I just thought it was fitting that I jot down a short post while sitting in the WordPress/Automattic Lounge area. I met the very knowledgeable Ian Stewart (he is on the theme team for WordPress.com). He gave some good insight on transferring a .com theme to a regular hosted installation (I’ll cover this in more detail at some other point).
Additionally, he alluded to something very interesting around the concept of local WordPress meet up groups, much like the one I’m a part of here in Houston. Hopefully, with enough input from the folks on the ground (us), and the network and reach of the WordPress entity, we’ll start to see a more unified and cohesive message between the user groups.