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WordCamp Netherlands Rocked; WordCamp Phoenix Will Rock!

WordCamp Logo is all set to really rock and roll with great WordPress, blogging, and SEO experts on November 13, 2009, in Arizona at the Arizona Grand Resort.

Some of the hottest folks in WordPress and web tech are lined up to speak and attend, taking advantage of PodcampAZ and Az Entrepreneurship Conference happening the same weekend. Speakers include , Merlin Mann of 43 Folders, John Hawkins, Brent Spore, and Dave Moyer of and . Oh, and little ole me.

The Phoenix WordPress event will be live streamed thanks to sponsor, , so you can watch the event from around the world from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST.

Registration is almost sold out, so get signed up right now to ensure you have a seat. You can follow all the Twitter fun on the phxwc tag and hashtag.

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WordCamp Netherlands

WordCamp Netherlands a week ago was amazing. The speakers were fantastic, great fun at the WordPress Genius Bar was had, and lessons learned more from the audience at times than the speakers! What an amazing group.

nl-wordcamp-audienceThe attendees at this WordCamp in Holland were not beginners by any means. They were, for the most part, experienced WordPress users and bloggers. They had intelligent questions to challenge myself and the other speakers and attendees, including a couple representatives from . While we converted a few non-bloggers and non-WordPress users, for the most part, they challenged us on how to use WordPress better and more.

The enthusiasm was amazing, and a WordPress Meetup was quickly arranged and held Wednesday afternoon in Rotterdam, attended by about 20 people from all around Holland. Wow!

I’ll be heading back to the states in the next few days for a day or so of rest and then on another plane to WordCamp Phoenix, my last WordCamp of the year.

2009: A Packed Year of WordCamps and WordPress Events

I’ve learned a lot this year from all the WordCamps I’ve attended, including WordCamp Toronto, WordCamp San Francisco, WordCamp Las Vegas, WordCamp Whistler, WordCamp Columbus, WordCamp Dallas, WordCamp Portland, WordCamp Seattle, and WordCamp Netherlands! Whew! That sounds like a lot, and still doesn’t include all the many non-WordPress events, conferences, and workshops I spoke at and attended.

To find a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp in your area, check out WordCamp Central, which includes instructions and guidelines for running a WordCamp. There are also news, events, and articles with tips and techniques for WordPress Meetups and WordCamps on The WordCamp Report and , as well as on blogs by those who have run these events.

Check out WordPress Meetup Groups where you can browse a map and list of cities where there are WordPress events and activities and where ones are wanted. You can also search Yahoo Upcoming events for WordPress, WordPress Meetups Upcoming Events, and Upcoming events tagged with “WordCamp” or “WordPress.”

If you are interested in creating a WordCamp or WordPress Meetup, check out WordCamp Central and the articles I’ve written below, as well as more on the .

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  1. Posted November 11, 2009 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    It truly was great meeting you. Looking forward to the next time here or over there 😉

    Oh, and thanks for the great feature picture.. there goes my anonymity 😉

  2. Anonymous
    Posted November 11, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    As you said before Wordcamp Nl that your presentation would roch and it did. I loved meeting you and Liz as well. We loved to have you here. Hopefully we will meet here as Remkus says. But better would be in the States at a Wordcamp there 🙂

  3. Posted November 13, 2009 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Hi I feel glad to talk to you.

    The pictures and posts are really amazing. East or west WordPress is the best.

    It’s really inspirable….

  4. Posted November 16, 2009 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    What a great pictures! Lovely meeting you, and hope to see you soon at a next WordCamp.

  5. Posted November 17, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    It was absolutely fab to finally meet you in person Lorelle! Hope to see you again soon!

  6. Posted February 22, 2010 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Did we Cloggies manage to stop you from blogging? Lol! I was just checking in and saw your latest post dating back to december….wazzup?

  7. Posted April 3, 2010 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    Hari yang indah. Kunjungi blog baru saya ok 08:56

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