When I first heard about WordCamp Maui it did not take me very long to decide it is a conference I want to attend. They rightfully promote is as a ‘WordPress conference held in paradise’. Day one impressions I was a part of a business track with 7 other speakers hosted by Chris Lema. CEOs of some of the biggest WordPress solution providers like 9seeds, 10up and Crowd Favorite were giving insights about the agency business, Organic themes (located at Hawaii) talked about the theme business and Sam Hotchkiss (now with Automattic) talked about their acquisition. Syed Balkhi is not yet 25 but still finds brilliant ways to ‘game the marketing system’. I was talking about creating a WordPress SaaS business. Our excruciatingly difficult hiring process caught a lot of attention and the discussion later went into that direction. Speakers had a special event after the conference was done for the day. We visited Maui Brewery Co. which I found very exciting (as I’d like to own & operate a brewery one day). Day two impressions Second day has seen about 20 presentations split into the two tracks. I particularly enjoyed the ones given by Tamara Olson and Kris Wight. Tamara spoke about the importance
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