It Took Houston Four Years

Before they had a WordCamp to call their own. Hard to believe that considering Houston is the birth place for at least half of WordPress that it’s only now that a WordCamp was created in the area. has a great writeup of the event including a few quotes from Matt himself. If you’re lucky, you might spot the VaultPress spelling error which gives it a Transformers vibe.

Mullenweg floated in and out of sessions, visiting with anyone with a question, concern or an idea. It’s apparent that the ease of use comes directly from Mullenweg’s ability to listen to users whether you are building a complicated system or just want to have a recreational blog. This is one available, famous guy. “WordPress is not just software, but a community,” Mullenweg wrote in the forward of WordPress for Dummies. The day proved that to be true.

If you attended WordCamp Houston, let me know within the comments what you learned.


One response to “It Took Houston Four Years”

  1. I attended and spoke at WordCamp Houston which was my first WordCamp. It was a very well organized event and probably could have even been stretched to 2 days judging by the fact that it sold out 2 months before the event.

    I got to hear sessions from Aaron Brazell (@TechnoSailor) and Stephanie Leary (Writer of: Beginning WordPress 3) as well as a few sessions from the Blogger track.

    Matt was very accessible and spent time talking to a lot of attendees as well as attending 3 after parties and sitting in on a session in each time slot (he was in mine and I didn’t even notice till the very end).


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