WordPress is known for being a culture that appreciates presentations and that can be seen by their popular WordCamps and meetups. It’s meant to be a group setting where information can flow and be shared and in many cases, these presentations are filmed to be shared with the world. The main reason this culture has been created is because of the success behind WordCamps and WordCampTV that displays the presentations.
People now feel that they can watch these experienced people share knowledge and gain a ton of important information from these resources. Here is a look at a few of the classic presentations that have helped so many and how the WordPress platform was defined by classic video presentations such as these.
Why these presentations define WordPress
You may not have known that the idea behind the presentations done at WordCamp conferences is that they are meant to be local meetups that can take place worldwide in order to contribute to WordPress projects.
This scene is not only a worldwide resource but the meetup becomes a WordPress user gathering in which the presentations behind them attract all of these people. Now, people can access these classic video presentations and it’s really defined WordPress and what it stands for.
State of the Word 2010
One of the hgihlights of WordCamps is State of the Word address by Matt Mullenweg back in 2010. A State of the Word address is known for being monotonous but in this case, it was something truly unique. This video announced the release of WordPress 3.0 Thelonius, a big occasion at the time because of its long awaited arrival.
The video was also a landmark shift for the platform because of the announcement of this newest version because all of the versions of the past gave troubles to users while one was a big step towards a software that was going to help people build their futures. The video also indicated a major theme reboot, a point made about the growth of the WordPress economy, and a confirmed establishment of the WordPress Foundation.
Matt Cutts – Whitehat SEO Tips for Blogs
Looking further back was the video by Matt Cutts back in 2007. It was a higher-profile talk from the earliest days of WordPress that made it on video. While all of the WordCamps are found online, the initial ones like this one weren’t as often recorded. This video also represented that WordPress is SEO-friendly and ever since, SEO has been a major topic at WordCamp presentations.
Matt Mullenweg 2014 Q&A Presentation
In 2014, Mullenweg did a Q&A presentation with Om Malik that was captured on WordCamp. It proved the level of quality that WordCamp Europe offered which had only been around for two years. Since Malik is a leader in American technology writing, the discussion offered a talk before a European audience in a West Coast setting. It renewed a sense of leadership focus on WordPress.
Lastly, the presentation by Andrew Nacin in 2014 about the ‘Future of WordPress is Global’ and the presentation at the 2015 London WordCamp Q&A with some of the core developers are both really important and offer a good look at where WordPress stands and where its headed.
WordPress is really fortunate to have a global base of expert users with a huge passion for the site. They offer a willingness to share knowledge with other users through presentations and it’s broadly impacted the platform.