Next week a bunch of us from Automattic, the makers of WordPress.com, will be attending South by Southwest Interactive. It’s one of our favorite events of the year, and we hope to see many of you there in person.
This year WordPress and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg will be interviewed by John Battelle live onstage at 3:30pm on Friday, March 11. Matt will be talking about “The Future of WordPress” — more details here.
The WordPress community will also be staffing a WordPress Genius Bar at the SXSW trade show, where we’ll answer your toughest WordPress questions and give away great swag. We’ll be at booth 829, right across from the SXsaloon.
Come join us next week for Matt’s talk and at the WordPress Genius Bar — it’ll be another homecoming for WordPress, which was born in Texas.
Mar 4th at 9:19 pm
hmm…hope i could join there from Bangladesh… I Will miss it
Mar 4th at 9:30 pm
hello, is there a webinar available or live conference ?? Kindly advise Thks KIM
Mar 4th at 9:32 pm
take me with you!
I’m useful, can order drinks in three languages, and require little maintenance
Mar 4th at 9:34 pm
How exciting! I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing!
Mar 4th at 9:42 pm
Sounds like fun!
Mar 4th at 9:51 pm
WOW! Matt sharing future of wordpress. I don’t have a tough question but would love to have a wordpress.com swag. Can I buy/get from Pakistan.
Mar 4th at 10:10 pm
Neat, will this be live on the internet as well? Or archived?
Mar 4th at 10:29 pm
That sounds so cool, I wish I could go! My cousin is performing his music at SXSW this year: check out Galapagos, if you have a chance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tfpQFuom7o
Mar 4th at 11:09 pm
I hope you post a recap of the “Future of WordPress.” Inquiring minds want to know!
Mar 4th at 11:50 pm
What are the chances WordPress brings conferences and/or presentations to other countries?
Mar 5th at 12:08 am
You’ve done Texas proud. Thank you! thesidetrek
Mar 5th at 12:34 am
Wish I was in the area or else I would totally come! Good luck!
Mar 5th at 12:55 am
I went to it once. Had an awful time.
Mar 5th at 1:03 am
Texas is great, how about New York? Best of luck in tumbleweed town.
Mar 5th at 1:41 am
Hope, I could join this programme from Indonesia
Mar 5th at 1:43 am
Looks like the weather is going to be great for SXSW. Welcome to Austin….hope I get a chance to participate in all the events! (great being an Austinite!)
Mar 5th at 2:32 am
SXSW is a treat. You will enjoy Austin, great food, great people. Born and raised in Austin. I know!
Mar 5th at 3:29 am
That is soooo Great for the WordPress Team and all the people hereunder.
Mar 5th at 4:12 am
Future of WordPress Returns again.
Mar 5th at 5:11 am
I LOVE SXSW! I’m from Dallas, though. But I can still represent (:
Mar 5th at 6:34 am
I think WordPress was born somewhere mid-atlantic actually.
Mar 5th at 7:28 am
That is good man. thanks for the updates!
Mar 5th at 7:39 am
Well, as I’m a new member, hope this event is a good one compared to others. I’m looking forward to it, anyways. Pls do update us what was goin on. Many tnx, smiles for u,aimee
Mar 5th at 8:01 am
Enjoy SXSW Wish I were there!
Mar 5th at 1:06 pm
I’ll be there — FYI, my top three theme predictions for SXSWi here http://bit.ly/sxsw-2011
Mar 5th at 1:51 pm
…one phrase, I keep repeating over and over again, and with every year I spend with you guys, I am more and more convinced that I will never stop saying: I LOVE YOU WORDPRESS!!
Mar 5th at 2:10 pm
All the very Best Matt! I am glad to be a part of this ever- growing family named WordPress
Mar 5th at 3:19 pm
it’s amazing how sites like this build, we’re all interconnected. Just great. I can’t make it but i’ll be there cyberly!
Mar 5th at 3:26 pm
Unfortunately I cannot go, however, want to congratulate you for the fabulous WordPress, I love to disseminate important issues of our land, I do not have the professionalism of journalists, however, often do much better than them, always looking for subjects above relevance to my friends and readers. Congratulations to WordPress. PY3CVS, amateur radio.
Mar 5th at 5:35 pm
Texas?? You guys going to be in Austin??!! Meeet meeeee!
