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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 resolution be presented to Matt Mullenweg, Co-Founder of WordPress and one of the top 10 most influential people online for changing the face of the internet by Business Insider, evidencing the sincere admiration and respect of this legislative body.