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WordCamp San Francisco 2011

Posted By J.R. Farr

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Last week, you may have noticed MOJO has been a little quiet. A few of us (Brady and myself) were gone attending WordCamp San Francisco.

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It was great to finally be able to meet so many faces within the community. Many of which we see and talk to daily on Twitter. For me, it just solidified my views of the ENTIRE WordPress community being amazing and there’s not another group out there like it.

It’s not only amazing to see how everyone in the community uses WordPress for different purposes but how they bend WordPress in so many different ways to fit their needs. It just further proves how powerful WordPress as a platform really is.

Throughout the weekend, there were some amazing presentations. Here’s a few I enjoyed:

  • Sara Cannon (part of WordPress UI team) spoke about Responsive Web Design. → Download Presentation Slides.
  • Debugging in WordPress by Nacin (Core Developer of WordPress). → Download presentation slides.
  • And my personal favorite… Pseudo Elements by Chris Coyier. Unfortunately, there’s no way to link to his slides at this time. I’ll update this post as soon as I find them.

On the last day of the conference, Matt Mullenweg gave his “State of the Word 2011” presentation.
Watch the full version here.

Also, posted some very intriguing highlights from his speech. This is what he posted on his blog:

  • We had over 1,000 people attending WCSF and many more watching the livestream, making it the biggest WordCamp yet.
  • The survey of 18,000 WP users revealed some interesting data, like a median hourly rate of $50 and that 6,800 of the self-employed respondents were responsible for over 170,000 sites personally.
  • WordPress 3.2 had 500,000 downloads in the first two days, representing the fastest upgrade velocity ever.
  • WordPress now has 15,000 plugins and 200 million plugin downloads, and we’re doing a lot of work to make the plugin experience more seamless.
  • 14.7 percent of the top million websites in the world use WordPress.
  • 22 of every 100 active domains created in the U.S. are running WordPress.

That’s about it. Again, it was great to attend the conference and be right at the forefront of what’s happening in the WordPress world. We also found a lot of inspiration while we there to make MOJO even better for our users so stay tuned for that!

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