Has it been a lifelong dream of yours to speak in front of a crowd of happy and knowledge-hungry geeks? If so, have we got the opportunity for you!
Yes, the WordCamp Chicago 2013 Call for Speakers is live and waiting for your application!
Please note that we are also asking speakers to plan to help at our Foundation Friday event and at the Happiness Bar for at least an hour each. This is not a requirement, but given how awesome our speakers tend to be we’d love to have you available for additional collaboration opportunities.
We are planning on having three tracks this year: one based on Development, one based on Design and Community, and one based on Business Development!
To give you an idea of the types of talks we are looking for, here are some examples of topics that would be a great fit. This is by no means a limiting factor, so if you have a great talk that doesn’t fit these suggestions, please submit anyway!
DEVELOPMENT: The structure behind WordPress!
Plugins, Cool Custom work, Documentation, Best Practices, Contributing to WordPress, Workflow and Tools, Version Control, etc.
DESIGN: Focusing on the visual language behind successful WordPress sites (and the web in general).
Graphic Design, Usability, User Experience, Front-End Development, Best Practices, HTML5/CSS3, Responsive/Adaptive, Building Themes, etc.
COMMUNITY: Interesting use cases for WordPress, including niche markets or finding creative solutions for managing complex data.
BuddyPress/bbPress, Real Estate, News, Education, Non-Profits/Charities, Large/Complex sites, Multisite, etc.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Focusing on a couple different topics.
WordPress tools for business: SEO, Lead Generation, Analytics, Ecommerce, Marketing, Social Media, etc.
Business tools for WordPress users: Running a WordPress business, Working with virtual teams, Pricing and invoicing, Selling WordPress products/licensing, Getting new business, Lessons learned, Etc.
FOUNDATION FRIDAY TOPICS:
WordPress 101 – Beginning WordPress Users
WordPress 201 – Intermediate WordPress Users
WordPress 301 – Intro To WordPress Development/Design
WordPress 401 – Advanced WordPress Development
Application Deadline: May 3, 2013