WordCamp NYC 2009 This Weekend

I’ll be heading to WordCamp NYC this weekend, which at present time already has 607 attendees registered!

It’s not too late to buy tickets, so if you are in the area, definitely check it out.

A few highlights include:

  • 8 tracks of content, to cover every WordPress-lover’s area of interest/expertise*
  • Over 50 confirmed speakers for Saturday’s sessions
  • Sunday morning unconference
  • Sunday afternoon “Best of WordCamp NYC” Ignite-style recap
  • Q&A with Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress.com
  • Theme/Plugin Competition, Project Runway style
  • Fantastic shirts
  • Yummy lunch on Saturday
  • Door prize raffle
  • Genius Bar to help people with their WordPress woes (meet the Happiness Engineers in person!)
  • Hacker Room for hardcore developers who want to contribute to the open source project

Should be a great event, and looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and a few news ones too.

If you are trying to get in touch with me to meet-up during the event, feel free to drop me a note here.

WordCamp San Francisco 2009

After chatting with a few people this week, I realized that not everyone knows that we announced the details for WordCamp San Francisco 2009.  It will be held on Saturday May 30th, 2009 at the Mission Bay Conference Center, and you can signup now.

It’s going to be a great event this year with outstanding speakers already lined up including Matt Cutts, Tim Ferriss, Steve Souders, Tara Hunt, and other fabulous folks.

We are also coordianting sponsors for this event.  If you are interested you can contact me directly or drop us a note here.

Hope to see you all at the event in just a few short months.


Exciting to see this go live as I’ve been watching the progress on this for a bit.  WordPress.tv is “a new addition to the WordPress family focused on making it easy for people to both learn how to use WordPress (in its dot-com and dot-org flavours), and check out the presentations at the WordCamps sprouting up all over the globe”

Check it out on http://wordpress.tv and read the full details over on Michael Pick’s blog.

This past week, a few firsts: WordCamp, Stinson, Wii, ‘Trapped

A quick wrap-up of this past week which included a few “firsts”:

– My first WordCamp this past weekend — quite amazing.  Great to see this very active WordPress community coming together to share ideas and meet up in person.  If you take a look at the WordCamp schedule page, you will see pingbacks to lots of great coverage like Barry’s ‘high performance WordPress” presentation.   In addition, there are a ton of photos of the event on flickr,  and Brian Oberkirch has a nice WordCamp round-up.

Stinson beach.  In a word “wow”.  I’ve been up here once before for a quick lunch, but spending a few days here has really solidified this place as gem in my mind.  Even managed to boogieboard/bodyboard for the first time !

Wii.  I had played the boxing and golf game briefly while at CES last year.  But @ our off-site this week we’ve had it hooked up to a projector and loaded with sports game, notably tennis.  As a somewhat old school gamer I really loved the change of pace with the Wii.  It’s simple, fun, and way more social than most other console games.

Trapped in the Closet.  A must see hip-hopera 🙂  What was great, and a first this week, was watching it followed by “Trapped in a Drive Through“.