar in the West Street Market on Saturday, April 27th.

Each WordCamp attendee with the official WordCamp badge will receive a drink voucher at the door. It’s my hope that with one drink (aka liquid courage) you will start buzzing around and mingling with others. However, from my past experiences with WordCampers, we’ve never had an issue with socializing!

Insider tip: There will be many opportunities to win prizes from our sponsors and you’ll even get your hands on past Reno-Tahoe WordCamp shirts and accessories. The way you win these items? Through WordPress Trivia. So, be sure to brush up on your WordPress knowledge!

If you need to eat dinner before or after the party, may I suggest going to Z-Pie? You will receive a coupon in your WordCamp program – a pie, a pint and a side for only $15! What a deal!

PS – The lovely and talented Sarah Hofheins designed our after party picture. Loving the WordPress olive!

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Speaker Feature: Hillary Schieve

schieve_hillaryHillary Schieve, Reno City Council member, entrepreneur, and owner of Plato’s Closet and Clothes Mentor, will be giving the Keynote presentation on Saturday morning.

Hillary believes that the local government should help technology flourish. She wants to be accessible to people that use platforms such as WordPress so that the government is directed in the right direction and understands the needs of Reno’s growing technology community.

Help us welcome Hillary as our Keynote speaker! Comment below if you have any questions for Hillary or have any suggestions on how to grow our technology community.

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