|[July 02, 2015]
WordCamp to Provide Tech Job Skills to Tampa Bay Veterans
Tampa, a 3-day technology conference held once a year, is partnering
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 the curriculum 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
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
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
About WordCamp Tampa:
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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