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WordCamp NYC 2010 Roundup

Wow. WordCamp NYC flew by. Despite all of the great conversations and informative speeches, I feel as though it just flew by. I put up a post featuring my slides on WordPress Documentation on Saturday and wanted to run through some highlights:

  • The lightning speeches were a great idea. It gave me more information the I could have possibly learned by giving each presenter a chance to sample what there presentation was on and why the audience should attend. I’d like to see more WordCamps copy this style.
  • John Ford gave a speech that I only caught the later half of on Security that seemed to go above and beyond the traditional WordPress Security speech.
  • Daryl Koopersmith presented on Advanced Javascript techniques. He demystified many parts of javascript and proved why he is such an important member of the WordPress development community
  • Microsoft generously sponsored a dinner for all of the speakers that was a great opportunity to get to better know some of the people that I chat with regularly online. Thanks Microsoft (I bet me saying that surprises a few people)
  • Volunteering at the genius bar was a lot of fun. It’s always exciting to help people solve there problems.
  • Matt Martz and I presented an unconference session on BackPress. I hope that our attendees enjoyed it and learned how BackPress can help them out and how to setup a project to use it.

Jane Wells, Steve Bruner, and all of the other volunteers put in a lot of effort and I’m incredibly happy with how everything turned out. It was great to hang out with Sheri Bigalow, John Ford, Shayne Sanderson, Matt Martz, Sara Cannon, Jane Wells, Andrew Nacin, Daryl Koopersmith, Boone Gorges, John James Jacoby, and many other smart talented folk. I’m looking forward to WordCamp NYC 2011!

Uncategorized WordPress

Documentation! My WordCamp NYC 2010 presentation

The slides from my lightning speech about the state of WordPress documentation today and where it is going are available as well as my Don’t be a Wanker, Write your Documentation speech. If you happen to catch a mistake (such as spelling), please comment below.

A few resource to help you on your documentation journey:

I will be hanging out in the Hacker Room tomorrow when I’m not helping out at the genius bar or running a unconference session on with Matt Martz (sivel). I also have some Clearspring stickers that I would love to hand out. I’m in a red bow tie today and will be wearing a blue one tomorrow.

If you want to contribute a documentation patch to WordPress, come to the Hacker Room tomorrow. I’ll help you out and we can try to get Andrew Nacin to commit it.