This one hour session, entitled State of the Word, from the WordCamp 2007 conference features Matt Mullenweg giving an update on the current state and future plans for WordPress.
This lecture occurred on Sunday July 22, 2007 from 3:30-4:30pm in San Francisco, CA at the Swedish American Hall. Matt gave the updates and then allowed those in attendance to ask questions and make comments.
Matt was working from a set of PowerPoint slides that I have not yet had the opportunity to bake into the video, but rather than keeping everyone waiting I decided to release it as is. When I get a chance later I’ll edit the video to better integrate the slides, although I did capture all of the key ones on the screen anyway.
Finally, there are about 30 WordCamp videos here now (including more recent “State of the Words”) from the last three WordCamp’s I attended, so there is an amazing amount of information if you are just learning WordPress. Specifically there are videos from 2007, and from 2008.
Lisa Marie Mary says
Interesting video, I think that lecture would definitely have been a great thing to experience in person for sure!
Trevor McNotDonald says
An interesting video, thanks for posting. Have only just started to use WordPress so I am still learning the ropes, but I’m enjoying using it so far. Oh and note – from reading the comments above – my blog is also a personal one :) just incase you get worried ;)
John P. says
Thanks for understanding Brandon.
I’ve been experimenting with most of the video hosting sites, and it seems that Viddler is turning into my favorite. They don’t have the horrible upload size restrictions that almost all of the other sites have, and they maintain most of the quality of the original video. (Google Video’s quality is terrible.)
If you hover your mouse over the video embedded in this page you should see a link pop up that says EMBED. Click on that and it will give you the embed code. I think it’s nice that you can get that without having to leave the page.
Also, I don’t know if you noticed, but you can add tags and comments to the video which is pretty cool too.
One last thing I just discovered is that you can manually change the dimensions of the video you are embedding. For example, check out the kick ass quality of the video embedded in this Twingly Screensaver page. I set the dimensions to 640×640 – which is the size I did the original screen capture at. It works awesome! :-)
Thanks John, I seen the info about the homepage link needing to be a personal blog and not a commercial site. I did have it set to my forum, it isn’t a commercial site but more of a fan site.
Anyways, thanks. I’ve been trying to find these videos on google video so I can repost them on my site.
John P. says
Absolutely. Feel free to spread any / all of the WordPress videos.
I’m sorry your posts were getting deleted. This site is getting attacked by commenter spammers who are trying to use commercial sites, presumably to get them listed in the top commenters list in the sidebar. There is little / no time to filter through, so my moderators are deleting anything that looks “non-personal” to try to keep things safe around here.
Your Sheley.org site is perfect though because now we can all get to know who you are! :-) Welcome to OMB!
can I repost this video ?
and why do my post keep getting deleted :(