I had the privilege of being a speaker at the WordCamp St Louis 2012, and I had a great time! The crew that put it on was amazing, well planned and extremely upbeat. From my perspective the WordCamp went on with out any noticeable issues, though I no from experience that it may have only appeared that way. The fact that everything went so smooth is proof that the team putting it on coordinated well, and you can expect good things from St Louis in the future!
My talk was covered “Hooks and Filters”, I spent about 30min running code explaining the various ways I’ve used them to manipulate WordPress to do my bidding :) I felt that my talk was well received, and have since been inspired that much more to keep on pushing our Nashville WordPress Community to do more!
Here is my presentation and a link the pseudo plugin I made as an example for my talk. Hope you enjoy, and feel free to ask questions if you have any.
I have put my code in a general repository for all presentations though currently there is only one.