WordCamp SF 2009
WordCamp SF was the first WordCamp event that I attended physically. I attended PodCamp+WordCamp Hawaii virtually last year. I have to say that I had the best time ever. I knew I would the moment I found out the date and registered. There were more than 700+ attendees… doubling the size from last year! There were so many great people attending too. I didn’t get the chance to meet and talk to everyone that I wanted to, but there’s always next year, and WordCamp LA is coming up as well!
WordPress means A LOT to me since I was using it from the very beginning. It’s the essence of my internet existence. When @photomatt gave the State of the Word, it brought back so many nostalgic memories. I remember helping Michel V (the original coder of b2) beta test his software about 9 years ago. I use to constantly hack b2 every way I could. And I also remember when WordPress was born, as well as all the other blog software there were competing with WP at the time. It was a nice walk down my internet memory lane, and I shall not forget it.
One of my favorite moments at WordCamp SF was when Matt Mullenweg said hello to me. I’ve admired his work with WordPress for many years, and this was the first time we’ve ever met. He’s very sweet and full of personality!
Another favorite moment was when my cousin’s (@NctrnlBst / Ed Morita) WordPress tattoo appeared in Matt’s presentation! Yes, the tattoo is very real. He designed it himself and got it shortly after attending WordCamp Hawaii since he loved the software so much! Matt joked about not being able to change the WordPress logo again since someone has it permanently tattooed on their body. lol
I really enjoyed myself at WordCamp SF. And I’m really looking forward to returning next year as well as attending WordCamp LA in Sept. Won’t you join me? :) If you missed any of this year’s WordCamps, please visit WordPress.tv for videos!
The WordCamp SF Party at Pier 38 was a lot of fun as well. I loved seeing the WordPress CupCakes! The freshly made crepes were yummy as well. WordCamp SF sure know how to throw a party! The music was a bit too loud though. I was losing my voice by the end of the night trying to talk to people. heh
My trip to San Francisco finally came to an end, and it was sad indeed. I hope to visit again sometime soon.. :)