WordCamp, Meeting Matt Mullenweg

WordCamp, Meeting Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg and Miss Dre

Today, a lot of Filipino bloggers headed over to College of St. Benilde Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater to attend the first ever WordCamp in the Philippines. I arrived with Lexie and Rex, and Aja joined us. I was excited to meet Matt Mullenweg, so after lunch time, we ambushed Matt to autograph our WordCamp t-shirts and pose for photos with us.

We attended three breakaway sessions during the WordCamp. The first talk was from Gail Villanueva, “Creating WordPress Themes & CSS Power”. It is quite interesting since I, too, make WordPress themes and I like the power of CSS. The next one I attended is “Building A Blogging Community” with Blogie Robillo. The last one is by Danilo Arao who tackled “Blogging & Journalism”, which is quite interesting. The speaker really knows what he’s talking about and welcomed our questions about the topic discussed.

Matt discussed the future of WordPress and he demonstrated what bloggers should expect from WordPress soon. It is actually exciting, the many changes, and I can’t wait for it to happen. Matt is a really pleasant individual and he took time talking to us when we ambushed him for photo snaps. He made us feel like he’s not the rockstar of the blogging industry.

Basically, WordCamp is a success. I would attend again next year, if there is one.

Oh, and Matt said he is voting for Barack Obama. πŸ˜€

More pictures after the jump.

The New Media Coverage:
0. The Best and Most Memorable Blogger Event in the Phils by Jehzeel Laurente
1. I Got Wordcamped! by Tess Termulo
2. The First WordCamp in Southeast Asia by Adrian Jeric Peρa
3. My WordCamp Experience by Master Betong
4. WordCamp Philippines by Hannah Rika Villasis
5. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Nina Fuentes
6. Matt at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Binary Silver
7. Matt Mullenweg Highlights from WordCamp Phils by The Bachelor Girl
8. WordCamp Philippines Report by Fear the Spork
9. WordCamp Philippines Shirt Please by Evenly Piece
10. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Alrenz Cabasa
11. WordCamp Philippines 2008: A Success!
12. WordCamp Phils, 1st Southeast Asia WordCamp by Ana Katharina Pena
13. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Aftermath by Zero Blade
14. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Mae Paulino
15. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Green Bucks
16. Matt Mullenweg by Charmed Mom
17. WordCamp PH 2008 and Afterparty by Carlo Reid
18. WordCamp Philippines After-Party by The WordCamp Philippines Blog
19. WordCamp Philippines 08 by Project 365 Days
20. WordCamp 2008 Philippines by Karla Redor
21. Live Blogging from WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Spilled Lustre
22. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Aja Lapus
23. Experiencing WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Here’s to Life!
24. WordCamp Manila Blow-by-blow by Jonel Uy
25. Just got home from WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Jayvee Fernandez
26. Bloggers’ Event: WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Ada Lajara
27. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Winners and Bloopers by Funny Sexy
28. WordCamping 2008 by Billycoy
29. Ernie Meets Matt Mullenweg by AJ Matela
30. Matt Mullenweg, Volunteers, and WordCamp Phils by Misteryosa
31. The WordCamp in Philippines by Mark Aethen Agana
32. Matt Mullenweg by Animo Hosting
33. WordCamp Manila 2008, I was there! by Sha Ang
34. On WordCamp 2008 and Meeting Mr. WordPress by Diventare.org
35. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Experience by Regnard Raquedan
36. WordCamp Philippines Status Report by AWB Holdings
37. Live from De La Salle CSB, Marocharim is at WordCamp! by Marocharim
38. For the Love of WordPress by Kristina Ana Matanguihan
39. WordCamp Pilipinas Success by Ikabon
40. WordCamp 2008: For Healthy and Wealthy Blogging by Hitokiri Hoshi
41. WordCamp 2008 Philippines Success by Arvin’s Thoughts
42. WordCamp, Meeting Matt Mullenweg by Miss Wicked
43. Meeting Matt at WordCamp 2008 by Urriza.net
44. Finally, WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Estan
45. Toothache Vs. WordCamp Philippines by George Putong
46. Notes and Photos, WordCamp Philippines a Success by Tonyo Cruz
47. Some WordCamp Philippines Afterthoughts by Undercover
48. Live Blogging in WordCamp by Pageman
49. My WordCamp Experience by Junele Malaga Caravana
50. WordCamp Philippines A Success! by WordPress Philippines
51. Bakla Goes to WordCamp Philippines by Bakla Ako
52. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Micaela Rodriiguez
53. WordCamp 2008 Philippines: It’s a success! by Joyceish
54. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Fitz Villafuerte
55. A Personal Evaluation of WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Danny Arao
56. An Event Which I Failed To Attend by Dexter Panganiban
57. The WordPress WordCamp Fever by Pinoy Web Listing
58. WordCamp Philippines by Batang Yagit
59. Philippine WordCampers 2008 by Sabrina Lajara
60. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Roanna Roro
61. On Meeting with Mr. WordPress, Web Standards and Other Stuff by Shari
62. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Highlights by Sophia Lucero
63. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Mong Palatino
64. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Rowjielogy
65. I was WordCamped by The Industrious Time-Waster
66. HURAH! for WordCamp Philippines by Migs Hipolito
67. WordCamp is on today at De La Salle – CSB by AIM CSB
68. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Updates by Teacher Julie
69. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Experience by Icezorg
70. I was at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Gail Villanueva
71. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Ramblings by Sarah Cada
72. Weekend Snapshots #6 WordCamp Philippines by Joni Ang
73. My WordCamp 2008 Experience by Paul Villacorta
74. Success! by WordCamp Philippines Blog
75. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Tina Elaine
76. On Being a Remarkable Responsible Blogger by Scrumptious Anime Blog
77. Word-F’N-Camp! by The Deranged Writer
78. WordCamp Philippines 2008 – a success! by The Mindanao Bloggers
79. WordCamp Philippines, below expectations by Kevin Georg Paquet
80. My WordCamp Experience by The Grape Bunch
81. WordCamp Philippines 2008: Wicked! by Andrew Dela Serna
82. WordCamp Philippines 2008 Video Highlights by Buddy Gancenia
83. WordCamped by La Dolce Vita
84. The WordCamp that was by Oliver Robillo
85. WordCamp Philippines 2008: A Blast! Rein Winds
86. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by On the 8 Spot
87. WordCamp Philippines 2008: Awesome! by i.PH News and Updates
88. WordCamp: Developing WordPress Plugins by Markku Seguerra
89. A Day of Firsts! by Sablay.Org
90. WordCamp Made Me Sick by Charmed Mom
91. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Aileen Apolo
92. I was at WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Sun Choke
93. My Wordcamp 2008 Experience by Chiq Montes
94. My WordCamp Philippines 2008 Story by Ria Jose
95. WordCamp Philippines = WIN by Dean Lozarie
96. WordCamp 2008 Memories by Petixe
97. I Was Wordcamped by Tannix

