WordCamp San Francisco 2013 After Party at Automattic Lounge

Celebrating ten good years of WordPress, and contributing towards many more!

Celebrating ten good years of WordPress, and contributing towards many more!

A few photos from July 27 at the WordCamp San Francisco 2013 After Party at Automattic‘s new office located at 132 Hawthorne in downtown SF.

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

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First Annual High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in San Francisco

The two-day event featured a presentation by internationally renowned, best-selling author Jorge Cervantes.

The first annual High Times Medical Cannabis Cup was held on the weekend of June 19 and 20, 2010, at Terra in San Francisco. The two-day event featured a presentation by internationally renowned, best-selling author Jorge Cervantes. It was his first U.S. appearance, and he went without his signature cap, shades and dreads.

In his presentation, Cervantes focused on growing cannabis outdoors and organically. He used Switzerland as a case in point, showing photographs of healthy plants freely growing in fields in the most conservative region of the country. “You can really grow some good medicine in greenhouses and outdoors,” said Cervantes. He also stressed that, “You can grow outdoor in many climates. You don’t think of Switzerland as a place for growing outdoors, but as you can see it works, and it works well.”

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Thousands Attend the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo at the Cow Palace

“Smoking marijuana may not be addictive, but cultivating it is.”

The International Cannabis and Hemp Exposition took place at the Cow Palace in Daly City on April 17 and 18, 2010. The expo, which had the first permitted area for the use of medical marijuana, was the largest event of its kind to hit Northern California.

Established activist organizations dished out information to prospective members, and hundreds of vendors pitched their freshest accessories to thousands of medical marijuana patients and connoisseurs. At the same time, prominent members of the cannabis community discussed a wide-range of topics, including marijuana cultivation, medication and prohibition. However the main buzz, on and off stage, was the initiative to “legalize, control, and tax cannabis in California,” which is to be decided by voters in the state during the November 2010 elections.

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Bay Area Youth Protest ICE in SF; Call for an Immediate End to All Raids

On October 31st, Halloween, Bay Area youth, families and other community members gathered around the Northern California Headquarters of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at 630 Sansome in San Francisco to denounce the atrocities committed by ICE against immigrant communities, even in the so called “sanctuary cities.” The demonstration included a lively funeral march, drumming and dancing by Danza Azteca, inciting speeches delivered by three Xicanas, as well as Sleeping dragons set up on two sides of the ICE building, effectively blocking the entry and exit of ICE vehicles for several hours. Demonstrators call for an immediate end to all ICE raids and to shut down all detention centers.

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State of the Word; The Future of Online Publishing

On August 5th, the first ever WordCamp took place at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. Users and developers of WordPress, a fantastic blogging software, were able to meet each other face to face to discuss the State of the Word and envision the future of online publishing.

WordPress.org describes WordPress as, “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”

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