Wednesday, June 24, 2009

W = WordCamp Philippines


September of 2008, I was one of the lucky bloggers who took part of WordCamp here in the Philippines. Even if I was just a newbie in using WordPress as a blog platform that time, I really took the effort in making sure I could be one of the campers because it was the first time it's happening in the Philippines, and I want to be a part of it.

Hmmm... my photo blog is in Blogger, but my travel blog - Jenn Was Here - is in WordPress platform. Actually, the camp wasn't just exclusive for WP bloggers, because I met a few who uses Blogger, although it would be nice if you're in WP, of course.

Matt Mullenweg

The day was divided in different classes - all related to blogging and WordPress. It was a very educational time to spend with other bloggers, but I guess the sweetest part of all was being able to have a picture next to the man behind WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. My friend Mabelle and I knew early in the day that if we won't be able to have a picture with him that morning, we would be having a real hard time being photographed with him. If not for Mabelle's determination, I won't be able to have that picture I could certainly brag about. =)

Group Pic

After lunch, all the campers converged in the hall because classes were intended for all. It was also the time when games were played, announcements were told, and upcoming news about WordPress were given. Before we all called it a day, we were able to have a class picture with Mr. Mullenweg. Nice!

The 2009 WordCamp Philippines is now in the works. I am so looking forward to be a part of it again.

*** Jenn ***

ps - the second and last pictures were taken by Mabelle Santiago-Rubia. Thanks, Mabelle!


Life with Kaishon said...

This was very informative. I am thinking about switching to wordpress because I am running out of picture room at blogger. And you know I HAVE to have pictures in my posts or I am just blue. blue. blue : ( Since you have both, can you tell me the advantages of wordpress?

shutterhappyjenn said...

I pretty much prefer WP because it is more flexible.

Babooshka said...

What a worthwhile thing to do. I am sure this well encourage many others to follow in your footsteps.

Q said...

Very creative W post!
I will look into wordpress.

Carol said...

A good W post and thanks for the info...

Tumblewords: said...

What fun that must have been and how informative!