Enriching WordPress meetup followed by fabulous Geek Dinner

The experience was nothing but enriching. I met other Geeks who shared my passion for WordPress equally and in some cases more! That set the tone for some interesting talks about very different WordPress topics. Thanks to all who were involved for their hard work and contribution!
I was a bit slow to get this blow post out so you will be able to read all about the days happenings on these blogs:

My presentation was about WordPress Suite 2009 – WordPress MU + bbPress + BuddyPress
WordPress MU allows you to setup unlimited BlVersion 1.3.3 was what we started with and now work with the latest stable release (v1.5.1) of WordPress MU. A friend of mine called Foxinni told me that a Automattic had released something called BuddyPress.
Automattic’s forum project called bbPress is an awesome light-weight fast forum software. It plugs directly into WordPress with ease. bbPress is now at version 0.9.0.2 and very stable!

BuddyPress will transform a vanilla installation of WordPress MU into a social network platform.

Here are a few more topics I touched on:

  • Gravatar – The guys at automattic have taken over this project after receiving their funding in January
  • Akismet – Will soon provide spam protection for all automattic projects
  • WordPress.com Stats – Great way to measure blog specific stats
  • Other good plugins – kb-robots, sitemap.xml, all in one seo, and many more
  • Great example of a WordPress MU community – edublogs.org

Take a look at my power point slides that I used:

After the WordPress meetup there was a Geek Dinner at Mels. What a super little gathering! I really do enjoy meeting like minded people! The presentations help were not too geeky, they were very topical and all the presenters did a super job!
Can’t wait to go to the next Geek Dinner.