WordCamp Nashville builds community, highlights Music City’s tech scene

WordCamp Nashville 2013, a one-day event on April 20 at Nashville School of Law, will introduce new users to WordPress and offer full tracks for intermediate users and developers.

One in six websites across the globe run on WordPress, including those of major brands, country music stars and news organizations. WordPress is open-source software, meaning it is free, and users don’t need to write code to work with it.

WordPress in Nashville

The future of WordPress in Nashville is awesome. WordCamp Nashville 2012 photo by Patricia Melton.

WordCamp Nashville is one of a series of WordCamps held by users of the software throughout the world. WordCamp Nashville 2012 drew participants from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Missouri in addition to Tennessee. Organizers expanded the program this year to three tracks and added lunch with the $20 admission.

Most of the speakers are local WordPress users, developers and experts. The event adds to the growing collaboration within the Nashville tech scene, entrepreneurs and small businesses.

“We really want to showcase the breadth and diversity of our own technical talent here in Middle Tennessee,” says John Housholder, a lead WordCamp Nashville organizer. “The sessions are organized to give participants great information and tools they can use right away.”

The track for new users, for example, includes sessions on getting started with WordPress, organizing content and working with images. Other sessions include WordPress SEO, building custom themes, and developer tools to customize the platform.

The event, at Nashville School of Law, is organized by a team of volunteers in partnership with local businesses and the WordPress Foundation.

Attendance is limited to 280. Admission also includes a t-shirt and some swag.

How’s that for official-sounding?

Register for WordCamp Nashville.

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