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Wordcamp Atlanta 2018

Five Good Reasons to Attend Wordcamp Atlanta this year!

Five Good Reasons to Attend WordCamp Atlanta 2018 ~ Great Topics, Networking, Kid’s Activities, Answers, and T-shirts!

I am thrilled to have this opportunity to speak at 2018 Wordcamp Atlanta.  The theme this year is “Creative Diversity.” The premise behind the theme is about inclusion. It does not matter where you come from, or where you are at regarding interests and levels of proficiency. At Wordcamp Atlanta, we address various topics that would be of interest if you are a business owner, designer, developer, podcaster, content writer, and more. Our educational tracks are set up if you’re a beginner, all users, design, development, and business. The Happiness Bar, which is Wordcamp’s all day help desk staffed by WordPress savvy volunteers to get your specific WordPress questions, answered. That alone is almost worth the price of admission.

Speaking of volunteers, Wordcamp Atlanta is organized and managed all by volunteers. Please lift your hands and give a round of applause to the volunteers who have made this possible every year and this year! Thank you!

My favorite part of this event is the networking portion – with over an expected 650 attendees to come to this event. This gives you an incredible, fantastic opportunity to network with sponsors, speakers, (like me – SMILE!), other business owners, designers, developers, agency owners, bloggers, copywriters, freelancers and other walks of life here. I love it! You get so much inspiration and motivation from others.

Have I sold you on this event yet? Lunch, snacks, coffee, and water is served on Saturday and Sunday of this event. Amazing! You get an opportunity to purchase a neat Wordcamp Atlanta 2018 t-shirt. I wear mine from last year often. There is an after-party on Saturday night to wind down, socialize and brainstorm with all the great people you will meet that day.

What are you waiting for? Get your tickets today! There is a beginner Day Session on Friday only – Friday the 13th. I am not superstitious.   I am partial to black cats by the way. Anyways, for those who are starting out in WordPress as a novice end user, designer or developer – this is the day for you.

Although I am an empty nester, there is a Wordcamp KidsCamp on Saturday, the 14th. This is geared towards to children aged 7 to 14. Each child will need his or her laptop to work on. Parent(s) do need to be with their child(ren). This is an excellent opportunity for your child or children to learn about website design! Each child will get a t-shirt, lunch, snack, and water! How awesomesauce is this?

What am I going to be speaking about? Accessibility on the Internet. I will be addressing the benefits of making your website, webinar, or podcast accessible. Wordcamp Atlanta is providing CART services at this event. For those that do not know what CART services is – CART stands for Communication Access RealTime Translation Services. It is a service in which a CART provider listens to a speech (or speaker) and instantaneously translates the speech to text, which is projected onto a screen. The generous sponsors at Wordcamp make this possible. My heartfelt thanks go to all the sponsors of Wordcamp Atlanta. It means a lot to those who attend and appreciate this service. I am grateful for the CART services.

I look forward to speaking, networking and getting to know you. Come see me on April 14-15 at Loudermilk Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • I will be speaking at 11 am on Saturday, April 14th about Making the Case for Accessibility
  • Kim Smalley will be speaking at 1 pm on Saturday, April 14th – She will discuss evaluating the accessibility of websites
  • Melanie Adcock will discuss designing websites for accessibility on Sunday, April 15th.

Resources:

W3.org – Web design Accessibility

CART Services

What is CART? – National Association of the Deaf

American Sign Language

National Association of the Deaf – their statement

Learn how to sign ASL – Bill Vicars (youtube)

 

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