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Why WordPress? My WordCamp Seattle 2013 Keynote

Earlier this year I was honoured with the privilege of being the keynote speaker at WordCamp Seattle. The topic of my talk: Answer the question “Why WordPress”. My talk featured over 300 slides and took a look at the impact and importance of WordPress on the web over the last 10 years. Short synopsis: WordPress changed everything. In addition you get anecdotes, statistics, and a fair portion of nonsense and Vikings – exactly what you should expect. I’m not one to toot my own horn, but what I will say is that during my talk my handle @mor10 trended on Twitter, and there were people who claimed this was the best keynote they had ever seen. I’ll let you be the judge of that.

The presentation is 48 minutes long and contains one swear word. The slides are a little wonky in this video version but the important components come through clearly.

Watch it here or go to WordCamp.tv and take in this and all the other awesome presentations from WordCamp Seattle and beyond.

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WordCamp Vancouver interview


Some of the peeps over at WordPress event calendar plugin time.ly came to WordCamp Vancouver last week and took the time to do an interview with yours truly about the value of the WordPress community and events like WordCamp and WordPress meetup groups. Check it out.

By the way, if you are in Vancouver and would like to talk to other WordPress enthusiasts you should check out the Vancouver WordPress Meetup Group.