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Slides from my WordCamp NYC Talk

This past weekend I spoke at WordCamp NYC about Building a High Performance WordPress Environment in a panel presentation with Scott Taylor

The slides for my portion of the presentation can be found at SlideShare and…well…right here:

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Headed to WordCamp New York City

It’s that time of the year again and my favorite WordCamp is about to begin. Last year I made the trip to WordCamp NYC and spoke in two sessions. I had an immense amount of fun last year, and even though I have moved from the East Coast to Texas I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to attend again.

The company that I now work for, Rackspace, who is a big supporter of WordPress will be sponsoring the event as well as sending myself and Rob Taylor.

As with last year I will be speaking, this time about Performance and Optimization. The Performance and Optimization session will be a panel with myself and Scott Taylor. I will be focusing on “Building a High Performance WordPress Environment” and Scott will be focusing on “Front End Optimization Tools”. If we are able to get a third person on board they will be covering “CDNs and Offloading”. We will be keeping the presentations short to allow time for a question and answer session as well as some discussions between the panel members about certain aspects of performance and optimization in WordPress.

WordCamp NYC will also be holding a Genius Bar as does every other WordCamp, but the one thing most other WordCamps don’t have is me. One other special event happening at WordCamp NYC is the Hacker Room, where myself, Andrew Nacin, Daryl Koopersmith and other WordPress core contributors will be spending time over the 2 day event to write patches for WordPress 3.1 which is just about to hit feature freeze. If you are interested in helping out and getting started with WordPress core development please stop by.

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Busy Times Ahead

For those of you who follow me on twitter you likely already know that I am about to move half way across the country to take a new job. A few weeks ago I accepted a job with Rackspace and will be moving from Boonsboro, MD, population 3,399, to San Antonio, TX, population 1,351,305. I’m leaving for Texas on December 28 and have an expected move in date of December 31. Considering the time of year and the incredibly fast paced relocation I will be considerably less involved with WordPress and freenode until things start to settle down.

If you are in need of something just be patient, I’ll try to get to everything by sometime in mid March. I have some exciting updates to a few WordPress plugins that I hope to be able to get out in a reasonable amount time, so keep an eye out.

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