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WordCamp Philly 2010

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending WordCamp Philly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I’ve been working at WebDevStudios (a New Jersey based company) since June of this year and finally got a chance to meet my co-workers for the very first time (they are as nuts as I am).

Photo of my co-workers and me. Photo by co-worker Chris Cochran (not pictured)

The guys I work with are just absolutely awesome. Brad Williams, my boss at WebDevStudios, was quite awesome and gave me the exclusive Philly tour on Sunday. He showed me South Street, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (the steps that Rocky ran up), and took me by the Liberty Bell.

Panorama from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Panoramic Picture from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

While at WordCamp Philly, I had a chance to meet some awesome people in the WordPress community and see some awesome presentations.

I was one of the speakers at the event, and presented on using Ajax with WordPress. The presentation didn’t go as well as I would have helped (simply because it’s fairly advanced), so I will probably tone it down quite a bit next time around.

Photo of me preparing for my presentation. Photo by Chris Cochran

I look quite evil in this photo (middle). Photo by Chris Cochran

WordCamp Philly Conclusion

The highlight of WordCamp Philly (for me, at least) was Philadelphia and hanging out with my co-workers. Philadelphia is a beautiful city and definitely worth visiting again.

I got to ride in a subway for the first time ever too! Woot!

If you would like to see more photos of WordCamp Philly, check out Chris Cochran’s Flickr set on WordCamp Philly.

Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

8 thoughts on “WordCamp Philly 2010”

  1. Glad you enjoyed Philly. I am from the area and love what Philly has to offer. Unfortunately, I didn’t attend Wordcamp but would have liked to. I’ve been to other conferences where there is usually a wordpress panel that’s usually pretty worthless as its so low level. I’m sure you weren’t over as many people’s heads as you think.

    And please. Don’t judge Philly by the subways! 🙂

  2. Don’t tone it down too much next time, I got a lot out of it! I’m actually going over your notes to make sure I’m up to snuff for the AJAX elements in a plugin I’m building right now. I spoke at WC Philly on E-Commerce, working on an e-commerce plugin that will rely somewhat on AJAX. Let me know what it would take to get your eyes on it once I’ve got it beta released.

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