The End of Nerd Week

This past week was an insanely busy nerd week for me.

On Tuesday I recorded the 7th episode of the SitePoint Podcast with special guest host Sarah Milstein. We dedicated the episode to talking about Twitter and the many uses it has, both personal and business.

On Wednesday my business partner and I attended the New York WordPress Meetup for a presentation by Johnathan Andersen on WordPress as a CMS: The Strategy of Content Publishing. Johnathan did a great job presenting how he utilizes various plugins and custom fields to transform WordPress into a CMS.

On Friday I joined Jeff Chandler on the WordPress Weekly Podcast to ask Dan Milward of the WP E-Commerce plugin some questions. It was a fun show and I’m looking forward to getting back to the round table discussions like the earlier days of the podcast.

I’ve also been pretty active on the WP Tavern Forums. WPTavern.com is a new site started by Jeff Chandler of WordPress Weekly with a focus on all topics WordPress. It’s a great site for sharing your experiences with WordPress and learning lots of valuable information. Get registered and get involved!

Oh and did I mention my company launched two new website redesigns in Thesis? MattBites.com and RetroRenovation.com. MattBites.com was migrated from TypePad and launched with WordPress and a fresh clean look provided by the Thesis theme. RetroRenovation.com was redesigned using Thesis with help from Kenneth Smith. Both sites look amazing and we are really excited to see them go live!

This has been an awesome nerd week and I hope to have many more like it!

WordCamp NYC 2009 set for October 24th!

WordCamp NYC 2009 dates were announced at the WordPress Meetup last night in New York City. Steve Bruner, the meetup organizer, is planning the event through the Meetup group on October 24th, 2009.

WordCamp NYC 2009 LogoIf anyone in the area wants to volunteer/speak/whatever contact him with details. I’ll also be getting involved and helping out where I can. Can’t wait for that event and hope to see you there!

The keynote will be presented by Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress.

Expect details to show up here: http://2009.newyork.wordcamp.org/