So I just got back home from the first day of Chicago’s WordCamp 2011 held at the lovely Depaul University in downtown Chicago. Man, what a great experience - I just love the inspiration and the idea sharing that goes on at these conferences.
Some highlights of the day were:
- Dave Tufts' KickPress WordPress API
- TJ Stein's great talk on developing fast & scalable servers
- Jason McCreary's talk about developing WordPress on multiple environments (hooray for finally perfecting my workflow! More on this later!)
- And finally Brian Richards motivational Developing for Success in which he reveals he's released his development framework Startbox for free!
Also, at the after party I had the opportunity to meet the fantastic Ryan Imel from WP Candy, which was awesome.
All in all a great day - and I’m looking forward to more of the same tomorrow.