We are live from BarCamp South East!

Here I am blogging away at BarCamp South East. It’s been a great day so far. My talk was scheduled for 10:50am which was a relief to get out of the way. Feedback has been positive too and horrors of horrors, I actually enjoyed the talk! Video and podcasts will be online eventually and I’ll update this post when they’re available. Elly left Bernie’s dictaphone on the seat next to me, Joe and Conor had video cameras so I’m sure you’ll get to hear or watch me talk about WordPress one way or another if you’re interested!

Thank you all for the comments on yesterday’s post. I’m hopeful that things will return to normal sooner or later on inphotos.org!

Now, I’m off to look around and mingle with the rest of the attendees!

Just spotted on Lifehacker, is How to manage kids in the home office, a topic brushed upon in my talk.

I’m sitting in the Drupal talk now by Alan Burke and Stephane Corlosquet on the laptop. John Handelaar is showing off his voter site written in Drupal. It’s a great presentation on the power of Drupal and it’s plugins.

Ken McGuire has a review of the day, and apart from everything else, and it was great to talk to Justin Mason finally.

Great day. I think everyone’s looking forward to the next one in May!

Conor O’Neill has posted videos of my talk on his blog. I could embed them here, but he went to all the trouble of uploading them, so go visit his blog and check them out. There are bits there about scaling WPMU by hashing blog_ids and partitioning databases, as well as how to get past the 32,000 file limit of ext2/ext3 in the blogs.dir files directory. Also, if you work from home I discuss my experiences doing the same, and communicating within a virtual company.

Bernie has posted the first podcast of my talk. He’s posting the second half tomorrow about working from home and in a virtual company.

The second part of Bernie’s podcast is online today! In this part I talk about working from home and balancing work and home life. Should be of interest to everyone working from home!


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15 thoughts on “We are live from BarCamp South East!


  1. Donncha – really enjoyed the talk on WPMU and WordPress on a whole. Looking forward to the new developments and congratulations on the baby. Should be fun working from home in the near future!


  2. Hi Donncha,

    I enjoyed your talk. On the kids-and-working-from-home front : Make sure your office is sound-proof. Working at the kitchen table or anywhere you can hear a screaming child is not a good idea. I’ve moved my office setup out to the garden shed – it’s large, comfortable (heated) and has electricity and broadband (via a high-gain antenna). I got seriously into office-shed conversions (just window-shopping mind you) a while back.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4543675.stm

    Walter


  3. Walter aint joking. I’ll either have to join the Arthur Two Sheds Jackson brigade or move to the attic as our noise level is far too high with 5 of the blighters in the house from 3pm onwards.


  4. I love the work-at-home suggestions here! They will become part of a dictapause moment that we fold into Inside View 52, the half-hour podcast we’re cutting that contains the Barcamp session about WordPress.


  5. Hi Donncha,

    It was great to meet you at the BarCamp. I hope you liked the presentation we did on Drupal.
    You did a great informative talk on the working at home topic. Just got the mp3 from podcasting.ie! Very good quality.


  6. Just went thru the video files that Conor had posted.
    Some good stuff but hard 2 hear at times.

    Whoever is doing BarCamp next time needs 2 get an audio/video setup (with mic on speaker). Would help a lot 4 those that can only ‘review’ later..

    Keep up the good work and keep those kids QUITE –OK


  7. I really enjoyed your informative talk and grabbed the podcast for later study. Thanks for fine input. You reach across to Oceania now.

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