7 Fantastic Presentations from WordCamp and BuddyCamp Vancouver 2012

WordCamp Vancouver and BuddyCamp took place this past weekend and I was fortunate to be able to make it to this historic event.

Attendees included many of the core devs and contributors, Matt Mullenweg, and BuddyPress enthusiasts and beginners from around the world. People even flew in from places as far away as Japan and Germany. The rainy weekend in Vancouver could not stop BuddyPress fans from getting together to share and collaborate.


Live streaming of the event was available for those who purchased tickets and each session was broadcast around the world. Although viewing the slides cannot compare to hearing the presentations, here are a few notes from my favorite sessions at WordCamp and BuddyCamp:

Tips For Writing Better Javascript Using jQuery – Andy Peatling

Your project is only as good as your documentation – John James Jacoby

Free Software and the University: The Story of the CUNY Academic Commons – Boone Gorges


Calm and Simple Code With Purpose – Jeremy Felt


Manage WordPress with Awesome using wp-cli – Mike Schroder

Building BuddyPress Themes With Twitter Bootstrap – Sarah Gooding

Beyond Facebook Clones – Boone Gorges


Want more info from BuddyCamp? Check out GlobalBC’s video interview with lead developer John James Jacoby.

Many thanks to the organizers of both events and the generous sponsors who made it possible. I’m hoping we’ll see more BuddyCamps in the future after the enormous success of this event!