The WordCamp Weekend: practical info

Howdy, it’s the WordCamp Antwerp weekend!
So, what do you need to know?

When
Saturday June 4th the doors will open at 09:00, kick off at 09:40 and closing down around 17:30 with a mild beer. We’ll welcome you at the after drink from +/- 19:30, feel free to pass by whenever you like (5min walk from the venue).

Sunday June 5th the doors will open at 09:30, kick off at 10:00 and we’ll wrap up somewhere after 16:00.

Where
Karel de Grote Hogeschool
Nationalestraat 5
2000 Antwerpen
-> all location info: https://2016.antwerp.wordcamp.org/location/

Tickets
You don’t have to bring your ticket, just take an ID with you (legitimation). At the registration bar we’ll order the lanyards by first name.

The Schedule
We’re quite proud of it. But have to warn you about last-minute changes. We try to keep everything up to date, so pls check:

On Sunday we’ll have workshops and come check out what contributing’s all about at the Contribution Track.

Extra info
Check out Expert City (our a-little-different happiness bar) & the tourist track (for all +1’s or extra Antwerp-days).

Wi-Fi & Social media
We’ll be able to use the Wi-Fi of Karel de Grote Hogeschool, details will be posted througout the venue. Please be gentle: turn off your dropbox & other syncs.

follow us on twitter & the hashtag is #wcant

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Enjoy your stay in Antwerp!

Antwerp is the second biggest city of Belgium. But actually it’s quite compact: within a 30-minute walk, you can reach almost every fine quarter of the city.

Use the WordCamp as an excuse to book a weekend & bring your +1 (and even kids?) with you. During the WordCamp hours they can explore the city and every attendee can bring a +1 to the after drink. Or buy a second ticket and the venue is open for both of you: €30 for food & coffee.

Check visitantwerpen.be for all the tourist information you need or read on for intel from the WCA Tourist Team.
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Why should you attend a WordCamp?

Well, where do I start?

A WordCamp is a fun, nice, open and free place to be. Informal and community-organized: everyone from casual users to core developers participates, shares ideas, and gets to know each other.

You are in doubt? Let me tell you about my first WordCamp: WordCamp Netherlands 2010. I hesitated for weeks. Is a WordCamp for me? Am I ‘WordPress’ enough? Would it be too low level for me, or too high level? Am I forced to ‘network’? In hindsight: blahblah. Continue reading “Why should you attend a WordCamp?”