We’re a mere hours away from the beginning of Entertainment Gathering 2007, so now is as good a time as any to kick off coverage here with an introduction.
The goal of this blog is to document the conference for posterity, providing a glimpse for the people not able to attend and color for those who are there. I’ll be the one typing furiously on a laptop in the back or hopping around taking pictures . Murphy-willing, most summaries should be up within a few minutes of the conclusion of a talk, so it’ll be as close to live-blogging as I can do while still maintaining some semblance of the English language. When I have time, I’ll try to be concise.
My name is Matt Mullenweg. This will be my first time at EG, or any entertainment conference for that matter. My focus for the last fifth of my life has been the intersection of technology and media, particularly with regards to publishing. Four years ago in Texas I started hacking on Open Source publishing/blogging software called WordPress. Three years ago I moved to San Francisco to work for an internet company. Two years ago I founded a company to focus on WordPress full-time, and it’s been downhill from there. My time these days is centered mostly around WordPress.com, which has grown in the past 2 years to one of the top 15 sites on the web. If you have any questions about blogging or just need general tech support during the event, let me know.
If you’d like to contribute to the blog or chat for any reason, drop me an email — email@example.com. I’m looking forward to meeting, chatting with, and blogging about as many of the presentors and attendees as possible, so don’t be shy.