Afterparty featured artist: Jacob Panic

A couple months ago, I was serendipitously discovering Edith Mae’s Paradise, a private music venue down in Jessup and got to see a really cool local artist perform. Jacob Panic is a local Baltimore singer, songwriter, and banjo player. His sound is a unique, contemporary mashup of classic banjo and folk roots with the rowdiness and unrest of punk and grunge. As I was listening, I thought this guy is a great representation of Baltimore.

Fortunately for you, he’s agreed to play for us at the WordCamp Baltimore afterparty on Saturday. I’m excited! —Anthony D Paul

To become a fan ahead of time:

jacob panic cover-1Jacob Panic is a singer/song-writer/banjo-artist from Maryland. After receiving a scholarship in 2013 to study with the great Pete Wernick (aka Dr. Banjo) of the group Hot Rize, Panic returned with an earnest desire to make the banjo his main instrument and focal point of his performances, which he has been doing for years in the Mid-Atlantic region. His latest recording was produced and recorded in Nashville, TN by GRAMMY award winning producer, Randy Kohrs. It features some of the regions best pickers and players including Kenny Aronoff and members of Mountain Heart.

“This has been a blast of a record to do as every song is an adventure and doesn’t sound anything like any record I’ve done before. Acoustic, college-rock-grass!” —Randy Kohrs


Register Now: The Last Day to Guarantee Your T-Shirt is Fast Approaching!

Hey! Do you want an awesome shirt, collectable badge and lunch at Wordcamp Baltimore?!? Register now, or by the end of day on Sunday, November 6th to ensure that you get it all.

Tickets will still be available until we sell out, but in order to get your awesome shirt, collectable badge and lunch, you MUST register by Sunday.

Let’s Recap – Register by Sunday, November 6th and receive:

  • A super cool T-Shirt
  • A Fancy Name Badge
  • Yummy Lunch
  • Networking and socializing opportunities
  • Sweet WordPress related swag
  • OUR THANKS for supporting the WordPress community

Meet Our Keynote Presenter for WCBALT 2016

Rose VolunskiyWe are excited to announce that Rose Volynskiy will be our keynote speaker for Baltimore WordCamp 2016. Rose is a professor and advocate for students in technology and programming, as well as a mentor and a driving force in the development of course materials and subject matter for web development, programming, networking and all things tech related.

Rose has spent over 30 years teaching programming and web development to a diverse population. Through her years of teaching, she has touted the role of open source technologies and the importance of leveraging the right tools and technologies for higher education. Under her watch, Howard Community College, has developed an extensive list of web and mobile development courses ranging from basic to advanced topics. She has facilitated the learning path of thousands of students and her efforts will be felt for years to come.

In her talk, Rose will discuss the impact of open source technology, content management systems, the dynamic nature of WordPress and how her students impressions of WordPress change over time.

In addition to her educational efforts, Rose spends her free time volunteering with dog rescue organizations and spending time with her family.