WordCamp US is fast approaching and we’ve got some exciting news to share about the inaugural event, including our top picks on what to do this year. From must-see guest speakers, to free swag, to the after-party, here’s our list of the things you don’t want to miss out on when WordCamp US 2015 hits Philadelphia Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6.

WP ENGINE’S EXCLUSIVE AFTER-PARTY

Free bier, sausage, kraut, pretzels, and more? Yes please! Come hang with WP Engine after Friday’s session of WordCamp US. We’ll be hosting this exclusive event Friday, December 4 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Brü Craft & Wurst’s indoor bierhall and wursthaus, less than half a mile walk from the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Spots are limited and the party is filling up fast, so be sure to reserve yours so you can come party with us and our sponsors, as well as try some delicious food and craft beer: Reserve Your Spot

A special thanks to our awesome sponsors for this event: Crowd Favorite, iThemes, Pixel Jar, Sucuri, Torque Magazine, Modern Tribe, Webdev Studios

FREE SWAG & HUG-A-DEV

Stop by the WP Engine booth to say hello and pick up some free swag. We’ll be wrapping up our “Hug A Dev” campaign and will be giving out free stickers, t-shirts, and more. In addition, some of our WordPress specialists will be in attendance at the Happiness Bar to answer any questions you might have on site speed, security, scalability, and anything else WordPress-related.

HOW GIVING BACK TO WORDPRESS GROWS MY NETWORK

WordPress community advocate and WP Engine’s own Shayda Torabi will discuss some known (and unknown) tools and tips for building your community, as well as how you can help to put back more into the community than what you take from it. Be sure to stop by for her talk on Saturday, December 5 at 9 a.m.

See here for the full schedule of speakers and other happenings at WordCamp US: 2015.us.wordcamp.org/schedule

What are you the most excited for at WordCamp US? Leave a comment and let us know.