Last night I had the opportunity to attend a party sponsored by Automattic, creators of Wordpress.com, and Hostgator.com, one of my employers. I made it just in time even fighting through the heavy South by Southwest tourist traffic . It’s said usually 100,000 people show up in Austin for SXSW. Honestly, I really just wanted a WordPress SXSW t-shirt and to have a good time with my Hostgator coworkers. Mission accomplished. It’s a shame I had to come back to work the next day because the weather hasn’t been better and Austin may be one of my favorite places I have ever visited so far.
The party was awesome and I want to thank everyone who made it possible. Everyone there was very friendly and it was more than cool to be at a who’s who of the best open source content management software out there. Which this site is powered by. Next time I’ll finally make it to a SXSW show so I don’t miss out on great indie music like the Octopus Project, who appeared there last year. I’ll make sure not to under dress either.
Other developments include me moving all of my sites over to my own self-managed VPS. Now I have root access and can finally start experimenting with live streamcasts among other technologies not permissible on shared hosting.