Tag: WordCamp

Matt Mullenweg on martinis, jazz, and a little open source project called WordPress

[HTML2]If you’re an out-of-town tech type who’s traipsing through Portland chances are—that at one time or another—you’re going to wind up on the set of Strange Love Live, the best tech podcast in Portland… if not the world.

So it comes as no surprise that when Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, was here in town for Beer and Blog (yes, the rumors were true) and WordCamp Portland that Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal managed to wrangle Matt away from WordCamp for a few minutes to chat about martinis, jazz, and, of course, WordPress. Read More

Rumor: WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg will be at Beer and Blog

[HTML2]Now you know how I struggle with the rumors. Generally, I don’t post anything until I’ve had the chance to check it out. I mean, just look at what all you crazy Portlanders did with that Dave Chappelle rumor.

But this one falls into the “fairly certain” category. And since I’m convinced that Portland loves WordPress and beer almost as much as it loves Chappelle I’m going with it: Matt Mullenweg—none other than the guy who created WordPress—will be at Beer and Blog, this Friday. Read More

memePDX 004: pdx.fm, Microsoft sponsors WordCamp, Kanye, One Web Day, Simler, Events, and Facebook, Facebook, Facebook

It’s another Thursday, and that means it’s time for another memePDX, the weekly wrap up of the hottest tech stories from Portland… and beyond.

Yet again, we got a little too chatty. So it’s running a little long. Like about 30 minutes. But in our defense there was a ton of news. And both Cami Kaos and I were tired and a tad punchy.

But trust me, there’s a bunch of good stuff. Like what? pdx.fm, Microsoft sponsoring WordCamp, Kanye, One Web Day, Simler, and a whole heck of a lot of Facebook news. Read More

Keeping Portland weird: Microsoft signs on as premier sponsor of WordCamp Portland

Portland loves the WordPress. And we love the open source. And that’s why we love WordCamp Portland, arguably the largest gathering of WordPress enthusiasts and bloggers—who use the open source content management system and blogging platform—in the state of Oregon.

And when people think of open source content management systems, what’s the first name that jumps to mind? It probably wasn’t Microsoft. In fact, that probably wasn’t even in the top 10. Still, I’m happy to report that they have signed on as the premier sponsor for WordCamp Portland. Read More

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. Read More

WordCamp Portland sells out

When you combine that camp popularity with the WordPress fandom that consumes the blogging world of Portland you’ve got a sure fire recipe for a killer camp. That’s WordCamp Portland.

Now, as we all know, the Camps are a pretty popular item here in the Portland area. BarCamp Portland, WhereCamp, Digital Journalism Camp… the list goes on and on. And when you combine that campity camp camp popularity with the WordPress fandom that consumes the blogging world of Portland, you’ve got a sure fire recipe for a killer camp.

That’s WordCamp Portland. And that’s why—as promised—it sold out in a little over a week. Read More

WordCamp Portland: Let the registration begin

Once a year, Portland WordPress aficionados like to gather to share ideas, compare notes, and learn from our astute peers at WordCamp Portland. WordCamp registration opened today.

You know me. I like to state—some would say overstate—the obvious. So here we go. You may not know it, but Portland? Portland loves WordPress.

It’s true. We have user groups for it. Build themes for it. Code plugins for it. Heck, some of us even blog with it every now and again.

And once a year, all of us Portland WordPress aficionados like to gather to share ideas, compare notes, and learn from our astute peers at WordCamp Portland. Sound interesting? Well get moving, because WordCamp registration opened today and there’s only room for 200 folks. Read More

WordCamp Portland 2009 continues to add awesome speakers

And as I’ve mentioned—and will likely continue to mention ad nauseam—there’s no better place in Portland to learn about WordPress than they continue to add speakers.

Now if Portland had to pick a favorite blogging application, I would venture a guess that it would WordPress, the open source CMS that runs many a blog in the Portland area.

And as I’ve mentioned—and will likely continue to mention ad nauseam—there’s no better place in Portland to learn about WordPress. Especially as they continue to add awesome speakers. Read More

WordCamp Portland 2009 announces initial speakers

And there’s no better place to learn about using, manipulating, and generally mucking with WordPress than WordCamp Portland.

Without a doubt, one of Portland’s favorite blogging platforms is WordPress. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s open source. It’s easy to tweak and extend. And it’s got a great developer community both here in town and throughout the world.

And there’s no better place to learn about using, manipulating, and generally mucking with WordPress than WordCamp Portland. Don’t believe me? Well check out the speakers they just announced. Read More

Portland presents at WordCamp Las Vegas

WordCamp Las VegasThis weekend, a number of Portland folks made the trek down south for WordCamp Las Vegas, a gathering of WordPress users akin to our own WordCamp Portland.

Three members of the Portland tech community—Aaron Hockley, Geoff Kleinman, and Lorelle VanFossen—took to the stage to present. Which is a really big deal, given that the attendees at this event are very much a who’s who of the WordPress community and the world of blogging, including Matt Mullenweg (the creator of WordPress), Chris Brogan, Liz Strauss… the list goes on and on.

Aaron Hockley’s talk “Beyond Beer and Blog,” described the growing Web tech scene here in town and highlighted some of the key factors that contributed to building such a successful community.

The presentation was so exceedingly good—and so well received—I’ve embedded it below for your viewing pleasure. It’s the weekend. Kick back and spend a few minutes hearing about how we got where we are today.

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Geoff presented on techniques and tips for managing team blogs with large numbers of contributors. You can watch his presentation on the WordCamp Las Vegas Ustream channel.

Unfortunately, at the time of this post, the always incomparable Lorelle had not yet had her presentation archived. (I’ll link it up when it’s available. [Update] Or not. See Aaron’s comment below.) She presented on measuring traffic and what it means to bloggers. No doubt with a mention or two of Woopra.

WordCamp Las Vegas continues through Sunday. It is being streamed live if you’d like to tune in.

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