Pretty cool video from WordCamp Norway 2012 where participants answered the simple question of why they love WordPress. The video features some familiar faces such as Ronald Huereca, Ryan Hellyer, Magnus Jepson, Isaac Keyet, and Scott Basgaard. Scott looks like a giant when standing next to Ryan Hellyer.
By Jeffro on January 20, 2012
By Jeffro on December 2, 2011
From WordCamp Chicago 2011, Dre Armeda who is one of the guys behind the awesome security service/site Securi. His presentation contains a ton of information that all end users should take note of.
By Jeffro on November 8, 2011
The following is a presentation by Chip Bennett at WordCamp Kansas City 2011. In this video, Chip Bennett explains the entire process of what it takes to get a theme hosted on the WordPress.org Theme Repository. Pretty awesome to see Chip go from being a vocal member on WPTavern within the past year or so to really getting involved with the WordPress community overall. Not only has he stepped up and has volunteered his time for the WordPress Theme Review Team but now he has a couple of WordCamp visits/Presentations under his belt. The only thing missing from Chip now is some sort of book!
Here are the slides that go with this presentation via Slideshare.
By Jeffro on October 24, 2011
Andrew Nacin who is one of the core developers of WordPress gave a presentation at the most recent meetup in New York City covering WordPress 3.3. The video is 35 minutes in length with Andrew going in-depth on many of the features that 3.3 will have such as the admin bar, drag and drop media uploading, post names for permalinks and more. The video is best viewed at full screen. Thanks to Steve Bruner for the hat tip.
By Jeffro on September 13, 2011
Pete Davies of Akismet presented a 31 minute presentation at WordCamp San Francisco detailing the history of spam as well as talking about the creation of Akismet.
By Jeffro on March 16, 2011
John Battelles interview with Matt Mullenweg in Austin Texas. The discussion around the topic of Blogging being dead was pretty good. Also interesting is Matts thoughts on scaling advertising. What are your comments on the interview?
By Jeffro on March 9, 2011
This is the moment every VideoPress user has been waiting for. On March 9th, it was announced on the official VideoPress blog that the service now supports the HTML 5 video format.
VideoPress now supports HTML5 < video > playback in supporting browsers without Flash playback support. Low-power devices such as smartphones can now play MP4 (H.264 video, AAC audio) and Ogg (Theora video, Vorbis audio) content natively in the browser. VideoPress also supports Apple’s AirPlay streaming technology to share video between supporting locally networked devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV. Videos with associated transcripts, such as WordPress TV, include WebVTT < track > data for display by supporting browsers.
This is great news for videos uploaded to the service from now on but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like videos uploaded before March 9th will be able to be viewed by an iPhone since those have already been encoded. (I’ve been informed that the HTML 5 changes only apply to WordPress.com hosted videos and not to the VideoPress plugin for self installed WordPress sites. I hope it comes down the pike though.) It would be cool to see an option to re-encode the videos so that HTML 5 support could be added.
By Jeffro on September 5, 2010
One of the things I was most interested in doing at OpenCamp was getting an interview with both a representative from the Joomla community as well as the Drupal community to ask them a round of questions specifically to see how their communities have dealt with some of the issues the WordPress community has. Unfortunately, I was not able to obtain an interview with someone from the Drupal community which is understandable considering there was so much going on, it was hard to get a hold of anyone. Fortunately though, I managed to snag Joe Leblanc for 10 minutes to talk about the state of things in the world of Joomla.
About Joe: Joe is a freelance Joomla! developer developer based in the Washington DC area. He’s the author of the book Learning Joomla! 1.5 Extension Development,as well as the video series Joomla! Essential Training at Lynda.com. When he’s not biking, writing, or making a mess in the kitchen, he can be found pontificating at DC PHP Developers Group meetings.
In this interview, I talk to Joe about how the stance on GPL by Joomla almost ripped apart the entire community, his opinion on the positive and negative effects of not having a face to the project, his thoughts on the Open Source Matters foundation and much more.
By Jeffro on May 26, 2010
Cory Miller who heads up iThemes.com along with PluginBuddy.com gives me the low down on what is going on with the company. Cory gives the details regarding what their newest offering, Plugin Mobile Buddy is all about. It sounds like an awesome plugin and once WPTavern.com goes through a minor redesign, this will be the first plugin I install to provide a mobile version of the site. We also talk about how iThemes tries to take customer feedback to heart by monitoring trends and responding to those trends with awesome products.
By Jeffro on May 26, 2010
In this special interview with Jane Wells from WordCamp Raleigh, we discuss the prospects of WordPress 3.0. We also have a good discussion revolving the new menu system, including the question I’ve had since Beta 1 and that is, why bother going with Woo Nav if at the end of the day, there is little of Woo Nav to be seen or used? We also talked about the recent promotion assigned to John O’ Nolan who will be Jane’s assistant managing the UI group for WordPress.
The lesson I learned here is to not do an interview with someone against a bright background because as you can see, you end up not seeing the person. In this case, we now can’t debate whether Jane’s hair is Red or Violet. Perhaps we’ll take HairOfJanes word for it.