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Software Freedom Day 2010 – WordPress for the win!

Well, Software Freedom Day Melbourne has been and gone for another year! This year’s event was absolutely amazing, with thanks to Multimedia Victoria, Linux Australia, the State Library of Victoria, VicNet and Linux Users’ of Melbourne, whose generosity enabled us to produce hundreds of free DVDs packed with free and open source software (FOSS) tools, and deliver a fabulous program of workshops and talks.

I had the privilege of delivering a WordPress workshop with Sarah Stokely and Anthony Cole, whose experience – both technical and with blogging in general – ensured that participants got a well rounded introduction in WordPress’ strengths and limitations. The workshop was fully booked – and we had a waiting list just as big!

A huge thanks here is due to Peter Lieverdink, who with the folks at Computerbank enabled us to have not only 10 operational computers for the workshop, but also a server to run it from! Many thanks guys!

The notes from the workshop will be polished off and set out to participants shortly 🙂

UPDATE: Slides are now available!
Please note that these were produced by Sarah Stokely, Anthony Cole and myself
Software Freedom Day Melbourne 2010 WordPress Workshop notes (ppt format, 1280kb)

We know what you’re thinking – why aren’t they in Open Office Impress format? Well, we had to collaborate over multiple machines – this document *will* still open in Impress!