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Photos and Presentation Links

Thanks for making WordCamp CT a huge success. Here are a few photos of the day:

If you have more photos to share, please send to us at

Also, here are the speakers’ presentation slides:

If you have links that I’m missing, please let me know! Thanks everyone!

WordCamp CT: Last Minute FAQs

1. I have a friend/neighbor/relative that wants to come with me.  Can I bring them along?
No, we are absolutely SOLD OUT. No one without a registration will be allowed in.

2. I can’t find my ticket anywhere. What can I do?
There are no physical tickets. Everyone who signed up will be given a badge at registration Saturday morning which will allow them into all the presentations.

3. Can I go out for lunch?
Yes. We have a boxed lunch for everyone, but if you prefer to go out to lunch, you are certainly welcome to do so. There will be limited seating at Andrew’s Nacin’s talk and the panel discussion, so feel free to take a long lunch. You already have the schedule, so you can come and go as you please, but make sure you have your badge on if you plan to attend presentations.

4. I have more questions that the speaker didn’t have time to answer. How can I get answers?
Don’t forget we will have a Happiness Bar available from 9:30am-3:30pm tomorrow. Someone there might be able to help you or try asking your question during the panel discussion.

5. WordCamp is such a great event. How can I help support it and give back?
There are lots of ways to help make WordCamp CT a successful event. Offer to help set up/clean up, share your knowledge at the Happiness Bar, share what a great time you had on social media, and of course, say thank you to all the great volunteers, speakers, and sponsors who have made this event possible.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Downtown Stamford Parking

If you will be driving to WordCamp, there are several available parking options, including the municipal lot behind Curly’s Diner. When the Stamford Town Center is open, it costs just $0.75 for four-hour parking. We recommend entering the parking garage via Greyrock, driving west, and parking under Saks Fifth Avenue. Then, just walk west to Atlantic Street and you will see the Stamford Innovation Center right before your eyes.

There is also the Bell Street Garage, which is free until 4pm. After 4pm you will need to pay for the rest of the day. There’s also limited street parking available, which is free after 6pm on Saturday. On-Street Meters $1/Hour: In effect 8am-6pm, Mon-Sat.


Gold Sponsor: Scaffolding

We’d like to give a special thanks to Scaffolding for being a Gold Sponsor of WordCamp CT 2014.


For Rapid WordPress Development

Scaffolding is an open-source responsive framework for building client sites on WordPress. Developed over 18 months of client work, testing, and iteration, Scaffolding combines the best of all the technologies you should already be using to build sites:

  • Based on underscores (_s)

  • Bootstrap’s Responsive Grid

  • Normalize, Modernizr, and Respond.js

  • Modular CSS Architecture

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Benefits of Attending WordCamp

This is a a great post from DynamicWP:

Whether you are just learning WordPress or a seasoned professional, attending WordCamp or other WordPress or conventions for bloggers is an excellent idea. Conventions are for learning and for sharing new ideas, so WordPress bloggers from any level. These types of conventions are not only for learning how to work on WordPress, but they also teach skills for all level users. Even expert WordPress users can get something out of blogger conventions and WordCamp in the form of new ideas and techniques. Read more

How Becoming a WordPress SEO Expert Can Make You Filthy Rich

Here is a guest post from one of our speakers, Alex Miranda.

OK maybe becoming a WordPress SEO expert will not make you filthy rich, but you have to admit the title did grab your attention.

If you have a WordPress website then you are on your way to having a site which is not only easy to manage but with proper search engine optimization, it will leave your competitors in the dust.

Optimizing your WordPress site is not just about installing the proper SEO plugins. In Fact, WordPress is so search engine friendly that within a few weeks of properly optimizing your website, you will be ranking very well on Google. Continue reading How Becoming a WordPress SEO Expert Can Make You Filthy Rich

Happiness Bar

WordCamp Happiness Bars are a place where you can come to ask questions of other WordPress geeks. Whether you have questions about how to back up your blog, upgrade, find themes, install plugins, or just want to know the best way to get started with WordPress – the happiness bar volunteers can help! Just another reason why you won’t want to miss WordCamp Connecticut. We will also have Alex Miranda, SEO expert on hand all morning.

If you’re a WordPress genius and would like to help out with the Happiness Bar, please contact us at