Once more, I’m live blogging from WordPress WordCamp Raleigh (#wcraleigh) here at the Sheraton in Downtown Raleigh. I’ll be posting notes from sessions on managing events in WordPress and how powerusers can get the most out of multimedia via WordPress. Stay-tuned, I’ll be posting often all morning.
8:42 AM Arrival
I didn’t read the schedule close enough, today’s events start at 9:30 AM rather than 9:00 … so I’m here early.
Makes me all the gladder that I didn’t speed to get here as NC64/I40 East from exit 293 to 298 are crawling with Raleigh Police issuing speeding citations. Me, I had the cruise control set as I listened to some Pentecost chants and plainsongs being played on the local classical music station.
As I get here, no surprise, a 17 year old attendee is up bright and early, while some others are lightly snoring on the mezzanine couches & chairs outside the meeting rooms. From what I glean from last night’s #WCRaleigh Tweets – there were several folks up very late having a good time.
Anyway, I’ll be live blogging from two sessions today, one for programmers on organizing events … the other for power users on podcasting, streaming, multi-media and fun like that.
As I anticipated, it’s been GREAT meeting all sorts of neat people here at WordCamp Raleigh (#wcraleigh).
1:00 PM Grant Swaim
How to biuld a membership-style website
The presentation is at Google Docs.
Basically the presenter is reciting the google doc … I’m going next door to the sitecast.
1:00 PM Ryan Duff
Saving Youself TIme WHen Setting UP a Dev Environment
Lots and lots of talk about SVN (subversion) Server and how to set it up on your development server.
Ugh .. this is good and important stuff for us developers, but its like watching grass grow and probably better provided in the form of 3 five-minute how-to videos.
Let me check out the SitePoint PodCast.
One advantage to living in the peak of good living,Â Apex, NC, is that I’m about a 15 to 20 minute drive from downtown Raleigh, the site of WordCamp Raleigh 2010 – where today I’ll put on my best effort to live blog about the various sessions and people I discover here.
I already know it’s going to be a fun morning as I no only discovered free parking a block away from the Sheraton in which the conference is held, but my spot was in front of a Starbucks, with none other than iThemes creator Cory Miller &Â friend sitting at a table just in front of the spot – as if to reserve my place.
I’ve also run into another online BFF, WordPress ninja Nathan Rice and social media guru Wayne Sutton.
Anyway, hopefully I’ll learn much about the upcoming release of WordPress 3.0.