Keynote speaker: Dr. Nazli Hardy

We’re incredibly excited to share details about the keynote speaker and her session! The session will be taking place at 4pm on the day of the conference, prior to closing remarks.

Community is what makes open-source technology like WordPress work. It’s critical to security, market success, and growth of the technology itself.

Our 2017 speaker coordinator, Charlie Reisinger, has invited Dr. Nazli Hardy to tell her incredible story, and share those insights with us to close the day.

Dr. Nazli Hardy

Dr. Nazli Hardy – Associate Professor of Computer Science, Millersville University. Chair, Women in Science, Math & Technology Conference, Millersville University.

The Upside of Obstacles: Lessons Learned from Three Continents

As a girl born to a tin-roofed home, in Bangladesh, the road to earning a degree in Chemical Engineering, an MBA, and PhD in Computer Science, took me through unexpected paths, and taught me life-defining lessons about diversity, inclusion, and community.

Dr. Nazli Hardy is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Chair of the Women in Science, Math & Technology Conference at Millersville University. Her areas of interests are Computer Networks, Biodiversity Informatics, and Women in STEM fields. She was born in Bangladesh, brought up in Zimbabwe, and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in New York. She likes dark chocolate, warm weather, dance music, and reading British mysteries. She is opinionated about world affairs and human rights, and has been blogging since 2005. Her world revolves around her husband and their two children, with whom she loves to travel, near and far.

The keynote session occurs from 4-5pm, and is followed by pre-party remarks.

Second round of speakers announced!

We’re very excited to announce our second batch of speakers! Speakers are announced as confirmations are received from each speaker. We’ll have more announcements soon regarding our keynote speaker, followed by the conference schedule. Without further ado, the second batch of speakers, and their sessions!

First round of speakers!

We’re very excited to announce our first batch of speakers! Speakers are announced as confirmations are received from each speaker. We’ll have more this week, followed by the conference schedule. Without further ado, the first batch of speakers, and their sessions:

  • Taylor Lovett, Isomorphic WordPress Themes with NodeifyWP
  • Lee Drozak, Parents and Children: Themes That Is
  • George Stephanis, WordPress of Things: Connecting your digital presence to your physical footprint.
  • Angelina Simms, Using Design Thinking to Grow Your Community
  • Anthony D Paul, Sneaking in Good UX Without a UX Budget
  • Jason Coleman, What you should know about the WordPress REST API as an end user.
  • Austin Ginder, Staying sane while maintaining hundreds of WordPress sites
  • Davis Shaver, Common publisher problems and how to solve them
  • Reed Gustow, An Introduction to Plugins and Hooks (with Special Guest Hello Dolly!)
  • Sal Ferrarello, Making WordPress Filters Work for You


Call for Sponsors

WordCamp Lancaster is a not-for-profit conference celebrating its fourth year. Our speakers, volunteers, and staff all donate their time to make an event that is as engaging and accessible as possible to anyone who wishes to participate.

Lancaster is unique in that we have a very passionate, growing community of technology professionals, and have seen consistent growth year after year. WordCamp Lancaster is frequently attended not only by locals, but by WordPress professionals and enthusiasts from all over, most notably the regional Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York WordPress communities.

Sponsoring a WordCamp is an incredible way to contribute to the WordPress community and meet users, designers, and developers from near and afar.

Similar technology conferences cost hundreds to attend, while WordCamp Lancaster costs less than dinner for two. To keep ticket prices low, we allow generous sponsors to join our event, and WordCamp attendees appreciate that sponsor contributions help strengthen our community, and make the event possible.

Have something in mind for swag, or a special idea to engage attendees? We’re excited to work with all sponsors this year to refine their ideas, provide suggestions, and of course, assist with any issues that may arise.

We’ve got three terrific sponsorship levels available for businesses that are interested in getting involved – Maple, Cherry and Oak, named after the three most highly-used hardwoods in the Lancaster County area:

Maple, $1,500

  • Your name or logo in the WCLancaster sidebar and printed in the program.
  • A link to your home page on the WCLancaster sidebar.
  • Public thanks during opening/closing remarks.
  • A post thanking your business on the WCLancaster blog.
  • Up to 4 complimentary tickets to WordCamp Lancaster!
  • A company representative is welcome to join us for the Speakers Dinner on Friday, March 3rd.
  • One table of approximately 3’W x 6’L or equivalent floor-space in the sponsors’ area.

Cherry, $750

  • Your name or logo in the WCLancaster sidebar and printed in the program.
  • A link to your home page on the WCLancaster sidebar.
  • Public thanks during opening/closing remarks.
  • Up to 2 complimentary tickets to WordCamp Lancaster!
  • Up to 1’W x 3’L of swag table space for promotional products (one or two tables on which you may place products along with other sponsors.

Oak, $500

  • Your name on our WCLancaster sidebar and in the program.
  • A link to the social media account of your choice on the WCLancaster sidebar.
  • A complimentary ticket to WordCamp Lancaster!

Call for Speakers

We strongly encourage local and first-time speakers to apply to speak!

Speaker sessions make up the bulk of the conference, and are typically 30 minutes each. If you’d like to present, we’d love to hear your ideas! If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit this form multiple times (one for each talk topic). There’s no limit to how many submissions one may submit, but it’s a good idea to limit yourself to five or less.

Speaker Submissions closed at midnight on February 3, 2017.

If you weren’t able to make it in time this year, we encourage you to try again next year!

Speakers will be announced this Monday, February 6th, 2017.

Welcome to WordCamp Lancaster, 2017!

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Lancaster 2017 is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Lancaster 2017 will be on March 04, 2017 at IU13 (the excellent venue from 2016).

Subscribe using the form in the sidebar to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!

We’re still working on the site appearance itself, but speaker, volunteer, and sponsor submissions are open!