WordCamp Philippines 2010 came to an end yesterday.
It was my first WordCamp and I must say, the experience was a blast.
There were some minor kinks but nothing’s perfect and I didn’t mind really
Being an event organizer myself, I know how tough it is to handle big events
Team Avatar Media passed with flying colors and I’m giving them an “A+”
The College of St. Benilde was better than appropriate as venue
The facilities fit WordCamp’s requirements to a “T”
The speakers were Subject-Matter-Experts and engaged their audience very well
Lunch was just right – nothing fancy but good enough for a probinsyano like me
The plenary was another thing – it was more interactive
I loved the portion of Professor Danilo Arao because I learned a lot from his talk
I made a mental note to invite the professor to Gensan soon
And there was Google Philippines’ Aileen Apolo-de Jesus
She got everyone excited with the freebies she gave to anyone who can guess the name of each Google logo
Aileen ended her talk with the audience in the palm of her hands
Now that’s what you call an effective speaker!
And there’s Matt Mullenweg…
Admittedly, I was starstruck
I was one of the first delegates to have a picture taken with him
Avatar Media scored a homerun when they got the WordPress Founder to attend WordCamp Philippines 2010
For his talk, Matt did it Town Hall-meeting style, making it appealing to the audience
Although the questions were technical, Matt somehow found a way to give it his personal touch
The man swept everyone off their feet with his engaging smile
Kuya Avel bravely asked him: “Is a movie about you forthcoming?”
I saw Matt blushed and politely said: “No…”
Well, if there would be one, I’d be the first to line up!
So there. WordCamp Philippines 2010 may be over but the memories about it will remain.
Take a bow, Avatar Media. You did a good job.
Here’s what others are saying about WordCamp 2010:
- Thanks for a Successful WordCamp Philippines 2010! by Brendel Balaga
- WordCamp 2010 Recap and Photos by Melvin Dichoso
- My WordCamp 2010 Experience by Menard Oseña
- WordCamp Philippines 2010: A Huge Success! by Faust Principe
- WordCamp Philippines 2010 by Ben
- Thank You WordCamp Philippines by Rob Angeles
- WordCamp Philippines 2010 Lessons by Anna Katharina
- WordCamp Philippines 2010 A Success by Solid Hosting
- Yay, WordCamp 2010 by MM
WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to WordPress.com and WordPress.org users alike. WordCamp Philippines 2010 was organized by Avatar Media.
Avatar Media is a new media outfit in Davao City that aims to bridge the gap between the Internet and business intelligence. With their unique solutions and tools, they are ready to take on the new media challenges of Davao City. Avatar Media can help your company reach a wider, untapped market while giving more bang to your buck. Avatar Media is composed of Lyle Santos, Andrew dela Serna, Ria Jose, Brendel Balaga, Chattee Lara, Dulce Lada, Winston Almendras and Migs Hipolito.