WordCamp & SF in SF

Tomorrow I will be spending the day in San Francisco. The day starts with my first ever attendance at WordCamp – a convention for WordPress users. It doesn’t seem especially organized. It is the day before the event and they still don’t have a full schedule upon the web site. If it was an science fiction convention the blogosphere would be aflame with indignation, but so it goes. The main problem is that I don’t know if I need to get there early. The one data point that they do have is that registration will begin at 8:00am, but it isn’t clear when the sessions actually start, or who will be on first. Besides, 8:00am might be OK for gung-ho blogging entrepreneurs, but us lit crit types (Farah excepted) are barely awake at that time of day, and I have to shower, breakfast and take bus, BART and MUNI in order to get there. I’ll be there when I can.

Anyway, the web site does mention that the WiFi is being sponsored so I’m hoping it is free. I’m taking the Asus (and my audio and video recorders) and I’ll see what I can find. I’m hoping to catch Kathy Sierra, and the session on secure programming. I know most of you folks will be much more interested in the LOLCats guy, so hopefully I’ll get to see him too.

But I may have to duck out early because in the evening I have to be at the SF in SF reading with Michael Shea and Michael Blumlein. No rest for the wicked, as my mother tends to say.

2 thoughts on “WordCamp & SF in SF

  1. It’s an “unconference” – so the intent is to be self programming. Usually the only programmed session is the one that builds the programme for the day. There may be keynotes alongside the attendee-generated content too. It’s a model that builds on FOOcamp and BARcamp.

    I’ve been to a few in the past, and they feel more like an SF convention than most tech events (the only other one that does is RSA, which is like a worldcon for security folk).

  2. Right, so the program is controlled by those individuals keen enough to be there bright and early for the first session. Very Libertarian of them.

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