BarCamp Birmingham took place May 2nd, and it was a huge success. The official count was 94 attendees with 16 different presentations in the morning, and 19 in the afternoon. Presentations varied from subject to subject and were mostly tech related. A few subjects were “Why Women Will Want Your Blog” by Wade Kwon, “The Residential Real Estate Market” by Tom Brander, “Introduction to Flash” by Scott Fisk, and a fun “Social Media Round Table” led by Daniel Walters. The networking that was going on in the hallways were just as beneficial as the presentations. Business cards and ideas were flying everywhere you turned, and everyone was just having a great time in general. The party then “shifted” over to the new co-working space at Shift Workspace on 2nd Avenue where the networking and fun continued on.

Turning a Static Website into a WordPress Theme

While I cringe at the video that was posted (not because of the fabulous work that Jeremy Flint did, it’s just me), I’ve been assured by friends and colleauges that it’s not as bad as I think it is. If you’d like to take a look, you can watch Part 1, and Part 2 on Vimeo, and they are also embedded below. This was my first time to talk about what I do in public, but it was a great practice run for the several new opportunities I have on schedule this year.

I have already posted recently about some of those new opportunities, but this time I have dates:

It’s all so exciting, but I think my favorite part is just the interaction with real people face to face. I can call most of these people my friends now, and that’s a big boost to my confidence and productivity. See ya ’round Birmingham!

P.S. Today is my birthday. 🙂

6 thoughts on "A Successful BarCamp Birmingham and Other News"

  1. Esra'a says:

    Very cool! Your work is really amazing, I just can’t imagine working with anyone else who is so creative yet quick as you are who can churn out perfect results. Been working with you for exactly 1 year and 1 month for dozens of small and large projects and yet nothing has been impossible or a disappointment yet, which is extremely rare to find today (for 2 years before I met you design was our largest obstacle, it is now our favorite part!) We’re in very safe hands. Keep up the great work Tammy you came very far these past few months and you’ll keep rising like the WordPress star that you are!

  2. Wade says:

    Happy birthday!

    Glad you came to BarCamp. Looking forward to seeing the vids, since I missed your presentation.

    And looking forward to your IPSA talk.


  3. tammyhart says:

    Esra’a, it’s been a pleasure working with you as well. Your projects are always fun and engaging, and we work so well together, it’s unbelievable

    Wade, Thank you for inviting me to that WordCamp meeting! It was a fateful day, and so much is happening since.

  4. Wade says:

    Aw, you’re welcome. But you really made it all happen.

  5. Nicki says:

    Happy Birthday! 🙂

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