Mar 5th at 7:24 pm
I knew there was a reason I liked WP so much…Texas born? Ditto.
Mar 5th at 7:49 pm
Is there gonna be fun games in the booth?
Mar 6th at 3:12 am
wow this is cool! congratulations wordpress!
Mar 6th at 3:34 am
like the progress of WordPress from all the directions of the world. That is my best wishes for WordPress. Flying with WordPress forever!!!
Mar 6th at 5:53 am
Wow! Sounds like a whole lotta fun! Hope to see you all there…
Mar 6th at 8:13 pm
What does this cost? Do they have Motorcylce parking?! Will they allow a 32 year old bio-hazard of a Harley on site? I’ve been needing a good reason to go to Austin other than 6th street (per the wife’s request)!
Mar 6th at 8:21 pm
How long till Steve Jobs sues Automattic for using “Genius Bar”?
Mar 6th at 11:06 pm
When in Indonesia???????
Mar 7th at 12:21 am
It is cool. I hope to fly over there!
Mar 7th at 4:55 am
Hey guys, I am a Web Designer from Austin and LOVE WordPress! How can I get into this event? Thanks!
Mar 7th at 5:13 am
I see all of the event information here http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP000438 but I can’t seem to figure out how to get in or buy tickets. Hopefully no wrist band required! Any help would be greatly appreciated
Mar 7th at 7:33 am
Sounds nice, pity it’s 1000s of miles away for me. Enjoy though!
Mar 7th at 12:40 pm
Thanks for the update
Mar 7th at 4:36 pm
Next time you are in Stockport, let us know. You deserve a treat for developing this site.
Mar 7th at 6:35 pm
I’m from Philly. Where is the exact location of this because I’d like to come providing it doesn’t involve hopping on a plane. And my friend, Lynda Appell would like to come too.
Mar 7th at 8:32 pm
I’ll be there. See you soon!
Mar 7th at 11:06 pm
I have only just joined wordpress but I am having a lovely time and every day I find something new. good luck in Texas
Mar 8th at 2:36 am
The event sounds great. I wish I could be there, but can’t make it, sorry. I’m right into hearing abut the future of wordpress, though. WordPress rocks.
Mar 8th at 3:11 am
Well done! I’m excited to be part of the worldpress community!
Mar 8th at 4:40 am
Paul, what about a Free pass to this event for a Austin local and I show you guys the best places in town?! I am the #1 WordPress Fan but my business is not yet to the level where I can take off from my day job and drop $700 on a pass man I would love to attend though! I grew up in West Austin, can tell you guys all of the cool spots!
Mar 8th at 7:41 am
Sounds like fun!
Mar 8th at 9:30 pm
see u there!
Mar 8th at 10:55 pm
See you in Austin.
Mar 9th at 2:57 am
Sounds like fun but Lynda and I are living in Phila, PA. We’d be there if you’d pay for our plane trip and hotel,. lol. Seriously hoping everybody who can make it gets a lot out of the conference.
Mar 9th at 3:56 am
sounds exciting but i’m way too far from the event itself sigh ahehehehe….
Mar 9th at 8:11 pm
Sounds exciting all of it, wonder when wordpress becomes a major success in mobility of technology and logic of understanding.
Mar 10th at 2:20 pm
Sounds great – keep us all updated in real time.
Mar 11th at 12:49 am
I’m so proud to be a WordPress user … You guys rock … With you the best in Texas
Mar 11th at 10:53 pm
Would love to attend if it was local but I’d be happy to take some of that WP swag off your hands! : ) I look forward to reading about it.
Mar 13th at 12:30 am
I am glad there is an event like SXSW in Mid-America, or as the people who live in California and New York call it, fly-over country. There some really talented IT people out here in fly-over country.
Mar 13th at 7:08 pm
How was it???
I am so sorry I could not make it ———however, I was there in SPIRIT:)
Did you meet anyone from MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada? We had a whole lot of indie bands that went down looking for their fortunes in in the Hollywood/Gold Rush Scene!
I live for WordPress.com——GREAT WORK!
Mar 15th at 11:33 am
Wish I could have been there to see the WordPress coverage. Glad to see WordPress is getting the recognition it deserves. Thanks!!
Mar 16th at 11:49 am
Eager to hear what Matt will tell us about the future of WordPress.
Mar 17th at 10:30 am
hope everything goes well…