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Parking and Check-in Information

We can’t wait to see you all this weekend, here’s the latest info!

Location & Parking info for WordCamp are here on the website!  Please always check the website for the latest information.

Location Address:

University of Hawai’i Maui College
LAULIMA BUILDING
310 W Kaahumanu Ave,
Kahului, HI 96732
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WordCamp Maui Map

NOTE:  Conference will take place in the Laulima and Pilina Building.

Parking Instructions:  

Free all day parking is available on the backside of the school, entrance is opposite the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC).

Note that on saturday we’ll be competing for parking with the swap meet for parking.  You can safely ignore anything their parking attendants may tell you and still park wherever you like in the designated lot.

Check-in: 

Check-in opens at 8:00AM.  There will be tables just outside the front door to the Laulima Building (inside if it gets windy) on both Friday and Saturday to collect your badges.  There is plenty of time to socialize, have a coffee and get over to the Pilina building for open-remarks.

Weekend Schedules

Don’t forget to check the schedules on the website for last minute changes:
Friday Focus Tracks
Saturday Sessions

Food:

Coffee and snacks will be available in the morning and throughout the day.

Lunch will be provided in the afternoon and we are offering vegetarian, gluten free and meat options.

For more information on getting the most out of your WordCamp Maui 2015 experience, check out this post.

How To Get The Most Out Of WorkCamp Maui 2015

It’s almost here, party people. WordCamp Maui is just around the corner! It’s going to be a glorious event and minds will explode; friendships will be born and much will be learned.

Be Prepared

To help everyone get ready for what’s going down this weekend, I’ve made a list of things to note:

  1. For Friday and Saturday eat a good breakfast. We’ll have coffee, water and tea at the venue Friday and Saturday with some pastries.
  2. Power outlets will be limited, so plan accordingly. Bring extra batteries, or an external charger, limit wireless usage etc. Or, make a few new friends by being the hero who shows up with a power strip.

Things To Bring

Your beautiful brain and yourself of course! There’s going to be a ton of content to cover and while you may find that you want to bring all of your electronics, you really only need to bring your phone and a notepad; I’d say a laptop/tablet isn’t actually necessary and can even be cumbersome to lug around all day and could hinder your ability to socialize and network.

  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Chargers
  • Pencil and a Notebook in case the other items die on you

Pro WordCamper Tips

What makes WordPress such a great platform really is the community that drives it. Anyone who is a part of this community will tell you as much. If you’re new and just coming into it, you’ll find it’s unlike most other communities you’ve been a member of. So jump on in, the water is fine!

That said, to get the most out of a WordCamp is simply to partipate

  • Make a new friend. Say “hello!’ Lots!! Meet new people, talk about what you do and ask questions! People love questions! I’ll even tell you how I keep my hair just-so.
  • Find a friend who’s going to be there. Carpooling is the bees knees
  • Ask questions of your speakers
  • Download speakers’ presentations

Bonus Tip

Participation in WordCamps events, for attendees, sponsors, speakers and volunteers, is an elective endeavor. People participate for a variety of reasons: to learn; to connect; to give back; to share… If you see a sponsor or a speaker at the event, be sure to give them a quick ‘thank you;’ they, along with our attendees and speakers, make these events possible.

WordCamp Maui is Sold Out!

It took us 53 days to sell out the first ever WordCamp Maui.  That is a wee bit longer than it took our friends at WordCamp San Diego yesterday.  Your organizers are all very excited though to be hosting all these fabulous attendees for the first ever WordCamp Maui.

We have an amazing two days planned for you:

Check out these speakers!

Check out these Friday tracks!

Check out these Saturday sessions!

How excited are you?

Hope for tickets

If you missed out on tickets, watch this page (see below for why), subscribe to blog post updates by email in the site sidebar and keep an eye on @WordCampMaui .  We make no promises but if we’re able to release a few more tickets it’ll be announced there.

Refunds & Cancellations

If you purchased tickets and have changed your mind, you’re crazy! However, if something’s come up  and you just can’t make it you can refund your ticket by following the link that came in the email titled “Your Ticket to WordCamp Maui”, doing this will release those tickets immediately back to the waiting masses.

Friday Focus Tracks & Saturday Sessions Schedules Announced

In addition to the 16 sessions we will be having on Saturday, we will be having two workshops or focused tracks.

These all day intensives are intended for two very specific groups of people: beginners wanting a complete introduction to WordPress from A to Z and professionals (or wannabe pros) that use WordPress.

These two tracks were originally planned as 2 hours workshops, but so many amazing and talented people wanted to pitch in that we expanded them to full day tracks. Everyone is welcome on Friday we just want to be sure you know what to expect. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have them share their amazing wealth of knowledge with you.

Registration will open at 8:00am on Friday, February 13th with opening remarks at 8:45am and the Friday Focus Tracks starting promptly at 9:00am.

WordPress A-Z Track WordPress Business Track
Intro to WordPress
Gregg Franklin
Services & Products (how do you decide?)
John Hawkins
Getting into themes
David Morgan & Jeff Milone
Short Break (10 min.) Short Break (10 min.)
Intro to WordPress Themes
Adam Silver
Getting into plugins
Vladimir Prelovac
Free plugins
Sam Hotchkiss
12:00-1:30 – Lunch
Passionate About Plugins and Wild For Widgets
Kathryn Presner
Starting an agency (the first hires)
Jake Goldman
Developing a network of partnerships
Karim Marucchi
Short Break (10 min.) Short Break (10 min.)
Hosting and Security
Ben Howard
Building a marketing engine
Syed Balkhi
Panel discussion/Q&A Panel discussion/Q&A

*Note: The order of the business tracks could change based on interviewee availability so be sure to check back for the latest schedule information before WordCamp