Late night snack (lafa, not pita) – and the equivalent of the NYC 2-eggs-on-a-roll
I’m excited to be attending WordCamp Jerusalem this Sunday. Check out the lovely sidebar graphic on this blog
I attended WordCamp Tel-Aviv nearly two years ago, and happy to be back in Israel again for this event.
Good morning from Tel-Aviv !
I’ll be attending WordCamp Israel in a couple of hours and giving a quick presentation as well. I’ll update this post later in the day with the slides and hopefully some video footage too.
update: Great seeing everyone and hope my presentation was helpful. We don’t have the video yet, but below is the Keynote/PPT using Slideshare. I also generally go more visual on the slides with a photo and just a word or two, but knowing that I was going to embed it, I made it a bit more verbose.
Also a few things people at WC Tel Aviv didn’t seem to know about that are helpful:
- Showcase of innovative and famous WP powered sites: wordpress.org/showcase
- Various mailing list for developers and those seeking freelancers on WP projects: codex.wordpress.org/Mailing_Lists
- List of consultants that do WordPress projects: automattic.com/services/wordpress-consultants
Thanks to Tal, Noa, Elad Salomons, and Itai Nathaniel and all the organizers and volunteers for a great WordCamp.
Already 250+ people have registered and looks like it will be a great event. I plan on attending and helping out where I can.
The focus this year is:
…to discuss the usage of WordPress as a tool for social change and community involvement, and to strengthen the connection between the WordPress community and non-profits.
Additional goals of the conference:
- To strengthen the ties between Israeli WordPress users
- To grow the Israeli WordPress community
- To increase people’s technical understanding of WordPress
As many of you know, these kinds of events are only possible with the hard work of volunteers and the generosity of sponsors. If you are interested in either drop a note to email@example.com.
[ WordCamp Israel ]
Israel seems to have been the country with the single biggest foreign contingent at TC50 with no less than 6 of the 50 companies presenting on stage. Some more Israeli startups could be found in the demo pit, the exhibition space and just walking around the venue floor shopping for investors, customers and partners.
Plus the demo pit winner iamnews makes 7 out of 52 total I believe. Pretty impressive !
Nice write up (in hebrew) in the top israeli newspaper Haaretz on why WordPress is the best choice for blogging.
They walk you through the basics of what it takes to setup ( self install from WordPress.org ) including MySQL requirements, getting an ftp client, and making the config file changes. Next week they plan to cover plugins. Good stuff ! (Thanks to my buddy Nimmy for letting me know).
We’ve seen lots of great activity in Israel around WordPress, including a very successful WordCamp Israel held a few weeks ago.
One of the great things about WordPress is seeing how it’s being used around the world. From the various language translations to hosted versions the level of engagement and creativity is super impressive.
A great example is what’s happening in Israel. The WordPress community in Israel is now organizing a WordCamp (english blog) on Oct 25th, 2007 in Tel Aviv. I’m sure it’s going to be a great event, and looking forward to seeing when the next one will be held — I’d love to attend
From their blog:
About WordCamp Israel
WordCamp is coming to Israel on Oct. 25 in Tel Aviv! Lorelle is the keynote speaker, and the lectures and panels will be covering topics like WordPress installation, blogging for business, and more.