WordCamp Philippines 2012 Program and e-Ticket

Greetings, Campers! Our event is less than a week away. Here’s what you can expect on Saturday, October 27:

Please take time to login to your WordCamp Philippines Central (http://central.wordcampphilippines.com/login.php) account before the event. Here’s a sample screenshot of what you’ll see when you login.

Once logged in, you will be able to set your shirt size, notify the organizers of any food restrictions, list the gadgets you’ll be bringing to the event, schedule breakaway talks you’ll be attending, and print your WordCamp Philippines e-Ticket, which you will need to present to be allowed entry at AIM.

See you soon!


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WordCamp Philippines 2012 Ticket Giveaway Winners

Hi Campers! It’s the 20th of October. Do you know what that means? It could mean a lot of things but for you and would-be campers, it means:

1. We’re exactly a week away from the biggest gathering of WordPress users in the country;

2. You’re getting a Large (L) sized shirt if you missed the deadline for telling us your shirt size; and

3. We’re announcing the 5 lucky tweeps who will be joining us at WordCamp absolutely FREE!  If you see your tweet below, congratulations and see you at WordCamp!

If you’re one of the winners, expect a twitter direct message (DM) from @WordCampPH for instructions.

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The Nitty Gritty

Each camper is unique.

And at WordCamp Philippines, we try our best to make your experience unique and personal. In order for us to do this, we need your help. Please let us know your:

-Website/Blog URL
-Shirt Size
-Food Restriction (if any)

If you’re bringing gadgets (which we encourage you to), we’ll also need a list.

It would really help the organizers if we can get all these information before October 20. So we need you to log in to your WordCamp Philippines Central account as soon as you can.

Thanks and see you at the Asian Institute of Management on the 27th!

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WordCamp Philippines 2012 Banners

Whether you’re attending as a speaker, volunteer, or camper, let the world know with one of these banners!

336×280 Banner

468×60 Banner

400×435 Banner

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WordCamp Philippines 2012 Ticket Giveaway

A ticket to WordCamp Philippines 2012 costs P1,300.  It includes admission to the event (see list of speakers here), a WordCamp Philippines t-shirt, lunch and snacks, WordPress schwag, other surprise goodies, and the opportunity to meet fellow WordPress users. It’s well worth the admission price.

But the organizers understand not everyone can easily spend that amount of money. So, we’re giving away 5 tickets to WordCamp Philippines 2012.

Interested? Here’s how you can join this giveaway:

Step 1. Follow us on Twitter (@WordCampPH)

Step 2. RT the tweet below:

Step 3. Tell us why you want to attend WordCamp. Tweet your answer using the format:

I want to attend WordCamp Philippines 2012 because {answer here}. Join me by signing up at http://bit.ly/wcphreg #WCPH2012

That’s it! Easy peasy, isn’t it?

Tweet as many times as you like but avoid flooding your followers with entries, OK? We’ll randomly pick the winners and announce their names on October 20, 2012. Good luck!


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Presenting the WordCamp Philippines 2012 Shirt

Andrew (in WordCamp shirt) with Matt at WordCamp Philippines 2008

Meet Andrew. He’s our resident designer for all things WordCamp since 2008. His WordCamp design portfolio includes, among others, the 2008 WordCamp Philippines shirt, which WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg made special mention of at WordCamp San Francisco 2008, and WordCamp New York’s 2009 logo.

Find out more about his design workflow in this short Q&A:

Lyle: Hi Drew. Thanks for designing this year’s WordCamp Philippines tee. Can you tell us about your design background?

Andrew: Before I got into web development I was interested in Graphic Design.
Ever since college I was known as “the guy who designs”.  I did logos,
posters, banners for the school organizations I’m affiliated with.
Ironically, I didn’t graduate with a Fine Arts degree (Ateneo de
Manila didn’t offer it at that time).  My course was Management
Economics.  But a few years later I flew to New York City to study
Digital Design at Pratt Institute. That was when I got really immersed
into art and design.  Amusingly, my good grades also made me a partial
scholar and got me a few internships after graduation.

Lyle: You’ve been our resident designer since the first WordCamp in the
Philippines. Where do you draw inspiration in designing these shirts?

