WordCamp US Bowling Shirts

Recently WordCamp US announced the after-party at Luck Strike. If you plan on attending the after party, there’s a brief window to getting a WordPress bowling shirt for the event. Please read all the information below before submitting. And thank you!

Store Is Now Closed! Thanks To Everyone!

Update: The very kind Michelle Schulp has updated our wapuu design. See below.

Update: Women’s Sizes SHOULD be available (although just in case please fill out the ordering form fully) and women’s shirts will be WHITE (not BLACK). We have also removed one design because it wasn’t getting any love. We will reach out to the very few who bought it. You can change your design or you’ll get a refund.

– Sales end at 1pm EST tomorrow (November 19th) 10am EST November 20th.
– These will be American Apparel Next Level shirts (which is similar to American Apparel). As you’ll see in the order form, i will do my best to get women’s sizes. However there’s a chance I might be able to (or not enough, or in right sizes) due to inventory. Please check off if you would like to get a refund if we cannot get the women’s shirt.
– Shirts will delivered to me in time for WordCamp US. I will bring them up to me (or ship them directly to my hotel) in time for the Community Summit. If there is ANY delay or change of plans I will email you directly. If you’re attending the Community summit I can give the shirts out outside of the summit building at lunchtime, or you can find me Friday morning at the WordCamp US venue. Otherwise i’ll hand remaining shirts out at the after party.
– Pick a design but realize that designs might be tweaked at the last minute. Shirt colors are not guaranteed due to inventory. You must be happy with the worse case scenario of getting a black shirt with the artwork.
– While i have permission from WCUS, realize this is NOT an official product of the conference and this is all last minute. Ping me on Twitter if you have questions. Refund policy: for some reason i cannot get the women’s size (and you have checked off that you want the refund under that circumstance) or if by the after-party I don’t have your t-shirt then i’ll refund you via Paypal.
– There’s a slim chance that if you pick a design that isn’t popular (doesn’t sell more than one or two shirts) that i might ask you if you want another design OR issue you a refund.
– YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE THE SHIRT. If by some emergency you are not at WordCamp US let me know and we’ll see how we can get it to you. But please don’t order a shirt unless you plan be at WordCamp US unless you want to pay for shipping.
– In case you were wondering, i am NOT making profit and happy to share the receipts. If by some miracle I actually end up making money, i will donate the funds to the WordPress Foundation.


Shirt #2: maybe_pickup_spare()
Shirt #2: maybe_pickup_spare()
Shirt #3: "Wapuu Bowler"
Shirt #3: “Wapuu Bowler”

Building Next-Generation Applications With BuddyPress

Screenshot 2015-11-09 14.16.11

As someone who doesn’t give WordCamp talks often (I organize them, like with WordCamp Miami which is coming up at Feb 19-21), it was especially humbling that I was choosen to speak at the very first WordCamp US (right now the schedule puts me in the late afternoon on Friday December 4th). That’s less than a month away as I write this.

My talk will be about BuddyPress. If you know me at all, this isn’t too surprising since i am (among doing complex WordPress themes and coding plugins) a BuddyPress developer (at various times in my schedule i’m almost a full-time developer on BuddyPress related projects). The talk is aimed at the general audience – perhaps you run a single site, you’re an agency, you work at a higher-educational institution, or you’re a developer trying to bring the maximum amount of value to your client projects.

I’ll be posting slides here right before my talk, but in the meantime there’s still time to grab tickets to WordCamp US. If you can get your butt there physically you can grab a live stream ticket. See you there, one way or the other.