I love WordPress. I love California. Combine the two and what do you get? WordCamp San Francisco!
I am most looking forward to hanging out with the entire WDS team. Being a 100% distributed company, we rarely get to see each other outside of our virtual office. The past two years we’ve made it a point to have a company retreat around a WordCamp. Last year our entire company attended WordCamp Philly. This year will be WordCamp San Francisco!
I’m also looking forward to seeing all of my WordPress friends at the event. I’ve met so many amazing people in the WordPress community over the years, and a good number of those people will be in attendance at WordCamp SF. I also enjoy meeting new WordPress friends at every event I go to. It may be someone I’ve only talked to over Twitter or someone I haven’t met at all. Everyone at the event has a passion for WordPress so it’s always fun hearing their stories, learning about their projects, and just talking WordPress.
Lastly I’m very excited about the panel I’m participating in: Teaming Up: From Freelance to WordPress Agency. On the panel will be myself, Jake Goldman of 10up, Alex King of Crowd Favorite, and Shane Pearlman of Modern Tribe with Matt Mullenweg as chief moderator. The panel will discuss the challenges and experiences each business owner had when growing from 1-person to a large WordPress agency. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences when starting WebDevStudios and also learning more about the other companies.
I will also be roaming the hallways with my brother from another mother Dre Armeda doing Hallway Track interviews with attendees and speakers at the event. If you want to be interviewed by DRAD make sure you track us down!
WordCamp San Francisco 2013 is going to be an amazing event. If you are attending make sure you say hello!