Tag: provo

A Fan of Moveable Type…

Had the great pleasure today to go the Crandall Printing Museum in Provo Utah and get a tour of their fine facility. Working in the graphic arts industry, it was awesome to get to see some fully funtional printing presses, and be able to see the technology that brought people out of the Dark Ages, and into the Renaissance.

Looking for something fun to do, check it out!

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PhotoCamp Utah WrapUp

I have to give a major digital pat on the back to all of those great people that put on PhotoCamp Utah this last weekend. The event was huge, exceeding my expectations with membership, the quality and caliber of speakers, and the interaction with fellow photographers. Well done all.

With that great event, I had the great pleasure of sharing some thoughts in a presentation that I called PhotoBlogging with WordPress. From the course description:

Do you take awesome pictures and want to show the whole world? Learn more about how to showcase your photos with using blogging software by WordPress.

This will showcase tips for anyone from beginner to advanced. No need to understand photography, just a basic knowledge of web tools. General overview of topic will be presented, with a few ‘hands on’ examples.

With this topic of blogging, I was a little nervous that: 1. a lot of people might be blogging, but not using a hosted version of WordPress making themes and plugins difficult. 2. Might be using other software like TypePad/Blogger/Tumblr.

So, with that being said, at 9:30 Friday night I started to build a new site that would remedy both of those problems. I built a custom tailored WordPressMU/BuddyPress/bbPress site that had themes and plugins that would appeal to a photographers that were looking to get into blogging.

So, here I am announcing Photo-Bloggers.com. If you have wanted to get a rich, photoblog, and wanted to tie into a network of other photographers, now you can. There is a rich gallery of themes, some premium photo themes, and plugins to improve the experience. If you have  a theme or a plugin that you would like to see added, let me know and I will toss it in the pot.

If you are interested in WordPress development, integration, or have other questions, feel free to contact me through the comments here, email (whyisjake {at} gmail dot com) or through Twitter.

Once again, thanks to all of the conference organizers, volunteers and sponsors for making this a great event.

WordCamp Utah

I am really excited to be part of WordCamp Utah this year. I was asked by Joseph Scott to handle video production for the event. To make this event extra special, and more open and accessible to everyone, I have decided to stream all sessions using UStream.tv. The official channel can be located here. To add to the awesomeness of the event I thought I would detail some of the technical details surrounding doing to a multicam, livecast of the event. Details to follow.

Event Specifics:

When? Saturday 27 September 2008
Where? Novell (1800 Novell Place) Open Source Technology Center in Provo, Utah — Map
Why? Bring together people interested in WordPress, blogging (and the web in general) to talk about what’s possible, where’s it going.
Hope to see you there!