On Monday, the WordPress DC Meetup group hosted Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, for a town hall-style meetup. This was by far the largest group we’ve gotten together, coming in at about 85 people. That’s more than doubled our previous record, and more than tripled our average.
Matt started off with a slide-show of some “never before seen” pictures (taken in DC) surrounding the creation of WordPress. After that, he started taking questions from the attendees.
I won’t try to relate any of the questions and answers, since I have no memory for such things. I will say, though, that Matt is one of the most inspirational and captivating speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing.
I vaguely remember hearing that the meetup was recorded (I know it was live-cast, so it seems reasonable that it would be recorded). If I find out it was, I’ll try to get a link posted.
The best part (in my opinion) was the after-party. It was pretty awesome hanging out with the people there, but this gets into quite a different topic that is a whole post to itself.
It’s always nice to get together at these meetups and to spend some time with the DC WordPress community. I think we have a very enthusiastic group out here, and it’s always nice to be able to completely geek out with other people.