For the first time since its inception in 2008, WordCamp Birmingham is one day – Saturday, Aug. 16. (Hint, hint: Click the date for ticket information!)
The short (and most obvious) answer for this question is, “It’s cheaper!” But it goes a bit deeper than that.
The organizers took feedback from the 2013 surveys very seriously, so here are a few more reasons why we’re just doing a one-day camp this year.
- Sunday attendance was very small. We noticed it and other Campers did as well.
- Out-of-town folks will have a lot more breathing room. Instead of having to rush home right after Sunday sessions, or miss them entirely, they have a full day to get back home.
- No after-party hangover! Seriously. One of the attendees noted it was tough to go to an 8 a.m. Sunday session after going to our afterparty on Saturday.
Changing WordCamp to a one-day event means fewer sessions, but it will be a simpler and better experience for everyone this year. (As if previous years could be topped!)
Are you excited about WordCamp this year? Let us know in the comments.