There's a good chance your favorite blog, website or online store is powered by WordPress, the free online DIY website software that has put web publishing power in the hands of anyone with a keyboard and Internet access. On Feb. 24-26 more than 650 small business owners, nonprofit agencies, real estate agents, photographers, designers, journalists, and even kids will swarm downtown Chandler to learn easy website publishing and development at the 2012 WordCamp Phoenix.

The nonprofit event brings together WordPress enthusiasts from around the globe to share best practices and strategies for a wide variety of businesses. Headlining speakers include Lisa Sabin (@lisasabinwilson), author of "WordPress for Dummies," Sean Herron (@seanherron), technology strategist at NASA headquarters, and Jane Wells (@janeforshort), head of user experience at WordPress.com. Users of all skill levels and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Tickets are $35 and are available at 2012.phoenix.wordcamp.org/attend/register. Ticket holders get access to more than 30 sessions, classes and networking events across three days.

The Friday workshops are open to the public at no cost. For updates on speakers and scheduling, visit 2012.phoenix.wordcamp.org.

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