WordCamp Dallas in Frisco, Texas, began Friday night with a bang of social fun at a local restaurant, with a lot of the participants and speakers talking WordPress and blogging, and getting to know each other while competing with the loud volume of the announcements for diners.
The beers were huge and the people were wonderful. The organizers, Charles Stricklin and John Pozadzides, welcomed everyone and we all got a chance to get to know each other before we buckled down for a long weekend of WordPress.
Saturday and Sunday were jam-packed with terrific speakers. Laptops were everywhere in the audience, along with video cameras, and everything else to help live blog and capture every moment – or at least check in with blog comments and email while waiting for the speaker to get to the point. Kidding.
Every speaker was distinctive and brought something new and exciting to blogging and WordPress. The highlight for most was the announcement by Matt Mullenweg, the first speaker on Saturday, of the release of WordPress 2.5 only a few minutes before he walked on the stage.
John Pozadzides worked with the Frisco City Hall facility and has uploaded the videos of the conference.
- Matt Mullenweg’s State of WordPress
- John Pozadzides’ 45 Ways to Power Up Your Blog
- Jonathan Bailey – How to Prevent Detect and Stop Content Theft
- Aaron Brazell – WordPress FAQ
- Cali Lewis and Neal Campbell at WordCamp Dallas
- Lorelle VanFossen – WordPress Power Tips
- Liz Strauss – Cmon, Lets Talk!
- The WordPress Podcast Live from WordCamp 2008
- Chris-Smith on SEO
I’ve covered more details about this event from March 29-30, 2008 in WordCamp Dallas 2008: Celebrating WordPress on the Blog Herald.
I’ve put together a gallery, using the new WordPress 2.5 gallery feature, of the photographs I took during the event.
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