WordPress culture hackday, anyone?

August 18, 2011

A long and interesting thread on the MCG list prompted a thought – how about a WordPress hack-and-knowledge-sharing-kinda-day for culture?

We could talk about stuff like:

  • best approaches and favourite plugins
  • ways to hook into existing systems like Omeka
  • building some simple plugins to interface with CH open data
  • building some simple plugins to interface with other CH systems (collections management, library systems, etc)
  • how to deploy, move and scale sites

Dunno – I’m making this up as I go along. But if you’re interested in this totally vague proposal, chuck your name and thoughts into this form * and we’ll see if it goes anywhere.

(* If you’re in one of those¬†institutions¬†who have a short-sighted IT department that doesn’t let you look at the whole internet, just add your thoughts in a comment on this post….)

2 comments
Mike
Mike

Great idea. DO go forward. Small, local, specialty, and minimal budget locations are thirsty for this. Thanks for leading the way.

Joe
Joe

Hi, We could potentially sponsor an event like this. We recently sponsored WordCamp UK and would like to continue to support the WordPress community. We have a long history of using WordPress for all of our own projects, as well as now building a PHP hosting platform ideal for WordPress. Ping me if you fancy a chat about it / idea exchange :) . Joe