WordCamp Fraser Valley 2009

Tomorrow is the last day for early bird registration for WordCamp Fraser Valley taking place on August 22, 2009. The registration prices go up as of August 1st.

I’m going to be there speaking in the development track about using MAMP/WAMP for WordPress development. MAMP is the version of the software that runs on Apple computers and surprise, WAMP is the Windows version…but what is it?
MAMP Control Centre
While it’s in the dev track, it could easily be in the beginner or intermedate tracks as it (MAMP/WAMP) is meant to be a fast, somewhat non-geeky way to get a web and database servers up and running with all the tools you need so that you can create and install WordPress (among other things) on your local laptop or desktop.

This is a big benefit to (theme & graphic) designers who need a quick way to get their laptop running WordPress for local design and development, client demos, etc where they don’t need or necessarily want the site to be online in any way (at least not yet).

I’ll go through the steps of getting the (free, open source) software, installing and configuring it to the point that WordPress is running on your computer and discuss a number of options for the setup and install.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


  1. Tyler Ingram says:

    What about LAMP? Or am I a special case because I have a 2nd computer running Ubuntu on it?

    As for WCFV, I want to come but for now.. I don’t have the money as I would like to go all day. Still waiting on EI

    • John says:

      Tyler: MAMP/WAMP *IS* LAMP for other OSs…without the painful command line install process. Most parts of the LAMP stack are already in OSX but you need to enable them. MAMP turns the whole shebang into a self contained app with a simple UI to manage it.

      Do you take your second computer running Ubuntu to Blenz? ;)

      Talk to Gary – I have no idea if he is offering any kind of press-type pass but it wouldn’t hurt to ask.

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