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State of the Word… in person!

Update: Here’s the recording!

I’m very excited that we’ll be broadcasting the State of the Word “live from New York City” this coming Tuesday, December 14th! There will be a very small “studio audience” of community members there in person.

Recording the solo version last year was actually one of the hardest things I’ve done in a long time. It’s funny, with a live audience I can comfortably present for an hour no problem, but recording that 25 minute presentation, alone in a room staring at a camera, was an excruciating process over two days and dozens of takes. I got the advice afterward that even if you’re just staring into a camera, it can be helpful to have an “audience” of a few friends in the room.

Even more than that, though, I’m positively giddy to see some of my friends from the WordPress community in person for the first time in several years. Please join via streaming on the 14th, and also there will also be at least 20 watch parties around the globe if there’s one in your neighborhood. Looking forward to catching up, celebrating the community’s accomplishments over the last year, and hopefully raising a torch for our march toward freedom on the web in 2022.

4 replies on “State of the Word… in person!”

Awesome address!

Your “Rhythm changes” reference was a pleasant surprise. Thanks to WordPress empowering online music education, attempting to play contrafact melodies (“Bird heads”) in 12 keys is an essential part of my practice routine.

I also have a “scroll” of stunning, WP-powered sites for the Showcase… 🙂

Cheers!

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