WordCamp London 2013 Budget

One of the best things about open source communities is transparency. Transparency lets us learn from each other and keeps us accountable to the community that we’re part of. With that spirit in mind, below is the budget for WordCamp London 2013. I’m happy to answer any questions about specific figures and how decisions were made:

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The 23rd – 24th November saw the first ever WordCamp London and the organising team are extremely happy with how well the event well. The speakers were engaging, the food was delicious, and throughout the venue we could see smiling faces and hear in-depth chit-chat about WordPress.

We’re going to do it all again next year and since there will always be room for improvements, we would appreciate your feedback to help us to make it even better. As organisers, we run around like crazy people all day trying to make sure everything runs smoothly, so your feedback lets us know about all of the little things that we didn’t pick up on. Was there a speaker you thought was particularly good? Did you love or hate the lunch? Was there something that you felt was lacking? Something you thought was amazing?

We could love it if you could spend a few minutes taking our survey - we really do listen to your feedback and will be making use of it when organising the next event.

Yay for CodePoet!

CodePoet supports WordCamps across the world, sharing the WordPress love with their haikus. The build.CodePoet website is a resource for anyone who builds things with WordPress. They do interviews with people across the community, have a directory of Code Poets across the world, and even publish a WordPress quiz that you can take to challenge your WordPress skills. Thanks for supporting WordCamp London as a Piccadilly sponsor.

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If you use WordPress to build things for other people, Code Poet wants to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, Code Poet’s aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.

A huge thank you to our microsponsors!

Microsponsorship of WordCamp London is a big deal. Microsponsors buy a ticket for the event but pay a little bit extra to show us some love for putting the event on. In return, we’d like to show them some love. Together our microsponsors comprise a major sponsor of the event, so please say hi to them and thank them for being a sponsor of WordCamp London. Our microsponsors for 2013 are:

Thanks everyone!

Thanks to Jossey-Bass!

Jossey Bass is the publisher of Scott Berkun’s new book – The Year without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work. The book is Scott’s personal story about his year working at Automattic, the makers of WordPress.com. If you’re interested in learning more about what goes on behind the scenes at Automattic it’s definitely worth checking out. Thank you to them for supporting us as a Angel Islington sponsor!

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Jossey-Bass (an imprint of Wiley) publishes books, periodicals, online assessments and other media to inform and inspire those interested in developing themselves, their organizations and their communities. Jossey-Bass publications feature the work of some of the world’s best-known authors in leadership, business, technology and education. Jossey-Bass is the proud publisher of recently released The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun, named by Amazon.com as one of the best business books of 2013.

Thank you BruteProtect!

BruteProtect is a free WordPress plugin that protects WordPress websites from brute force attacks. It has protected more than 15,000 websites from more than 14 million attacks. They’re supporting WordCamp London as a Angel Islington sponsor, and we’re grateful for their support. Here’s some more about them:

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BruteProtect is a free plugin that protects WordPress from brute-force attacks by tracking and analyzing failed login attempts across a large number of sites.  With over a 2.5 million attacks blocked every month, BruteProtect has quickly become the most effective way to protect your website from hackers.