After we secured the location and were moved to the main WordCamp schedule, it’s time to formally announce WordCamp Ventura County, and share some of our plans!
We’re calling it Ventura County because our local meetup group covers the entire county, moving around each month to make it easy for all people to attend our meetings. We also felt that a lot more people identified with Ventura County rather than “just” the city of Ventura. And finally it can also be seen as an homage to our sister WordCamp in Orange County, which has set a great example for WordPress events in Southern California.
Green Art People is the most unique conference venue you’ll ever visit. It’s a community art center located on the historic Westside of Ventura and is so small, that we will only be able to accommodate 50 people total! This event will be by far the smallest and most intimate WordCamp in the United States all year.
Due to the size of the venue, we will only have one track with seven (or eight) presentation slots. We are beyond excited about the list of hand picked speakers that we were able to land so far! It features leading WordPress Core committers and contributors, including release leads, feature leads, security experts, and all around WordPress mavens. Once we have a confirmation from all seven speakers, we will announce them here.
WordCamp Ventura County will take place on November 8, this year. We will not have a second conference day. Or a contributor day. But we will have the most magical WordCamp on the calendar! That time of year the average temperature is 70F, so feel free to bring your shorts and sandals and enjoy the beach one more time before Thanksgiving!