Upon arriving at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort (home of WordCamp Whistler) we ran into Lorelle at the registration desk. It was such a pleasure to finally meet her as she’s definitely someone I look up to in the WordPress realm and moreso the general blogging universe.
After finding out rooms and freshening up we headed out to Beer for Bloggers, presented by Reachd. I must say, they are quite the hosts and even though there was plenty of beer provided, I spent most of the time networking with various individuals from businesses that had come to Whistler, either specifically for WordCamp or just for the Beer for Bloggers event.
“Happy Birthday” was also sung in honor of Chris Briekss of 6S Marketing, who has been an excellent sponsor of WordCamp Whistler.
While decompressing later tonight with Duane and John we reflected on how the heck the three of us have managed to arrange this conference that has attracted over 100 people to this wonderful location.
The true test will come tomorrow when we get to hear the speakers and socialize with many more companies and like-minded folks who use WordPress.
I’ve decided that I will do a “day blog” tomorrow since I’ll probably be too busy to liveblog diligently, yet I will still be updating my site with speaker notes and photos. Please tune in tomorrow morning at 10:00am as Lorelle presents her keynote for WordCamp Whistler.