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March Meetup

  • Mar 25, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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New Venue Alert!

We're sad to be leaving Forward, but our March meetup will be held at the awesome Shoreditch Works Village Hall! Props to Ngaire for sorting it out.

The talks:

• Let’s move it! by David Coveney 

• GeoDirectory - Concept to Completion by Stiofan O’Conner and Tim Clark

• The Business of Wordpress by Joel Hughes


Let’s move it!
by David Coveney

Migrating WordPress sites, from server to server, or from domain to domain, is a remarkably fraught experience. There are a few ways to do this painlessly. In this talk I give a rundown on the ways to move WordPress websites around, where it all goes horribly wrong, and how to make sure you don’t lose anything in the process.

David Coveney

David Coveney is the boss at interconnect/it in Liverpool. He’s the boss because he’s the worst coder on the team and is also willing to stand up and talk to people. He’s also old, has been round the IT block a few times, and without too much prompting will probably ramble on about how he’s seen it all before and that we can learn a lot from how things were done on old machines.

http://interconnectit.com
@davecoveney


GeoDirectory - Concept to Completion
by Stiofan O’Conner and Tim Clark

GeoDirectory is a plugin that lets you build a location based directory. It offers the ability for front end users to add and update listings from the front end. It also takes advantage of site visitors being able to add ratings and reviews. This talk will give an insight into building the GeoDirectory plugin and its uses. 

Stiofan O’Conner

Stiofan is the lead Developer of WPGD, and coordinated the design and building of this amazing Plugin. Stiofan will give an insight into the technical aspects of what it took to build and release this complex project.

[masked] http://geotheme.com

Tim Clark

Forum moderator on Geotheme.com and developer of geo location based directories, Tim has experience in building money making websites for clients and will be giving an insight into the new plugin, and its many uses.

[masked] http://klick-design.co.uk


The Business of Wordpress
by Joel Hughes

My business uses Wordpress a lot to help meet client's website needs. This talk is not techy but, instead, will touch on the business side of building & selling Wordpress websites. Aside from discussing lessons learnt along the way, Joel will also drift off into his (probably wrong) predictions about the future of Wordpress and web publishing.

Joel's company makes websites & he's been in the game for a long old time. He was wrestling with IE3 (yes 3!) and table based layouts whilst many of the current generation of coders were still on the potty. Whilst this means he is old & decrepit, it does also mean that he has lots of experience which he's more than willing to share.

Joel has been in permanent roles (American Express, British Airways), has contracted, has freelanced at agencies & has now been working for himself, and now managing a team, for over 13 years.

Joel's current website is at http://joelhughes.com but that is subject to change as his business is on the move.

He also runs the Port80 web & 'The Business of Web Design' conferences in South Wales (http://port80events.co.uk/ &
http://2014.thebusinessofwebdesign.co.uk/).

He is married to Jess, has two children (Lily & Gene) and one cat (Mr Pickles).

@Joel_Hughes (Twitter or Instagram)

Keith

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  • Graham A.

    The videos from the March event have been uploaded now. You can find them on YouTube:

    Joel Hughes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfa8pr8mO4Q

    David Coveney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKEIJAOW_1k

    Stiofan O'Connor and Tim Clark - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpcrg-xHHEc

    Sorry it took a while.

    3 · April 9, 2014

    • Keith D.

      Thanks Graham!

      April 10, 2014

    • Esme

      Many thanks Graham! :-)

      April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned why you shouldn't do live demos in a public talk

    April 1, 2014

  • Andy C.

    Just following up on something David said that confused me, he mentioned that MySQL calls things databases where they are really schemas. I come from a MS SQL background so I also call these databases.
    However if you come from an Oracle background you might be use to a different terminology, it's not right or wrong it's just different terminology.
    Here's an article (a rather silly one) but it does have a table of terminolgy at the end.
    http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_sql_server_vs_oracle_terminology.htm

    2 · March 28, 2014

  • Eugene M.

    I was really looking forward to this. I liked the new venue, very interesting talks (3) and thanks for the pizza!

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Andy C.

    Learnt new stuff from all three presentations so I'm a happy chap.

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Paul S.

    Thanks to Joel, David, Tim & Stiofan for the great talks. And a big thanks to Keith for the pizza and free t-shirt, oh yeh and of course organising the event!

    2 · March 26, 2014

    • Tim C.

      Thanks for testing GeoDirectory on Genisis for us Paul, I will email you the latest version shortly...

      March 26, 2014

    • Joel H.

      Enjoy :)

      March 26, 2014

  • Tim C.

    We really appreciated everyone 's feed back last night thank you... and big cheers to Keith for having us. really enjoyed it... and of course thank you to the sponsors... and of course Joel and David aka We like to move it!!

