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WP-D Fes: Highly Energetic Tech Event!

WP-D Fes is an interesting event in Japan held last 22nd of February in Tokyo. It was then followed by another one in Osaka just last weekend, March 7.

It gathers developers, designers, programmers, tech staff, freelancers, business owners and users alike. This is one of those events where you get to meet and greet fellow tech folks and learn the tips and tricks from the pros.

Talks range from topics like CMS, Project Management tools, Adobe Mobile App, web development, design, command line tools, gulp, grunt, git, and so on.

Our latest service, Media Assembly Kit, was also presented during the sponsor session.

 

Everyone’s full of energy at this event. After the talk sessions, drinks were raised, and when “kanpai” was said, you’ll know that the curtains of the after-party has officially opened.

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Photo credit: WP-D

There were games at the after-party, followed by the awaited lightning talk tournament. Topics for this quick battle include LESS, wordmove, Wocker, webcomponents, etc.

Apart from social gathering, presents were given away and an exclusive hip-hop rap also took place on the dance floor. Fantastic!

This is the kind of event where you learn new stuff, have fun, meet old friends and make new ones. Thank you, WP-D Fes for this occasion, and for having Media Assembly Kit.


Media Assembly Kit is a service that provides a platform for hassle-free web media operation.

The Content Management side is by WordPress, with Amimoto AMI as the high performance cloud host.

View the full features here. 

The Jedi Masters of Collaboration

“…but one of the things I’m excited to announce and THIS IS happening as of today. Is that for the first time we’re gonna experiment in eleven years. We’re not using IRC as our primary communication method. We’re gonna try a little tool from a company here in San Francisco called Slack.

Actually, Automattic’s been using Slack entirely for a few months and it’s been transformative for the company.”

A few minutes later there were already more people there than in the IRC.

Three months have passed since this announcement at WCSF14 State of the Word, and the number of channels are growing. Like previously, chats on WordCamps were discussed in the polyglots channel, but now it just has something on its own (events).

There are many fun things you can learn there and you’ll also be updated of what’s going on with WordPress and the folks behind it.

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Photo credit: Stéfan

Yesterday Screenhero announced in their blog that they’ve joined Slack:

Slack and Screenhero are both changing the way teams work together, which is why joining forces made so much sense to us.

One of the coolest things is that collaboration tools collaborate with each other too! It’s as if we’re Bowman, and Slack is our HAL 9000.

A mail from Screenhero says, “Screenhero is free for all existing users. Signups for new accounts, however, have been limited to: paid users of Slack, and people invited by existing Screenhero users. “

When asked whether we will have Screenhero features on WordPress Slack, “nothing will change” according to Screenhero support team. Perhaps there will be some updates on this in the future, as it would be so much cooler to share screens and do more things together on WordPress Slack.

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Photo credit: Stéfan

Leland Fiegel’s WPChat is also a great hangout place for… you’ve guessed it — of course, chats on anything WordPress, yo!

It’s been around for five months now, and things get pretty interesting there. A few days ago they had Justin Tadlock to have the first shot on AMA (Ask Me Anything). It was a great one, and so it will be followed by Tom McFarlin AMA on the 23rd of February. 

When you answer another person’s question, it’s a form of collaboration too! And places for these include wordpress.org forums,  WordPress StackExchange and Reddit, etc.

If you’re the type who enjoys reading, chatting, learning and alike, then give these a try. On top of that, if you’re into collaboration, well then you definitely have to check them out.


When you walk alone, you’ll be extinct. Life is not a solo act, but a band. It’s a cosmic collaboration and collaboration is the best way to work. You’re surrounded by people with an open box of skills to offer across the screen.

 

The Melting Pot: AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent is one of the most anticipated events this year for AWS customers and partners. Even the entire JAWS-UG community is excited about this.

Various AWS events (such as the AWS Summit, etc.) always seem to have something new for everyone. Starting from the coolest booths to the awesome parties and music. You name it, it’s there. So no wonder that this occasion brings all sorts of people from all corners of the globe, making Las Vegas the AWS melting pot this year.

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So if you’ve never been to a re:Invent before, here’s a hint of what it’s like according to the words of AWS Senior VP, Andy Jassy:

“This conference is different from most of the technology conferences. This is not a sales and marketing conference. This is an education and learning conference.” 

Speakers, sponsors and participants could all attest to that, making this event a great learning experience for all.

It’s exciting that they announced seven of their most recent services that I’m sure we all can’t wait to try. Like the launch of “Aurora”, their fifth and latest DB engine is available through RDS. It’s currently available on its preview mode for now, but you can sign up anytime.

With a staggering number of over a million active clients in AWS, you could say that it’s getting even greater. Their products, together with the people behind their services evolve as well. So clients and end users grow together with AWS. And you it’s an honor to shape the future with these guys.

If you’re not in Las Vegas, you can still catch up with their keynotes through this live stream.

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