WPWeekly Episode 55 – WordCamp Toronto/Columbus Recap

wordpressweekly1In episode 55, we had a roundtable discussion of sorts centered around the various WordCamps we attended over the past two weekends. David Peralty and Jeremy Clarke discussed WordCamp Toronto, I talked about WordCamp Columbus and Brad Williams talked about his experience at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic. We discussed the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding our experiences. If you’re thinking about organizing a WordCamp event, be sure to tune in and take a listen as you might be able to pick up a thing or two to help improve your event.

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  1. I went to WordCamp Mid-Atlantic, so I really enjoyed hearing how the other 2 WordCamps went. You all did a great job describing your experiences.
    Brad Williams’ Advanced Thesis session was excellent. He mentioned in the podcast that he only went to the cacheing session, and so didn’t know how the other presentations went.
    My wife enjoyed and got a lot from “Being a Balanced Blogger” from Jared Goralnick.
    And I really liked the “Photoblogging” with Marc Benton and “WordPress SEO” with Sri Nagubandi and John Shehata.
    Closing out the day, Mark Jaquith’s “State of the Word” gave us some things to look forward to in WP 2.8 – especially (hopefully) an improved Media uploader experience. A segment of WP development that he’s taking on personally. Great news IMO!

    While this was my first WordCamp, I do agree with you that there should be more “WordPress the Software” type of sessions. Using it, working with it, etc.

    Thanks for a great podcast! Again!


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