Another year and another great WordCamp in San Francisco. More than 600 people were in attendance this year including the Father of Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic and founding developer of WordPress. Matt proudly announced his Fathers presence in the audience, stating it was his very first WordCamp. How awesome is that? Dad should be very proud for sure after getting to see Matt’s work first hand.
Some of the speakers this year included Scott Berkun, author of three bestselling books, Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation, and Confessions of a Public Speaker, Stephan Spencer, VP of SEO Strategies at Covario, and John Ford, who “figured out how to use WordPress to help pay the bills”. The entire day was packed full of good information and a lot of good people. At the end of the day, everyone was ready to head on over to the WordPress After Party at the Automattic Lounge.
The WordPress After Party was amazing. Filled with fresh fruit, a ridiculously sized cut cake spread out across a massive table, freshly made crepes filled with chocolate and fruit, and of course a great selection from the open bar. iPads were given away in drawings, people were totally networking, it was definitely worth being a part of and we were happy to be there.
The next day we had a lunch date with WordPress for Dummies & BuddyPress author and ServerBeach customer, Lisa Sabin-Wilson and her husband Chris. We love being able to spend time with our customers every opportunity we get!
If you’re a blogger and you’ve never attended a WordCamp, we urge you to go and check one out. Even if you’re not a blogger – go anyway. The great people, the World of information given, and the BBQ lunches (can’t forget those!), are well worth it.
We’ll be attending the next WordCamp Chicago again this year on June 5th and 6th. We hope to see you there!