Lots of great conferences going on right now – wish I could be at all of them.
This weekend is WordCamp, in San Francisco. Chz and Tofu from ICanHasCheezburger, one of my favorite blogs, will be there. (Yes, I have a doctoral degree in English and ICanHasCheezburger is one of my favorite blogs. Deal with it.)
The full schedule is online, and it many folks will use trackback to add their blogging about sessions they attended to the session’s page in the schedule.
Some sessions which look to me like highlights I will be sorry to miss:
- Getting Involved with WordPress, by Lloyd Budd and Mark Jaquith
- Kicking Ass Content Connections, with Lorelle VanFossen
- Blogs vs. Journalism, with John Dvorak and Om Malik
- Blogs at the New York Times, with Jeremy Zilar
- Past, Present, and Future of Web Publishing, with Dave Winer
- State of the Word, with Matt Mullenweg
Definitely a high powered set of speakers and in a relatively intimate forum. I’ll definitely add WordCamp 2008 to my “hopefully attend list.”
(A Sunday morning keynote trifecta with Mark Shuttleworth, Stephen O’Grady, and Jeff Waugh, as the first session of teh conference? Impressive. In fact, O’Grady’s already posted his slides and script.)
Finally, the rest of the week will be OSCON 2007, which I will be attending.
As usual, OSCON is enormous (check out the schedule – there are literally 15 parallel tracks much of Wed and Thurs), and that’s just the official sessions, not to mention the parties and events.
Drop me a line if you’ll be in Portland next week too.