WordCamp NZ

January 28th, 2011 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

This blog runs on . It started life originally as a Movable Type blog, but a few years ago we migrated it to , and I have to say it made a huge difference. Not only was the blog heaps faster (as it did not rebuild the whole site after each post), but the functionality was greatly improved. And even better, one had thousands of plugins one could utilise to add on more features.

So being a big WordPress fan, I’m really looking forward to attending WordCamp NZ on Sat 19 and Sun 20 February. It is being held at Te Papa.

The guest speakers are a mixture of local and international, including John Ford from Automattic – the company behind WordPress. Local speakers include Julie Starr, Lance Wiggs and Richard McManus. I’m also talking for a bit about the challenges of a blog with over 600,000 comments on it. There’s also sessions commercially focused such as Search Engine Optimisation.

You can register to attend on the website. Cost is only $85 for the weekend.

I’m hoping I’ll come out of it with some good ideas about ways I can make better.

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12 Responses to “WordCamp NZ”

  1. s.russell (1,564 comments) says:

    I hope you have a good time! And as for improvements, an easier way to put in blockquotes, bold, italics etc would be nice….???

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  2. Lance (2,451 comments) says:

    Yeas
    Und itt puckcs upe al dem speeling mustics.
    Sux munfs agoe I culdnt evan speel cummentater, nouw I is wone.

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  3. dime (9,453 comments) says:

    i miss the karma for each comment :(

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  4. Monty (964 comments) says:

    David – with respect but I think this is the most boring post since you started this blog.

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  5. jimmyjangles (11 comments) says:

    add a Facebook ‘like’ button! ;)

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  6. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    What about avatars? I have a great shot of ssb

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  7. reluctant (1 comment) says:

    This bit from their website particularly impressed me:

    “The idea is to have a 30-40 min presentation with questions and feedback plus a few shorter lightening sessions.”

    Will these all be in the dark or are they handing out bleach?

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  8. RightNow (6,669 comments) says:

    We need an excess period comment filter

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  9. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    “This one time, at word camp…”

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  10. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Naked Thursdays.

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  11. Avalon (39 comments) says:

    The ticketing system for this is a bit of a farce. As in there doesnt seem to be a system – you just pay your money and it goes into a big black hole. And there are no contact details on the website. Ive had to use twitter to tell someone I dont have tickets – and the second ticket I bought for hubby – well he’s supposed to login to “redeem” a ticket but can create a login.

    The irony of a website promoting an event to show us how better to use wordpress that is pretty unusable does not escape me and has resulted in a few chuckles

    So with any luck – and if they can work out how to produce tickets and run thier own (wordpress?) website – I will be there :) Or I will be expecting my money back.

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  12. ISeeRed (244 comments) says:

    You can make Kiwiblog better just by banning philu. There, that saved you $85.

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