WDS@WCSF 2013: Interview with Brian

Brian MessenlehnerWordCamp San Francisco 2013! The biggest WordPress shin dig jamboree hootenanny of the year. I’m showing up about a day late so I’m kind of bummed about missing all of the great sessions lined up on Friday. I’m currently on vacation in Vermont at a beautiful place called Mile Point on Lake Champlain enjoying time with family and friends. I’ve spent almost a full week here being (mostly) disconnected from the internet and work which has been very relaxing and rejuvenating for my mind and body. I got to go fishing with my grandfather and my daughter, take all of the family kids out boating, tubing and rock jumping on the lake and witness my son taking his first steps. What better way to end a great vacation other than flying out to San Francisco to WordPress it up and spend the weekend with my other family, the WDS crew. I just hope someone saves me a bed at the house we’re renting and I don’t have to sleep in the bath tub or even worse share the bath tub with someone else  😉 It will be great to see everybody and spend some quality time together with the family!

I remember WDS being born, learning to crawl, learning to walk and starting to run. This year it feels like WDS is flying fighter jets. We have an awesome team of really great people with so much talent and we are building so many cool web applications with great clients. This is the 2nd year getting the WDS crew together at a WordCamp and I hope we will keep the tradition going like an annual family reunion. I’m so excited to see what’s in store for WDS in the years to come and what cool people we will work with and what cool projects we will work on.

O yeah #WCSF… The schedule looks great! I think I will be spending the majority of my time in the developers and designers track with the exception of Beyond the Blog with BuddyPress and bbPress and Teaming Up: From Freelance to WordPress Agency. I’m looking forward to Matt’s State of the Word, WordPress has come a very long way in the past few years, it’s an awesome framework to build web applications on top of and I’m excited to see what the future holds. I also look forward to wandering around the building talking WordPress with colleagues and potential clients, we met our first WordPress VIP hosted client at #WCSF a few years back. Out of all of the WordCamps I’ve attended I think the best after party dance offs have been in San Francisco. It must be something in the water or maybe it’s just the alcohol. What ever the reason, the parties Automattic throws are always awesome! Look forward to seeing all of you and may the WordPress be with you!

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