Sep 10
2011 WordCamp SF Posted by Laura Iriarte

WordCamp This Way!

August 14, 2011 – I attended my 3rd or 4th WordCamp in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center. I loveee WordCamp, I have highlights from the years that still stick with me and replay in my mind!

I started blogging on and tried a few other blogging platforms, but found WordPress the best. It wasn’t long before I moved my blog to it’s own site and had installed. I’m a happy camper with WordPress!

If you’re a WordPress user, large or small, WordCamp is THE place to be. This time it ran from August 12th-14th. The days were broken down to:

Friday ~ Large Scale Installs
Saturday ~ Devs and Designers
Sunday ~ Content Creaters

I only attended on Sunday, as a blogger I am a “Content Creater”. I actually sent my associate, Leon Bacud, to the Saturday session for Devs and Designers. As my web designer for my upcoming website, The Smart Moms Network, I was hoping it would be valuable for him, and it was! He said he learned a lot of new things that he hadn’t been taught in any of the college classes he had taken!

Irene Koehler and Sukhjit Ghag

Highlights of my day included getting to hang out with Sukhjit Ghag and Irene Koehler,

Myself and Willo O'Brien

hearing Willo O’Briens talk on Leveling Up Your Blog with Video,

Myself with Matt Mullenweg

and always, Matt Mullenwegs “State Of The Word” address. He is such a charmer with that Texas drawl!

All of the WordCamp SF sessions on video can be enjoyed at and more info on WordCamp SF is available at WordCamp San Francisco 2011 site.

All of my pics from the day can be viewed on Flickr here.

Were you at WordCamp? What were your highlights? I’d love to hear! Comments welcome :)

4 Responses

  1. Irene Koehler Says:

    WordCamp is always a lot of fun. This was my 3rd year; I learn something new every time. Plus, having the chance to spend time with you made it extra special.

  2. Lisa Says:

    Sounds like the event was a success!

    Congrats on launching your new website, Smartmoms. Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  3. Laura Iriarte Says:

    Thanks Irene and Lisa :)
    Agreed Irene…and you bet Lisa…you will be hearing more about The Smart Moms Network soon! :)

  4. Kathleen Says:

    I just moved from blogger to word press. It does have a lot more to offer but I am also overwhelmed! Wish me luck! Thanks!