WordPress is free and open-source web publishing software that powers millions of personal, news, and business websites around the world. The core software is built by hundreds community volunteers, and it’s this community of developers, designers and users that makes working with WordPress such a great experience.
With almost 15% of Alexa’s “top 1 million” websites using it, WordPress is used on more of the most popular websites than all other CMS software combined.
So what is a WordCamp?
WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences focusing on everything related to WordPress. Each local WordCamp is a little different, depending on the organizers and the interests of the local communities in which they are held, but they all have a common goal, which is to provide an event to allow bloggers, artists, writers, professional web designers and programmers, small business owners, and large web publishing organizations to come together to discuss their common interest in WordPress, learn from each other, network, and have a great time doing it.
Although WordCamps are organized by local user groups, “WordCamp Central“, which is managed by a non-profit foundation, controls the use of the WordCamp brand, and provides guidelines to ensure a successful event and a consistent experience for attendees.
To see some of the sessions seen at previous WordCamps held around the world, check out the WordCamp channel at WordPress.tv.
So…. what about WordCamp Toronto?
On November 5th & 6th, at George Brown College in downtown Toronto, WordCamp Toronto will bring together 300 WordPress users and fans to share their knowledge, learn new skills, network, and simply enjoy discussing everything related to WordPress.
WordCamp Toronto is a not-for-profit event made possible by the generous support of sponsors, starting with our two Platinum Sponsors whose support has allowed us to get the ball rolling, TELUS Shared Hosting and George Brown College.
WordCamp Toronto 2011 is being organized by the Toronto WordPress Meetup Group.
The lead organizers are: