WordCamp Philippines 2008

This was the first ever WordCamp in the Philippines, thanks to the Mindanao Bloggers who organized it. I wasn’t able to resist going even when I have classes on a Saturday especially since Matt was coming.

With the backdrop

Midnight before the event, after I’ve finished making a presentation for an oral group report for school, I hurriedly composed a letter I wished Matt Mullenweg would sign. I slept through the night, but woke up a little later than I hoped for.

I was actually thankful the event was held on a place easily accessible from Las Piñas. Arriving at the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, I immediately saw Shari on her black WordCamp volunteer shirt. We entered the auditorium and looked for Lexie. With her red hair I haven’t seen before, we walked past her and Dre looking like idiots searching for someone in front of everybody. Heh.

I brought Azusa with me, and blogged right after I’ve sat beside Lexie. She convinced me into signing up with Plurk. And so far, I’ve enjoyed Plurking that I wish you guys would join, too. :D

Lauriat

After the introduction, breakaway sessions took place. I was with Lexie and Dre all those times, and we ate a bountiful lunch from Chowking together afterwards.

That’s when we ambushed Matt for autographs. I remember he laughed when I told him, “I didn’t come to school today. Will you sign my excuse letter?” Haha! It was great! The geek in me became happy. :)

Plenary sessions came, and Matt talked about the future of WordPress. That reminds me, I still haven’t upgraded my installation yet! Uh, anyway, I consider WordPress 2.7 be Matt’s birthday gift for me on November. :lol: Upgrades are promising as always, and I’m looking forward to the new version.

Last photo

The topic of Web standards was a part of the plenary sessions, all thanks to Shari and Sir Regnard. The geek in me was even happier. ;)

After the event, I’ve met up with fellow standardistas Ia and Mae to talk with Shari and Lexie how we’d start the group Web Standards Philippines again. Let’s set the meetings already! :D

Some more picture-taking took place afterwards. I’ve posted them on my Flickr. :)

It was fun. See everyone at the next WordCamp Philippines! 2009 maybe? :P

42 thoughts on “WordCamp Philippines 2008

  1. Haha, well you really were looking for somebody. You didn’t look like idiots. You just looked like people who were looking for someone.

  2. Your excuse letter is made of win. And it was nice meeting you! Hope we can jumpstart Web Standards Philippines ASAP!

  3. Kakainggit. :P

    Buti ka pa nakaattend at nakapagpapicture with Matt Mullenweg. Kung malapit lang sana SF dito samin nakaattend na rin sana ako ng WordCamp, kaso 8 hour drive din yon.

    Anyways, good to see you back to blogging. Parang ako, back to blogging na din after 2 month hiatus. Have a good weekend! :D

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