University Marketing & Communications

2014 Seattle & Portland conferences for Web professionals


A few people have recently asked me about professional conferences I would recommend, so I decided it was time for a local conference roundup. This post turned into a relatively comprehensive list of conferences for anyone who works in the Web, whether you’re a content person or a developer.

Seattle events for content people

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If today is any indication, Season Rainy is upon us. But rather than curl up inside for ten months, I find it a perfect opportunity to learn. Coincidentally, we have a number of affordable events in Seattle during September and October. I’ve picked my top three that will be of interest to marketing and content folks.

WordCamp Seattle

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I just found out there’s this thing called WordCamp Seattle happening June 8th at the HUB Ballroom. For a mere $20 (and free if you’re a student), you can surround yourself with other WordPress enthusiasts and learn things you never knew about WordPress. And the best part? You don’t have to be a developer to get the most out of this conference.

Seattle PyCamp 2013

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If you care about Python or you want to learn what all the fuss is about, then I have great news. On September 9th through the 13th, UW is proud to host the Seattle PyCamp 2013! If you have not heard about this amazing resource or want to learn more, please keep reading.

UW Code Camp is a success!

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Thank you to all who attended and aided the amazing success of the inaugural UW Code Camp. I hope everyone was as excited to attend as we were to host. I also hope everyone found Code Camp to be a great venue for learning and future collaboration. There were 150 more people than we initially estimated (a total of 200 attendees!), and the response afterwards was fantastic.

UW Code Camp: It’s tomorrow

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Get ready for the first ever UW Code Camp tomorrow, March 27! This will be a fast-paced day packed full of knowledge and collaboration with members of the University information technology community. Read this full post to see our tips on how to get the most out of your day at Code Camp and to view the agenda.

UW Code Camp is March 27

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Save the date for UW Code Camp, a one-day conference to help the UW technical community make new connections and discuss challenges. The Code Camp goal is to provide an open forum for UW staff and students to share and collaborate on technology trends and issues.

Presenting at HighEdWeb 2011!

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I’m excited to announce I’ll be presenting at HighEdWeb this year in Austin, TX. I’ll have more information as the event nears but for now I’ll post the link to the talk. If you haven’t heard of this conference before, look it up. The content is diverse, the people are friendly and the presentations always helpful.