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WordCamp Wilmington, North Carolina 2017

Hey Event Espresso users in North Carolina! WordCamp Wilmington is happening the weekend of September 23 & 24, 2017.

WordCamp Wilmington 2017

If you want to learn more about WordPress, meet new people, and have a great time while doing so, then WordCamp Wilmington is the place to be. You might even get to meet some of the biggest names in the WordPress community, such as Peter LaFond, Ben Meredith, and William Jackson.

When is WordCamp Wilmington?

WordCamp Wilmington 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, September 23 & 24th, 2017!

Schedule

This year’s schedule looks jam-packed with great speakers, and lot’s of great sessions over two full days!

Follow all the happenings of WordCamp Wilmington on Twitter via the @WordCampILM Twitter page or the #wc_wilmington hashtag. We’ll see you there…and follow us on Twitter to watch for discounts to WordCamp Wilmington attendees.

Tickets and more information about the event, speakers, and schedule can be found here.

Find Me (Seth) at WordCamp

Since we’re sponsoring WordCamp Wilmington this year, I’ll be there all day networking and handing out swag.

If you’re going to be there, come say HI 🙂

I’m Speaking at WordCamp Wilmington

I am speaking during the business track, Sunday morning. I’ll be presenting about building a WordPress  plugin business from the ground up and how we won $40,000 for our business plan. Come check it out and learn about how we got started rocking the event registration and ticketing world with WordPress.

We’re Sponsoring – Come See Us at Our Sponsors Table

My wife and myself will be onsite at the event both days of WordCamp Wilmington. We’ll have a table set up where you can come talk to me and learn about our WordPress plugin, Event Espresso, and the company we built around WordPress. My wife will be there helping with a fun little greeting card project as well.


What is WordCamp?

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamp’s are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

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Let’s Meet at LoopConf 2017

Have you heard of LoopConf?

LoopConf is an exciting, three-day event for technically-minded folks that want to dive deep into advanced engineering and development topics. For the second year in a row, they have invited a lineup of amazing speakers ready and willing to share their passion for WordPress with you.

With a speaker lineup featuring engineers from Automattic, WIRED, The New York Times, Bocoup, Disney, Microsoft, and so many other amazing and innovative companies, you won’t want to miss this fantastic event! (more…)

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Website Weekend Los Angeles 2016

During Connect Week 2016, Website Weekend LA will bring in non-profits and organizations doing great work in the local Los Angeles, California community and pair them up with teams of digital professionals. Then over the course of a weekend, these teams will collaborate and build something amazing for their organization that will help them grow their outreach and positively impact how they contribute to the community.

website weekend 2016 (more…)

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WordCamp Salt Lake City 2016

Hey Event Espresso users in Utah! WordCamp Salt Lake City is happening this weekend.

wordcamp salt lake city 2016

If you want to learn more about WordPress, meet new people, and have a great time while doing so, then WordCamp Salt Lake City is the place to be. You might even get to meet some of the biggest names in the WordPress community, such as Chris Reynolds, Carrie Dils, and Garth Mortensen. (more…)

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WordCamp Columbus 2015

columbus-sponsor-badgeI’m super excited about this opportunity to sponsor WordCamp Columbus 2015.

If you want to learn more about WordPress, meet new people, and have a great time while doing so, then WordCamp Columbus is the place to be. You might even get to meet some of the biggest names in the WordPress community, such as Andrea Rennick, Ryan Duff, and Topher DeRosia.

An Interview with Seth Shoultes

Not only are we sponsoring, but our good friend, and long time customer, Angie Meeker who is organizing the event this year, has asked to interview me about rearchitecting Event Espresso and the transitions we’ve made over the past 6 years.

This looks like an amazing event, and we hope to see you there! If you plan on attending, please let us know in the comments section below. I (Seth Shoultes) will also be there, handing out shirts, so if you’re around, come say hello 🙂

When is WordCamp Columbus?

WordCamp Columbus 2015 is scheduled for Friday, July 17, through Sunday, July 19th, 2015!

Schedule

This year’s schedule looks jam-packed with great speakers, and lot’s of great sessions!

What is WordCamp?

