BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | July 12, 2009

A Quick Recap of My Experience at WordCamp Montreal 2009

matt mullenweg at wordcamp montreal 2009

I had a great time this weekend at WordCamp Montreal. The conversation with the founder of WordPress Matt Mullenweg was inspiring and calming. Matt was really zen while he answered questions from the crowd. In the after-talk, many people pointed out to me his soothing voice. Amongst other things, Matt shares the core value of his company. To give you an idea, check out this short interviewed realized by my friend Christian Aubry.

About Our Presentation

I like going to this type of conference because you always get back from them with some ideas. Several talks gave me food for thought. Plus there is the fact that being a speaker forced me to reflect on my blog design and features. Jerome Paradis and I talked about my migration from subText to WordPress.

jerome paradis and kim vallee speaking at wordcamp montreal 2009 :: buffet table

We devised the presentation to highlight the perspective of the blogger and the preoccupations of the developer. I am happy because people seemed to appreciate that duality. I made the envy of a few bloggers to have free access to such a talented developer. Without Jerome, I would have never been able to have made this transition as perfectly as he did.

Now that I migrated to WordPress, I can envision the future. What to do next? I started by increasing the width of the pictures on posts. A lot is more to come. And I think it will be exciting for you.

I cannot recall the name of the caterer but the food was excellent. It is the best food I ate in an inconference in Montreal. Thank you to the organizators and the participants for making it a success.

PHOTO CREDITS:
Except for the laptop image, all the images were taken by the extremely talented Eva Blue. I invite you to see her WordCamp Montreal 2009 photo set, you will not regret it.

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9 Responses to “A Quick Recap of My Experience at WordCamp Montreal 2009”

  1. hope you and jerome continue to present as a team! and merci for the great comments!

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  8. Hi Kim! I didn’t manage to make it to WordCamp on time to hear your talk, but I heard it was really good. Perhaps one of these we’ll finally run into each other. 😉

  9. It was very interesting, and a first time at the conference that many people to 5-10 minutes photographing the food table before it was swarmed by the crowd. I really like how Eva Blue really captured the mood and light in her photos.