Okay, I must admit.. I was late in attending the Word Camp 2010 held at De Lasalle University – College of Saint Benilde yesterday. What can I do? I had work in the morning.. I had to. My manager was out on vacation for the weekend and I there were a gazillion of tickets waiting for me because of the captcha outage. But hey, that’s okay. That’s life! I need to work and I value this client of mine so much that I’m dead-set on doing the work to the best of my ability.
Anyway, I arrived after lunch and I was soooo hungry! I just ate soup before I left home and there was free-flowing Krispy Kreme and coffee. Uh-oh!
I was able to listen to a couple of talks in the afternoon session held in CSB’s Theater though.
I liked the talk given by Danny Arao. He talked about A Blogger’s Obligation and presented the differences of Journalism & Blogging. I learned that anything that you publish on the Internet is used for public consumption so we have to be careful of what we say. “Responsible bloggers should recognize that they are publishing words publicly, and they have certain ethical obligations to their readers, the people they write about and society in general” (CyberJournalist.net)
I didn’t know that there was a country consultant for Google here in the Philippines. Aileen Apolo-De Jesus provided a short talk about the different Google services and products. Well, I love Google! Google has been my best friend for quite some time now as it helps me get my virtual assistant business right on track!
Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress also graced the event! I was starstruck to say the least! LOL.
I admire his vision of making products open-source. I’m starting to fall in love with WordPress as you can do a lot of amazing things with it even if you really don’t know how to code. Well, I don’t. But I do know basic HTML and I learned how to do basic design. So, it’s something I know I can do. As far as I can tell, you can learn all about it on the Internet and that’s exactly what I’m determined to do. Remember, there’s always Google to help you out!
Here’s the scanned image of my “Certificate of Participation”. I know I missed out on half a day. Nevertheless, I will try to attend the whole day event next year. Fingers crossed… LOL