It is our pleasure to be able to announce that BuddyPress guru Bowe Frankema from the Netherlands is coming to BuddyCamp Vancouver 2012! He has a deep background in BuddyPress as you can see below and will be a fantastic addition to the already all-star BuddyPress cast!
I have been happily doing BuddyPress theme development since the days of BuddyPress 1.0 and I think I can safely say that I’m one of the few people out there who actually learned about BuddyPress before WordPress. Over the years I’ve blogged a lot on BP-Tricks.com sharing BuddyPress tricks, created several BuddyPress themes (free and commercial) and I’m currently part of PressCrew; a WordPress/BuddyPress development adventure with my friend and business partner Marshall Sorenson. Besides our Infinity Theming Engine (http://infinity.presscrew.com) we’re also part of the Commons in a Box team. It goes without saying I’m loving all of this, and I’m extremely looking forward to visiting the first BuddyCamp.
Bowe will be speaking about an exciting project that many are eagerly awaiting, Commons In A Box!
Here’s the description of this session you won’t want to miss!
Commons In A Box is a software project aimed at turning the infrastructure that successfully powers the CUNY Academic Commons into a free, distributable, easy-to-install package. This session will give you a first look at the project, showcasing a live demonstration of CBOX in action, and in-depth look at some of the design and development decisions our team has made. We’ll cover some plugins that go nicely with CBOX and give you an impression of the ideas we have planned for the future.
We have just released our second batch of tickets and they are already going fast! Don’t delay on getting your ticket if you plan on attending BuddyCamp Vancouver and please also spread the word about the event… we just announced it a few weeks ago so it’s been a bit of a whirlwind to get the word out but the news is spreading fast with your help.
We also have to very soon put our order in for the first-of-its-kind BuddyCamp t-shirt so please don’t wait until the last minute to register if you want one of these cool shirts that come with the already low-price registration!