This weekend, thousands of WordPress users and fans (including many hosted here on WordPress.com) are among the people attending the South by Southwest (SxSW) Interactive conference in Austin, TX. To celebrate this, we’re throwing a WordPress BBQ at SxSW tomorrow so that there’s a place for us all to get together.
If you’re a WordPress.com user attending SxSW (or you just happen to be in Austin), please join us for lunch after 12pm* tomorrow, Sunday March 14. Come, eat, meet some of the WordPress.com team, talk about the cool things you’re doing with WordPress on your site, let us know what we can do better, talk about some of the new features and themes you’ve been seeing here lately, etc. Think of it like a WordCamp without presentations. See how many WordPress.com staff you can spot chowing down on Matt’s favorite meal. :)
Location: Conjunctured coworking space, 1309 East 7th St., Austin, TX 78702. From the convention center, walk up to 7th Street, hang a right, and walk until you get to #1309. If you’re tired of walking, taking a cab is a decent option. Note that this is on the other side of I-35 from the convention center.
* We’ll keep serving until we run out of food, so probably until around 2 or 3? We’ll have a hundred pounds of bbq meat, a bunch of sides, and dozens of gallons of iced tea, so come hungry.
I’m trying to perfect a recipe for home made BBQ… if any of the wordpress cooks at the BBQ have tips to pass on to me I would love and adore you!
Sadly the reason I need to make mine home made is that I live in the Netherlands and you will understand that Texas is too far to commute for one meal!
Whilst I sit here far away drooling and feeling envious, I wish all who are able to go to Austin have a HEAP of fun!
What a great idea. Hope to see these in other locations in the future!
Yeah. Its too far from my home. I wish I can join this big celebration. I love wordpress so much. Its enlighten my life.
I live close and did not know about this. I could not have made it this year because I was sick. But it coincides with spring break I could. Is this a regular thing? Is Austin always the locale for SxSW? If so, let me know and I’ll plan to go next year.
My blog the Trough after only one year here has taken off. Thanks WP. This is home.
Well I’m thousands of miles away in the UK…otherwise I would be there for lunch!!
Where are you next going to be in the United Kingdom or Europe??
Thanks. I just looked it up and I guess you are part of the whole SxSW deal. I know Austin well and it must be crunchy up in there with the already bad traffic. I would drive and then park and walk or take shuttles. Love Austin though. Since the movie fest is there I will get press pass for next year as well. Can’t wait.
hi Paul, I’m glad to hear that! BBQ and patties are just a no-no to me… :)
BBQ and WordPress…two of my favorite things!! I can’t be there, but set aside some BBQ for when you come to Pennsylvania…. :)
i wish i had gone!
nice, but so far. I live in indonesia
I wish I could go, but I live in Canada
i’m so jealous. I can smell the food and fun all the way from Motown. **inserting green w/envy face gritting teeth here***
ahah same here I live in Canada, but I would have went if I lived in Austin.
Well, I live in Austin but family matters prevented my participation. And I LOVE BBQ! Let’s hope WordPress does it again next year.
Ooh! This is nice!
Sadly, I’m in Mumbai, India, and won’t be able to meet the WP team.
I wish I could be there!
like it ..but too far…. :-(
Vancouver would be a great spot for next year’s BBQ!
wew, that’s nice …. wish im in there. but its very far from my country.
WordPress crew rocks! Sorry, I missed it, if you do one here in SFO, let me know.
Have a great time guys and keep on the good work !
aww man i would just jump on a plane and fly there! but gee i hope you guys keep having these bbq.
its an add on to the list of things i want to do before i die, to go for a wordpress bbq! woots!
wordpress rock on!
p.s im from singapore :)
As much as I am free to attend any event related to food, I’m afraid I’ll have to pass up on this one.
Reason: You guys are halfway round the World LOL
Yeah, this event would be incredible to be able to attend. One of the many disadvantages of living in Pennsylvania…you’re never near anything fun. :(
Oh well, hope you guys have lots of fun!
