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May 30th, 2009 @ 9:31am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

We’re at the Mission Bay Conference Centre in San Francisco for WordCamp which is a conference and all-out love-fest for WordPress (the platform on which this site runs and on which I’ve based my entire business. I’ve decided I won’t possibly be able to cover everything I’d like to in a timely fashion today so instead of liveblogging sessions I’ll be doing a day blog throughout the day today.

Matt @ WordCamp

Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com / WordPress) announced that today’s hashtag on Twitter is simply #WordCamp since we’re the only WordCamp happening right now. He began WordPress 6 years ago (when he was 19) and we’ll be having an anniversary party for the platform later tonight.

WordCamp

I’m currently doing a tour at the Genius Bar, which is a help desk for all things WordPress. I’ll be here til 10am with Lloyd Budd (of Automattic) and then Duane, John Biehler, Dale, and John will also have shifts.

Update: I already ran into Mark from Weblog Tools Collection (an amazing WordPress resource online) and look forward to meeting many more cool people.

Biehler

A fellow Vancouverite

Update: I’m heading over to live blog Matt Cutts’ talk but will keep this post open to collect all of my thoughts throughout the day.

Update: The BBQ lunch was great and we’re gearing up for Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A session.

WordCamp SF

WordCamp SF T-Shirts (Ladies)

WordCamp SF

Vancouver Crew

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Follow my Twitter updates throughout the day:

Genius

His and hers

Update: I sat in on Scott Porad’s talk as well as one from Cali Lewis. I’m shutting down the Twitter feed now for the rest of the day.

Update: We headed out to the WordPress anniversary party at Automattic’s headquarters where I met some great people including Tara “missrogue” Hunt and Cali Lewis.

Automattic

Yum

Cupcakes

Crepes

Automattic office

Branded popcorn

Brave New Code

Matt addressing the crowd

Tara Hunt  (@MissRogue)

Cali Lewis (@CaliLewis)

Matt (@photomatt)

Caution: Duane

Automattic were fantastic hosts, providing free beer/wine, crepes made before your eyes, fresh popcorn, and a delectable selection of desserts (including the WordPress cupcakes). Duane wanted the “Canadians” to represent shut things down so it was a late night but very fun-filled.

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5 comments

  1. Wendy weir says:

    sounds like a wicked connecting and learning experience.
    if you get a chance – awesome tea and zen chow at samovar tea lounge in SF – a truly leading tea house in a tea leading city…this is the one in the mission district which i am guessing is near the mission bay conf centre
    498 Sanchez Street
    (@ 18th Street)
    Phone: (415) 626-4700
    other locations
    http://samovarlife.com/locations/

    happy word camp:)

  2. Mom-in-Law says:

    Keep the tweets coming. Dad and I feel like we are there with you. Just wish that were so! Looks like an incredible opportunity.

  3. Kyle says:

    WordPress Popcorn and Cupcakes. Amazing.

    Love the photos.

  4. [...] posts: WordCamp Day Blog, San Francisco Photowalk. View my entire set on Flickr and John’s got some great pics as [...]

  5. [...] If you’re interested in any of the topics covered at WordCamp SF, keep an eye on WordPress.tv as most, if not all, of the sessions were videotaped and should appear online as soon as they are edited together. Rebecca also covered a lot of the sessions with her excellent day blog. [...]

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