I am excited to say that I am going to WordCamp this year!
The schedule was put up sometime today. I like that the topics are well rounded – no particular weight on one topic such as blogging itself or WordPress’ technical aspect. Being 2 full-day conference on one software, variety is a good thing. Plus, they have something for everyone – freelance web designer, online marketer, hard-core programmer, sysadmin, and of course bloggers.
I’m particularly interested to hear Barry Abrahamson & Matt’s presentation on WordPress performance. “Iterative Design in Agile Environments” by Rashmi Sinha looks good too… Good thing they don’t have multiple presentations at the same time – it was so hard to choose between so many interesting topics & presenters at SxSW. I hate making decisions. I am so bad at it when it comes to multiple things that all look so good.
WordPress Meetup in Okayama
I’m also going to another WordPress event in Japan on July 1st. It’s the 3rd Annual WordPress Japan meetup! Last year it took place in Tokyo and we had a pretty good turnout. This year, it’s going to be in beautiful Kurashiki City in Okayama prefecture.
Everyone I met at the past WordPress Japan meetups has been so nice (I’m not just saying that… I really mean it). They are all very enthusiastic about using WordPress to do whatever they are doing… personal blog is probably the most popular reason for using WordPress; there were also a bunch of people using WordPress as a business platform, fully customized CMS, muti-user blog service, etc.
So I hope this year’s meetup will be as much fun as the past 2 years! I just can’t wait for both of these events 🙂