WordCamping in San Francisco from Tucson

WordCamp San Francisco 2013 was the first WordCamp I’d ever attended. I was lucky enough to go w/ my wife and we both had a great time. We were really disappointed when we realized we wouldn’t be able to make it back for WordCamp San Francisco 2014. (Fingers crossed for 2015!)

Thankfully, they’re offering livestream tickets!


I scooped up a livestream + t-shirt ticket and threw the date on the calendar. But as the hours ticked by after that purchase, I started to think it’d be nice to invite other local WordPress users over and share the experience. My wife took it a step further and suggested we use one of the locations the Tucson WordPress Meetup group has used recently.

About the same day, this post went up re: viewing parties.


The Tucson WordPress Meetup is hosting a Viewing Party

If you live in Tucson and use are the slightest bit curious about WordPress and/or it’s community of users, RSVP and join us this coming weekend (October 25 & 26) for a great look at both. There are two full days of great speakers scheduled. We’ll have two different rooms setup to view both tracks. Lunch is provided on Sunday by Nuanced Media.

Oct 25-26, 9am-6pm, CoLab Workspace

If you find yourself too far from SF or a local WP Meetup group, they’re still selling livestream tickets here. You can watch in the comfort of your home!

Twitter List of WCSF Speakers

Compiled by David Bisset – Subscribe to the list or follow the ones that knock your socks off.


Favorite Quotes of WordCamp San Francisco 2013

Thanks to an awesome employer, I was able to attend WordCamp San Francisco 2013 over the past weekend. And it was full of face-melting, WordPress-knowledge-mic droppage. I thought I’d share some quotes that have stuck with me:

“I say baby-aggrivating stuff. Sorry.” Nikolay Bachiyski

“Be the first person in the room to take it visual.” Scott Berkun (paraphrased by Grant Landram)

“Have you ever tried to recover a site from Google’s cache? It was 2005 … I still have nightmares about this.” Mark Jaquith

“I even made a plugin called [`Stop query_posts()`](” Konstantin Kovshenin

Andrew Nacin, Automattic

I didn’t get any juicy quotes out of this talk, but I did get homework… I’ll be reading over these for the next several days:

Yuri Victor, Washington Post

I loved this session and could have sat through another couple hours w/ this speaker. He is awesome.

“Move forward w/ small changes. [It allows you to accomplish something] and makes it easy to move backward when it breaks. I try to change one thing everyday that I don’t like.”

I also want to frame his recipe for brainstorming sessions in my cube at work.

Recipe for Brainstorming

  • Small Diverse Groups
  • Stickies and Sharpies (every idea gets written down & collected)
  • Candy because candy is awesome
  • Timer (5m!) … come up w/ 50 ideas
  • NO devil’s advocates in brainstorming… they are the DEVIL!

This one wasn’t really from WordCamp, but found it in my email this evening and couldn’t resist: