WordPress Community Summit Wrap-up

The summit is over and the feeling is amazing. I’m staying in Tybee for a few more days, to have some fun and make my long travel worth the effort, not that the summit was not worth it :)

WordPress Community Summit

The event took place in the Tybee Wedding Chapel, which is 99% awesome and 1% creepy. Around a hundred people attended the summit, though some couldn’t make it because of Hurricane Sandy, that hit some airport areas and caused flights to be cancelled. In any case, most seemed to have followed the summit online and notes and summaries have been (and are still being) posted to the event site.

It was the first time I’ve been to an unconference event and I really loved it. There were many discussions varying from core enhancements, themes and plugins, updates and i18n, to documentation improvements and women in WordPress. Quite a few action points were written down and hopefully will be followed up in the coming weeks. The ones I’m most excited about contributing to Core and making WordCamp.org more open, and a better place for WordCamp organizers and attendees.

I met a great deal of folks who I only knew by Gravatars and their WordPress.org handles, hand a fun time hanging around with them before, during and after the event, chit chatting about WordPress, travel and life. I’ll be back in Moscow on Friday, hopefully Sandy will be out of the way by then.

There’s a summary of the morning discussions and the afternoon discussions with action points published by Mark Jaquith. Other and more in-depth summaries will be posted on the summit blog in the coming days. There’s also a new “make site” on WordPress.org called meta which will help improve the WordPress.org network itself.

5 thoughts on “WordPress Community Summit Wrap-up

  1. It was awesome meeting you, even though we didn’t chat much, and it was mostly early morning setup. *yawn*

    :D

  2. This was a blast Konstantin! Still recovering from my trip and caching up on e-mail’s, projects etc.

    So nice to meet you and the rest of the folks!

    P.S. Can you forward me larger format of the photo above please?

    Emil

    • It was a pleasure to meet you in person too, hope you have a quick recovery! Photo sent. I’ll be sharing the rest of the photos as soon as I’m back in Moscow and have some time to sort them out. Cheers and thanks for your comment!

  3. WordPress Community Summit 2012 Photos — Konstantin Kovshenin

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