Attending WordCamp – What You Need to Know

Is this your first WordCamp? Read the official What to Expect, and review our helpful guide below:

What to bring (each is optional):

Laptop for note-taking, participating in online/offline demos, getting help from another attendee, or showing off your stuff.

Business cards for networking.

Writing utensil and something to write on for note-taking, networking, etc.

Cell phone for networking and to take/share pictures (on social media hashtag #WCRaleigh)

A Twitter account to keep up with the #WCRaleigh hashtag posts by other attendees. Make sure to follow the official @wordcampraleigh account as well!

Slack access for asking questions. There’s a channel for each track as well as one for general information. You can also get help in the #happiness_bar channel. Sign up here:

Dress code: You’ll see clothes from shorts/flip flops to suits, and everything in-between, with the trend toward the casual end of the spectrum. Wear something weather appropriate that you feel most comfortable in.

What we’ll provide:

-Coffee, tea, water

-Snacks (including gluten-free)

-Five tracks of WordPress awesomeness (advance signup is required for the ]three workshops, but not for the other sessions)

-Plenty of time between sessions for networking and/or learning with speakers, sponsors, and other attendees

-Full lunch on Saturday at On The Oval

-Donuts on Sunday (Rise Biscuits and Donuts)

-Free wifi courtesy of NC State University – ncsu-guest (no password required)

Happiness Bar throughout WordCamp where you can ask questions from volunteers including speakers.

-One free drink ticket for the afterparty

How to get to WordCamp:

-Registration is from 8:15-9:00 in the atrium of Engineering Building 1.

Free parking in marked garages on Partners Way

-Map of our location can be found on our Location page