AWP January Meetup sponsored by WordImpress

Here's the schedule for the meetup. Email me if you'd like dibs on a spot devin(at)

Meetup Schedule for January 22nd, 2014

Are you ready for the first AWP meetup of 2014? We hope so! This year is going to be full of WordPress awesomeness and the organizers are working hard to ensure this group doesn't miss a beat. 

If you have never been to one of our meetups before here's a little bit of what to expect:

The AWP meetup is not a traditional, go sit and listen, style meetup. We run a round-table type forum where conversation (WordPress-related of course) is encouraged. Each person who chooses will get a chance to share their code, cool plugins or themes or anything more advanced that's WP related to the crowd and speak about advanced WordPress topics. We will have pizza, soda and beer.

It's a good idea to bring a laptop so you can share your code, write notes, save links, etc. during the meetup.

6:00 - 6:15 Pre-meeting Networking 

The meet up doesn't 'officially' kick-off until 6:15ish. Please try to get here during the half-hour before so you can mingle, network and hang out with fellow AWPers. We understand people have a hard time getting downtown or finding parking so there's a slight buffer. During this time we will start to pass around the sign up list for those looking to share.

6:30 - 6:45 Hellos, Heys and Introductions  

Introduce yourself to the group, don't be shy, we are a friendly bunch. Please tell us your name and what you do, and your experience with WordPress. Have you written a plugin or theme? Maybe you're a blogger or business owner that uses WordPress. That's great! What you looking to get out of the meetup?

6:45 - 7:00 What's in the WP News? 

WordPress news roundup. In this time we'll talk about what's happened since our last meeting in the WordPress world. There's always so much going on... this is a brief run through of some of interesting and discussed topics on the AWP facebook group.

• AWP in 2014 - what's new, what's changing, what we have planned.

• WordCamp Phoenix - who went? thoughts? reactions? Kid's day

• Recent company aquisitions:PixelJar is Aquired by Crowd Favorite (formally Velo Media); 10Up’s acquisition of Brainstorm Media

• Matt Mullenweg is now Automattic’s CEO

Torque and DradCast Partner for 2.0 Launch

GoDaddy Launches WordPress Managed Hosting Service

Please feel free to add any news you'd like to share or have seen in the AWP group or online.

7:00 - 7:15 - Matt Cromwell: Custom Admin Color Schemes using WP 3.8

Matt is going to share with us how to create your very own color scheme in the WordPress Admin Panel

7:00 - 8:30 - Round table forum: Whoever signs up gets a chance to share their WordPress-related code, thoughts, theme, plugins. We will split up the time evenly between participants. Please respect the speaker, but feel free to comment and ask questions. It's an open forum. Time slots will be dependent on the number of people who sign up.

Slot 1 - Jim Walker - WordPress Security Plugins In-Depth

Slot 2 - Yaron Guez - How to set up your own free, automated, daily, low resource, incremental WordPress backup using Git and Bitbucket

Slot 3 -  Devin Walker: TGM Plugin Activation - Why and how to use it:

Slot 4 -

Slot 5 -

Slot etc

Please email me is you'd like placed on here (there will also be a list tomorrow)

8:30 - 8:45 - Closing remarks and networking


This month's meetup is sponsored by Devin Walker's WordImpress, we are excited to have a different company help out each month with sponsoring and logistics for Advanced WordPress and look forward to growing out the local San Diego WordPress community more and more each year.

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  • Spencer P.

    Thanks for the warm welcome! I look forward to seeing you next month.

    January 26

  • Gabe

    Awesome meetup! Thanks everyone for the great advice. Can't wait for the next one!

    January 24, 2014

  • Jim W.

    No bad. :)

    January 23, 2014

  • Kim

    Awesome. Devin did a great job facilitating and those who presented had some very good information. I learn something new every time.

    January 23, 2014

  • Chris P.

    Great meetup and great turnout!

    January 23, 2014

  • Sach

    It was wonderful. Thanks to everyone for all the great information!

    January 22, 2014

  • Marie N.

    Really impressive!

    January 22, 2014

  • Jim W.

    I may be giving a reasonably detailed presentation. :)

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Chris P.

    Devin, do you need us to bring beer?

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll bring some organic, gluten-free, grass fed, free range beer. It's supposed to taste like cardboard, but not as sweet.

      2 · January 21, 2014

    • Jim W.

      Guess I can bring along some Absinthe. That should raise the part up a notch.

      January 22, 2014

  • Devin W.

    Oh yes, and don't forget to pass along the hangout link (we're going to attempt to stream it on Google hangout)

    January 21, 2014

  • Devin W.

    Hey I just posted the schedule for the meetup in the description above. Let me know if you have any questions! I'm looking forward to the first meeting of 2014! Looks like we'll have a decent crowd!

    January 21, 2014

  • Devin W.

    If anyone is interested in giving a more in depth presentation tomorrow night please feel free to reach out to me! devin(at)

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Jim W.

    What sort of logistics are involved?
    - set up chairs
    - buy pizza

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Kim

    Thanks Devin for sponsoring the first 2014 Meetup.

    3 · January 20, 2014

  • carlos g.

    Hey sounds like a Great Meet-up. Hopefully some Info. is shared on Creating sites fast and which plug-ins to use for sales pages and opt-ins?? And or which Themes to use?

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone. This will be my first meetup, so you know...go slow =P Looking forward to meeting all of you.

    January 19, 2014

  • Devin W.

    Hey guys! I'm super excited to be able to host this event and really looking forward to it. If you're interested in giving a bit longer, more formal presentation please let me know by either posting on here or emailing me at devin(at) - you can also find me on our AWP facebook group:­

    1 · January 14, 2014

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