Despite being somewhat ill, I made it to WordCamp today via BART and MUNI.
Here are my photos from WordCamp SF 2009 on Flickr.
Random notes so far:
- I just heard someone say one of my favorite refrains: “I’m not a programmer, but…”
- There are twice as many people here this year as there were last year (and it is certainly evident)
- WordPress has served up 22 billion page views in the last 12 months
- Ed Morita has a WordPress tattoo
- Tim Ferriss outsourced even his love life at one point
- Matt Cutts thinks cat blogging is okay; the main things are to write often and about what you care about
- This post is basically what Matt Cutts recommended: “11 reasons WordCamp ruled.”
- yes, I am liveblogging on my iPhone
- thematic and sandbox are good, widget-ready starting points for custom themes (look for widgets to show up on this site now that I know this) — these now supercede the one I based this blog’s theme and others
- According to Tim Ferriss, Stumbleupon is a cheap source of relatively high quality traffic
- A Bay Area county agency that shall remain nameless is still using Pentium 4s with 256 megs of RAM that barely run IE6 and have memory issues with Outlook 2000
- Dave Gray of XPLANE (who also publishes the XBLOG, which I like a lot, though it is due a redesign) gave a really interesting and inspiring talk that I wish could have been 2X as long. I look forward to getting his slides and looking further into XPLANE’s work.
- I walked out of Philip Greenspun’s talk because he made an insensitive joke out of Cory Lidle’s having died in a plane crash.
I found WordCamp SF 2009 pretty informative — what I stayed for at least. I left in part because I didn’t want to overdo it while recovering from what might be the flu (um, I’m pretty sure I wasn’t contagious, people who were sitting near me), not to mention the law of diminishing returns.
I’ll add more in a subsequent post.