Brian Krogsgard: WordCamp Birmingham Free Tickets, y’all!

WordCamp Birmingham

Hey there! My name is Brian Krogsgard, and I'm one of the co-organizers of WordCamp Birmingham, a regional WordPress conference in Alabama that we affectionally refer to as WP Y'all.

I was introduced to some of the SiteGround team at WordCamp San Francisco, where we had an opportunity to talk about the awesome things they are doing in the managed hosting ecosystem. Trust me, it's some cool stuff. And you know that of course, since you've entrusted them with your business!

Well, they were asking me about some of the things I'm involved in, and we started talking about WP Y'all (check out the hashtag #WPYall on Twitter). And we got excited about how we may be able to work together. After all, who doesn't get pumped up about an awesome WordPress conference full of southern flair and hospitality?

So we've partnered up with SiteGround, who is graciously supporting our event as a Diamond level sponsor. With this level of support, they are entitled to some pretty awesome perks, and they've decided to give them away to you -- SiteGround customers!

Up for grabs are six tickets to WP Y'all, four of which are special VIP passes! And SiteGround would like some of you to be their ambassadors for our event, since their staff (travel weary after WordCamp San Francisco!) won't be able to join us in person.

We'd love to have you in sunny Birmingham for this conference. Our WordCamp is a two day, three track event covering topics for WordPress users, designers and developers, from beginner to advanced. We'll even have some business sessions and a couple of expert panels.

Some really fabulous people in the community will be there with us. For example, WordPress community leaders Jen Mylo, Otto Wood and Sara Cannon are kicking things off with an awesome panel discussion. Sunday, Andrew Norcross, Chris Lema, Karim Maruchhi and Syed Balkhi will guide us in our business panel. Not to mention all of the great individual talks led by these folks and many more.

Want to come? Simply comment on this post to express your interest, and tweet with the hashtags #WPYall and #siteground for bonus points, and SiteGround will select from those interested up to six people that can come hang out with us in Birmingham.

We look forward to seeing you there.



I'm a web developer in Birmingham, Alabama and the creator and editor of Post Status - a collection of reader validated, curated WordPress news. I’ve been using WordPress since 2008, build websites with WordPress for my career, and absolutely love the WordPress community. Oh, and I have the absolute honor and pleasure to organize WordCamp Birmingham too!


  1. Reply August 15, 2013 / 08:38 James BraunSiteGround Team

    I would love to attend this event! My website is under new construction...

  2. Reply August 15, 2013 / 08:42 LeslieSiteGround Team

    Hey this is in my neck of the woods y'all! I would LOVE to attend! What a great opportunity!

  3. Reply August 15, 2013 / 09:21 Eric OliverSiteGround Team

    Me and my team would love to go to AL for the day and learn about the new things happening in WordPress. It is not that long of a drive and since we are starting to heavily rely on WordPress for our clients, it could help.

  4. Reply August 15, 2013 / 09:23 Will ReeseSiteGround Team

    Thanks for the contest. I am looking forward to attending wordcamp to improve my skills and meet new people.

  5. Reply August 15, 2013 / 11:32 Gerry DanielSiteGround Team

    As a siteground customer, I would love to attend and expand my knowledgebase.


  6. Reply August 16, 2013 / 00:42 TinaSiteGround Team

    Thanks for all your comments guys! I will reach out via email shortly with details how to get your free passes πŸ™‚

  7. Reply August 16, 2013 / 14:54 Suzannah L. SaiahSiteGround Team

    I have been wanting to attend a WordCamp and the last one was just too far away. Birmingham is a great location for me. I do WordPress for myself and clients and I always want more about WordPress. One of my colleagues who work here with me spoke at a recent WordCamp and we are both interested in networking and making connections at WordCamp. I do he site develop0ment and he consults with WordPress designers to help them make more money. This would be a great opportunity for us.

  8. Reply August 17, 2013 / 12:05 Kent HanbgySiteGround Team

    Details? Where when and how??

  9. Reply August 18, 2013 / 12:47 elizabeth wilsonSiteGround Team

    Thanks Brian for all your work organizing and SiteGround for sponsoring!

    Would love to throw my name in the chance for free tix!

    Look forward too seeing y'all in B'ham!


    Ps. Keep on the look out for a tweet from @gofurtheronline (that'll be me!)

  10. Reply August 19, 2013 / 09:37 TinaSiteGround Team

    Suzannah, Kent, Elizabeth - we gave away all the tickets we had but working to get a couple more passes. I'll email you with more info.


  11. Reply August 20, 2013 / 20:26 Allison ConnorsSiteGround Team

    We are a joomla site converting to WordPress. One person on our team really wants to go to wordcamp. Please consider her if you get one extra ticket.

  12. Reply August 21, 2013 / 00:55 TinaSiteGround Team

    Hey Alison, we've got an extra ticket - I sent you an email with the details πŸ™‚ Have fun at WordCamp Birmingham!

  13. Reply August 21, 2013 / 12:07 Holly McIlwainSiteGround Team

    What a great opportunity to learn and network right in our back yard! I'd love a free ticket if you still have one available.
    Thank you,

  14. Reply August 23, 2013 / 01:10 TinaSiteGround Team

    Good news, Holly! We have a ticket left - emailed you the details πŸ™‚


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