November 15, 2019
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First WordCamp in Maine Comes to Portland

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PORTLAND, Maine — WordCamp Maine’s inaugural event will occur Aug. 15-17, in Portland,. The event will feature talks, demonstrations, and workshops centered around the popular web content management system WordPress. Keynote speaker for the event will be John Eckman, CEO of 10up (


Friday, Aug. 15: Foundation Day will feature workshops for users who are new to WordPress or need to get reacquainted with the platform.

Saturday, Aug. 16: A partial list of companies represented by speakers include 10up, Sucuri, iThemes, Parka, WooThemes, Bangor Daily News, MaineToday Media, InMotion Hosting, and a keynote presentation by John Eckman, CEO of 10up. The evening will feature an after party cruise around Casco Bay.

Sunday, Aug. 17: Contributors’ Day to learn how to contribute code to the WordPress Core project.

A complete schedule may be found by visiting the WordCamp Maine Website ( Events will take place at Maine College of Art ( and Casco Bay Technology Hub in Portland (

Organizers of the Maine event include team members from locally-based companies Hotchkiss Consulting Group, Parka, Great Local, and Hall Internet Marketing.

About WordPress & WordCamp
WordPress ( was created by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little in 2003 as an Open Source Content Management System. WordPress is currently used by more than 22% of all websites. WordCamps ( began in San Francisco in 2007 and have spread to 150 cities in 48 countries around the world and are largely community organized.


If you’d like more information about WordCamp Maine, please contact Stephen Quirk or Sam Hotchkiss at

The event will feature workshops and talks on the popular WordPress Platform, keynote by CEO of 10up

Stephen Quirk,
Sam Hotchkiss,