WordSesh 2 is well underway, with over 17 and a half hours already under its belt. WordPressers have been tuning in from all over the world for 24 straight hours of WordPress immersion (although to be perfectly honest, some of us did take sleep breaks). Here are some of the highlights so far.
The DradCast hosts Brad Williams and Dre Armeda kicked it off in style, along with WordSesh 2 organizer Scott Basgaard. The WordSesh 2 Rap debuted, and we think it was even better than the first WordSesh rap.
More than 100 people joined the the chatroom, and Scott announced that WordSesh 3 would be held in six months. The hosts chatted to a few of the upcoming speakers, including Nikhil Vimal—a 14 year old core contributor to WordPress 3.7.
Interview with Matt Mullenweg
Siobhan asked Matt about the GPL, how his role has changed over the years, how he is enjoying leading WordPress 3.8, and his plans for the future. Matt reaffirmed his commitment to open-source, stating that he would be willing to go to court to defend the GPL.
Demand for this session was so high that the WordSesh 2 site went down, but thankfully the WordSesh team managed to get it back up and running.
Talks then continued through the night—on topics like design, security, support, pricing, themes, debugging and more. If you missed any of theses talks, you can currently track them down on YouTube, although they will be made available on the WordSesh site in due course.
In the meantime, buckle up, because there are plenty of session still to go, including:
- A WordPress Podcasting Roundtable
- How to add semantic data (schema) to your WordPress website in 20 minutes or less
- Minimum Viable WordPress Product
- Writing Testable WordPress Plugins
- The WooCommerce Ecosystem
- i18n: Preparing Your WordPress Theme for the World
- WordPress Design Trends
- 101 Ways To Demand Higher Fees
- WordPress SEO: Getting Back to to the Basics
- How to create a native iOS/Android mobile app with WordPress
What are your WordSesh 2 highlights so far?
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