Welcome to WordCamp NYC!

Good morning, and welcome to WordCamp NYC 2015!

Have a great time this weekend, and use hashtag #wcnyc everywhere! If you need assistance, look for one of the members with the red Staff or white Volunteers badges. They can help.

We would like to thank Alley Interactive for stepping up as our WiFi sponsor this year. The WiFi has a STRICT device limit of 500. Please only activate one device at a time. Check signs around the venue for the login details.

We would like to thank the rest of our sponsors. Without their support, WordCamp simply cannot happen. Thank you all so much!

We have live captioning, also known as CART services provided by White Coat Captioning. All of our sessions will be transcribed and you can follow along with the links on our web site or just look at the captioning screen in each room.

Please remember that we are ALL responsible for keeping the space clean. No outside food is allowed in the venue.

Have you got your WCNYC mug? We had about 900 pounds of mugs delivered, so be sure to pick yours up out in the main hallway – we can’t carry them home!

Contributor Day yesterday was a great success. We had about sixty people in the Staten Island room, all working together to improve WordPress. Longtime contributors led new volunteers, taught them how to pick up trac tickets, develop on local environments, and submit patches. Teams helped improve documentation and were active in the WordPress.org support forums.

For those (like us) already thinking about lunch: There are some restaurants offering discounts if you remember to show them your badge and ask for the discount.