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Who needs Ruby on Rails, WordPress, the other Web App Development Tool

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  • Teq Corner

    1616 Anderson Road, McLean, VA (map)

    38.925346 -77.205315

  • So you need a new web app developed?  Can't find a Ruby on Rails (ROR) developer?  What about Cake PHP and other web app development frameworks to rapidly build and deploy?  There will always be a need for ROR and other web app development frameworks, WordPress is not a replacement, but another alternative for some.  WordPress is now a viable option to build simple to complex web apps even faster, plus you can add plug-ins to speed up even more the development process.

    Use what you know, PHP, HTML5, Javascript, AJAX, and other web technologies along with WordPress as your web app framework and spend more time on design and user experience, than on coding.  This will yield a highly functional, great looking, fully up-gradable, responsive web app that is developed in a fraction of the time.

    Zane Mathew has accomplished just that with one of many projects that he has developed.  Join Zane for a full demo and inside explanation on how and why he used WordPress to build a web app.  Find out how you can accomplish the same goal.

    Check out his amazingly fast  web app based on WordPress that he developed to support his second or maybe first passion, BMX Racing.


    If you are a developer, entreprenuer, startup, or anyone else who has been considering building a web app to support your service or other solution, WordPress, may be the other option as an inexpensive, very flexible alternative that can grow and adapt as you do supporting you current and future needs.


    This meetup is tentatively scheduled in May based on venue and Zane's availability.

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  • Moira K.

    Hi everyone!

    Is anyone looking for a new position? I have a role open in the area for a Full Stack Developer. If you would like to know more about the role please reach out at [masked] OR on LinkedIn at

    Thank you,


    December 4

  • Ryan B. H.

    Hi all!

    Anyone interested in an agile project manager position in the White House Office of Management and Budget?

    Looking for an all-in-one seasoned coder+PM+communicator who can handle high-pressure situations and deliver solutions in short time frames.

    Posting only open this week, so apply now!

    Current Federal Employees apply here:

    Other US Citizens apply here:

    March 19

  • Blaine

    is there any idea of a date for this event? I see some people have commented that they have a conflict with the date but I do not see a date.

    January 6, 2015

    • Startup C.

      Thanks Blaine. We'll have a date real soon on this one.

      January 6, 2015

  • Shalina

    I need help with PHP and wordpress.

    October 10, 2013


      Shalina, have you tried

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes I need a demo on how to create word press pages.

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    depending on the date i can be at Union Station in DC the same day. Please have the meeting accessible by metro.

    March 23, 2013

  • Daniel Casey C.

    schedule conflict

    February 22, 2013

  • Daniel Casey C.

    Looking forward to it

    February 4, 2013

  • SajI

    hey creative geniuses, I am looking for a few designs and web presence for my new IT Startup firm. Please contact me in [masked]

    November 13, 2012

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  • Zane M.
    Event Host

    I'm a New York native, BMX Racer and Photographer living in Maryland and currently employed at... more

  • Startup C.
    Event Host

    Organizer of Just Dev It meetup group. I am also a member of a new technology start-up currently... more

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    Web Developer

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    Interested in technology trends and looking to stay up to date.

  • Rick W.

    I build Wordpress and HTML sites, and I'm looking to branch out and expand my skills and my set... more

  • Roger J.

    UMD graduate student

  • Blaine

    high school and college art teacher, photographer, artist, looking to learn more digital. Web... more

  • RCC +1

    Software Developer

  • Anahita S.

    Front End Web Developer

  • Cory W.

    Hi all i am new to this but i do work in technology

  • Delinda

    Really, really like coding. Intermediate skills in CSS, and HTML.

  • Emily Kay J.

    I am a recent Cartooning graduate from the School of Visual Arts. I am working on my own... more

  • Sam

    I am currently a lawyer learning about website technology for my employer.

  • Matt A.

    product marketing at MarkLogic

  • Saran A

    I am currently learning Front and Back End Web development. I am an educator and neuroscientist­... more

  • Andrew S.

    I am a web admin and print designer for a rapidly growing national product stewardship program.

  • Halima B.

    I have come to have an interest in web development and I am currently exploring Drupal, HTML and... more

  • Catherine

    Hi I'm Catherine and learning to code!

  • Houssem B.

    Houssem Boudjemaa . Small limo co owner. Doing homework in order to build website

  • Fariz S.

    Story teller and agile enthusiast.

  • Veni K.

    web developer

  • merina

    Web design.

  • James H.

    I graduated from Mckinley Technical High School in 1976. Marine Corps 1977 to 1981. Metro, 31... more


    Newbie female seeking tech meetups to learn more on coding, shrpt, java,etc.

  • Julian

    Hi, Im a web developer based in DC, currently working for a national non-profit org, looking to... more

  • chris a

    Dev @ IBM

  • Victoria

    graphic designer, web developer

  • Robert

    Rails dev & sys admin

  • Daniel T.

    Hey everyone! looking forward to attending!

  • Jennifer

    I am a govt contractor

  • Angie (.

    I've recently finished my certificate program in web design and development.

  • michelle s.

    I'm a newbie , need associate with people who have same interest as I do...Love to... more

  • TJ M. +1

    IT Professional in DMV!

  • DAVID A.

    My name is David, and I am a budding web publisher.

  • Joe H.

    Media Director for conference event production company.

  • Nicole B.

    Hello! I'm a techie / entrepreneur looking for others to network and team up with... more

  • Peter D.

    Amateur web developer

  • Sulman M.

    I'm a User Experience analyst having worked on Usability and User Adoption related projects. I'm... more

  • Mark S.

    Director with a development background (RoR, Java, Drupal...) and a passion for APIs

  • Paul B.

    just trying to get involved in more groups and get more exposure.

  • Ricardo

    founder, http://www....­ (big data + climate risk)

  • Sam D.


  • Vajaah P.

    Web Developer

  • Shalina

    I'm web Analyst at FDIC.

  • Michael H.

    Senior Software Developer at Ft. Detrick. Currently working on PowerBuilder and... more

  • Brad

    I'm a local entrepreneur looking for web developers and also to expand my social network.

  • SajI

    I have an IT firm consulting the US govt and now venturing into various streams.

  • krys

    Software Developer

  • Ihar I.

    Information architect

  • tom s.

    [masked]th Street Northwest #450, Washington D.C., DC[masked]

  • Iryna M.

    My name is Iryna, founder of http://www....­. ... more

  • Niambi E.

    Hello, I'm a Web Specialist at the Urban Institute. I previously worked for a boutique agency... more

  • Angelo

    Business owner, entrepreneur, interested in all things science and tech.

  • Ninotchka W.

    IT Professional looking to extend my professional and social network while learning and sharing... more

  • Jason L.

    I'm a Web developer from Rockville

  • lissa

    Hi I'm a Librarian with an interest in all types of technology.

  • Ryan S.

    I have a startup called Survey Snap. I am looking learn more about coding and do some networking.

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  • Charise Van L.

    Youth advocate. Nonprofit tech + communications­ geek. Main tools are WordPress + Salesforce. DC... more

  • Dan B.

    Sales VP development company DynAgility

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    I am a database administrator with an entrepreneuria­l spirit! I'm Ethiopian but was born and... more

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    Co-Founder at Crowdskout, new to the DC area.

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    I am an entrepreneur , looking to learn and network with people to build a sustainable business

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    Hey all, I'm ready to join this group in order to build a strong network that can hash out ideas... more

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