Those who have known me for a long time would vouch for my craziness. They say I’m a dare-devil. Seeking for new things at a rate of speed of light! But cherishing still the old things I love to do.
What indulgence did I do this time?
Nope, I didn’t pose for FHM or Playboy Philippines…
Nope, I didn’t try skinny dipping yet…
Nope, I’ve never eaten fire yet…
And I definitely didn’t join the Circus!
Now what did I do this time?
I have just attended this amazing boot camp-ish kinda thing called WordCamp! It has been held in many countries and now, it’s the Philippines’ turn!
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WordPress has been a leading blogging platform for bloggers all over the world and has a large number of users here in the Philippines as well... I just migrated to Wordpress from blogger didn't I??? And I didn't regret having so for if not, then I wouldn't have been in this event! With WordCamp, bloggers found time to share, network and learn more about WordPress.
Now to be honest, I went to this event – unprepared! See most of the bloggers brought their laptops with them... Good thing i have my trusted p910i PDA, i could still plurk through mobile and take down notes easily with its rubber qwerty keypad...
Why did you say this was a challenge I had to face? Imagine me not knowing anyone there just appear all of a sudden… Good thing Jehz was so friendly and accommodating, if not for him, my WordCamp experience would be a total disaster or I wouldn’t have even made it to the registration… And me, being new to the blogging world, I’m just at blur for many things! And the people who have attended this event (around 300++ - ish) are like already pros!!! In the meantime me… a lowly, conceited, personal blogger who blogs about nothing but what happens to her vain self in this crazy world playing the role of a Crazy Candy!
But! … A very BIG BUT! This challenge was one I enjoyed the best and this event definitely tops in the events I would never forget in my entire life!
I only attended half a day so I only got to attend two classes and they are:
1. WordPress Themes (and customization) by Gail Villanueva
2. WordPress and SEO by Hans Koch
Other speakers were Jayvee Fernandez, Markku Seguerra, Elymar Apao, Kring Elenzano, Karla Redor, Danilo Arao, Aileen Apolo, Regnard Raquedan, and Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress. Too bad though I wasn't able to attend all.
This is where I also met the Nuffnang Ladies: finally!
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And also, the after-party at Magnet - Bonifacio High Street:
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More Pictures here at my multiply gallery.
Media Coverage and Articles:
1. The Best and Most Memorable Blogger Event in the Phils by Jehzeel Laurente
2. I Got Wordcamped! by Tess Termulo
3. The First WordCamp in Southeast Asia by Adrian Jeric Peña
4. My WordCamp Experience by Master Betong
5. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Nina Fuentes
6. Matt at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Binary Silver
7. Matt Mullenweg Highlights from WordCamp Phils by The Bachelor Girl
8. WordCamp Philippines Report by Fear the Spork
9. WordCamp Philippines Shirt Please by Evenly Piece
10. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Alrenz Cabasa
11. WordCamp Philippines 2008: A Success!
12. WordCamp Phils, 1st Southeast Asia WordCamp by Ana Katharina Pena
13. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Aftermath by Zero Blade
14. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Mae Paulino
15. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Green Bucks
16. Matt Mullenweg by Charmed Mom
17. WordCamp PH 2008 and Afterparty by Carlo Reid
18. WordCamp Philippines After-Party by The WordCamp Philippines Blog
19. WordCamp Philippines 08 by Project 365 Days
20. WordCamp 2008 Philippines by Karla Redor
21. Live Blogging from WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Spilled Lustre
22. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Aja Lapus
23. Experiencing WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Here’s to Life!
24. WordCamp Manila Blow-by-blow by Jonel Uy
25. Just got home from WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Jayvee Fernandez
26. Bloggers’ Event: WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Ada Lajara
27. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Winners and Bloopers by Funny Sexy
28. WordCamping 2008 by Billycoy
29. Ernie Meets Matt Mullenweg by AJ Matela
30. Matt Mullenweg, Volunteers, and WordCamp Phils by Misteryosa
31. The WordCamp in Philippines by Mark Aethen Agana
32. Matt Mullenweg by Animo Hosting
33. WordCamp Manila 2008, I was there! by Sha Ang
34. On WordCamp 2008 and Meeting Mr. Wordpress by Diventare.org
35. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Experience by Regnard Raquedan
36. WordCamp Philippines Status Report by AWB Holdings
37. Live from De La Salle CSB, Marocharim is at WordCamp! by Marocharim
38. For the Love of Wordpress by Kristina Ana Matanguihan
39. WordCamp Pilipinas Success by Ikabon
40. WordCamp 2008: For Healthy and Wealthy Blogging by Hitokiri Hoshi
41. WordCamp 2008 Philippines Success by Arvin’s Thoughts
42. WordCamp, Meeting Matt Mullenweg by Miss Wicked
43. Meeting Matt at WordCamp 2008 by Urriza.net
44. Finally, WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Estan
45. Toothache Vs. WordCamp Philippines by George Putong
46. Notes and Photos, WordCamp Philippines a Success by Tonyo Cruz
47. Some WordCamp Philippines Afterthoughts by Undercover
48. Live Blogging in WordCamp by Pageman
49. My WordCamp Experience by Junele Malaga Caravana
50. WordCamp Philippines A Success! by Wordpress Philippines
51. Bakla Goes to WordCamp Philippines by Bakla Ako
52. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Micaela Rodriiguez
53. WordCamp 2008 Philippines: It’s a success! by Joyceish
54. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Fitz Villafuerte
55. A Personal Evaluation of WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Danny Arao
56. An Event Which I Failed To Attend by Dexter Panganiban
57. The Wordpress WordCamp Fever by Pinoy Web Listing
58. WordCamp Philippines by Batang Yagit
59. Philippine WordCampers 2008 by Sabrina Lajara
60. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Roanna Roro
61. On Meeting with Mr. Wordpress, Web Standards and Other Stuff by Shari
62. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Highlights by Sophia Lucero
63. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Mong Palatino
64. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Rowjielogy
65. I was WordCamped by The Industrious Time-Waster
66. HURAH! for WordCamp Philippines by Migs Hipolito
67. WordCamp is on today at De La Salle - CSB by AIM CSB
68. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Updates by Teacher Julie
69. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Experience by Icezorg
70. I was at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Gail Villanueva
71. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Ramblings by Sarah Cada
72. Weekend Snapshots #6 WordCamp Philippines by Joni Ang
1. Wordpress developer previews new version in RP by Inquirer.net
2. Wordpress enthusiasts meet for WordCamp by GMANews.tv
3. Wordpress Developer lauds RP blogging community by Alexander Villafania
Gallery from other Wordcampers:
1. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Jehzeel Laurente
2. WordCamp 2008 Photos by Jayvee Fernandez
3. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Tess Termulo
4. WordCamp Philippines by Ada Lajara
5. WordCamp 2008 by Regnard Raquedan
6. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by AJ Matela
7. WordCamp at Benilde by Normz
8. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Micaela Rodriguez
9. Wordpress Philippines 2008 by Shari
10. WordCamp Philippines by Sofimi
11. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Andrew Dela Serna