I was trying to see what was happening in the Boston area at bugc.com ( (The Boston-area User Group Calendar). And came upon the upcoming Wordcamp Boston 2010.
I know Joomla but have decided to learn both WordPress and Drupal.
WordCamp Boston 2010 is a WordPress conference that will held at the grand Microsoft NERD Center overlooking the Charles River and Boston on January 23, 2010 . It is a pretty cool space that I have been at for refresh boston meetings and the 2009 JQuery conference.
I looked over the schedule and there is something for everyone – whatever your skill level. From wordpress 101, SEO, theming to security tips. There will be 4 tracks: beginners, practical, applied, dev/designers, and unconferences (to be voted on and announced). I signed up immediately – looking at the theming courses and a bit of everything – so I can roll up my sleeves and see what it can do. Plus meeting other conferencees and seeing what they are doing with it and what plugins they are using.
After the conference, folks can meet up at The Asgard, an Irish pub (in Boston) about a mile from the NERD center, and accessible by T. They have great tasting beers with a 20% discount on entrees.
Sunday morning, the wordpressettes meet up at the first #wpchicks brunch following WordCamp Boston. Sunday, 10am, at the Marriott Cambridge. I know for myself, there is always a minority of women at these tech conferences – and it would be great to meet other women coders.