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File #: 150915    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/19/2015 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/19/2015
Title: Recognizing and commemorating December 5, 2015 as WordPress Day in Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Greenlee, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Goode, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. Signature15091500.pdf
Recognizing and commemorating December 5, 2015 as WordPress Day in Philadelphia.

WHEREAS, WordPress is an open source software program used to build websites; and

WHEREAS, WordPress is simple enough for creating personal blogs, yet powerful enough for building large, multi-faceted corporate sites. It is estimated that 24% of the websites on the internet are powered by WordPress; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia will host the inaugural WordCamp US, the premier WordPress conference of the year, on December 4-6, 2015; and

WHEREAS, WordCamp US is the largest gathering of people who develop, use, and support WordPress. This conference will welcome more than 2,000 people from all across the nation and the world for three days of learning, community, and contribution to WordPress; and

WHEREAS, WordCamp US will draw a diverse mix of people: designers, developers, content creators and strategists, marketers, writers, SEO practitioners, educators, project managers, business owners, and non-profit owners. All attendees will enable a rich mix of skills and experience; and

WHEREAS, Throughout the conference, sponsors from top local, national and international businesses will be available to help attendees learn about and access their WordPress-focused business solutions; and

WHEREAS, The local WordPress team worked diligently to ensure Philadelphia was chosen to host WordCamp US. The team consists of Alx Block, Liam Dempsey, Tracy Levesque, Jodie Riccelli, Drew Jaynes, Ingrid Miller, Cami Kaos, Brad Williams, Doug Stewart, Reed Gustow and Kevin Cristiano; and

WHEREAS, As a cultural hub with an active and innovative tech-creative community, Philadelphia is honored to welcome WordPress and WordCamp US to our City; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That it hereby recognizes and commemorates December 5, 2015 as WordPress Day in Philadelphia.

RESOLVED FURTHER, That an Engrossed copy of this resol...

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