Toru did a presentation on the upcoming WordPress version 4.4 with an emphasis on the responsive image feature, based on his talk at WordCamp Tokyo last month. I showed a couple quick demos on how WordPress post embed works and the new Twenty Sixteen theme.
Next speaker was Sarah Cada from the Philippines. I met her when I was at WordCamp Philippines 2012 and kept in touch through our mutual friend (now a coworker) Andrew. Sarah came in as a special guest to this meetup while she’s visiting Tokyo as a part of her first trip to Japan. She talked about her involvement in the Philippine Web Designers Organization, the state of local web communities, and painfully slow internet connection there 😛
Jeff Crawford shared his experience building a business site using a theme from Thrive Themes. Jeff had shown me his site Connect-Local with another choice of a theme at a previous meetup, but this time he said he’s really happy with the ease of customization.
For the past week, I was in Park City, UT for an annual company meetup. Here are some photos from the trip, although I don’t think I took enough of them to capture exactly what it was like. I guess that’s not a bad thing, because that means I was too busy being overwhelmed, inspired, excited, and amused by actually being with the great people I (remotely) work with at Automattic.
To Salt Lake City
At SLC Airport
Automattic Hot Pepper Club sticker
WordCamp SLC Wapuu T-shirt
Bags of coffee beans
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My classmates for the week
After company photo
Hiking in Park City Mountains
Karen with Happiness patches
Yoav’s Flash Talk
Happiness Town Hall
Drone over Automatticians
Park City sky
Automattic 10 Year Anniversary Party
Team Global at the party
Birthday cake for Automatticians
Now, going back to my regular work schedule & some WordCamp Tokyo prep!
Check out #a8cgm tags on Twitter & Instagram for more photos, tweets, blog posts about the meetup.