    4 · March 26, 2014

  • Paul M

    Superb. Thanks to all involved for organising and presenting.

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Doug

    Great to meet some cool people last night. Had to disappear before pub, but hope to chat with some guys n gals next time who are trying to grow their business around WordPress.

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Mike P.

    Nice mix of talks last night - it worked very well. Thanks to all that helped organise the event.

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Simon K.

    Thanks for a great evening - and well done to David for doing a live migration - you're a braver man than I am!!

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Graham A.

    Enjoyed the presentations and the friendly vibe.

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Adrian

    Sorry had to cancel last minute, have to attend a discussion on data privacy. However, if acceptable to you, may try to drop in later - not sure when you finish. Sorry to miss the talk on geolocation, am working on a connected project right now - maybe I'll make it, if I'm lucky.

    March 25, 2014

    • Benjamin C.

      I think that the geolocation talk will be last and will also be around at the pub later.

      1 · March 25, 2014

    • Adrian

      thank you - made it!Very interesting

      March 25, 2014

  • Nick R.

    Have last minute changes for a doc screening tomorrow. Regrets not be there.

    Still need a strategist for off-grid.net web site - please contact [masked]. Start immediately as coders already working on it.

    March 25, 2014

  • Esme

    Hi Keith. Do you know which pub you'll be in after your meeting? There's a launch event for "Women who code London" at exactly the same time as your meeting :-( so I'm gonna go to that and then try and get over to meet you all in the pub after your meeting ...

    March 24, 2014

    • Keith D.

      Sorry, make that "The Electricity Showrooms"!

      1 · March 25, 2014

    • Esme

      thanks keith!

      March 25, 2014

  • Danny B.

    IE3! Wow.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Danny B.

    Joel Hughes we will catch up soon, next time your in London.

    March 25, 2014

  • Danny B.

    Sorry I have to pull out. My wife is unwell and I need to be with her but will come along to the next one.

    March 25, 2014

  • Eugene M.

    Look forward to my first WordPress London Meetup of the year, well overdue I would say. Can't wait to see the new venue and it sounds there will be some awesome talks tonight. Thanks Keith

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Keith D.

      Hi Eugene, it'll be great to see you again!

      March 25, 2014

  • Diane W.

    I'm so sorry to cancel at the last minute, but I won't be able to make it tonight :(

    March 25, 2014

  • Joel H.

    See you tomorrow :)

    1 · March 24, 2014

    • Keith D.

      See you tonight Joel!

      March 25, 2014

  • Mike P.

    Looking forward to it - it's a great line-up and feels like ages now since I've last been able to come to an event. See you tomorrow! :)

    2 · March 24, 2014

  • Nick R.

    I have a successful site and a good team working on the next generation version.

    Now I need a Wordpress guru to tell me/them what to use and what to leave out in order to take my audience from 250,000 to half a million this year.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Fernando S.

    So so sorry that I won't be able to attend.

    March 24, 2014

  • Fernando S.

    So so sorry that I won't be able to attend. Best to you all

    March 24, 2014

  • Rocky

    i m software engineer new in london and i want some freelance web developers to help me learning web languages

    March 23, 2014

  • Keith D.

    Ooh! So many people! Really looking forward to Tuesday. See you all there!

    2 · March 23, 2014

  • Andrew

    If anyone can recommend an Indian or Chinese Wordpress developer with competent work and reasonable prices I would be grateful if they could let me know their details.

    March 15, 2014

  • roɃΞrt

    bugger bugger bugger

    i'd LOVE to be there but i'm booked up for a wee odyssey thru spain, gibraltar and portugal leaving on the 24th :-/

    do you plan to video it? (pretty please)

    r

    March 13, 2014

    • Graham A.

      I usually video the presentations and post them on YouTube a few days after the meetup.

      2 · March 13, 2014

  • Nate O.

    I have four WordPress sites would like to work with a developer to improve it and perhaps make it profitable . if you like to partner with me send email.t o me at [masked] . or let meet at the meeting just let me know you will be there

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Maria T.

    See on 25th!

    March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go, but do not finish work until 6:30 and then I have to travel from Waterloo to get there, so I alway miss the beginning.

    March 10, 2014

    • Keith D.

      Hi Terry. The talks don't start until 7:00, and you're welcome to come in late!

      March 10, 2014

  • terence f.

    alas chairing a committee meeting

    March 5, 2014

  • Graham A.

    Looking forward to it, and seeing the new venue. I'm sure there are many good pubs in that area for the post-Meetup social, but one really good one is the Old Fountain at Baldwin Street, EC1V 9NU.

    2 · March 5, 2014

  • Daniel W.

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · March 4, 2014

    • Esme

      Me too ... there's a "Women who code" event on the same day at 17.30 so I'll probably go to both - long night!

      March 5, 2014

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