This week I took a puddle jumper up to Salt Lake City for WordCamp Salt Lake City where I spoke on website security. Before the conference I met up with friends from our partner, Bluehost, who generously offered to give me a tour of their Provo data center. I couldn’t pass up seeing this facility that I’d heard so much about. Mike Hansen picked me and Carrie Dils up and away we went to Provo. As is the case with many data centers, the building didn’t offer much on the outside, but once we signed in and passed security, we were able to enter and traverse the impressive monument to technology.

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The 1-day #WCSLC held two tracks, Capitol Reef and Moab, both after local geographic attractions. The venue was the Salt Lake City County Building downtown, which had a very old-timey, quaint feel making it a very comfortable atmosphere.

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I was the first to take the stage in the morning in the larger Capitol Reef room to deliver my WordPress Security 101 talk. Later in the day I was also able to catch the keynote by our friend Carrie Dils and another security talk by Mike Reid. Between talks I got to know some of the local WordPressers and met the sworm of Bluehost employees who volunteered to help with lunch.

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WordPress Security 101 with Logan Kipp

 

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Keynote with Carrie Dils

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Recognizing and Repairing WordPress Hacks with Mike Reid

At the end of the camp I was sad that we were only able to interact for a day. I hope that in the future we might see a multi-day WCSLC, because I’d love to spend more time among the mountains with the friendly folks of Salt Lake City. Until then, catch us at another WordCamp soon.