As promised, here are some of the photos I took during WordCamp: Las Vegas. I didn’t post all of it because some aren’t that good and/or blurred. I totally regret not taking more photos but I’m happy because I was able to have my picture taken with the organizer John Hawkins, Lorelle VanFossen and of course the birthday boy, Mr. WordPress himself, Matt Mullenweg.

Preparing the projector
WordCamp Las Vegas

Setting up the sound system
WordCamp Las Vegas

Getting ready to start the program
WordCamp Las Vegas

Joseph Scott – WordPress XML-RPC APIs
WordCamp Las Vegas

Dave Taylor – How to screw up your reputation with a single blog post, comment or tweet
WordCamp Las Vegas

With Lorelle VanFossen
WordCamp Las Vegas

With Lorelle and my friend Allan
WordCamp Las Vegas

With event organizer, John Hawkins
WordCamp Las Vegas

Me and my friend Allan with Matt Mullenweg
WordCamp Las Vegas

JaypeeOnline and Photo Matt
WordCamp Las Vegas

WordCamp: Las Vegas was a BLAST! I’m saying that even though I only attended day 2 of the event. This was my first time to attend a WordCamp, so just being there was already a very nice experience for me. I enjoyed and learned a lot from the talks of Joseph Scott (WordPress XML-RPC APIs) I learned something new, AtomPub; Dave Taylor (How to screw up your reputation with a single blog post, comment or tweet) great reminder to think twice before posting anything on the web; Liz Strauss (From blog to community) start small..think big; Warren Whitlock (Using Twitter to promote your blog) reciprocity – helping others to help yourself; Micah Baldwin (You Are The Center of Your Universe) personal branding – “influence is the name of the game” and Jim Turner (Blogging for a Living).

For those of you who know me personally, know that I’m a shy person and I wish I wasn’t because I missed the opportunity to talk and network with other attendees/bloggers because I was too shy to approach them. Inspite of that I was still able to have a short chat with Joseph Scott of Automattic, Lorelle VanFossen and Matt Mullenweg after the program. I’m hooked to WordCamps and looking forward to next year’s WordCamp Las Vegas. Frosty of WPCult is planning to organize a WordCamp in Los Angeles and I sure hope it would push through because I’ll most definitely attend it.

If you’d like to see more photos of WordCamp: Las Vegas, you can check out these links:

*Thanks to Jim Courtney of Skype Journal for taking the photos with Lorelle and Matt.

Btw, I have an extra copy of the Twitter Revolution book by Deborah Micek and Warren Whitlock that I’m giving away. For now, I’m still thinking on how I’ll do it but for sure I’ll let you guys know in the coming days.

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  • JP Habaradas, January 29, 2009 @ 2:10 AM

    @Gem – Oh okay.I forgot that we have a different time zone. You guys are sleeping when we’re awake and vice versa. :D

  • Gem, January 29, 2009 @ 2:07 AM

    No! I did not see that during the livestream (I preferred sleeping, hehehehe). WordPress staff was fast, I saw that article already featured on their blog (which is shown at the sidebar on my blog's dashboard).

  • JP Habaradas, January 22, 2009 @ 9:00 PM

    @Gem – You mean you saw it during the live stream of WordCamp Las Vegas? It can’t replace the traditional documentation and forums but it will help a lot because many users have a hard time understanding or learning only by reading, these videos make it easier for them. :)

  • Gem, January 22, 2009 @ 8:58 PM

    I did see that thing as soon as it was out. I don’t think it can replace traditional forums and written documentations. But it is a big help though. :-)

  • JP Habaradas, January 21, 2009 @ 4:00 PM

    @Sheryl – Halo dhe! Thank you! These pictures were taken last last weekend in Las Vegas when I attended WordCamp, a conference for bloggers especially those using WordPress. :)

  • Sheryl Palilingan, January 21, 2009 @ 3:57 PM

    nice pictures ka Jaypee! When was this?

  • JP Habaradas, January 20, 2009 @ 8:05 AM

    @McBilly – Hi! Yes, I finally got to attend WordCamp and achieve one of my blogging goals for this year. Thanks! However I regret not taking more photos. Anyways, its a learning experience so next time I’ll be taking tons of photos!

    Thanks for the kind words! Wish you all the best and God bless you too! :D

  • McBilly, January 20, 2009 @ 8:03 AM

    Hi Jaypee! WOw! That’s so cool! You finally attended Wordcamp! :D

    I’m sure you enjoyed it and also learned a lot. Great pics by the way! You even got to spend time with Mr WordPress himself! Coool!

    Congrats on finishing one of your 2009 goals very early. I’m sure you’ll finish a whole lot more this yaer! God Bless you too Jaypee :D

    McBillys last blog post..Watch Barack Obama’s Inauguration Live From the Philippines

  • JP Habaradas, January 18, 2009 @ 12:35 PM

    @Gem – You’re welcome! Yes, WordCamps are fun and a great learning experience for any blogger. There will be another WordCamp Philippines this year so watch out for it.