The Old Media Coverage:
1. WordPress developer previews new version in RP by Inquirer.net
2. WordPress enthusiasts meet for WordCamp by GMANews.tv
3. WordPress Developer lauds RP blogging community by Alexander Villafania
4. WordPress Creator on the future of RP Blogging Community by Inquirer.net

Some WordCamp Photos from WordCampers:
0. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Jehzeel Laurente
1. WordCamp 2008 Photos by Jayvee Fernandez
2. First WordCamp in Southeast Asia by Hannah Rika Villasis
3. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Tess Termulo
4. WordCamp Philippines by Ada Lajara
5. WordCamp 2008 by Regnard Raquedan
6. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by AJ Matela
7. WordCamp at Benilde by Normz
8. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Micaela Rodriguez
9. WordPress Philippines 2008 by Shari
10. WordCamp Philippines by Sofimi
11. WordCamp Philippines 2008 by Andrew Dela Serna
12. WordCamp Candy by Flair Candy


  1. Yay! It was a pleasure meeting you. πŸ˜€

    Just a note: maling post yata na-commentan mo. I think napunta sa Musing post ko, hindi sa WordCamp post. πŸ˜€

  2. that is so cool. I never go out to any blog events coz I don’t have blog friends here. bummer! but that’s okay. my life is a big bore huhuhuh!!!!

  3. [quote post=”854″]Just a note: maling post yata na-commentan mo. I think napunta sa Musing post ko, hindi sa WordCamp post. [/quote]

    Oh crap! Hahaha! Sorry about that. πŸ˜›

  4. awwww baka yung future wordpress eh kailangan ng bilhin huhuhuu

    scarts last blog post..The School Girl!

