Here is the State of the Word presentation I delivered on Saturday, and the following Q&A.
If you just want to check out the slides, here they are on Slideshare:
Yesterday I delivered the State of the Word address to the WordPress community, and the video is already up on WordPress.tv.
Here are the slides if you’d like to view them on their own:
If you just want the bullet points, here are the big things I discussed and announced:
Photos from WordCamp San Francisco 2014 taken by Sheri Bigelow.
Hack Day at WordCamp San Francisco went really well. Developers from around the globe met up to work on WordPress. Photos by Sheri Bigelow.
I have some cool news: On Sunday the day after WordCamp San Francisco we’re going to host a WordPress developer day at the Automattic office on Pier 38. It will be Barcamp-style with no pre-announced schedule, but expect more hardcore geek content like heavy WordPress performance optimization, BuddyPress internals, an intro to Erlang, a guide to secure coding, WordPress-as-CMS discussions, and more. If there’s a topic you’d like to lead start thinking about it now, there should be plenty of room for everyone to connect. (Try to keep things local though, we’re not sure how the internet will hold up.)
The new site for WordCamp San Francisco is online, go check it out. Got some more speakers and announcements when I get back from Japan.
WordCamp Denver at the Art Museum, which was a fantastic venue.
This month there were three WordCamps around the world: WordCamp Las Vegas, WordCamp Indonesia, and WordCamp Whistler. Here’s what’s coming up in the next two months. Asterisks indicate WordCamps I’ll be attending:
If you check out the WordCamp San Francisco site you’ll see that registration is open and we’ve already announced some great speakers: Matt Cutts, Tim Ferriss, Philip Greenspun, Doug Hanna, Tara Hunt, yours truly, Andy Peatling, and Steve Souders. (More coming.) It’s going to be a killer event. Mark your calendars: May 30.
WordCamp San Francisco 2009 will be on May 30, 2009.
The second day of WordCamp followed by a birthday a vintage-themed party for two local artists / performers. Includes famous Sam Bauers tango dance.
WordCamp Australia at the Red Box in Sydney, and dinner afterwards (including an arm wrestle).
I’ll be in Australia later this month for WordCamp Australia – if you’re in the country you should come out.
I’ll be in Honolulu this Saturday for PodCamp / WordCamp Hawaii 2008.
There’s not one but
three four WordCamps this weekend. I just got back from China, where both the Beijing and Shanghai events were great. (More pictures coming soon.) This Saturday you can check out WordPress events in Portland, Salt Lake City (I’ll be attending this one, they asked me first), Vancouver, and Birmingham.
Shanghai WordCamp and dinner afterward.