I attended the PandoDaily event yesterday in New York, PandoDaily NY Presents: A Fireside Chat with Matt Mullenweg. Matt’s the founder of WordPress but there’s a lot more to him. Jazz, traveling, BBQ, fan of rap music – the guy is making the most of his time.
I like WordPress. A lot. I’ve been using it for a long time, and I encourage others to use it when they are thinking of establishing their own spot on the web. It’s a key piece in the Get On The Web post I did.
Even though I’ve been using it for a long time, I’d never heard of Matt until this event. Odd, but that’s how great the software is (I guess). I never needed to look any further than what was in front of me.
Anyway, I’m super glad I went. It started off slow – the listed start time was 6 but it didn’t start until 7:30. Free pizza and drinks and chatting, but 90-minutes worth seemed a bit much. This was the first PandoMonthly in New York and perhaps we’re an impatient lot out here. The rain probably didn’t help.
Still, it was a great event. It’s a fireside chat where Sarah Lacy asked a few questions to get the conversation going and dug a bit deeper when there was a topic that needed some uncovering.
I took my trusty iPad and with the help of a stylus and Penultimate, jotted down a few notes (below). You can find the full list of notes here (2 pages, PDF). I took a few pictures; they are available after the quotes.
You can find more details about this and other PandoMonthly events here.
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