I use both commercial and open source software. Choosing the best tool for the job is the priority. However, one thing that I do really appreciate with open source is the communities that operate around each platform.
For the first time in the UK, the WordPress community is gathering. WordCamp UK will be held from Saturday July 19 to Sunday July 20, 2008 in Birmingham (Birmingham, UK that is). Tickets are on sale here.
There will be presentations, workshops and the opportunity to socialize with other WordPress enthusiasts and developers. A great opportunity to learn and share knowledge and skills.
I’ll be there with my camera, capturing the moment (here are the pictures from MediaCamp and TechCrunch Pitch! in case you missed them). I’ll also be on the Q&A panel, as well as speaking from my experiences of the past few years.
Redcatco are supporting the event with sponsorship – it is great to be able to give something back to the community. You can find out much more on the WordCamp UK blog. Oh, and the event even has its own WordPress plugin: Linklove.
If you are a WordPress user in the UK (or know one, or can travel to the UK), come along and spread the word. I use WordPress everyday, and really appreciate its ease of use, flexibility and developer community.
Looking foward to meeting you next weekend at WordPress UK.
Likewise – If we can find each other in the crowd, of course!
It sounds interesting, but unfortunately I’m heading the other way that day to Southampton. Have a great time and I look forward to reading all about it.
Well I got WPMU installed last week… imported old wp content and am about to start having a play with BBPress and BuddyPress in the next few weeks. I wish I could make it to WordCamp but I’m at the London Comic and Film Conference on Saturday and then the Farnborough Air Show on Sunday.
I’ll be there in spirit. What were you trying to find out about wpmu? If I know then I can do a post on it. 🙂
That sounds like a serious installation, Sarah! It’s a funny time of year – those of us that leave near Farnborough head for the hills, and the rest of the world arrives! Enjoy the show and the conference. Maybe you’ll be able to get to the next WordCamp?
I’m interested to know what additional functionality WPMU provides, and the advantages/disadvantages relative to running multiple WP installs on the same server.
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