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

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WordCamp Philly 2015

wcphilly-sponsorLive in, or around Pennsylvania? If so, you might want to make sure you check out WordCamp Philly this year. Why? Because WordCamp Philly is freaking awesome, and we just happen to be a Silver Level sponsor this year.

If you want to learn more about WordPress, meet new people, and have a great time while doing so, then WordCamp Philly is the place to be. You might even get to meet some of the biggest names in the WordPress community, such as Brad Williams, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, and Dre Armeda from WebDev Studios, as well as an astounding group of speakers.

This looks like an amazing event, and we hope to see you there! If you plan on attending, please let us know in the comments section below. I (Seth Shoultes) will also be there, handing out shirts, so if you’re around, come say hello 🙂

When is WordCamp Philly?

WordCamp Philly 2015 is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 13th and 14th!

Schedule

This year’s schedule looks jam-packed with great speakers, and lot’s of great sessions!

What is WordCamp?

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

 

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Call for Sponsors: EE4 Promotional Codes & Discounts

donationsEE4 Promotional Codes & Discounts Possible Features

Incentives are important to selling-out an event within a certain timeline, or helping encourage people to attend that are more price-sensitive. You can leverage promotion and discount codes add-on to incentivize people to register now or make your events more affordable for others.

Help us fund our next major feature! Please head over to our Indiegogo campaign page and make a donation.

For now we are starting with “Phase I” features and will move on to “Phase II” ideas/features once we release the first phase of the add-on.

Phase I Features

These controls are managed on an event-by-event basis via Promotions Overview, and Promotions Details pages.

  1. Discount text (code)
  2. Discount name
  3. Discount amount
  4. Discount is percentage (if not then dollar amount)
  5. Discount scope: event
  6. Discount description
  7. # Uses (the number of times a discount can be used per scope item)
  8. Start/End dates (based on certain dates/times)
  9. Custom promo code applied/denied messages
  10. Integration into the Order Confirmation
  11. Integration into the transaction/accounting details system

Phase II Ideas (NOT COVERED IN THIS ROUND OF FUNDING)

  1. Discount scope: cart, ticket, username/email, event category, author, datetime, venue
  2. # Global Uses (the TOTAL number of times a discount can be used)
  3. Global codes (meaning that a discount code will apply to all events by default without having to select it in the event editor for each event)
  4. Apply before/after discount/surcharge calculation based on price hierarchy

How can you help?

Well, the time has come to start bringing in some heavy hitting features like Promotional Codes & Discounts, Multiple Event Registration, and WordPress User Integration…And now we want to see if our community will embrace an opportunity to contribute to powerful event registration and ticketing features.

Quite a few of you have mentioned that you would consider donating to the development of certain EE4 features. We are experimenting with crowd sourcing as a way for ALL of you to participate in sponsored development.

This is where you come. We want to test the waters of “crowdbuilding” or “crowdfunding” a few add-ons and features in EE4. We want to hear from you, and create the tools you need for your businesses. Your donations will help us and other users to create the features the Event Espresso community needs.

We are only asking for $10,000 to fund this development, so please head over to our Indiegogo campaign page and make a donation.

How does this help with prioritization of features?

Here’s the deal. Our development team has been hard at work for over a year making sure EE4 core is stable and as bug free as possible. Now, two of them have already started planning and building some aspects of the Promotional Codes & Discounts add-on, however, we have many more hours of rigorous development and testing left to do. Our current process for development of features relies on picking and choosing the most requested features. By crowdfunding Event Espresso features, we are letting YOU decide what we work on next.

Sponsors help us (EE) prioritize development that may not otherwise be accomplished within the same time frame. For example, new payment gateway sponsorships are moved to the front of the development queue, while other features are set on the back burner until we have more time and/or dedicated sponsors. This experiment will help us understand if users want to help prioritize the development of features they want by sponsoring via crowdfunding. We are actively looking for ways that benefit our users most, while still allowing us to sustain the business and growth of Event Espresso.

Why sponsor the Promotional Codes & Discounts add-on for Event Espresso 4?

The idea behind this to try helping each other, and everyone else in the Event Espresso community by keeping the prices low for this and future add-ons. In addition to keeping an add-ons prices lower, sponsors help us (EE) prioritize development that may not otherwise be accomplished within the same time frame. For example, new payment gateway sponsorships are moved to the front of the development queue, while major feature get pushed back until we have to work on them.

