I’m proud to have played a small part in securing a venue for the WordPress party at SXSW 2012. Jane Wells tells the story on the WordPress blog:
Once upon a time, David Wang had a business called Buzzmedia in Malaysia, with the twitter username @buzzmedia. When David changed gears and started ClickWP, a WordPress support business, he stopped going by the Buzzmedia name. In the U.S., a company also called Buzzmedia wished it had that Twitter username, and asked if they could have it since David wasn’t going to use it anymore.
David, feeling the WordPress community love, said he would give them the name, and suggested they do something in return for the WordPress Foundation. So, everyone talked to everyone else and it worked out that Buzzmedia was willing to donate a fantastic venue for this year’s party as well as covering the bar.
In the end, the Foundation got a great SXSW party, Buzzmedia got their twitter username, and David got the warm glow of having used his power for the good of the WordPress community, and they all lived happily ever after.
I’m glad that everyone lived happily ever after, though I do wish I could attend the party and SXSW in person. If you’re traveling to SXSW and hanging out at this awesome party, could you send me a tshirt? Have fun guys!
That’s very cool indeed David – I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to getting around to reading about this. I am setting-off tonight to SXSW and would have loved to pick you up a t-shirt and take some photos, but it seems the RSVP list is full already. Damn, damn, damn, if only I had check it all out earlier, but I’ve been well and truly swampped with all the MIndValley and HackrBackr work I’ve been doing recently…
Hi Mark, no worries and do enjoy SXSW!
I read about your magnanimity with Buzzmedia on the WP blog. What a lovely gesture… almost unheard of in Malaysia! 😉
I guess WP does that to people.
Love your site, will be back soon.
All the best,
Thanks! You make me sound so kind, I’m sure there are lots of other Malaysians who would’ve done something like that 🙂
teşekkürler 🙂 / thank you for sharing.