At WordCamp SF 2010

I had the pleasure of attending WordCamp SF 2010 with over 770 WordPeeps at the new Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco yesterday as I’m working on a WordPress plugin for Kachingle that will be available (very) soon (Tweets, Flickrs, more Flickrs).

Photo of Rinat Tuhvatshin of Kloop by Eva Blue Photo of Beau Lebens by tellyworth
Overall a good day:

  • My pal Beau Lebens gave a good lightning talk on Gravatar.
  • Matt Mullenweg, who is a terrific speaker, gave us an overview of the nearly-ready WP 3.0 (which this site already runs on) and the State of the Wordiverse.
  • Rinat Tuhvatshin, co-founder and executive director of the WPMU-based portal (English), the largest blog hosting platform in Kyrgyzstan, gave an inspirational talk about how Kloop was the only serious news organization in the country to report on the initial actions in the recent uprising that overthrew the national government.
  • Richard Stallman is a passionate and thoughtful man but why he was given a major speaking slot at this event is a bit beyond me. Dude should get past the whole GNU ‘plus’ Linux thing already.
  • Niall Kennedy (VideoPress lead) and Joseph Scott gave separate but terrific presentations on WordPress plugins.

Quibbles: The lunch was kind of blah. I mean, no salad, just some nasty barbecued squash, no fruit and no tables to sit at while eating? And the parking was supposed to be $5 but I got charged $24–and getting out of the garage took over 10 minutes.

Question I did not get answered, though: When will get better search?

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