I have had the good fortune to present this talk at two recent WordPress events – WordCamp New Zealand, and the Melbourne WordPress meetup just last night.
Both events were great, both chances to speak were both exciting and a tiny bit nerve wracking, I guess that’s normal but it all seems to me that all the important points were made, and the best news is that some action has been taken as a result of it with a number of new meetups being born across the ditch in NZ! So stoked to hear it – hopefully some more engagement will come in various places both there and here as a result. And hopefully more people will attend WordCamps as well (next one… WordCamp Sydney 2012 http://2012.sydney.wordcamp.org #justsaying)
I’m a huge fan of the people I’ve met in the 18th months that I’ve been connecting with other WordPressers – huge fan. I’m a huge proponent of other people getting that same buzz. Basically, the talk’s premise is this, if you’re a WordPress user you should be involved in the community.. to learn, to share, to contribute because, because to me it’s that which will help to keep WordPress on the leading edge… and that which adds enormous value to your WordPress experience (at least, it has mine!). I’ll let the slides speak for themselves… but If you have any questions or things to add, jump in and comment