Speaking at WordCamp NYC Next Weekend

Coming up next weekend: Version 3 of “Parsing Strange,” my WordCamp talk about the mechanisms WordPress uses to turn a URL into SQL and therefore a collection of posts to display. I’m confirmed as one of the speakers at WordCamp NYC 2010, and I have the added pleasure of being a small-scale sponsor of the event through Amphibimen Comics. The NYC WordCamp is my favorite (sorry, home cooking here) because it was the first one I attended, and it got me much more deeply entrenched in all things WordPress related.

In terms of value, it is the flat-out best technical training, idea sharing and networking event you can attend. Anywhere, any time. $30 for the whole weekend, or something like $2.50 an hour. You will pay more to park, and have much less fun.

Due to scheduling conflicts, I’m speaking on Sunday afternoon, in a 30-minute slot between noon and 5pm. I’ll be delivering my “lightning round” preview in radio-single edit form, via video, on Saturday so you can get a better sense of the topic, if you’re a newbie. Better yet, just buy a ticket, come to Baruch College, and enjoy the company and brainpower of several hundred like-minded peers.