Please consider sponsoring the EE4 Promotional Codes and Discounts add-on. If you would like to know more, or requests other features, please fill out the Sponsor a Feature form and check out our Crowd Funding Development page.

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Online Ticketing and Event Registration You Can Trust

Online Ticketing and Registration You Can trust

We recently heard about an unfortunate event that affected a group organizing a Christian writing workshop. The group hired an outside company to handle its online event registration, only passing along the payments to the organizers once the event was finished. Unfortunately, the registration company’s checks began to bounce, eventually leaving the workshop group short $65,000 in registration fees.

At Event Espresso we were disheartened to hear that one company took advantage of a group that placed a great deal of trust in it. At the same time, this is a good opportunity for us to reiterate the flexibility and security of the Event Espresso model, and assure our customers that their confidence in us is well placed. Here are three reasons Event Espresso customers can rest easy, knowing that they have made the right choice to trust us with their online event ticketing and registration.

  1. First, our customers all receive a copy of our software for their own use. The great draw of our platform is that you get to use EE the way you want to meet your specific needs. Once you purchase your license, it’s all in your hands and we CAN’T run away with your money and you shouldn’t trust anyone who could.
  2. You control your finances. We partner with many of the most secure and trusted payment gateways on the Internet giving you the freedom to choose how you collect payments. All of the supported payment gateways use your account details, not ours, meaning we never hold any of your registration fee’s as you get paid directly.
  3. We have worked with non-profit organizations from our earliest days, including religious and community groups. We understand the unique needs of the non-profit community, and in many cases we even offer discounts. If you think your event merits a discount, we invite you to fill out our Non-Profit Application form; we’ve already given away more than $20,000 in discounts to non-profits.

In short, there is one more reason Event Espresso is the premier event registration and ticketing platform around: trust. With our dedication to constant improvement, and best-in-class support, we’re helping you make the world a little better—one event at a time.

To see some of the great things our customers are saying about Event Espresso, visit our Testimonials and Reviews page.

I want to commend you on a fabulous product which is just the right price for a small non-profit. People are happy with the registration process, as are we! ...Thank you SO much for a great product.

Sandra Forero Bush

Sandra Forero Bush
World Trade Center Tacoma

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Over $20k In Discounts Given To Non-Profits

 

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Each of us at Event Espresso loves to help other people and businesses be successful. So, as a company, it’s only natural for us to lend a hand of appreciation to those who do the same. Since December of 2011 we have had the privilege of offering discounts to qualifying non-profit organizations. We have issued discounts to all types of organizations, from human rights groups, to economic development organizations and even political parties.

Non-profits all over the world have saved a cumulative of over $20,000 on Event Espresso products in the last year and a half. We are humbly proud that we have been able to do this. With the power of WordPress at it’s foundation, Event Espresso can help any organization, large or small, be successful in their event registration and ticketing.

 

A few testimonials…

 

I am in love with your product, I work with many educational institutions that hold classes/events and I will definitely recommend this to all of them, the only time I have seen a system this comprehensive and sophisticated is when an organization I worked with paid a programmer nearly $8,000 for a custom solution, and yet still there are features in your registration system that his didn't have. Thank you so much for your help and patience.

 

My hope with this whole integration is to be able to show other school districts an affordable and easy solution to these registrations. I cannot believe how much money they are charged for less by other companies. This has the potential to save schools tens of thousands, which is huge right now.

 

I recently downloaded it to add to a nonprofit site for a Boy Scout troop and the features work wonderfully with what we wanted to accomplish for the site. It allows us to set up calendar, events, and even take payments for trips. At first, I thought that it would be overkill for such a small site, but now I see the possibilities and will definitely be offering Event Espresso to my clients that need an event organization system for their web sites.

Lucy Conn

Lucy Conn
Troop 462

 

If you are a non-profit, and would like to take advantage of our non-profit discount, please complete the Non-profit Discounts application, and we will be in touch as soon as possible. If someone you know could benefit from this offering, please pass the message on to them; and how you can help.

 

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