Contributor Day Reminders

As you should know, tomorrow is contributor day. We are looking forward to this free event!

Here are some important reminders:

  • Please make sure to bring your own laptop. We are providing some USB sticks to help people setup a WordPress environment locally, so don’t worry if you don’t have that setup.
  • Make sure to get to the venue 35-45 minutes ahead of time due to security.
  • Use the 1st Avenue entrance between 45th and 46th street.
  • Coffee will be provided in the morning.
  • Lunch will not be provided on Friday.
  • Pay attention to the UN security rules. Most laptops should get through security and please make sure you don’t bring any food/liquid with you.

Tickets are Almost SOLD OUT!

WordCamp NYC starts this Friday and tickets are running out fast!  If you’re on the fence about coming this year, then decide fast before the decision is made for you!

Check out the schedule to find can’t-miss sessions for WordPress users of all technical backgrounds: https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/schedule/

Purchase your ticket here: https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/tickets/

Contributor Day Sign Up is Now Closed

We are looking forward to Contributor Day this Friday! The good news is that we’ve gotten a record breaking amount of responses. The bad news is that we need to close the sign up for contributor day due to overwhelming response.

Thank you to those of you who signed up! We are looking forward to seeing you at the UN on July 15th from 10am-5pm!

Remember:

  • Make sure to bring your own laptop.
  • There will be coffee, but no lunch provided.
  • Use the 1st Avenue entrance between 45th and 46th Street.
  • Contributor Day starts at 10:00 am, please arrive by 9:30 am at the latest to allow time to get through security.

Here yee, here yee

WordCamp NYC is just around the corner!  We want you to be a happy camper, so read on to make sure you have all of the information you need to have a blast at WordCamp.

Before you leave for WordCamp

Please ensure that you and your team have purchased your tickets for the main event, and have completely filled out ALL contact information as well as your Gravatar email address.

The window for purchasing WordCamp NYC 2016 tickets closes on Tuesday morning so that we can process the badges.  If you purchase your ticket after that we won;t have a presonalized badge for you.   Without the appropriate information you may experience difficulty passing through the United Nations security and accessing the facility.

On a related note, because WordCamp NYC is going to be at the United Nations this year (cool, right?) you’ll want to show up a little earlier than usual due to the extra security.  Absolutely, definitely, 100% refer to their security guidelines – http://visit.un.org/content/security

If you have any questions about the security policy, reach out to the UN directly – http://visit.un.org/content/contact-us

Getting to WordCamp

The first thing you’ll need to do is pick up your badge at First Avenue between 45th and 46th Street.  As a result of the UN requirements for security passes, we’ve had to allow extra time to get through security and have made several adjustments to the schedule. Please ensure that you have reviewed the online version: https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/schedule/

So arrive EARLY!  Plan on 30 minutes to get through Security.  We are doing our best to make the process as simple as possible.  Bring a photo ID and look for WCNYC Volunteers on the plaza at First Avenue and 45th Street.  We’ll be obvious, get in line and we’ll set you up to get through security.  You will need to put your bag (and yourself) through security, but it’s no worse than any airport.

The United Nations Headquarters is located in the heart of New York City on 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th Street. This 18-acre site has been declared international territory and belongs to the 193 Member States of the United Nations.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7507482,-73.9706132,17z

By subway:

Numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, or S trains to Grand Central Station; walk east on 42nd Street to 1st Avenue

By bus:

M15, M42.

By car:

Private parking garages are available from East 45th Street to East 49th Streets, between 1st and 2nd Avenues

Taxis and ride services:

New York has an abundance of taxis or you can use a ride sharing app, such as Uber or Lyft, to get a ride with your phone

At WordCamp

Friday, 7/15 is Contributor Day!  This free event goes from 10AM to 5PM EST.  Join other WordPress enthusiasts and get involved!

The main event goes from Saturday, 7/16 to Sunday, 7/17. Registration Opens at 8:00 am and Security will allow folks to enter at 8:30 am.   Opening remarks start in the User Track room shortly thereafter.  Check https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/schedule/ for latest details.

Both days will be packed with sessions for WordPress users of all technical backgrounds.  Check out the schedule to see which presentations you won’t want to miss – https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/schedule/

After Party

We are also super happy to announce that in the spirit of OpenCamps we will be having the After-Party at the UN and will be having a joint event with the PyGotham Camp.  Meet and mingle with members of the WordPress and Python Communities.  To help us manage the food and beverage, we would like to ask that you fill out the below form if you plan on attending.  As always, your ticket to the After Party is your badge, so filling out the form is not required, but it will really help us out if you do.  Please go to this Form and let us know that you will be there.  Again, your WCNYC Badge is your ticket in, the form will just help us out with the logistics.

Follow us on Twitter @WordCampNYC and use the official hashtag #WCNYC when tweeting about how awesome WordCamp is!

Announcing the WCNYC Site Badge

Would you like to adorn your website with a badge that tells everyone you know that you are going to WordCamp NYC 2016?

Would you like to share something on Facebook to show all of your friends that you are an avid WordPress supporter?

Maybe you’d like to tweet it out form atop the highest mountain?

Lucky for you we have just the answer. Simply insert the preformatted code block in to your WordPress side in a text widget and you’ll be good to go.

attending-wcnyc-box-logo

<p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/tickets/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1514" src="https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/files/2016/07/attending-wcnyc-box-logo.png" alt="attending-wcnyc-box-logo" width="335" height="258" /></a></p>

It’s really this simple. Go to Appearance->Widgets add a new text widget to the sidebar where you would like the badge to appear and past in the code like so:

text-widget-example

Save the widget without a title because well it look’s silly hovering over the badge and you are done!

Of course it you would just like to tweet it out or share it on Facebook, GooglePlus or LinkedIn then please use this URL:

http://j.konex.us/wcnyc-a-badge

Thanks and happy sharing!

PS: When you have a moment please tweet out:

I want my #WCNYC!

Counting down to WCNYC 2016

We are less than two weeks away from this awesome event!

Are you excited yet?

Have you bought your tickets yet? Use this link to the ticket window.

Tickets

Remember to include your gravatar email address when registering your ticket and please complete ALL of the contact details. The venue is requiring us to validate each ticket to an individual. The UN security team may do spot checks of ID and WordCamp attendee passes when entering the facility.

Closed Captioning and Sign Language Interpretation

As with any WordCamp there is a vast amount of information to be had and WCNYC 2016 will be no different.  Therefore, just like last year CART (Communication Access Realtime Transcription ) services and All Hands In Motion (Professional Sign Language Interpreters ) will be available to anyone who should need it.

Not only will sign language interpreters be in every session including Lightning talks, but captioning will be available on a separate screen as well as via an app on your smartphone or tablet.

Don’t think that just because you are unable to learn in the usual way that WCNYC 2016 is not for you.  We want everyone to feel comfortable and be able to take full advantage of everything that WCNYC has to offer.