WPWeekly Episode 234 – All Things WordCamp with Andrea Middleton

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Andrea Middleton, who works at Automattic as a Community Organizer for the WordPress open source project. We discuss a number of topics including, updates to the WordCamp Central website, the for-profit subsidiary, and the experimental WordCamp incubator program.

At the conclusion of our interview with Middleton, Mendel Kurland, GoDaddy’s Evangelist, joined us to describe his experiences attending DrupalCons. DrupalCons are events similar to WordCamps but on a larger scale. He tells us what the similarities and differences are and the unique things they do that he’d like to see WordCamps adopt. We close out the show with Marcus’ plugin picks of the week.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.5.2 Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities
Automattic is Protecting its Woo, WooThemes, and WooCommerce Trademarks

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

Disable WordPress Core Update Email allows used to disable the default notification email sent by WordPress after an automatic core update is applied.

Downgrade enables users to easily downgrade WordPress to an earlier version. It’s a handy diagnostics tool that helps determine if a new WordPress release is the cause of errors.

Woo Customer Insight provides greater insight into what visitors are doing on your sites. It allows you to see the pages your customers are visiting, where they’re clicking, the time spent on the different pages, and more.

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3 responses to “WPWeekly Episode 234 – All Things WordCamp with Andrea Middleton”

  1. Great episode. Really enjoyed hearing from Andrea.

    I’d begun the process of starting a meetup here in the Boise area. But I was just too busy at the time. Things have changed and I’d like to make it a priority, with the goal of having a WordCamp here in the next few years. I’ll reach out to the team soon and restart that process.

  2. Great podcast – especially for me as we’re in the throes of organizing the very first OKC WordCamp. I didn’t realize some of the tools were very new, so I did a quick video and blog post about the new Sponsor tool, giving everyone a look into the back-end of our OKC WordCamp website.
    I hope people will enjoy seeing how the tool works and what a timesaver it is, both to WordCamp Central and us.


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