As most of you know, ISC West is turning and burning in Vegas this week. For those not familiar with ISC West, it is a security industry trade show:
I want to tell you first that Editor Sam Pfeifle, and his staff at Security Systems News (SSN), alongside the folks at Security Director News (SDN), did an outstanding job putting together a great show in Dallas this week. TechSec was a little smaller this year than I anticipated, but it was well constructed. And the face time with industry leaders was second to none.
I spent a good portion of the weekend working on the Rank the Cloud theme for its upcoming launch. Most of Saturday was spent on creating aesthetically pleasing nested comments, I was aiming at something easy to understand and use.
With WP 2.7, the wp_list_comments function was introduced and although challenging to use at first, I found it to be a great way to style and configure your post comments.
Matt at Sivel.net composed a great article which I found to be the easiest way to get nested comments working in your themes as well as separating your trackbacks/pings from your comments. He also lists some other great resources to get you moving in the right direction.
WordCamp is a conference type of event that focuses squarely on everything WordPress. Everyone from casual end users all the way up to core developers show up to these events. These events are usually highlighted by speeches or keynotes by various people.
Here is a short list of the confirmed speakers for WordCamp Chicago:
- Matt Mullenweg, founder of our favorite blog/CMS platform, WordPress
- Mark Ghosh, owner/blogger of a great WordPress resource site, Weblog Tools Collection
- Sarah James, uber-cool mommy blogger of popular sites Whoorl and Hair Thursday
- Jeremy Wright, CEO of one of the largest global new media blog networks, b5media
The List of speakers will continue to grow so don’t miss out, make sure to register early and join in on the fun. I registered today and total cost for entrance to the event is $30.99.
You can follow @WordCampChicago on Twitter.