WordCamp Los Angeles is in 2.5 weeks

On September 12, WordCamp LA will bring you all kinds of WordPress-y goodness in the Los Angeles area. The day-long event is being held at Loyola Marymount University (right near LAX which is handy for anyone flying in), and will give you a day jam-packed with all sorts of juicy tips, tricks, tools and general information relating to your favorite state-of-the-art publishing platform: WordPress.

I will be there, not just because it’s going to be a really interesting day (I love WordCamps), but because I’m honored to actually be speaking at this event!

My talk is called Meet The Family and will give you an introduction to some of the WordPress-related projects which sometimes don’t get enough love. I’ll focus on:

  • WordPress µ (WPMU): The multi-user version of WordPress that powers sites like WordPress.com
  • bbPress: bulletin board/online forum system that uses a lot of common code/approaches to WordPress, and can use SSO
  • BuddyPress: social-networking in a box. A drop-in framework for turning WPMU into a social network
  • BackPress: a collection of code libraries used in WordPress which are useful for other projects (e.g. bbPress)

Hopefully I’ll be scheduled in the morning because I think it’ll provide a good “mental framework” for people to get an idea of what’s going on with some of the technologies that are likely to be discussed throughout the day.

I’m looking forward to getting some feedback on this talk as well, so please feel free to tag comments on Twitter with #mtf or @beaulebens them to me. You should also use the main tag for the event, which is #WordCampLA. Watch our for any tweets containing it, search Flickr for photos, etc to keep on top of things. You can also leave comments below of course.

See you all there!