WordCamp Atlanta was this weekend and it was a-maz-ing! With four distinct tracks covering skill levels from “user” to “developer”, tons of speakers and plenty of networking opportunities, it was an event well worth the money. We were even graced with the presence of Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress!
I found myself bouncing around the tracks. A lot of my time was spent in “developer” sessions covering topics like best practices for designing and creating plugins, implementing the plugin signup experience and mastering custom post types (a session given by Atlanta local Mike Schinkel). Although I have to give major props to the “HTML5 – Hell Yea!” session conducted by another local, J. Cornelius. All in all it was just fantastic.
The camp left me inspired and re-energized.
With my head full of WordCamp and WordPress related thoughts, it’s pretty clear my website, in its current state, is not living up to its potential. It’s failing as an example of what a good WordPress website can look like. It’s failing in its job of showcasing my work portfolio. It’s failing as a tool that should be encouraging me to blog more often. It’s just failing all around.
Unfortunately, there’s only so much time in the day, only so much time to do everything I want to and *need* to do. WordPress themeing, WordPress plugin coding, language optimization with WordPress, social media integration, speaking instead of creating and most excitingly, moving forward with HTML5 in all my projects. So many thoughts, so many directions, oh so much to do.
So it’s time for a change, a new direction. I’m excited and I can’t wait to see where I end up. You should stick around for the ride.