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A place for nonprofit WordPress developers and content managers of all skill levels.
The WordPress group is an engaged network of WordPress developers and content managers, for all skill levels, by WordPress users for WordPress users, to encourage the usage of and advocate for WordPress.

Our goal: to support nonprofit organizations using (or interested in using) WordPress. Additionally, this is a safe and friendly place for beginning WordPress developers and users to ask questions and connect to like-minded people.

Current organizers: Cindy Leonard, Jason King, and Mark Root-Wiley
Short link: http://community.nten.org/wordpress
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1.  WP Day at 17NTC?

Posted Nov 22, 2016 11:50

I'm lobbying management to let me bring more staff to next year's NTC, and a big selling point is WordPress Day.  I don't see it on the posted agenda.  Will there be a WP Day?  Thanks.

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Elaine Mulligan
Communication Specialist
SRI International
Falls Church, VA
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2.  RE: WP Day at 17NTC?

Posted Nov 22, 2016 11:55
I'm looking through messages in Slack. The last note I can find from Bethany is that planning is still going on for some pieces of the conference, including WP Day.

Bethany, has there been any news that you are able to share?

Thanks,
Cindy

Cindy Leonard, Consulting Team Leader
Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, 
339 Sixth Ave, Ste 750, Pgh, PA 15222
p 412-397-6007 | f 412-397-6016 | leonard@rmu.edu | www.bcnm-rmu.org





3.  RE: WP Day at 17NTC?

Posted Nov 22, 2016 12:07

Hi Elaine,

WordPress Day was a big draw for me too, because I travel from Europe. Having pre-conference events helped me justify the expenditure.

As I understand it, instead of pre-conference events there will be "tool-specific 20 minute how-to sessions and Q&A-type activities in the Wardman's big balcony spaces above the plenary room." (I'm quoting part of what Bethany Lister said on Slack) and that there will be an official announcement about that soon.

We hear more, we'll let you know.

I'm sure we will be setting up a Birds of a Feather table to talk WordPress. We could arrange an informal get together outside of the usual schedule. Maybe a WordPress vs Drupal dodgeball grudge match at the Geek Games.

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Jason King
Freelance WordPress development and Google Ad Grant management
Carcassonne, France

www.kingjason.co.uk

Twitter: @jasoncsking



4.  RE: WP Day at 17NTC?

Posted Nov 22, 2016 12:13
Jason, thanks for finding that message in Slack - I completely missed it!

We've had a BoF table at lunch for 4-5 years in a row now, so I fully expect to do that again.  I really like the idea of a Drupal/WP grudge match at the Geek Games!

Cindy

Cindy Leonard, Consulting Team Leader
Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, 
339 Sixth Ave, Ste 750, Pgh, PA 15222
p 412-397-6007 | f 412-397-6016 | leonard@rmu.edu | www.bcnm-rmu.org





5.  RE: WP Day at 17NTC?

Posted Nov 23, 2016 17:24
Hi all-
Thanks for raising this up! Here's a proper update:
It is true that there will not be any pre-cons at 17NTC, but there will still be tool-specific content at the conference. We've made this opportunity possible after hearing feedback from our community that they really want to have the space to learn and share on specific products while in person at the NTC.  
The 17NTC will host six Salons focused on two different tools each day. The WordPress Salon will be hosted by Cornershop Creative, and we're planning a Drupal Salon, a Microsoft Salon, a Salesforce Salon and more!
Each Salon space will be open throughout the day, and include short sessions (like 20-minute demos or walk-throughs etc), alongside opportunities for one-on-one consulting, help desks type q&a, and more. The sessions in the Salons will run concurrently along the regular NTC breakout sessions. 
We're planning to host the pre-conference events again in 2018 but in the meantime, we're excited to be able to provide the Salons for 2017!
Thanks and see you in March!
Andrea
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Andrea Post
Conference Manager
Nonprofit Technology Network
Portland, OR



6.  RE: WP Day at 17NTC?

Posted Nov 24, 2016 07:13

Thanks for the update Andrea.

Given the circumstances, that's a good compromise.

In 2018, maybe carry on the salons idea, but as a pre-con day. Let people wander from one to another, instead of sticking to their own silo. Just a thought.

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Jason King
Freelance WordPress development and Google Ad Grant management
Carcassonne, France

www.kingjason.co.uk

Twitter: @jasoncsking