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.
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()`](http://wordpress.org/plugins/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: