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It’s that time of year! Several of the Oomph, Inc. team members are preparing for the annual WordPress WordCamp Boston Conference, on October 25th-27th. This year’s Camp takes place at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center in Cambridge, and is sure to be rife with inspired workshops and lively conversations.
WordCamp Boston will feature sessions on WordPress design, development, themes, project management, hosting, PHP, and Git. The Oomph Boston office will be proudly represented by speakers Bradley Jacobs (@crazyjaco) and Steven Word (@stevenkword), and naturally the office-buzz is beginning.
So we asked around: What are you looking forward to most?
1. New Frontend Frontiers
Oomph developers Alex and Bradley are most looking forward to K. Adam White’s discussion of backbone.js. Known among the Oomph team for his engaging talks, White’s presentation on development workflow at last year’s WordCamp was an office favorite. This year his talk will dive deeper into backbone.js, which has the potential to breathe new life into the WP 3.5 frontend.
2. Testing, Testing
3. WOrdpress 3.7 Heaven
Andrew Nacin, who is spearheading the effort behind WordPress 3.7, is also a greatly anticipated speaker. Currently, 3.7 is released in beta, but with the platform’s latest incarnation officially releasing soon, we’re sure Nassan will have some special sneak-peeks for the WordCamp crew.
Whether this is your first time at WordCamp (like our marketing whiz Anna), or you’re a seasoned industry veteran (like our CTO Dave McKinley), there’s a lot to get excited about! The Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center will shine in all its sun-lit glory, the SWAG will be plentiful—but the most thrilling thing is meeting the vibrant WordPress community members that will be waiting with open arms. Wear that name badge with pride, and shake some hands!
5. Git a Drink
The Saturday-night after party is sure to be a blast this year—since Oomph is hosting! Come 6:30pm we’ll be at the ever-hip Firebrand Saints. With your badge there’s an open bar until 10pm, so come connect with speakers, meet your fellow attendees, and make some new Twitter followers!
Tell us what you’re most excited to see at this year’s WordCamp on Twitter! @oomphinc #wcbos13
Keeping up with new technologies is sometimes daunting, even for those who work in technology day in and day out. Fortunately, conferences and camps like Design4Drupal are ideal resources for new information, inspiration and networking. This past weekend in Boston, Nick Blanchard, Alex Vallejo, and I had the opportunity to attend D4D at the Stata Center on the MIT campus. This two-day camp offered sessions geared toward developers and designers—and even a few geared toward business owners and project managers.
Last week we left Harvard Square and headed east toward our new Boston home. Today, we’re excited to welcome you to our new Boston office located at 66 Long Wharf, a place where history runs deep and the views stretch wide across Boston Harbor, as well as the Innovation and Financial Districts. Our new digital digs include 3,500-square-feet of creative space located on three levels of the Custom House Block on Long Wharf—a Registered National Historic Landmark and treasured piece of Americana.
As we look out on our majestic 360-degree views of Boston Harbor, we see our future dancing along the horizon right along with the boats. Here in our new home, we intend to continue the legacy of Long Wharf. We will meet new challenges and guide future innovation for a dynamic digital industry. To achieve all this, we must hire the best. We have the space. Now the search is on for top talent.
Join our team! Apply today for one of our open positions:
PHP MySQL Developers (WordPress & Drupal)
Finally, we offer special thanks to all who’ve followed our journey on the road to Long Wharf. In the weeks ahead, you can continue to track our adventures here as we embark on a little redesign of the space. We think it needs some Oomph.
We hope you’ve been following our progress as Oomph has started the journey relocating our offices from Harvard Square to Downtown Boston. We’ve sent clues in the form of postcards from our Facebook and Twitter accounts along the way.
Can you guess where our new offices are located?
If not, tune in Monday for the big reveal.
July 14th marked the beginning of yet another successful WordCamp in the City on a Hill, making it Boston’s third time to host the event. Approximately 600 speakers, attendees and volunteers arrived at Boston University from all over the world to congregate around a common entity, our beloved WordPress.
Remember how incredible summer camp was when you were a kid? We do.
It was all about discovery, fun and fellowship in the great outdoors … campfire stories, and cannonballs into the lake. Pretty great, right? Well, July’s WordCamp Boston is a lot like that, but instead of cannonballs into the lake, WordCampers dive headfirst into WordPress and then swim around for awhile—two days to be exact. In other words, it’s the ultimate summer camp for geeks like us. We’re so grateful for it, and this year we want to express our gratitude by giving back in a major way: We’re proud to announce Oomph’s Platinum Sponsorship of WordCamp Boston happening July 14 and 15 at Boston University.
WordCamp is a valuable educational experience that brings together WordPress developers, designers, bloggers, and businesses all under one roof to talk about one of our favorite things, the WordPress platform. Camp, which has grown steadily over the past few years, is expected to break records this year with between 600 and 800 attendees. It’s an informal, community-organized event created and led by people like us, who want to share what we know, see what’s next with the platform, and meet new WordPress enthusiasts, professionals, and enthusiastic professionals.