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I’m speaking at WordCamp Europe 2015

Along with Tenko Nikolov, Silvan Hagen, Wouter Groenewold , Juliette Reinders Folmer, Eric Mann , Daniel Pataki , Bryce Adams who all were announced today as speakers at WordCamp Europe 2015

We have another group of speakers to introduce you to today. They come from across the WordPress community and around the world. We hope you’re as excited as we are about seeing them in Seville in just a few months!

Source: Welcome to another group of WordCamp Europe speakers | WordCamp Europe 2015

I’m excited to be heading to Seville this June to present at WordCamp Europe.  This is going to be my first time presenting to the European WordPress community.  I’m hoping to meet a number of people I’ve never met and also to hear about all the exciting things other people are working on.

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I am this years WordCamp Philly Keynote Speaker

Cheesesteak Wapuu designed by Tracy Levesque

We’re pleased to announce that Aaron Jorbin will be the Keynote speaker for WordCamp Philly 2015!

Source: WordCamp Philly Keynote Speaker – Aaron Jorbin | WordCamp Philly 2015

On Saturday, I got a phone call asking if I would be interested in presenting the Keynote address at WordCamp Philly.  I didn’t have to think very long.  WordCamp Philly has long been one of my favorite WordCamps.  It’s a great community and they put on a solid event year after year. On a personal note, It’s also the place I met the woman I love.

If you are near Philadelphia, get your ticket today.


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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!

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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.

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WordCamp Portland Rocks!

I’m at WordCamp Portland today and tomorrow. I’ll be giving a speech on Building Child Themes: The smart way to develop WordPress themes tomorrow at 4:15pm. If you build or modify themes, this will be a good session for you to attend.

If you’re here and want to say hi, I’m the guy wearing a blue and white shirt with a yellow bow tie today. Check my twitter tomorrow to see what I’m wearing then.

If you’re not here, Check out the Live Stream