10th Anniversary WordPress Party Recap

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The cast of WPwatercooler joined forces to put on the most awesome 10th Anniversary WordPress party on Monday, May 27 for WordPressers of Southern California.

wp10-tongues-rThe effort was a collaboration between several of the largest California WordPress Meetup Organizers and respected key Community members, including: Chris Lema who blogs daily at ChrisLema.com, hosts the San Diego (North County) Meetup and helped to organize the last San Diego WordCamp; Jason Tucker of WPMedia.Pro, who live streams and archives the Meetups held at Zeek and created the WPwatercooler show and concept; wp10-sarahwefaldwinnerNatalie MacLees, of Purple Pen Productions, who has hosted the largest Southern California WordPress group for the last 5 years; Sé Reed of Sé Reed Media, who is starting the WordPress Small Business Meetup in Long Beach starting on June 11th, Steve Zehngut of Zeek.com, who hosts a General Meetup and a Developer Meetup at his offices in Huntington Beach every month; and myself, Suzette Franck, (@mt_Suzette) the (mt) Media Temple WordPress Evangelist, who helps out where I can by speaking and writing about WordPress.

10th Anniversary WordPress Party Huntington Beach Party Organizers:

  • Chris Lema / WPwatercooler
  • Jason Tucker / WP Media Pro
  • Natalie Maclees / Purple Pen
  • Sé Reed / Sé Reed Media
  • Steve Zehngut / Zeek
  • Suzette Franck / (mt) Media Temple

Thank you to all of the generous Sponsors for providing donations:

10th Anniversary Party Video

Jason Tucker of WPMedia.Pro live-streamed the entire 4-hour long party on Google Hangouts and also wrote about how he accomplished this technically on his blog at: http://wpmedia.pro/live-streaming-of-10-year-anniversary-of-wordpress-at-ocwp/. The video may be found below:

WPwatercooler 10th Anniversary Edition

Earlier that same day, we recorded the special 10th Anniversary WordPress Party edition of the WPwatercooler. Chris Lema, Jason Tucker, Julie Kuehl, Natalie MacLees, Steve Zehngut, Suzette Franck, and Sé Reed are on this week’s show and reminisce about the first WordPress site they ever made, why they love WordPress and where it has come in ten years.

10th Anniversary Party Pictures

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Suzette Franck

Suzette Franck has been in web development for over twenty years; she started making hand-coded HTML websites on geocities with font tags and tables back in 1995. Since then, she has taught herself CSS, Sass, PHP, MySQL, as well as becoming a Wordpress expert; evangelizing and presenting at over twenty-two WordCamps across the country and multiple WordPress meetups in Southern California where she resides, about all aspects of building and maintaining sites on WordPress.

Suzette is passionate about WordPress the application as well as the WordPress Open Source Community, and loves to code and teach others the wonders of WordPress. She is a purveyor of lowbrow art, and when she is not WordPressing, she is painting or visiting Los Angeles art galleries to add more work to her growing art collection.

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