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WordCamp Chicago starts tomorrow and there are still a few tickets left!

WordCamp is a gathering of all things WordPress, the world’s best web publishing tool. WordCamps now occur world wide, and Chicago is proud to host one for our third year. Come one, come all, come be a part of the WordPress community. Code is Poetry!

You don’t have to use WordPress to attend. WordCamps are open to all, so if you’re thinking about starting a blog or you’re interested in switching over to WordPress, or if you’re just looking to meet some friendly folks, then get a ticket! This year it’s hosted at the DePaul Student Center (easy trip down the Red, Brown, or Purple line).

Sweet Home (WordCamp) Chicago
I am attending WordCamp Chicago 2010WordCamp is coming to my home town of Chicago this weekend, at the Chicago Mart Plaza. If you’re in the area, pick up a ticket at http://wordcampchicago.com/registration. You’d better hurry because there are only 16 advanced tickets left. I’ll be there (along with some slick IntenseDebate stickers for your laptop) and I’d love to meet you!

In case you’re not familiar with it:

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to WordPress.com and WordPress.org users alike.

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The vision of VaultPress is to ensure that blogs and sites under its care are always completely secure, regardless of what happens. Today, this means every bit of content will be safe, from plugins and themes to the smallest comment or post revision, with WordPress-aware, real-time, multi-cloud backups. This is some of the most advanced technology I’ve seen interact with WordPress.

In the future, if your site is tampered with in any way, we’ll know within minutes and can take appropriate steps. The VaultPress core engine will be able to protect you against zero-day security vulnerabilities by updating your blog with hot-fixes, even while you sleep.

You can signup for the private beta here. Oh, and the tagline is brilliant!

WordCampID – January 30, 2010

I just published an entry on the IntenseDebate blog, but this is exciting news! Come the end of January I’ll be heading to Jakarta for WordCamp Indonesia, on behalf of IntenseDebate and Automattic.

Beau Lebens, my fellow Automattician / IntenseDebater / token Aussie / krav maga master, will be joining me and I can’t think of a better traveling buddy (his krav maga skills will come in handy when I need to get out of a pinch). I’m stoked! Trying to convince Jon Fox to come as well, although he’s busy planning his wedding! We’ll see if he can swing it. :-)

In case you’re not familiar with it:

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to WordPress.com and WordPress.org users alike.