Monday was the first day of spring! It’s time to celebrate by cleaning up some of that WordCamp swag. Don’t forget to check out our other editorial toons!
WordCamp US is coming up and we can’t stop thinking about the after-party at the Academy of Natural Sciences. There will be live animals, butterflies, and karaoke! Don’t forget to check out our other editorial toons!
WordCamp developed a new page that makes the status of each new WordCamp public. Called the WordCamp Application Status page, it lists the conference’s name, location, most recent milestone, status, and last update. It even highlights the applicant’s name so it’s easier to get in touch. Thinking about creating a new WordCamp? Check the list first and get involved if one has already been planned. Everything is done through WordCamp Central. You can log in, choose the WordCamp you want to update and change the status to everything from “Needs More Info” to “Scheduled.” When a WordCamp is first added, […]
We’ve come a long way since the first WordCamp in 2006 in San Francisco. In 2015, 89 WordCamps were held in 34 countries with over 21,000 attendees total. That’s just WordCamps alone. There were 2,000 other meetups around the world attended by 40,000 people. Over the past few years, WordPress has seen a rise in niche conferences. And, as WordPress grows to be more dynamic, they will likely continue to gain popularity. Here are five niche conferences to look out for in 2016. A Day Of REST The WordPress REST API has gained momentum over last year and will be fully merged […]
Have a news tip or an upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly ‘What’s New In WordPress’ roundup? Write us at [email protected] Remembering Alex King: Matt Mullenweg talks about Alex King, an early WordPress developer and popular speaker at WordCamps. Habits, Skills, And Tools Of WordPress Developers: Git is wildly popular, but what other tools and timesaving techniques are developers using these days? Find out! 99 Popular Websites That Were Built With WordPress: From celebrities to major TV networks, here’s 99robots’ list of popular WordPress pages (that you didn’t know where built with WordPress). Lessons Learned From Moderating Comments: Jeff […]
Have a news tip or an upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly ‘What’s New In WordPress’ roundup? Write us at [email protected] Rest In Peace, Alex King: “Alex was one of the original WordPress developers, and leaves a lasting legacy and impact on the WordPress community.” WordPress REST API Merge Proposal: After months of excitement and speculation, over the weekend the WordPress core team made a big announcement: It’s time to merge the REST API into the WordPress core. WordPress Trademark Case Settle Out of Court: Jeff Yablon originally fought the lawsuit, but it was announced on Monday that the […]
Torque asked me to cover WordCamp Miami. I got the email basically as I was getting off my plane in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and instantly, I felt like Johnny Depp’s character in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (minus the copious amount of drugs and Benicio Del Toro as my lawyer). This was only my second WordCamp, and the only other I’d been to was tiny in comparison. So I didn’t know what to expect, let alone what to write about. Yes, during every talk, I took pages of notes, and lots of pictures, but why rehash what everyone said? […]
One of the most satisfying things you can do is get involved in the WordPress community. There hasn’t been a community I’ve been a part of that is as supportive, approachable, and friendly as the WordPress community. I’ve already written about the various ways to become involved in the WordPress community—from helping on support forums, to contributing to WordPress core. One of the best ways to engage and get involved with the WordPress community (or any community for that matter) is to gather together, share ideas, and network. That is what WordCamps are all about. What is a WordCamp? Haven’t heard of WordCamps before? The official […]
I have been fortunate enough over the years to have had many different roles at various WordCamps. I have been a speaker at WordCamps such as Victoria BC and Boston, a sponsor while in my role as a Product Manager for a major Canadian telco, and an organizer for several WordCamps in Toronto. So I think it’s fair to say that I have a unique perspective on the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to WordCamps. In this article, however, I’d like to talk about my experiences as an organizer. Organizing a WordCamp The most important person you will meet in your journey as […]
We had a great time hanging out and chatting with everyone at WordCamp San Francisco this weekend. Throughout the weekend, we were lucky enough to interview some of the attendees and ask them about their WordCamp experiences. In this article, we’ve shared a few of our favorites, but you can see the full set of interviews here. Thanks to all our old and new friends for their time! Crafty Chica Crafty Chica is a legend in the craft community. Her talk focused on how bringing passion to whatever you do can pay off. As a side note, Kathy’s blog was an early […]