This past January, WordCamp Boston took place at the Microsoft NERD Center, offering multiple tracks of sessions and speakers for WordPress devotees in the Boston area. Recently, we published some of the sessions from this WordCamp on WordPress.tv—if you missed it, here’s a recap of what’s available.
The Developer and Designer track from WordCamp Boston starts out with some basics and moves into heavier territory. First, there’s Mitcho with “Getting into the Loop,” an introduction to how to work with The Loop and make it work for your WordPress sites. Then, Daniel Jalkut from Red Sweater Software discusses the AtomPub and XML-RPC APIs in “Exercising APIs,” using examples such as desktop, iPhone, and even Web implementations.
Rounding out the Developer and Designer track, we have Daisy Olsen’s session on “Parent and Child Themes,” demonstrating how to get more mileage out of themes by creating new versions of them as child themes, and “Making BuddyPress Do Thy Bidding” from Boone Gorges, beginning with basic BuddyPress examples and moving on to more specialized fare.
The Practical Track contains sessions like “Rock Your Business Blog” from Karen Rubin, focusing on building a brand and an audience using your business blog, “WordPress, PHP, and CSS: Oh, My!” from Shayne Sanderson, covering the very basics of theme development and design to help your blog get off the ground without the need for specialized design work, and “MU-ving to MU” from Automattician Jane Wells, explaining and detailing the changes coming to WordPress MU in WordPress 3.0, as it joins the main WordPress distribution.
WordPress security has been a hot topic lately, and Brad Williams gives his excellent presentation entitled “Lock It Up,” where you can learn several basics to help keep your WordPress site secure. Corey Eulas performs a live critique of sites owned by audience members in his presentation, “SEO Analysis.”
A good overview of legal issues faced by bloggers as they work to create good content is presented in “How Not to Get Sued” by Miguel Danielson and Kimberly Isbell, giving you insight into what you should consider before you hit Publish. And Steve Garfield gives a lightning version of his web video course in “Get Seen: Web Video,” offering tips on everything from equipment to post-production techniques.
In a great sit-down discussion, two of the original authors of The Cluetrain Manifesto discuss its impact, its foresight, and its shortcomings ten years later in “Ten Years after the Manifesto: The Cluetrain Stops at WordCamp.” Doc Searls and David Weinberger sit down with writer Scott Kirsner to discuss the lasting impact and lessons to take from Cluetrain in its second decade.
That’s a lot of video to digest, so dig in, kick back, and enjoy the sessions from WordCamp Boston. Summer brings WordCamps, and WordCamps bring more session video. Be on the lookout for more sessions posted to WordPress.tv! Follow us on Twitter for notices when we publish the latest videos.
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve published every video we could collect from WordCamp NYC this past November. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get everything, but there are some fantastic sessions here and I thought it’d be great to give you a rundown of what’s available. These sessions are really worthwhile.
If you don’t have a lot of time available, why not check out one or two of the five-minute sessions?
(Please note that some of the videos were recorded at very low audio levels. You may have to turn your speakers up a bunch to hear well.)
Jane Wells and Steve Bruner kicked things off with these opening remarks.
On the second day of WordCamp NYC, speakers were invited to give five-minute “Ignite-style” sessions to summarize their topic for the entire group. Most of those sessions are here as well.
Many thanks go out to the videographers who took the time and effort to both capture and send us these videos.
The next WordCamp up for posting is WordCamp Boston. The first wave of sessions will begin showing up today, and the rest will follow over the coming weeks. We’ve also got some new tutorials from users like you on the way.
If you attend a WordCamp and you have experience recording video of speakers, why not think about bringing your ability to the table and volunteering to record some or all the sessions? WordCamps are always looking for sharp, bright volunteers to help bring the experience to others.
If you have video that should be published on WordPress.tv, drop us a line.
Welcome to the weekend from WordPress.tv!
It’s time to recap the last week in video tutorials, and this week we have the continuation of a very strong lineup of WordCamp video from the busy final weeks of summer. This week’s batch is from WordCamp Los Angeles, which was held on September 12 at Loyola Marymount University:
Once again, this is a great lineup of speakers put together by a wonderful group of volunteers. If watching these and other WordCamp sessions piques your interest, you should check to see if there’s an upcoming WordCamp in your area.
We also posted a great bunch of how-tos and announcements for WordPress.com this week:
And one French-language tutorial:
I’d like to take a second and recommend that you watch the tutorial on translating WordPress.tv videos. We have a broad selection of videos available here, but the vast majority of them are voiced in English. As time passes, and WordPress users become more of an international community, the need for translated subtitles will only grow—and you can help to create those translations. The short tutorial linked above will show you how you can contribute.
Of course, we hope that you find the content available here on WordPress.tv to be useful and informative as you continue to use and learn more about WordPress. Remember: if you’re a plugin developer or a WordPress whiz, and you don’t see a tutorial you think should be here, you can always create one and get in touch with us. We’re always seeking videos from the community and publishing the best of them here on WordPress.tv.
With your contributions, and your suggestions, you’ll help us truly make WordPress.tv your visual resource for all things WordPress. Enjoy your weekend! We’ll be back on Monday with more video, including the sessions from WordCamp Seattle.
It’s time to breathe a little life back into the WordPress.tv blog, and what better way than to begin a regular series of posts detailing for you what’s new on WordPress.tv?
Each week, we’ll recount for you the tutorials, WordCamp sessions, and interviews that have been posted to WordPress.tv to try and help you find content that speaks to you and teaches you more about WordPress.
This week, we posted a whole bunch of WordCamp sessions and a few new tutorials.
From WordCamp Portland, on September 19 and 20:
We also published a handful of tutorials this week, on:
This was a great week with lots of great WordCamp content, and there’s more to come. I hope you find these sessions and tutorials useful and informative as you learn more about what’s possible with WordPress. If you have any ideas for future tutorials you’d like to see, please feel free to leave a comment here or to drop us a note using our contact form.
Next week, we’ll be publishing sessions from WordCamp Los Angeles, and we’ll have another set of tutorials for you as well. Stay tuned!