Automattic CEO Toni Schneider will be presenting at the Freemium Summit taking place in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center on March 26th 2010. The price for admission is $449.00 which is a reality check to anyone who is used to attending a WordCamp. However, there will be a number of speakers from companies that are in the middle of capitalizing on the hybrid business model of free mixed with premium. Speakers such as Tom Conrad of Pandora, Phil Libin of Evernote, Lincoln Murphy of Sixteen Ventures, and Ben Chestnut of Mailchimp will be on hand.
Although I won’t be in attendance for this summit, I plan on doing something similar on my own through WordPress Weekly for the month of April. Each week will be dedicated to a specific commercialization aspect of WordPress. We’ll cover themes, plugins, services, and at the end of the month, have a wrap-up show. Jake Goldman, one of the organizers for WordCamp Boston will be joining me on these shows as a co-host. I’m currently in the middle of getting the round table of speakers set for each week. Keep an eye out on the WordPress Weekly category as when I have things set in stone, I’ll announce them there.