November 17th, 2008, Early Evening | permalink

Well, the hooplah of the first Charlotte WordCamp is over. I found it to be a very interesting experience, as I mentioned before, I wasn’t really there to learn the basics, I was more interested in networking and things of that nature and all in all I think I succeeded as I managed to put faces to many twitter names.

The camp it’s self was very informative, the Promotion panel with Wayne Sutton, Lisa Hoffmann, Corey Creed and moderated by Donna Maria Coles Johnson was probably my highlight of the event (other than Mark Jaquith’s keynote speech/WordPress 2.7 preview/release of the latest WordPress 2.7 Beta which I missed some of due to ambient distractions (ie. someone turned the lights off and I nodded off for a few minutes)) as they had a lot of great ideas to pass along.

And there was some comedy to be had as one of the attendees got stuck in an elevator, sadly I know that feeling as I was stuck on my way to an interview back in Atlanta many moons ago.

Overall it was a great event, a great turnout and it has definitely inspired me to do more, so a big thanks goes out to Jason Keath who organised the whole thing as well as the volunteers who made the day run as smoothly as it did, as well as the Charlotte Observer who provided the location for us “new media” types to mingle.

  1. 1 Corey Creed

    Thanks for attending. I’m glad you enjoyed our session.

    I did a follow-up interview with Jason Keath on my blog if you are interested. He had some good comments about the session.

  2. 2 Davis Whiteman

    Hi, Gregor. We may have talked briefly at Saturday’s WordCamp at the Observer. How’d you like the event? I thought it was a great way to meet and network with fellow bloggers. Check out my slightly skewed take on the day at davisw.wordpress.com if you like. — Davis