WordCamp Sydney and Incredibly Nerdy Topics

I am indeed privileged to have been selected to present at WordCamp Sydney 2016, September 24 & 25 at UTS.

The first conference I spoke at was WordCamp Sydney 2014, and I did terrible. Actually I didn’t, but I was quite nervous at the time. I presented “A Beginner’s Guide to Popping the Bonnet”, an introduction to modifying your WordPress installation based on what I was teaching at TAFE at the time. Steve Cooper recorded it and I have a “bootleg” copy on YouTube.

This time around I’ll be presenting Three Incredibly Nerdy But Ultimately Pointless TopicsAnd that’s all the hints you’re getting. Okay, here’s a few more:

  • I’ve built a reputation as the IoT Moodler guy. Well, you won’t get any Moodle, but there will be some IoT.
  • Can a CMS have a sibling? I suppose it can have a parent.
  • There’s at least one topic you’re really going to go fer!

WordCamps, in my honest opinion, are some of the best value-for-money tech conferences you can attend. They’re held all over by local WordPress communities, and the Australian ones tend to bring together the wider Australian WordPress community. And not just WordPress – you’ll actually find people there who work with Joomla or Drupal as well. It’s a very inclusive community. You might even meet a few Moodlers around.

They have lined up some great speakers this year as well. Not just handsome Canadians, but great speakers from all around, including some old friends of mine. The preliminary schedule is up and I’m excited to find out about jelly snakes and omelettes and journalistic status quos and such.

Tickets are $50 AUD, and I think you honestly can’t get a better deal than that.

I hope to see you there!


Kenneth “Scott” Huntley is an Instructional Designer, LMS and WordPress consultant, EdTech conference junkie and all-around general tech nerd.

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