Simon Dickson has been blogging about online government, politics and WordPress since 2005. Some important people read it.

Friday 11 November 2011

Paris go! Off to France’s first WordCamp

France's first 'proper' WordCamp takes place in Paris in a couple of weeks: and I've just bought my ticket.

I did French as part of my degree - although that was nearly two decades ago, and only a tiny part of it was ever computer-related. So I'm placing a lot of confidence in 1) my memory of the language, and 2) the likelihood of the most difficult words being derived from English anyway. :)

There's a reassuring familiarity to the day's provisional programme: the themes business, scale, security, optimisation, and so on.

But the star attraction, for me anyway, will be the appearance of Michel Valdrighi - the man who created the b2/cafelog blogging platform, and whose sudden disappearance led to a discussion between a kid from Texas and a bloke in Stockport, which ultimately led to... ;)

Also worth noting is the gold-level sponsorship offered by Microsoft. Yes, yet another one.

Alors... est-ce qu'il y en a parmi les lecteurs de ce blogue qui voudraient me rejoindre à Paris? Tickets are a very reasonable €25, and there are still plenty left. Come on, let's help the neighbours build some momentum.

Comments ( 2 )

  1. Jon Worth says:

    Merde. J'aimerais bien participer, mais je dois malheureusement être à Exeter le 25 novembre...

  2. Simon says:

    Ahem. Pardon your French, sir. ;)