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WordCamp Chicago 2009 – I’ll Be There

WordCamp Chicago 2009

I’ll be out of the office here this weekend, taking part in the first-ever WordCamp Chicago.

I’m looking forward to meeting a few WordPress people. The event has sold out all 200 seats, which is great! Huge thanks to Lisa Sabin-Wilson for not only coordinating the conference itself (with Brian Gardner), but also managing the ticket cancellation and resale process to help get tickets into the hands of people who thought they weren’t going to make it this year (this means me, among others). If you don’t own her WordPress For Dummies book, by the way, you really should go out and buy it.

And just in case you don’t know what a WordCamp even is:WordCamp Chicago 2009

WordCamp is a conference type of event that focuses squarely on everything WordPress. Everyone from casual end users all the way up to core developers show up to these events. These events are usually highlighted by speeches or keynotes by various people.

With all the demand for the Chicago event, I’m hoping it means good things for an occasionally-discussed WordCamp Milwaukee somewhere down the line–maybe later this year..? Whenever it is, I might just see you there, too.

WordPress Updated

WordPress has updated, and this site with it. Let us know if you encounter any bugs or other problems.

This post is also a quickie test of the blogging client Drivel…which really isn’t impressing me so far. More about using it under Ubuntu here. It doesn’t support WordPress directly, and in virtually NO way does it even begin to compare to Windows Live Writer, which is arguably the current gold-standard of offsite blogging editors/clients.