August 31st, 2009

WordCamp Portland: WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg to field questions

WordCamp Portland: WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg to field questions

I don’t need to tell you (but I will anyway): Portland loves open source. But do you know what we love even more than that? Open source founders.

We proudly proclaim Portland the home of the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds—and of course his four impersonators come late September. And having Rasmus Lerdorf, the founder of PHP, here in town for Open Source Bridge was quite a coup.

And now, we have another open source founder to add to the list. Thanks to WordCamp Portland, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg will be visiting Portland in September.

And the best part of about Matt’s visit? It’s going to be very interactive. So get your WordPress questions ready.

I’m sure the topics will go in a variety of directions once the ideas start flowing, but we’d love to have a few starter questions to kick things off. If you’ve got a question you’ve been dying to ask the man behind WordPress, leave it as a comment here. We’ll pick out a few to start the discussion (and anything that doesn’t get chosen is fair game to be asked from the audience).

Now granted, WordCamp Portland is currently sold out. But there is a waiting list. And even if you don’t have a ticket to attend, you may have a really good question for Matt. So, please add it to the WordCamp Portland post.

No word on Matt’s travel schedule currently. But we can always hold out hope that he’s available for a little get together beyond his WordCamp appearance.

(Image courtesy Aaron Hockley. Used under Creative Commons.)

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2 Responses to “WordCamp Portland: WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg to field questions”

  1. Dane says:

    So wait.. is he dressing up as the “Fairy Blog Mother” this year???

  2. Eclipse Now says:

    Will BBpress ever become a plugin of WordPress?
    Will BBpress ever become ‘fully loaded’ straight out of the box, with the full functionality of SMF and phpbb3, so that users don’t get nervous about 3rd party developers letting vital functions ‘die’?
    Speaking of dead vital functions, will bbsync ever be resurrected as a ‘core’ part of the bbpress plugin?
    Will BBpress get the full treatment for newcomers?

    If so.. it would simply KILL the other forums with a true database integration and full support from the Automattic team. Otherwise…. there are many issues, including integration, and Joomla’s integration with Kunena (still a baby) could one day take over.

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