TMCNet:  WordCamp to Provide Tech Job Skills to Tampa Bay Veterans

[July 02, 2015]

WordCamp to Provide Tech Job Skills to Tampa Bay Veterans

WordCamp Tampa, a 3-day technology conference held once a year, is partnering with Happy Joe, a non-profit organization that supports veterans by providing essential skills to start successful business ventures or careers using the WordPress platform. Happy Joe will be providing theĀ curriculumĀ for WordCamp's Friday workshop, which is limited to 100 people.

James Dalman, founder of Happy Joe and instructor said, "We believe in delivering incredible value through our WP BootCamps. These events will always provide key takeaways and advice for any attendee, as well as offer them incredible tools and resources for success. While our main focus is on training and equipping military veterans, military spouses, and military caregivers, we welcome any person interested in our event to attend."

The tickets for the all-day workshop and entire 3-day camp are free for the first 30 veterans who sign up. Tickets are graciously sponsored by WP Engine, a web hosting platform specifically for WordPress sites.

This new veteran's workshop rovides exciting opportunities for patriotic sponsors to become engaged with our vibrant Tampa Bay veteran's community.

Alison Foxall, lead organizer of WordCamp Tampa notes, "We plan on having a base ticket priced at $35 per person. This includes lunch for both Saturday and Sunday, a 2015 WordCamp Tampa t-shirt, admission to the after-party (TBD local hotspot), and coffee, lots of coffee! However, the best value is all the great people you meet and network with, as well as all the great information you absorb through the sessions. WordCamp also has what's called a "Happiness Bar" where you can walk in and talk to an expert about a WordPress problem you might have, similar to Apple's (News - Alert) Genius Bar concept."

Tickets will go on sale mid-July and will be limited to 350 for the 2-Day WordCamp (Saturday and Sunday). The Friday workshop is limited to 100 seats. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please see http://tampa.wordcamp.org/.

About WordCamp Tampa:

WordCamp Tampa is organized by the individuals behind Tampa Bay WordPress, an informal organization that provides WordPress training in a seminar format to all who seek it at no cost. WordCamp Tampa is also an official affiliate of the WordPress Foundation which is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The point of the foundation is to ensure free access, in perpetuity, to the software projects it supports. It is important to ensure that the source code for these projects will survive beyond the current contributor base, to create a stable platform for web publishing for generations to come. The WordPress Foundation hopes to gather broad community support to continue serving the public good through freely accessible software.

About Happy Joe:

Happy Joe's primary focus is business training, career counseling, and employment opportunities in the web technology industry. They also provide additional services to help underemployed veterans get back on their feet. They advocate for the rights and benefits of veterans and their families. They offer live events and meet-ups so veterans can get connected to other veterans and civilians. They educate civilian businesses on how to hire or work with highly dependable Veterans in our communities. Happy Joe also connects with other organizations to refer veterans to additional valuable resources.


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