    You can watch the videos online at but yes, like what you mentioned, its different when you listen to the discussion in person. Not to mention the schwag and free stuff that you can get when you attend WordCamp. :D

  • Gem, January 18, 2009 @ 12:31 PM

    Wow! Bongga naman! Thanks for sharing by the way. Mukhang masayang mag-attend ng WordCamp, and I hope to catch one here in the Philippines. (I know there was a much-talked about WordCamp last year).

    Some topics that you mentioned looked interesting, like – "Blogging for a Living" and "How to screw up your reputation with a single blog post, comment or tweet". Although I can look up these resources online, attending such blogger meets like the WordCamp might be a better and faster way to learn such things.

  • JP Habaradas, January 17, 2009 @ 9:30 AM

    @Ambo – You betcha! One of the best experiences in my life. Yes, I learned a lot of stuff and I’m gonna share it with you guys here in the coming days. :D

  • Ambo, January 17, 2009 @ 9:28 AM

    Totally the best experience this year Brother! By this time i guess mas madami kang natutunan sa Wordcamp at mas madami kang mashare sa blog mo. Congratulations and more power to you Bro!

  • JP Habaradas, January 17, 2009 @ 5:50 AM

    @bluep – Yes, I got to meet and have my picture taken with Mr WordPress and the Queen of WordPress. There’s gonna be another WordCamp Philippines this year, you should attend it. Then you can have your photo taken with Matt Mullenweg. You’re welcome! :D

  • JP Habaradas, January 17, 2009 @ 5:25 AM

    @Dexter – Maybe you can organize it? Try to locate the other WordPress bloggers there in Saudi or in nearby countries and see if its possible to have a WordCamp there. :D

  • Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Net, January 17, 2009 @ 5:24 AM

    Galing.. Kelan naman kaya ang WordPress Camp sa Saudi ? :)

    Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Nets last blog post..Help Raise Funds for Cagayan De Oro City Floods

  • JP Habaradas, January 17, 2009 @ 4:10 AM

    @jan – Yup yup yup! Hehe..yeah, I had my arm on his shoulder and he had his on mine, its just not clearly visible. Btw, I didn’t let shyness get the best of me and I made sure I got to meet Matt and have my photo taken with him.

  • bluep, January 17, 2009 @ 5:47 AM

    whoa, Lorelle and Matt! nice one pre. One of my dream is to attend wordcamp there. Good that you were able to attend. At least you gave us a glimpse of the famous wordcamp.

    I thought Lorelle was younger. She sounds younger though in one of the podcasts that she guested on. It’s nice to see the faces behind the blogs I read.

    If I had pictures like yours, it would be up on my wall.

    Happy Sunday bro.

  • jan, January 17, 2009 @ 4:07 AM

    Looks like you had a blast indeed. Is that your hand on Matt C’s shoulders? It looked as though you were reassuring the guy, “Look, Matt. It’s only a camera – it won’t steal your soul or something, okay?” Now, let’s talk about being shy. :)

    jans last blog post..The Man Behind The Blog

  • JP Habaradas, January 16, 2009 @ 10:20 PM

    @drew – Haha..yeah good thing there was no black out. If it did happen, I’ll tell Matt you’re responsible for it. LOL

    Yes, I had a blast. I hope the next WordCamp I attend is the one in the Philippines. :D

  • drew, January 16, 2009 @ 10:18 PM

    Whoa… I guess hindi nag brownout? Hehe jk! Glad you had a great time in Vegas. :P

    drews last blog post..Daily Top 10 Posts for WordPress 2.7

  • JP Habaradas, January 16, 2009 @ 1:55 PM

    @Frosty – Hehe..I didn’t mean to put pressure on you man. But I really do hope the plan pushes through. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

    You’re welcome and thanks for stopping by! All the best! :)

  • WP Cult, January 16, 2009 @ 1:51 PM

    Don’t worry about the extra pressure to put on a WordCamp in Los Angeles you just gave me.. Just kidding.

    But I would really like to get one going down here. Once I have some extra time I am going to get some people together and talk a little more about it!

    Thanks for the name drop!


  • JP Habaradas, January 16, 2009 @ 10:45 AM

    @Winston – Yeah I heard. So you guys have a tentative date for this year’s WordCamp Philippines already? I sure hope I can attend. :D

  • JP Habaradas, January 16, 2009 @ 10:15 AM

    @K – Yup, too bad I wasn’t able to have my pictures taken with the other big time bloggers, speakers and attendees. You’re welcome! Btw, I was a bit hesitant to post the photos where I was in coz I had puffy eyes due to lack of sleep. Hehe :D

    The ones wearing the red tees are the event organizer and staff. The rest got blue tees.

  • K, January 16, 2009 @ 10:12 AM

    Wow face to face with the BIG names.

    Thanks for sharing the picture of events, and finally seeing the person behind this blog.

    Gotta love those WP red tees.

  • Winston, January 16, 2009 @ 10:41 AM

    wow. we'll be having another round of wordcamp phil this year. i hope you can attend. :D uwian na! :D

    <abbr><em>Winstons last blog post..Batang Yagit on Blog-O-Rama</abbr></em>

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