I’m now here with my friend Allan at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino for WordCamp: Las Vegas. We’ve received our badges and tshirts, setup our laptops and just waiting for the program to start and the first speaker to go up on stage. This will be my first time to live blog an event so please bear with me, okay?
Btw, you can also watch the live stream of WordCamp: Las Vegas at this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wordcamp-las-vegas
8:30 AM – About 20 people here setting up their laptops, having breakfast, chatting, checking emails and stuff. All waiting for the program to start.
9:00 AM – Ethan Gahng, the first speaker for today is getting ready to talk about Viva La Network! Remixing Your Blog to Increase Traffic and Visibility.
9:05 AM – Some technical difficulties.
9:10 AM – John Hawkins doing the welcome and introductions.
9:15 AM – John Hawkins just gave out copy of Camtasia to one lucky attendee.
9:20 AM – Switch of speakers. Joseph Scott of Automattic will be the first speaker and will talk about WordPress APIs
9:40 AM – WordPress iPhone app 1.2 coming “soon-ish” according to Joseph Scott. Development of iPhone app for Android and other mobile platforms yes-ish.
9:50 AM – Joseph Scott talks about something interesting called “InterPress” (temporary name), a feature that enables WordPress blogs to talk, share information with each other.
10:10 AM – Next speaker is Ethan Gahng, talking about Viva La Network! Remixing Your Blog to Increase Traffic and Visibility.
10:35 AM – Ethan introduces Psolenoid, an intuitive, easy-to-use linking tool that allows bloggers to connect their posts to other, related posts.
10:40 AM – Ethan demos Psolenoid using Tumblr on WordCamp?
10:50 AM – 10 minute break
11:00 AM – Next Speaker is Dave Taylor and he’ll talk about how to screw up your reputation with a single blog post, comment or tweet
11:10 AM – Dave starts with “Everything’s a social network”. There are a lot of ways to screw up.
11:35 AM – Gerard Ramos and Chris Schultz with Voodoo Ventures presentation.
12:00 PM – Lunch Break
1:00 PM – Back to business. Everyone trying to settle in, choosing their seats and setting up laptops.
1:00 PM – Next topic: From blog to community by Liz Strauss.
2:00 PM – Break
2:05 PM – Next speaker is Shayne Sanderson who will talk about WordPress and the Bling #2.
2:15 PM – Niran Amir with a demo of WordPress plugin PicApp.
2:30 PM – Next speaker is Warren Whitlock and his topic is about using Twitter to promote your blog.
3:00 PM – 10 minute break
3:15 PM – Micah Baldwin – You Are The Center of Your Universe.
3:30 PM – Next in line is Jim Turner who will talk about Blogging for a Living.
4:00 PM – Closing and wrap-up by John Hawkins.
That’s all folks! Even though I only attended the Sunday session of WordCamp: Las Vegas, I still had a blast! I gained new insights and knowledge from the information that the speakers shared with us. Thanks to all the speakers, organizers and sponsors for making this event happen. Hats off to John Hawkins and the rest of the organizing committee. Looking forward to next year’s WordCamp: Las Vegas!