When I was deciding which CMS (Content Management Platform) to adopt as my primary web building tool, I chose WordPress because of the size and enthusiasm of its community. Well, I just wrapped up WordCamp 2012 (read my take on WordCamp 2011) hosted, again, by Boston University and can tell you the community is growing in both size and enthusiasm. It’s also getting younger – or maybe it’s me just getting older. In any case, I’m encouraged by the collective intelligence, creativity and determination of our 20 and 30 somethings.
Who Are All These Smart People?
So as I did last year, I’d like to thank the following people for making me smarter:
- Al Caldarone & Stephanie Schechter – It’s gotta be easier … Simplifying the theme building process
- Tom Catalini – Tom’s best WordPress blogging tips
- Jeff Cutler – Content that captivates
- Casie Gillette – SEO & WP: Killing it in 2012
- Jake Goldman – Enterprise class WordPress
- Chris Cochran – Going mobile: From 960 to 320
- Janet Aronica – Everyone’s a publisher: Create awesome content, not noise
- *Jesse Friedman – Responsive WordPress theming
- Sean Butze – Improving usability in the WordPress admin interface
- Reiko Beach – Shopping for a shopping cart solution
*Jesse Friedman wrote a book. Here is how he told us about it: “Oh, by the way, I wrote a book. Buy it.” I’m certainly going to, even though, as Jesse said, “you’ll have to wait four months to get it.” Gotta love the off-handed manner in which such a bright young guy announced such an impressive achievement.
See you all next year.