Based on everything I’ve read on Twitter over the weekend, the WordUp Whitehall event in London, England was a success. Think of WordUp as a mini WordCamp. Not quite the large WordCamp event but not exactly a small meetup either. HelpfulTechnology.com has an interesting post available detailing what they took away from the event and stated that contributing back to the project was one of their goals for 2012. Perhaps one of the most interesting and talked about subjects during the event was the UK Government and it’s use of WordPress or open-source products in general.
By Jeffro on October 8, 2011
In this episode of WordPress Weekly, I had a roundtable discussion with longtime WordPress community member Eric Mann on a number of topics mentioned in previous episodes. The end of the show featured an interview with Taryn and Martin who are organizers of WordUp Edinburgh to talk about not only the event but also about the WordCamp Guidelines and the interesting dynamic of hosting WordCamp events in the U.K. region.
WordUp – A Fork Of WordCamp
WPCandy Turns 4
Tribute To Steve Jobs
Should Automatic Upgrades be Opt-In?
Plugin Quantity Not Quality
Reasons Not To Upgrade WordPress
Kevin Johns Reaction To The Post Regarding Reasons Not To Upgrade
When Will Automattic Be Acquired?
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By Jeffro on September 17, 2011
If you’re anywhere near the Edinburgh area around October 22nd, make a pit stop to an event they are calling WordUp Edinburgh. According to the event website, this un-conference will mimic the WordCamp model in that there will be presentations with attendance being free. However, there are only going to be 50 spots available for this one day event. Congrats to those who purchased their tickets as all available spots have been sold. From taking a look at the attendee list, I’m happy to see that co-creator of WordPress, Mike Little, will be there along with one of my favorite commenters, Donnacha of WordSkill.com.
With regards to the event name, what do you think of WordUp? Could this become the defacto name for independent WordCamp events not wanting to have to deal with all of the guidelines that come with using the trademarked term, WordCamp? At least with WordCamps, we generally have an idea as to what to expect out of the event thanks to longevity of the term being used as well as a tighter grip being placed on events using the name. So I leave you with this poll question.
Do You Think The Term WordUp Is A Good Alternative To WordCamp?
- Yes (63%, 60 Votes)
- Nothing But Confusion (25%, 24 Votes)
- No (12%, 12 Votes)
Total Voters: 96