My buddy Jason has “roped” me into BarCamp NewsInnovation. OK, I’m not kicking or screaming – I work with him at an old media/newspaper outlet and we can only complain and moan so much before we have to act, and I guess this is the act.
It is actually really cool, it kind of steamed off a Live Blog (here is the replay) our CEO Chucky P (is my nickname for Chuck Peters) did from an API Summit. Jason launched a BarCamp wiki and it grew from there
I will be updating the main BarCamp NewsInnovation wiki page to reflect this very soon. I am happy to add more locations as needed. People can either comment on this entry contact me via email (Jason).
- Chicago – Jason Kristufek and Tom Altman
- Portland, Ore., – Matt Neznanski and Daniel Bachhuber
- Washington, D.C. – Will Atwood Mitchell
- Lake Tahoe – Joe Boydston
- Miami – Greg Linch and Danny Sanchez
- Denver – still looking for a volunteer
- Atlanta – still looking for a volunteer
- Dallas – still looking for a volunteer
I’ve been getting more and more interested in WordPress. It is just such a versitle application. I’ve been preaching the WP open source for a while at the same old media/newspaper and I think it is starting to catch on.
I’ve renctly created my first plugin, it’s for a sidebar widget for adding an issuu to your side bar. (Check it out here.) In learning more and more, checking out a WordPress podcast along the way – I’ve just really feeling the WordPress groove.
So – I want to jump in with both feet and committ to a WordCamp in Iowa (more than likely Eastern Iowa) sometime Spring ’09. Please contact me if you are interested. I’ll need all the help I can get.