WordCamp Toronto

I spent the weekend in Toronto attending WordCamp Toronto, a two day community driven event organised by Melissa Feeney and Mathieu Yuill at the Centennial College Student Centre all about WordPress. It was two days well spent.

I heard from Matt and his new hire Jane Wells about the features in WordPress 2.7, coming in November (re-designed admin interface, threaded comments). I heard about podcasting with WordPress from Charles Hodgson, photo-blogging with WordPress from Rannie Turingan, video blogging with WordPress from Mark McKay, making money from blogging with WordPress from David Peralty, using WordPress as a CMS from Jamie Ostler, and making your WordPress blog more secure from Mark Jaquith.

I also had the chance to chat to WordPress users and developers and get involved in discussions on new ideas for future WordPress plugins.

You can see videos of a lot of the presentations, as well as the slides from those presentations at the newly created wiki. You can see photos in the flickr pool. You can read back through the tweets and dents using the hashtags #wcto08, #wct08 and #wordcamptoronto (yes there was some hashtag confusion).

Also coming out of this event are plans for a WordCamp Toronto 2009 as well as talk of a WordCamp Montreal.

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