WordCamp Brisbane 2015 – WordPress Conference

WordCamp Brisbane 2015 has been announced! May 30/31st at QUT in Gardens point. It seems like just yesterday that I wrote a post, but the reality is that the last few posts on this site have been WordCamp announcements.. Although I missed announcing WordCamp Sydney 2014, I’m happy to say, I’ve not missed my chance to post about WordCamp Brisbane 2015 :) What is a WordCamp?

WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 75 million sites on the web. – http://central.wordcamp.org/about/

WordCamps are attended by people ranging from blogging newbies to professional WordPress developers and consultants, and usually combine scheduled programming with unconference sessions and other activities. – http://central.wordcamp.org/about/

What should I expect from a WordCamp? For more information about what to expect from a WordCamp, check out WordCamp Centra’s What to Expect page.

WordCamp Sydney 2012 – July 21-22

Please note: I’m not a WordCamp Sydney organiser, Any questions related to WordCamp Sydney should be directed towards their contact form. If you’re interested in WordPress in Sydney, also check out the WordPress Sydney meetup group.

Howdy folks,
So I don’t blog often, it’s a bad habit of mine, but it doesn’t mean I don’t love WordPress any less!

The number of WordPress professionals in Australia is forever increasing, how many are there? We don’t know – but what we do know, is that every time a WordCamp is held in Australia that up to 200 people jump at the opportunity to come out and meet other WordPress users, Designers, Developers, and even some of the crew who make using WordPress possible.

So I’m glad to be able to say, 2012 has brought with it yet another WordCamp, WordCamp Sydney, which is being held at the University of Sydney in July. I’m glad to be able to say I’ll be there, well really, I have to say, I’m rather looking forward to it!
(Did you know that the 2nd WordCamp to ever be held in Australia was WordCamp Australia held in Sydney in 2008?).

There’s not too much longer until the WordCamp is on top of us, so head over and check out their new site, talk to your friends about it, mention it to colleagues, friends and family, anyone who you think would be interested in a weekend of WordPress goodness – and don’t forget, WordCamp’s are not just for developers, they’re for users, designers and even those who don’t use WordPress, but are interested in the digital web we all work in.

WordCamp Sydney July 21-22, 2012

WordCamp Gold Coast Status Update

Hey all,

Just a quick update for those of you who subscribe via RSS! I’d just like to remind you all that WordCamp Gold Coast has been announced (And will take place on Nov 5th & 6th at Bond University), and not only that, but is also open for ticket sales, accepting speaker nominations, and seeking sponsorship!. If you’re interested in WordCamp going-ons, please subscribe the the WordCamp Gold Coast RSS Feed.


WordCamp Gold Coast 2011 Status

Update: Just a quick update for those coming from search engines, the WordCamp Gold Coast website is up and running at: http://2011.goldcoast.wordcamp.org/ head over there for updated information :) – D

Hi All,

Just thought I’d let everyone know that we’ve (Me, Bronson, Lachlan and Brent) decided upon a date and venue for WordCamp Gold Coast 2011!

Yes, Fantastic news right? But the catch, Well, There is no catch! Other than the fact neither will be announced until we’ve got everything finalised and deposits paid.

So sit tight, It’s a-happening ( October – Novemberish ), We’re currently in the paperwork section of a few things, so once we’ve got our website up and running with details of the event I’ll be posting another update to give a callout to potential sponsors and all that jazz!

Also, Don’t forget about the Brisbane WordPress meetup’s,  being held monthly, we’re getting a nice flow of regular users, Designers, Developers and everything in between now, The next meetup is the 7th of July at the Edge in Southbank  and is more than just a Evening meetup, We’re planning a full day of workshops! It’ll consist of a drop-in session where people can come along and chat with WordPress people, Network, get some tips on their own sites, people are putting their hands up to help out with marketing your website, etc, so it’s looking to be a great day for those of you who might only be able to spare an hour or 2 at some point on your Saturday :)  (But if you’re one of the few that only comes along for the evening chats in the Pub, I’m sure we can still accommodate you :))

WordCamp Melbourne 2011 went off

Last weekend was WordCamp 2011, Lots of things were said and done, there was an afterparty that not many talk about (and many suspect the organisers were still drunk the next day), and of course – there were talk from a lot of interesting people.

But of course, this isnt to write about those people, the events, or anything else, this is purely a post to post up a few things which I mentioned.

First part, My presentation: How to become a WordPress Surgeon: An introduction to WordPress Core Contributing. – in reality, it was decided 5 minutes before hand the content, so give me some slack :)

Direct Link: http://wcmelb.blip.tv/file/4826938/

Now the links I promised:

  • Search and Replace – An excellent plugin for replacing text throughout WordPress, good for updating old links from other domains
  • Core Control – A Plugin of mine which allows you to see inside a bit of WordPress, The main use for this today is determining which HTTP Transport is in use, and the ability to disable those which are malfunctioning.
  • Theres another plugin which is useful when changing permastructures to distinctivly different structs, in most cases the canonical redirect takes care of it, but it’s not 100% perfect, I cant find the plugin, but Advanced Permalinks looks like it’ll do the job, But might not be compatible with 3.0/3.1, and might be overkill really.. but search the Permalinks tag on the extend directory and see what you can find.

And links that are just awesome:

Its over

WordCamp Australia 2008 is over, And i’m back home now.

How was it? Great.

Go again? Yes.

Invite everyone else to come along? Hell yeah!

Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to get some business cards printed up before WCAU,  So to those of you who asked, Sorry; Hopefully i’ll get my Portfolio website up and running shortly. (And not surprisingly, Turns out, i also had a Twitter account, Not that i understand a word of how to use it)

To all of you who i met out down there, Thanks for turning up, It was great meeting you all, Jane and Matt deserve a special mention though,  Both for the speeches and the discussion you guys provided the event with (Oh hey, Sorry for the odd introduction Matt :) – it was good to get odd reactions).

Highlight? Originally it would’ve been Matt’s speech, But (And i wish i had a photo of this) was the reason for the dodgy wireless coverage, Some of you will know it was due to a wireless router not working correctly (which was on Matt’s table too). The reason the router wasn’t routing? It wasn’t plugged in! When pulling up the network cables later Sunday evening, I found out that someone had forgotten to crimp the other end of the network cable, so it wasn’t actually plugged into the network.. Oops indeed..

Onto more pressing issues, At a small meeting afterwards to discuss the future of the WordCamp Australia Association, The idea of smaller meet ups was brought up,  Personally i’d like to see something happen in the Brisbane/Gold Coast area, Any takers? Not a full weekend event, Not even a day event, Just a gathering for lunch or something similar, If we can get up a good enough group of people together from the area, It might be possible to get WordCamp Australia in Brisbane for 2010 (2009 will likely be Sydney again).

So, If anyone is in the Northern Rivers district/lower QLD and up for catching up at any stage give me a yell, and we’ll see what can be organised.

Finally, To whoever is organising the BuddyPress WordCamp install, Hurry up and get it done :) Traveling home isn’t a good excuse!

Calling all Australian WordPress’ers!

So, WordCamp Australia’s dates have been confirmed, The location is still undisclosed (However, It IS in sydney :)).

Are you attending? Thinking of attending? Or thinking “Wait, What are you on about“? Follow the links to register interest or find out more :)

Location: Undisclosed Venue, Sydney
Date: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th of December 2008
Am i atttending?: I’ll make an effort to attend!

So hopefully i’ll see you there! :)

Update: It has been moved to 29/30th November: http://wordcamp.com.au/2008/08/wordcamp-updated-dates/