I’m still jazzed about last year’s hack day at WordCamp San Francisco. What an amazing event! It’s still an inspiration to me. It taught me that when people come together to work on something they love, extraordinary things happen. It was by far the most productive, energetic, and well-attended hack day I’ve seen: a great way to wrap up the conference.
Alive with the energy of the day, I vividly remember how fantastic it felt to be surrounded by both old friends and new faces—some people I’d previously only known by a WordPress.org username—as we hacked together on the default theme for WordPress. Of the many tables and rooms at the space, we were fifteen people in a corner: designers, developers, testers, documenters—all contributing and making the software better (plus two more joined us via IRC). Kudos to the community for making a contributor day a priority, and for the organizers for making the logistics go smoothly.
Let’s make it even better this year. See you there.