Developing your WordPress sites on a live server isn't the only way to build a site. You can also develop a site locally on your own computer, make as many changes as you want, and then when it is all ready you can put it on the live server.
Patrick will discuss some of the benefits of developing a site locally follow by going over all of the basics of developing on a local machine. After going over the basic's Patrick will also be give a live demo using various pieces of software, setting up the site, configuring it, and then launching it.
This will be the first in a serious of workflow related meetups. If you have a different workflow feel free to contact the organizers to share it.