Tim Brandon has a secret man crush on Matt Mullenweg (don’t tell Tim I wrote this).
Tim works inside the mobile office (the vanagon) while LV serenades the city.
Olin Patterson gets inspired.
Our Brilliant Coder perched high above the city.
So we took a weekend off to head up to the 2010 Wordcamp Convention in San Francisco and to meet Matt Mullenweg. Wordcamp is a traveling convention that deals with the future development of our most favorite open source content management system: WordPress.
So here is a quick recap. First off, under heavy pressure to take a more reliable form of transportation, we took the 1981 Vanagon. Our thoughts? Come on… its a road trip up the coast, what more appropriate yet daunting task would it be to take our hardly reliable Vanagon. Needless to say, we got there in style.
The convention was great, our staff was inspired and on the evening of the last day of the convention we were invited to the Automattic studio headquarters to meet some high class people in the internet world. The studio, which is located on Pier 38 in the heart of downtown San Francisco is a replica of our studio, except ‘times’ 3 million in coolness factor (but we will be there one day!)… did I mention it was on a pier in downtown San Francisco?? …oh wait I did. Needless to say, it was a hugely inspiring site to see, and above all the conference was a success. We met some incredible people, got connected with some great local businesses, and got the scoop on the latest releases of WordPress.
The Vanagon got us home safe (average speed 43mph on interstate 5… yikes!) but the important thing was: we looked sexy cruising that great California road in a 1981 Vanagon. We definitely look forward to seeing the guys at Automattic again next year!