Next weekend, I’ll be on my way to Chicago, Illinois for WordCamp Chicago. I’ve been psyched up for this event ever since it was announced mostly due to the people organizing it as well as the awesome list of speakers that will be doing presentations. People such as Liz Strauss, Jeremy Wright, and Micah Baldwin from Lijit. Of course, I’m also pleased to be able to get the chance to meet Matt again face to face.
For this event, I don’t plan on doing streaming video but I will be in chatbox in the Tavern Forum talking about what I’m seeing and hearing. I’ll also be tweeting the event. It looks like all the presentations will be in one room so the influx of tweets should be pretty high if someone says something interesting.
By the way, on this weeks episode of WordPress Weekly, I’ll have both Brian Gardner and Lisa Sabin Wilson on the show to give us a preview of the event.
I have yet to purchase my hotel room for the event. I’m going to try and get one as close as possible to the UBS Building which is where the conference is being held, that way I can walk to the event and not worry about driving. I’m terrified of driving through downtown metro areas so could anyone give me some hints on how to keep my sanity/composure?
I’m really looking forward to WordCamp Chicago too, I haven’t been to one before and this sounds like a great place to start!
The really terrifying part of driving in the city is what they’ll charge you to park! Like I said before, I’m totally going to stick with a motel and ride the L, if I could afford it I’d take the Amtrak down and skip driving altogether :)
Timing could probably save you from the biggest headaches though, driving around the city in the afternoon is probably way less hassle than during rush hour or on a Friday night.
If you get Brian on the show this week, maybe you can hit hit him up for a ride, see if he’ll swing out by Gary and pick you up ;)