  5. Woot. I was there too! Too bad we didn’t get to see each other or meet. πŸ™ I had fun and I’m excited for WordPress 2.7, seems like there’s more in store for us users. πŸ˜‰

    Sana naka-attend ako sa Blogging and journalism, sounds fun. Video blogging too!

    Annas last blog post..WordCamp 2008

  6. @Scart: I distinctly remember reading an article where Matt Mullenweg mentioned that WordPress will always be 100% open source.

    Lexies last blog post..Frets on Fire: A Guitar Hero Replacement

  7. Nice post. Thanks for making it to Wordcamp!

    drews last blog post..WordPress Plugin Update: Daily Top 10 Posts

  8. uy that was cool.. na meet mo ang ever famous na si matt.. man, sana ako din haha..


    roses last blog post..Google Announces It’s Own Web Browser – Chrome

  9. Thank you for your kind words. May I be allowed to use the photograph you took of me in a blog entry I plan to write? Rest assured that you will be properly acknowledged as the source. Maraming salamat.

  10. [quote post=”854″]May I be allowed to use the photograph you took of me in a blog entry I plan to write? Rest assured that you will be properly acknowledged as the source. Maraming salamat.[/quote]

    Hello πŸ™‚ Sure you may use the photo. Thanks for passing by my WordCamp entry πŸ™‚

  11. Interesting blog. I ran across it on the news for wordpress and saw the headline that said In the Phillipines!

  12. sounds interesting, but i dont know if i’ll fall asleep haha. took me 20 days odd to figure out wordpress. “the power of CSS” indeed.

  13. Waaah sayang po hindi tayo nagmeet. Dati vinivisit ko yung http://www.onewickedsoul.com hehe and grabbed the britney layout πŸ˜€

  14. I got there so late haha, sayang we didnt get to meet!


  15. Yes, I see my blog there!

    Anyway, I was there too! I think nakita kita. Basta yun. Sayang, we could have met each other nun. πŸ™

    So yeah, WordCamp’s fun ‘eh? There should be one next year! I’ll definitely go back πŸ™‚

    Alrenzs last blog post..WordCamp Philippines 2008

  16. Thank you for coming! πŸ˜€ Kayo pala yung nagpapa-cute para mag-autograph si Matt. Hehe…

    Ria Joses last blog post..Matt Taught Me to Post via Mobile

  17. Gaaah… I wish I could’ve gone to WordCamp…some things came up. *sigh πŸ™

    Fatimas last blog post..Why does December have to be so far away?

  18. [quote comment=”58508″]Waaah sayang po hindi tayo nagmeet. Dati vinivisit ko yung http://www.onewickedsoul.com hehe and grabbed the britney layout :D[/quote]

    Oh yes, I remember you. onewickedsoul.com is still up, but I keep this one as a personal blog. The other one is just a collective.

  19. Too bad I wasn’t able to go. My friend informed me about it late na, sayang. Hehe pero okay lang, I guess there’s still next year? πŸ˜›

    Gels last blog post..updates through 7 pics.

  20. you can have an updated list of links from my blog if you want πŸ˜€ thanks for coming sa wordcamp phils! kita kits sa 2009 πŸ™‚

    Jehzeel Laurentes last blog post..The Best and Most Memorable Blogger Event in the Philippines!

  21. I am glad WorldCamp was such a success.

    I am voting for Barack as well πŸ™‚

  22. Awesome. I would love to go to one of those myself, but yeah that won’t be happening anytime soon. Still great that you had a good time, and it seems that you learned a lot.

    Jhases last blog post..Botox Vampiress. πŸ™‚

  23. I ENVY YOU GUYS! Most Filipino bloggers I know went to the Camp, and I wasn’t able to. πŸ™

    Glad you guys had fun though! πŸ˜€

    Dizzys last blog post..The Eraserheads Are Made of Awesome

  24. I’ve never heard of wordcamp before!
    It’s sounds like an interesting event, I’d love to go sometime but I doubt they’ll have one in Iceland πŸ˜›

  25. [quote comment=”58531″]I’ve never heard of wordcamp before!
    It’s sounds like an interesting event, I’d love to go sometime but I doubt they’ll have one in Iceland :P[/quote]

    same here. I just heard of this today! Sounds cool.

    Jannah´s last blog post ..Floating MacBook Air Photo Video Fake or Real

  26. nice!

    I love your blog’s layout and oh dear the url is really catchy, misswicked πŸ™‚



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