What can you say about San Diego – it’s almost perfect. The weather is the same year round, it’s sunny every day and it’s surrounded by water, beaches and palm trees. If that’s not enough reason to make a trip down there, attending and sponsoring the very first WordCamp San Diego is good enough for us. So Dave Cowgill and I packed our bags and headed down.
WordCamp San Diego is bound to become one of the better WordCamps around. Dre Armeda and Chris Daley put on a great show. Throughout the weekend, it was obvious that these two and their staff of volunteers poured a ton of effort and loads of passion into making it fun and memorable.
The excitement started on Friday night with the speakers and sponsors dinner atop the Ramada Gaslamp in downtown San Diego and continued on through Saturday night, wrapped up by an after-party at Downtown Johnny Brown’s. There was good food, good drinks, informative speakers and even an appearance by Matt Mullenweg himself. Luckily Dave took some time to capture it all on video.
Again, a big thanks to all the organizers at WordCamp San Diego. If you have not attended a WordCamp yet, we highly recommend that you go to the next one near you – or hey, start one yourself. Next up: WordCamp San Francisco. If you plan on being there, drop us a line in the comments. We want to see how many AppThemes customers we can meet at WCSF. See you there.
Road Trip! We’re getting ready to attend three WordCamps this summer and we want to meet you there.
The first WordCamp is just a few days away in Reno. We’ll be making the beautiful drive over the Sierra Nevadas to attend WC Reno. We’re really looking forward to it.
Next up is WordCamp San Diego on July 16. This will be San Diego’s first WordCamp and they have had a great response. The 200 available tickets sold out in no time. We’re even more stoked about WCSD as it will be the first WordCamp sponsored by AppThemes. To top it off, the World Champion Giants (yes, we are fans) will be in San Diego to play the Padres. WordCamp on Saturday and hot dogs and baseball on Sunday – how could it get any better?
Of course, the big event will be WordCamp San Francisco in August. There’s no way we’d miss this one. We’re making plans to do something fun that weekend and we will have more news later.
If you are planning to attend any of these events, let us know. We’d love to meet you in person. Also, if you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, try dropping in at a WordPress meetup. David is one of the organizers for the San Francisco WordPress meetup and will be speaking at the next meeting.
It’s going to be a great summer. Hopefully we will get a chance to meet you in person.