Well i hope that everyone who made it had a lot of fun
I want BBQ food! Love it!! Need some to keep up my energy for all the challenges!
Belgium is a bit too far from your BBQ-spot, but I’ll be there with my thoughts …Have a good time, and thank you for everything that you have made possible for us!
Excellent, but so far. I live in Egypt.
What a great idea! Wish I could’ve been there.
So far away.. from Indonesia,when come to Indonesia
Oh man! Wish I could be there but I’m literally on the other side – Singapore.
Have a blast!
Wish I could attend. It would be great! Haven’t been home to US since 03. I miss where I’m from a lot Phoenix and LA.
Have a good time.
Awwww, how about Indonesia? Have a lot of fun there…..
What about us Vegetarians?
How about having one here in London? We still manage to hold up our blogs amongst this concrete slabbed city, plus the sun’s out! BBQ time!
Gosh i wish that I was there, but I couldn’t be there. It’s too far away even though I am from MA!!!
Rats! Just saw this note, so missed out. And as a native Austinite, I love the BBQ. Still in Austin? Try out an excellent dive at House Park BBQ, 908 12th Street: http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A451555
And for road trips, don’t miss the Top 50 Texas BBQ google map: http://www.texasmonthly.com/magazine/bbq/map
Thank God it’s not in Vegas. Ugh.
I’ll be there in Spirit. -@BigRyanPark
Wow…Maybe Next Time. We are located in Dallas Texas.
We are NEW to Word Press Blogs. Thanks!
xD awwww, in Texas??? Save me some ribs!
hello, we are glad to know of this action, but as we are a rugby club for children with small budget too have no money for travel. it was good one such movement can and a possible fundraiser for children who practice this sport and have no material possibilities. best regards.
Okay guys you have fun in Texas…
Next one, should be here in California!!! =]
I might be too late for the potato salad, but listening to SXSW concerts online is making me feel like I’m almost there (almost)! Next time, webcast!
would like to make this ……
we just talked today about Austin!
I am jealous for all who can make it ;)
next one should be in Portland OR
too bad i live in SWEDEN!11
As a very satisfied new user, I would have loved to make it, since I am only a short drive away…But I had to work. Dang, I would have loved to show up and let ya’ll know how much I am enjoying being a part of the WordPress family. Plus, ya know, you had Bar-B-Q. And I L-O-V-E me some good Bar-B-Q. Hope the eats were as great as the company. Would love to try to attend a such event in the future!
yum sounds fun!
guess I wont be making it this year, shucks I LOVE BBQ
Hope some of these are closer to home – Ichabod’s kin
Unless I’m having sinful transgressions of another nature, I’ll be there. Or unless I can’t find parking.
Come to Southern California. I’ll be there!
Doesn’t sound like vegetarians would get more than “sides”…
Wish I could be there. You picked a great city to host the event!
I would love to com. How far is that BBQ from Antwerp in Belgium (Europe)? :)
Hello from Ukraine !
I am sorry I will not be able to attend such a glorious event, which I would dearly love to, but the 1 aircraft that flies out of Ukraine is in repair this week, the rope used to hold the wings on has worked its way loose, and as there is a shortage of such rope here it will take some time before some more is located.
I wish you happy times at this event my dear WordPress people.
A BBQ in sunny Austin sounds great to me right now, but I’m stuck in rainy Oxford, England.
Have fun, but not too much. :) x
the next BBQ has to be in singapore – the food paradise. so make our dreams come true. thanks for the hard work, everyone at the wordpress team. it has been a delight writing on this platform. (:
Awww to bad I wasn’t there for that would’ve loved to attend, even though me nor my crew wasn’t there we enjoy every moment of the sites members right here.
Meeting 100′s of interesting & inspiring people without even leaving the house or office, now thats the best event ever!
hope those that were there enjoyed themselves
Hi, i’m from Indonesia so obviously i can’t attend this event ^^; But hey, i hope you guys & gals can have loads of fun.
WordPress ROCKS!! XD
It’s a bummer I can’t come. . . I love BBQ. . .
Wish I would have seen this sooner ;)