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WordCamp Birmingham, Social South launch websites

We’ve been silent for the past few days (well, we were saying stuff on Twitter, but for the most part that means that we’ve been silent for the past few days…).

WordCamp Birmingham logoOur reason for silence – the launching of the new WordCamp Birmingham website just in time to open registration (complete with an early bird discount) and announce a call for speakers and sponsors for September 26 & 27. We’re still wondering if Matt Mullenweg will choose to wear his black Terminal T while he’s presenting, but we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, head on over and check it out.

FYI, Social South also unveiled its site last week. The first edition of this social media conference will take place here in The Magic City on August 21 & 22. They’ve also announced an early bird registration fee.

WordCamp Birmingham 2009 is on!

PhotoMatt @ BlogWorld 2007 OK folks, It’s on; WordCamp Birmingham 2009 that is!

I’m happy to announce a bunch of things related to our second annual conference for WordPress users and bloggers of all ages, currently scheduled for Saturday, September 26. The first WordCamp Birmingham 2009 planning meeting will be next Thursday, March 12, at 11:30 a.m. at o kafés! in Pepper Place. Please let me (André) know if you’re interested in helping plan this year’s edition via email.

I’m also happy to confirm that our keynote speaker will be none other than WordPress’ founding developer (and all around nice guy) Matt Mullenweg, pictured here with his very own black Terminal T back in 2007. Nashville’s Mitch Canter of Studio Nashvegas has also agreed to come back and present.

Finally, we will be launching the WordCamp Birmingham site on The Terminal next Wednesday afternoon.

That’s all… for now.

Where is WordCamp Birmingham?

WordCamp Birmingham logo - sunburstSo, it’s time for an update on WordCamp Birmingham. First of all, they’ve announced a new host venue for the conference’s Saturday events – the Martha Moore Sykes Studio at the Virginia Samford Theatre. They’ve also announced the initial lineup for speakers and the preliminary schedule (there will be more adjustments in the coming days).

Folks are starting to register for the event as well (it’ll close when it hits 125 people or 9/22/2008 – whichever comes first) and they’re still looking for additional sponsors for the event as well. We’ll have more to announce next week.

WordCamp Birmingham – come on over

Late Friday evening, we announced that we would be serving as an organizing sponsor for WordCamp Birmingham, the first WordCamp that will be held in the Southeastern United States. The conference will take place on September 27 & 28. A quick primer – WordCamps are informal gatherings of WordPress enthusiasts, users and developers to talk the popular, open source software used to run several million blogs and websites (including this one).

I’ve got some interesting reasons for why we’re doing this and if you head over to My Birmingham today, you’ll get to read them all.