I spent this past weekend staffing the WordPress.com Happiness Bar at Podcast Movement 2014 in Dallas, TX. It was a great event, especially since this was the first time it was ever held! We were able to meet tons of excited WordPress users and also help to fix quite a few sites that were either in need of updating to the latest version of WordPress, needed some quick customizations, or just wanted some recommendations on themes and plugins. WordPress is very popular with podcasters, so it was great to be able to be on site at the conference to meet as many of them as we did. I look forward to next year’s event and hope to attend again!
I had an amazing time at South Carolina’s first WordCamp, WordCamp Charleston, this weekend. Shout-out to the amazing organizers and volunteers who made it a great experience for all attendees. I attended several of the sessions, all of which were very informative and interactive. Andrew Nacin gave the keynote and talked about where WordPress has come from, as well as where it’s heading.
If you get a chance to attend this WordCamp in the future, definitely check it out. Charleston is a great city, with plenty to do before and after camp.
I had the opportunity to help out with the Happiness Bar at WordCamp Raleigh this weekend and had a great time. We were able to help many users from all different skill levels with their WordPress questions. It’s great to hear how folks are using WordPress, and also to hear their frustrations so we can try to make improvements when possible. The bar also provides a great place for people to meet each other and make connections that will help them even after camp is over. Thanks to Kevin and Kris for their help this weekend as well. Between the three of us we helped quite a few folks!
I’m heading to WordCamp Raleigh this weekend (November 23 & 24) to meet up with a few other Automatticians who will be in attendance. This will only be my second WordCamp ever, so I’m pretty excited to compare the differences and similarities between them and how they’re run. There are also some great looking sessions I’m excited to attend and hopefully meet some awesome WordPress users.
The Automatticians that will be there will also set up a Happiness Bar between sessions and during breaks, so if you or anyone you know have WordPress problems or questions, feel free to come find us!
I’ll be attending WordCamp Birmingham coming up on August 24-25. Not only will it be awesome to represent Automattic there, but it will also be my first time attending a WordCamp at all! If you’re in the area, there’s still time to register. I would love to see and meet as many folks there as I can, so let me know if you’re coming, you’ll be able to find me at the Happiness Bar!