Welcome to WordCamp Nashville!

It is going to be a great day.

WordCamp Nashville opens for registration at 8 a.m. today with the first sessions starting at 9 a.m.  WordCamp Maine and WordCamp Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) are this weekend, too.

But if you are in Music City – a few reminders:

We still have a few dozen tickets available; walk-ins are welcome and we’ll be delighted to take your $20.

Volunteers are in green WordCamp t-shirts. Attendees will receive blue t-shirts. If you need anything, grab a volunteer.

flying-saucerThe painfully official hashtag is #wcn15.

Schedules are on your lanyards.. Three sessions are before lunch; three sessions are after lunch. We like the symmetry.

logo_small_silverThe nice folks at Lyft are offering one ride to attendees who are first-time Lyft users worth up to $20. The code is on your lanyard.

The after-party is at The Flying Saucer in downtown Nashville. You’ll get two drink tickets (maybe more if you know someone at the sessions who isn’t going) and light appetizers. Address is on your lanyard cards. We make excellent use of them and pack tons of print in a small space.

We have a separate room for sponsor swag, which is awesome because we have a record number of sponsors this year and a separate room means registration won’t back up.

And some random data just for fun:

San Francisco hosted the first WordCamp in 2006. Since then, there have been:

  • 470 WordCamps in
  • 197 cities in
  • 48 countries on
  • 6 continents

In taking part today – whether you are in Nashville, Maine or Portugal, you are part of something much, much bigger. The international WordPress community is generous, inclusive and growing.

With input from local organizers, WordCamp.org sets standards and guidelines to keep these grassroots events about WordPress, learning and sharing best practices and new tricks with the platform many of us know and love.

And please thank our awesome sponsors for making this all possible.