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.
Mar 14th at 4:42 pm
Mar 14th at 6:16 pm
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!
Mar 14th at 6:20 pm
What a great idea. Hope to see these in other locations in the future!
Mar 14th at 7:22 pm
Yeah. Its too far from my home. I wish I can join this big celebration. I love wordpress so much. Its enlighten my life.
Mar 14th at 7:53 pm
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.
Mar 14th at 10:15 pm
Well I’m thousands of miles away in the UK…otherwise I would be there for lunch!!
Mar 14th at 10:18 pm
Where are you next going to be in the United Kingdom or Europe??
Mar 14th at 10:47 pm
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.
Mar 14th at 11:09 pm
hi Paul, I’m glad to hear that! BBQ and patties are just a no-no to me…
Mar 14th at 11:35 pm
BBQ and WordPress…two of my favorite things!! I can’t be there, but set aside some BBQ for when you come to Pennsylvania….
Mar 15th at 2:25 am
i wish i had gone!
Mar 15th at 2:34 am
nice, but so far. I live in indonesia
Mar 15th at 4:03 am
I wish I could go, but I live in Canada
Mar 15th at 11:55 am
i’m so jealous. I can smell the food and fun all the way from Motown. **inserting green w/envy face gritting teeth here***
Mar 15th at 2:32 pm
ahah same here I live in Canada, but I would have went if I lived in Austin.
Mar 15th at 5:27 pm
Well, I live in Austin but family matters prevented my participation. And I LOVE BBQ! Let’s hope WordPress does it again next year.
Mar 15th at 7:19 pm
Ooh! This is nice!
Sadly, I’m in Mumbai, India, and won’t be able to meet the WP team.
Mar 15th at 10:00 pm
I wish I could be there!
Mar 16th at 3:12 am
like it ..but too far….
Mar 16th at 4:44 am
Vancouver would be a great spot for next year’s BBQ!
Mar 16th at 5:27 am
wew, that’s nice …. wish im in there. but its very far from my country.
Mar 16th at 10:55 am
WordPress crew rocks! Sorry, I missed it, if you do one here in SFO, let me know.
Mar 16th at 11:59 am
Have a great time guys and keep on the good work !
Mar 16th at 2:49 pm
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
Mar 16th at 3:01 pm
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
Mar 16th at 5:47 pm
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!
Mar 16th at 6:08 pm
Well i hope that everyone who made it had a lot of fun
Mar 16th at 7:20 pm
I want BBQ food! Love it!! Need some to keep up my energy for all the challenges!
Mar 16th at 8:05 pm
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!
Mar 16th at 9:47 pm
Excellent, but so far. I live in Egypt.
Mar 16th at 10:08 pm
What a great idea! Wish I could’ve been there.
Mar 16th at 11:12 pm
So far away.. from Indonesia,when come to Indonesia
Mar 17th at 1:42 am
Oh man! Wish I could be there but I’m literally on the other side – Singapore.
Have a blast!
Mar 17th at 3:16 am
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.
Mar 17th at 6:42 am
Awwww, how about Indonesia? Have a lot of fun there…..
Mar 17th at 12:26 pm
What about us Vegetarians?
Mar 17th at 2:51 pm
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!
Mar 17th at 4:12 pm
Gosh i wish that I was there, but I couldn’t be there. It’s too far away even though I am from MA!!!
Mar 17th at 4:55 pm
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
Mar 17th at 5:29 pm
Thank God it’s not in Vegas. Ugh.
Mar 17th at 6:13 pm
I’ll be there in Spirit. -@BigRyanPark
Mar 18th at 2:51 am
Wow…Maybe Next Time. We are located in Dallas Texas.
We are NEW to Word Press Blogs. Thanks!
Mar 18th at 3:31 am
xD awwww, in Texas??? Save me some ribs!
Mar 18th at 7:27 am
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.
Mar 18th at 7:39 am
Okay guys you have fun in Texas…
Next one, should be here in California!!! =]
Mar 18th at 10:29 am
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!
Mar 18th at 2:06 pm
would like to make this ……
Mar 18th at 7:55 pm
we just talked today about Austin!
I am jealous for all who can make it
next one should be in Portland OR
Mar 18th at 8:13 pm
too bad i live in SWEDEN!11
Mar 19th at 4:02 am
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!
Mar 19th at 4:13 am
yum sounds fun!
Mar 19th at 7:52 am
guess I wont be making it this year, shucks I LOVE BBQ
Mar 19th at 3:17 pm
Hope some of these are closer to home – Ichabod’s kin
Mar 19th at 3:36 pm
Unless I’m having sinful transgressions of another nature, I’ll be there. Or unless I can’t find parking.
Mar 19th at 4:08 pm
Come to Southern California. I’ll be there!
Mar 19th at 8:05 pm
Doesn’t sound like vegetarians would get more than “sides”…
Mar 19th at 11:23 pm
Wish I could be there. You picked a great city to host the event!
Mar 20th at 9:36 am
I would love to com. How far is that BBQ from Antwerp in Belgium (Europe)?
Mar 20th at 12:40 pm
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.
Mar 20th at 3:44 pm
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
Mar 20th at 6:11 pm
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. (:
Mar 20th at 7:46 pm
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
Mar 21st at 10:52 am
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
Mar 21st at 12:47 pm
It’s a bummer I can’t come. . . I love BBQ. . .
Mar 21st at 7:22 pm
Wish I would have seen this sooner