On May 9-11, many of the WP Valet team members will be traveling to Miami, FL. to attend (and speak at) WordCamp Miami, one of the largest WordCamps in the world with over 700 attendees already registered.

If you're not familiar with WordCamps, here's the official description from the WordCamp Central website:

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.

What this Means for WP Valet Customers

We're posting this here of course, but will also be notifying our customers directly via email. The high end service you're used to will continue as it always had with one possible exception.

Our response times may be a tad longer than normal due to the fact that much of the team will be attending the WordCamp sessions, and our own CEO Mason James will be speaking.

His presentation is How to Keep your WordPress Site Running. This session is in the Users track and will cover many the baseline best practices for keeping your WordPress site running smoothly.

You can rest assured that the entire team will still have their focus on customers first and foremost, but that the timing of available wifi, charging stations, and moving from one WordCamp location to the next, may result in some short delays in support responses.

What this Means for the WP Valet Team

As you may know, our team is distributed across the nation and across the globe. Although we all work together virtually every single day through our internal communication systems, and even by the old technology called a phone, gathering any number of team members in one physical location is something that we all look forward to.

In fact, it will be a moment when many of us who have been working together for years meet face to face for the first time. A sign of the times I suppose.

What this Means for WordCamp Attendees

WordCamps are always an awesome time. Both for beginning WordPress'ers and for the experienced WordPress business owners alike. They offer a great opportunity for both groups to learn from each other.

And believe me, we're listening to what users want and need.

Our intention is to help other WordPress users by sharing the highs and lows of our own experiences. It's not only in the spirit of Open Source, it's just the right thing to do.

So if you're attending WordCamp Miami, please be sure to look for any of us wearing the WP Valet logo and come say hello. We'd love to chat with you!

If we're lucky enough to have you as a customer, we ask for your patience and understanding with us during that weekend.