We are really pleased to be able to announce the last minute addition of Matt Mullenweg to the BuddyCamp line-up! Matt Mullenweg will be on a panel on the morning of Oct. 14th along with BuddyPress lead John James Jacoby and core developers Boone Gorges and Raymond Hoh on the topic of the Future of the Social Web! It’s sure to be an interactive and insightful panel. Matt will also be participating in part of Hack Day.
Matt is a founding developer of WordPress, the open source software powering more than 16% of the Web and founder and Chief BBQ Taste Tester for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and a number of other services like Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, Intense Debate, Poll Daddy and more.
In December 2011, Mullenweg was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 for Social/Mobile for the impact he has made on the blogging world through open source. He was also recently named one of the top 10 most influential people on the Web by Business Insider. Mullenweg supports a number of philanthropic organizations including Archive.org, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Software Foundation, Long Now, and Innocence Project. He is the founder/director of the WordPress Foundation, and a sponsor of the Apache Foundation. (Source: Wikipedia, ma.tt)
If you have been procrastinating getting your ticket, you won’t want to delay, BuddyCamp is only five days away, space is limited and we’re anticipating selling out soon! If you can’t make it to Vancouver, you can catch all the action via our live stream, interact online during the event, and if you act fast, you can even get the first-of-its-kind BuddyCamp t-shirt!