Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Swag: It’s Awesome

The WordCamp San Francisco shirts arrived today and they are fantastic. I wrote a post on my personal blog last week about the backstory of the design, but the quick pitch is: we did a riff on an…

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Speaker Spotlight: Mike Adams

Embedding your widgets/gadgets/thingummies* into other people’s sites exposes you and your users to security vulnerabilities you may not be familiar with.

In developing features for a future version of Jetpack, we at Automattic found no convenient library to protect our…

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Speaker Spotlight: Stratton and Campbell

On Saturday, August 13, Aaron and I will be discussing contributing to the WordPress community with our session’s audience. We’re not just talking about a laundry list of chores and maintenance, but progressive actions that benefit everyone in…

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Bling, Bling: Thanks, Bluehost!

As I have mentioned on this site more than once, throwing an event like WordCamp SF is spendy, especially when we start talking about having more than 1,000 attendees. I am very grateful to all of our generous sponsors…

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Speaker Spotlight: Mark Jaquith

Scaling, Servers, and Deploys — Oh My!

WordPress runs much more than just small personal sites. But a grown up, professional site needs grown up coding, deploy, and scaling strategies. As a freelance WordPress consultant, I’ve seen every manner of…

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Speaker Spotlight: Austin Smith

I have to admit, I am a little self-conscious about speaking at WordCamp, having been a Drupal developer and devotee since 2007, when I moved to New York to work for The Observer. I have been responsible for Observer.com almost…

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Official WCSF Happy Hours

The Official #WCSF Happy Hours will take place each night at Pete’s Tavern and Pedro’s Cantina once sessions end. They are extending their happy hour specials to all WCSF badge holders until 8pm on Friday and from 6-8pm…

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Speaker Spotlight: Aaron Hockley

WordPress is great online, but it can be awesome offline as well (hence the 1,000+ folks that will be in attendance at WordCamp San Francisco this weekend). Local events such as meetups, user groups, and WordCamps offer opportunities for everyone…

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Submit Your Plugins for the Security Showdown!

Could your plugin be the cause of a WordPress site being hacked? WordPress security experts Mark Jaquith, Jon Cave and Brad Williams will be performing live security reviews of submitted plugins on Saturday as well as providing…

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Speaker Spotlight: John Kleinschmidt, CURE

About a year and half ago, I was sitting in a job interview expressing my desire for excellence in the work that I do. Behind that statement was a building dissatisfaction with the corporate world and the growing knowledge that…

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