This is a guest blog post written by Joachim Kudish, author of the blog, http://jkudish.com/. You can also follow him on Twitter.
WordCamp Montreal 2010 was held on (August 28th and 29th) in Downtown Montreal (at the UQAM Coeur des Sciences venue). The two-day conference was a success with over 300 attendees. The venue was divided into two rooms, one serving more beginner topics (such as A beginner’s guide to WordPress) and the other more advanced ones (such as Tweaking plugins to be 3.0 Network-Compatible).
Attendees were well treated with T-Shirts, the usual selection of stickers, breakfast and lunch (during both days), a special cupcake appearance and a great after-party. One could tell that the event was a success by the amount of tweets on the #wcmtl hashtag on twitter. The infamous Rennick family drove down all the way from New-Brunswick for the event. Both Ron and Andrea gave amazing talks, all whilst volunteering at the registration desk and providing cupcake security. Andrea’s talk was particularly enjoyed by the crowd who let away lots of laughs.
All of the presentations can be found here (most have slides up on slideshare), and you should check out the awesome photos of the event on flickr. I also hear that videos of the event are scheduled to pop up soon!
WordCamp Montreal was organized by Jeremy Clark, Brendan Sera-Shriar and Shannon Smith and was the 2nd WordCamp for Montreal (first one was in 2009).
During the event, an important decision was made for the Montreal WordPress community. WordPress meetups will be held on a bi-monthly basis, where WordPress users can get together to chat about their favorite piece of software.