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

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/