Andrew: I would like to call my designs as “good accidents”.  In the case of
the first WordCamp shirt I wanted to give it a local vibe by using the
WordPress logo and put rays around it like the sun found on the
Philippine flag.  I was happy with it, but it wasn’t until I
unintentionally clicked on the splatter brush that it began to look a
lot cooler.

Lyle: Tell us how you came up with this year’s design.

Andrew: While I was designing this one I used clean lines, shapes and bold
typography, which are characteristic of old propaganda art.  I also
find it relevant now that even our freedom to blog is being
threatened.  More than ever, it is the right time to be nationalistic.

Indeed, it is! So without further ado, I present this year’s WordCamp Philippines Shirt. Each registered camper gets one!

WordCamp Philippines 2012 T-Shirt


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WordCamp Philippines Speakers

We have some very interesting topics lined up for everyone this year! Here’s our list of confirmed speakers who can’t wait to share their knowledge and skills with you.

Chelsea Otakan

Talk: Plenary & WordPress Themes

Chelsea Otakan is a Design Wrangler at Automattic and UI Group Contributor at WordPress. She is also one of two Filipinos who work for Automattic. It’s been a while since she’s been in the Philippines. Chelsea is thrilled to come back and meet the local WordPress community and share her experience.

Philip Arthur Moore

Talk: Building a WordPress Theme with _s

Philip Arthur Moore is a United States-born, Hanoi-based expatriate. He is a WordPress Theme Wrangler at Automattic. Music lover. Chocoholic.

Danilo Arao

Talk: Blogging Ethics and Standards

Danny Arao is a webmaster, and an assistant professor of the Department of Journalism at the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication. He is also the managing editor of the Philippine Journalism Review, a publication of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.

Kimanzi Constable

Talk: The Power of Your Story Through WordPress

Kimanzi Constable is an author who has self-published two eBooks and sold over 60,000 copies. He is an international speaker, coach and consultant. His mission is to help people live the full and abundant life they deserve. He is an WordPress lover and WordCamp expert. He has spoken at numerous WordCamps held in New York, Reno, Arkansas, Grand Rapids, New Mexico, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia. He is ready to come and share his real life experience in the Philippines.

Kim Tyrone Agapito

Talk: SEO and WordPress

Kim Tyrone Agapito is a Search, Social Media and Creative Marketing Consultant. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker on Pro Blogging, SEO and Internet Marketing conferences sought by organizations, schools and businesses. He currently runs over a hundred WordPress-powered sites including KimoftheWorld, an SEO and Pro Blogging blog and ArticleScholar, a Guest Post Hub and Service Center.

Jayvee Fernandez

Talk: TBA

Jayvee Fernandez has been blogging for a decade and hopes to share his wisdom in WordCamp Philippines for the second time. He is Senior Manager for Online Assets at ID8, a SMART Consultant and is a member of AIM’s (our venue) faculty. During his spare time, Jayvee dabbles in underwater photography.

Marck Ronald Rimorin

Talk: TBA

Marck Ronald Rimorin is Intelligence Strategist at Netbooster Asia. His approach in social media marketing is grounded on the essentials of always-on, research, doing things based on verifiable data, and the long-term involvement of brands in the communities they participate in. He is a Philippine Blog Awards Awardee and was featured on the BBC.

More speakers coming soon!

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Registration is Now Open!

Ladies and gentlemen, registration for WordCamp Philippines 2012 is now open!

We are offering WordCamp tickets at a discounted rate of P1,000.00 from the regular rate of P1,300.00. This offer is good from now until September 15, 2012.

Register here. Registration includes access to WordCamp Philippines Central, your ticket, official t-shirt and schwag.

See you there!

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Become a Sponsor!

WordCamp Philippines 2012 is a unique opportunity for companies, businesses or individuals to recognize the value of the burgeoning WordPress and blogging community of the Philippines. Sadly, events like WordCamp costs money to run successfully. Suffice to say that these sponsorships are money spent strictly and wisely; any excess will be donated to charity or used in conducting free blogging-related workshops. We concocted several packages that may fit to your liking, to wit:
Continue reading Become a Sponsor!

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WordCamp Philippines Set for October 27, 2012

WordCamp Philippines 2012 is officially a go! We’re scheduled to take place on October 27, 2012 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City, Philippines. More details will be available very soon.

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