To find parking near Kleverdog Coworking, use ParkMe. You can check out the map or download the free ParkMe app for iPhone or Android.
This month, we will have four speakers discussing different aspects of moving WordPress:
- How to move from WordPress.com to a self-hosted site presented by Bryan Villarin, Happiness Engineer at Automattic
- How to move a WordPress site from one server to another presented by Suzette Franck, WordPress Evangelist for MediaTemple
- How to move a WordPress site to Amazon EC2 presented by Belsien Thomas
- How to make a local copy of a WordPress site and move it to a server presented by Natalie MacLess, one of your SoCal WP organizers
Bryan Villarin started helping in the WordPress.org forums in 2004, and got a WordPress.com account the following year. Before getting hired by Automattic in February 2012, he was a Computer Network Assistant at a pro bono law firm, part-time college student, year-round volunteer coach for boys between K-6 (football, basketball, baseball, and soccer), freelance portrait/wedding photographer, and bass guitarist in a professional garage band. Now, he loves helping people at WordPress.com, and spending his free time with his lovely wife and precious cats.
Suzette Franck is the WordPress Evangelist at (mt) Media Temple, where she educates and advocates for WordPress and the WordPress Community. She typically attends 2-3 WordPress Meetups a week, and has spoken at 4 WordCamps this year: Phoenix, San Diego, Miami, and Reno; and will be speaking at her fifth in Seattle in June. She blogs frequently at suzettefranck.com about WordPress and is a regular contributor on WPWatercooler.com. She enjoys teaching about the wonders of WordPress and finding better ways to do things with it. She loves learning about web development and digging into code, which she has been doing for over 18 years. She discovered WordPress 5 years ago and has used it to create over 200 websites with a variety of designs and requirements, mostly with hand-coded custom themes, and is showing no signs of stopping.
Belsien Thomas has been building websites using WordPress since 2006 (since version 2.x). He has over 12+ years of experience in Web technology, dating back to launching his first online learning startup at age 17. He has helped community users, clients, and major brands achieve their online goals through using WordPress. He is an active member of theWordPress community and has spoken at WordCamp LA and has given talks on advanced WordPress topics such as Performance tuning, eCommerce, and Multisite at prior Meetup’s. He has started his own blog athttp://wppowerguide.com where he shows people the power and flexibility of using WordPress in ways other than a typical blog. He has also put together free a WordPress training series at http://buildyourwpsite.com.
Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency,Purple Pen Productions. In 2012 she published jQuery for Designers with Packt Publishing. She founded and runs the jQuery LA Users' Group and together with Noel Saw she heads up the Southern California WordPress User’s Group, organizing WordPress meetups, help sessions, and workshops. In 2010, she worked as technical reviewer onWordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver. She makes her online home at nataliemac.com.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, this meetup is free for all to attend.
Once again, thanks to our sponsors, we'll have prizes to give away. Come out for WP Engine tshirts, WP Engine stickers, WordPress books, and a ticket to WordCamp Orange County.
Thank you to WooThemes for stepping up as a sponsor for our group for all of 2013. We're so excited about this partnership and the benefits it will bring for our members. Please thank them on Twitter - @woothemes or like them on Facebook.
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Thank you to Kleverdog Coworking for hosting us at their cozy, gorgeous space. Please thank them on Twitter - @kleverdogcowork or like them on Facebook.
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Location and Parking
Metered street parking is available on Hill and Broadway Streets. There is also a paid parking lot at 420 Bernard in Bamboo Plaza with reasonable rates, or another lot on Broadway. For public transit, we are a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Gold Line station, and multiple bus routes go up and down Hill and Broadway. For up-to-date parking information the night of the event, please check parkme.com or use ParkMe's iPhone or Android app (see links above).
Map to help you find us
http://bit.ly/qy8Xkj... kleverdog coworking is located in an alleyway between Hill and Broadway; just a couple doors down from Phoenix Bakery on Broadway. Look for the bright red door with the 418 address -- we're on the second floor.