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. Culturemap.com 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.
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).