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WordCamp Boston 2012

July 15, 2012 Comments off

WordCamp Boston 2012 After a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Boston’s WordCamp last year I was looking forward to this year’s event. Although the quality of speakers was again consistently high, notable presentations this time included:

  • “Optimizing WordPress for Speed and Scale” from Ben Metcalfe – of wpengine.com for beginners and advanced users alike.
  • An introduction to responsive web design “Going Mobile: From 960 to 320” by Chris Cochran and
  • A frank discussion of “Enterprise-Class WordPress” by Jake Goldman.

Copies/links to all of the presentations made available can be found here.

Categories: #wcbos, Opinion, WordCamp

WordCamp Boston 2011 – Day 2

July 24, 2011 Comments off

After a bumper schedule of sessions yesterday followed by the WordCamp reception event at the Microsoft NERD Center, today’s talks begin early this afternoon.

Highlights from today included the energetic “How Blogs Are The Core to Any Social Media Strategy” by Joselin Mane, “Getting Started with WordPress as a CMS” by Jake Goldman and the light-hearted but topical “You’re Doing It Wrong and It’s My Fault: Dissecting The Client Relationship” by Andrew Norcross.

As can be seen by the many #wcbos specific comments already on Twitter it seems that everybody (including myself) enjoyed themselves, learnt a lot and are already looking forward to next year’s event.

Categories: #wcbos, Opinion, WordCamp

WordCamp Boston 2011 – Day 1

July 23, 2011 Comments off

Although my first, today was the inaugural day of the second annual Boston WordCamp event for WordPress users. Hosted at the George Sherman Union building of Boston University – a WordPress user itself, it’s aim is to bring users of the blogging platform’s community  together to share and discuss a number of topics as well as meet one another.

Of the presentations today, highlights included “Customizing the Admin Interface” by Jake Rainis and Niki Brown, the standing-room only “Simplifying Your Life With WordPress Multisite” by Christina Dulude and after the formal presentations the Lightning Talk by C.C.Chapman which although short was entertaining.

Supported by an extremely well organized group of volunteers, a Mobile app for keeping track of the schedule and one of the most well designed attendee badges I have seen in a long time so far it has been well worth the modest attendance fee.

Categories: #wcbos, Opinion, WordCamp