Blogging is a great way to go beyond your resume in branding yourself on the Internet. If you're contemplating blogging or are doing so already, don't miss the free, world-renowned blogging conference that is coming soon to Israel.
WordCamp Israel 2007 is October 25th
WordCamp is the official event for users of WordPress, the popular blogging software platform used by JobMob and millions of blogs around the world.
The conference will interest bloggers, people considering becoming bloggers and others who want to understand how blogging has changed the Internet.
The day's activities (subject to change) can be found in detail on the official Hebrew site for the conference but here's an English translation:
Part 1: Influence, Money & Blogs
9:30 Opening remarks by Tal Galili
9:40 Celebrity Blogger Lorrelle Van Fossen's keynote speech about Content Connections: the social aspect of blogging, comments, networking, linking, and how to start and continue the conversation on your blog.
10:25 Panel Discussion about Blogging as Marketing Tool: Wise Strategy or Just a Waste of Time?
11:55 WordPress Isn't Only for Geeks – How We Learned to Install & Maintain WordPress
Part 2: Free & Perfect: WordPress, Getting Your Hands Dirty
13:30 How to install WordPress and use plugins
14:30 Design & Customization: Themes
15:20 Social Media Optimization (SMO): SEO for Blog Marketing
15:40 Page Loading Optimization
16:00 Bloggers & The Law: Censorship, Libel, Copyrights & You
16:30 Lorrelle Van Fossen‘s closing speech about WordPress Tips: an interactive discussion of how to use WordPress, offering tips and techniques for marking WordPress work for the blogger, no matter what kind of blog they use.
There's also an English blog about the event being maintained by Miriam Schwab, one of the scheduled participants.