Do we have to stay at the hotels you’ve recommended?

Absolutely not. We’ve chosen these hotels because they’re close to WordCamp and we know they have rooms available, but you can stay wherever you like. You might want to stay somewhere else in Columbus and rent a car to drive to camp. WordCamp Columbus 2012 is being held on the campus of The Ohio State University, which is centrally located near downtown Columbus. It is close to many hotels and attractions.

What time does WordCamp start on Saturday and Sunday?

Saturday: 9:30AM – 5PM; Sunday: 10AM-12PM (registration begins one hour prior each day). The after party on Saturday is at Woody’s, a restaurant at the Union, from 5PM – 8PM.

Where should I park?

Parking at the Union is offered most conveniently at the Ohio Union North Garage, just north of the Ohio Union South Garage. There is additional parking offered around campus at meters and parking lots, and as well, the COTA bus system runs to the Union from most hotels located near campus.

What if I can’t attend WordCamp after I’ve bought my ticket?

Stuff happens, and we appreciate you being optimistic in buying your ticket. Tickets are non-refundable because we’ve bought stuff for you based on your ticket purchase, but here are some options.

  • If we’re sold out, you may request a refund.
  • You can transfer your ticket to someone else. However, you cannot sell your ticket for more than you purchased it.
  • If you’d like, we’ll happily auction off your ticket (probably via Twitter or eBay) and the funds will go to charity.

Who should attend WordCamp Columbus?

  • Individuals who would like a website or blog.
    You don’t know any HTML, CSS, or PHP, but you know you’d like to be able to have a website and maintain it yourself. You might enjoy our Beginners Workshop, in particular.
  • Businesses/Organizations
    You’d like a stable, secure platform for your business site. You may need the assistance of a developer or designer in the future and would like access to ones from the local  WordPress community.
  • WordPress Users
    You have a WordPress site or blog, and would like to learn more about how to use it, promote it, extend it, hack it or design it.
  • Web Developers
    You can hack code with the best of them! You want to better integrate WordPress into your services. Or you actively develop with WordPress and want to get the latest intel on dev tips and tricks, and network with local WordPress developers and from the national scene.
  • Creative and Tech-Related Companies
    If you need to hire WordPress developers or web developers, there’s a good chance you can find one at WordCamp Columbus.

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