Conferencia.io Lives!

May-08-2016 20-26-26Last December at WordCamp US I mentioned a side project called Conferencia.io built with WordPress and BuddyPress. It’s basically a WPArmchair 2.0.

Please feel free to check out the Conferencia.io website (remember it’s a beta, but feel free to check it out).

I’ve gotten great feedback for weeks and months after that showing, and so i’ve been quietly making some feature enhancements. At the same time, i’ve been hearing comments from people that make me want to build a solution… for example, i’ve had people I know more than once say “hey – i forgot to submit a proposal to this conference”. That problem is something i think Conferencia can solve.

So, What’s The Deal?

I’m making regular updates to conferencia.io. If you are interested, you can register but this site is STILL in beta. I would love some people to reach out to me and volunteer to be active beta testers.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I do plan on talking more about this on Twitter and on this blog. Official updates I’ll try to keep on conferencia.io/blog.

What’s Happened Recently?

The best way to answer that questions is to check the official conferencia.io blog. I’m excited about the new functionality i’m adding as of the time of this writing,

What’s The EndGame?

Honestly, that is still unclear. I would love the site to direct more business (especially BuddyPress related) projects in my direction. At some point I would want the site to generate enough income to pay for the hosting. Right now the hosting is via WPEngine and is about $100 a month. That’s right – I would be happy if i could bring in $100 or so a month so the site would pay for itself (and maybe a nice dinner for my family).

Would you be willing to spend $2 or $3 a month for a service that alerts you (via web, email, slack, or even mobile alerts) when conferences you choose to follow open up tickets, speaker calls, etc.? If so, please leave me a note (comment here or privately reach out to me, either via contact form or Twitter).

You can also follow the official Conferencia Twitter account! Oh boy! 🙂

I would love to see what about this is a good or even a bad idea. I’m surrounded by smart people – time to take advantage! 🙂

David Bisset

David is a full-time freelancer who specializes in WordPress (and BuddyPress) for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. Organizer of WordCamp Miami for 5+ years.

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