And you thought the so called “Apple Genius Bar” had a trademark on the phrase “Genius Bar”? No way. WordPress fans have their own version of the Genius Bar and the WordCamp NYC event will have one all day on November 15th at Baruch College. I’m working as a volunteer at the event but I’ll be bring my questions to the bar with the other WP Padawans. I’ll be asking my NJ web design buds if anyone has the courage to deliver. Steve Bruner who was the original organizer for this year’s event mentioned he wanted to have one if we had enough Geniuses to support it over a month ago. And now there are enough. There are over 50 presenters at the 2 day event and from the field we’ve managed to get enough WP Guru power to have the Genius Bar this year.
From today’s WordCamp NYC 2009 newsletter: “The idea behind the genius bar is a place where you can come to ask your toughest (or easy) questions to members of the WordPress community and get great answers. Whether you are having a problem with your WordPress theme or want to know the best place to find a new one, have a question about a plugin or two, or just want to know the best way to get started with WordPress – we are there to help! ”
If you want to and can volunteer to work the Genius Bar, please contact Barry at http://barry.wordpress.com/contact-me/. Thanks !!