I loved this talk - a lot - but I can see how some will complain that it wasn't WP-centric enough. Let them kvetch, this was good.
The presentation seemed to be about "Here's something I wish existed, so help me dev. community." But then he said it's available soon, once a system comes out of beta. So I was lost on the purpose. Good idea though.
I suppose I expected a more wide-ranging discussion of the notion of extending the blog, not just of one necessary but tightly-focused API system.
Also, the speaker needs to s l o w i t d o w n a bit. He finished 15 mins. early and there were few questions.
On the whole, I was most impressed by this session, perhaps because of the sweeping nature of it and how many times I had to scribble down the name of a plugin I'd never heard of before (On that note, though, I wish Mark had either stopped to resay the name of a few, or had posted the names on the screen).
Brandon did a great job of showing exactly how much each caching option would improve performance.
This was a "WordCamp" for all things WordPress. Not a Social Media camp. I guess Anil is why Matt Mullenweg changed his plans - who can blame him? Nothing against Anil, but who cares? It's wordpress!
This is the most expensive wordcamp I've attended. The other (cheaper) camps provided lunch, which allowed attendees to network. Not to mention a wordpress t-shirt.
Having ignite in between sessions made no sense at all - it had nothing to do with wordpress (and in most cases, blogging). It was confusing and circus-like.
Other than that, great job. Hope you are buying drinks at the after party with the money you saved on lunch! ;)
Brandon did a nice job of laying out different methods of implementing caching. He touched on a purely server-config option (APC) and then got into the WordPress-specific options to a reasonable depth for the session.
This is probably a 5 thumbs up but it's "Information overload." I could not keep up with the volume and speed of content.
This session was info dense but really, really good. I would have gone to a session twice as long from these two guys - I have a lot to learn about SEO.
Fantastic tips and hints to help the newbie and intermediate blogger.