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WordCamp Boston 2012, Design for Drupal 4

This weekend Boston lives up to its reputation as a strong city for open source CMS activities, with both WordCamp Boston 2012 and Design for Drupal 4 in the same weekend.

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WordCamp Boston 2012

WordCamp Boston 2012 is coming up quickly: July 13th-15th, at the Boston University George Sherman Union (same venue as 2011).

I’ll be speaking again, this time on the topic of “Why the #@*$!% isn’t WordPress a CMS?.” Why is it that WordPress doesn’t get the respect it deserves in discussions of Web Content Management platforms? How do we counter the age-old “WordPress is fine if all you need is a blog” back-handed insult?

On the other hand, are there things that WordPress could learn from the criticism? What could WordPress do as a project to make the WordPress-as-a-CMS conversation more productive and less repetitive? Where does WordPress’ blog-platform heritage show up as an architectural weakness when held up against other WCMS platforms?

Looking forward to yet another fabulous WordCamp on the Charles . . . Hope to see you there.

Wrapping up WordCamp Boston 2011

Photo by Peter Wood, cc-by-nc-nd license.

This last weekend I finally got drafted and posted Closing the Books on WordCamp Boston 2011 over on WCBOS site.

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WordCamp Boston 2011

The other major reason I haven’t been very active here in the last few months is WordCamp Boston, coming up in just under two weeks (July 23rd and 24th).

This year’s camp promises to be even bigger than last years, with content from 30+ speakers spread out over one and half days at the Boston University student union. We’ve even got a pre-conference workshop the Friday before and a reception Saturday evening at the Microsoft NERD center.

If you haven’t already got tickets, you’ve missed regular registration, but you can still get in on late registration (which just means you’re in line after the regular registration folks for lunch and T-Shirts) for just $40.

WordCamp NYC, WPBook, WordCamp Boston

Here’s the slides from my presentation this morning at WordCamp NYC. It was in the “beginning developer” track so I tried to focus on the overall structure of how the plugin does what it does and the hooks/actions/filters used.

Hard to fit the talk into 30 minutes with time for questions and roadmap – there’s so much more I want WPBook to do – hopefully I can find the time soon.

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