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WPMIA Fort Lauderdale Meetup: WordPress And Journalism / Multi Site

We have a special guest speaker, Rebekah Monson, who will be talking to us about WordPress and Journalism... Why and how we use it, what we need help with, and more. Information in this presentation can be applied in my different fields outside of journalism as well.

The second scheduled presentation will be "Introduction to WordPress Multi Site". We'll tell you what it is, and why you might want to use it. We'll go into some basics, and answer your questions.

We'll also have a "Top 9 of February" presentation covering the coolest things happening in the WordPress community in the last month.

One thing that will also be discussed will be WordCamp Miami 2014 and any updates: what topics would you like to see covered? Also if anyone is able to volunteer (even if it's a few hours) please come to the meeting. 

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  • David B.

    Here's the Top 9 slides, and as always Slideshare imported it funky.

    February 24, 2014

  • jim w.

    FTL sign shop franchise is looking for a new graphic sign designer. Their long time designer is leaving in a few weeks. Any interest?

    February 12, 2014

  • The On It F.

    Awesome event and presentation....thanks Rebekah! Came to see if I can recruit some WP volunteers to help with our site and got sssssooooo much more! Met some great contacts and new friends!

    February 9, 2014

  • Bob V.

    Dynamite presentation by Rebecah Monson. Great examples, smooth transitions, good responses in Q&A .Nice intro to WP multi-site. Always appreciate the David's opinions.

    February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Rebecah was very enthusiastic and knowledgable about the state of journalism and tech, however the presentation had very little to do with WP itself. It's easy to be a critic though, I am not "hating".

      February 7, 2014

    • Bob V.

      What I really appreciated about Rebekah's presentation was that it was from the perspective of our clients, which it is easy to overlook as we explore how to do stuff with WP. She showed us what the writers expected from us and why they valued a WP site. i.e. "Gets us to the stories faster" and her tips for us "Developers must show, not tell" and "Get involved in the client workflow from the get-go" and "provide killer-docs" to avoid service calls and "include at least one image in your posts". There's no shortage of discussion on WP tech stuff, so just keep attending.

      1 · February 7, 2014

  • David B.

    Thanks everyone for coming and your comments (and dealing with my bad jokes). Don't forget to jump on the WordCamp Miami mailing list. By this time next month, we should be selling tickets and things get exciting.

    February 7, 2014

  • Claude P.

    Great evening. Thank you Rebekah and David. Learned a lot, helpful tips, lots of actionable information. Looking forward to March.

    February 7, 2014

  • Steven A.

    Great Job! Speakers were excellent.

    February 7, 2014

  • Steven A.

    It looks like we are meeting in room #1048 tonight. Don't forget to print your parking pass and leave it on your dashboard:
    For you PC folk out there, after the file is downloaded, just add ".PDF" to the end and it will open Acrobat so you can print it.
    C U All at 6:30!!!

    February 6, 2014

  • David B.

    We are working on getting the parking pass for tonight (i've been asking for days). I'll post it here as soon as I get it.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • David B.

    Here's the parking pass:

    If you can, print an extra one for someone at the meetup tonight. :)

    February 6, 2014

  • David B.

    To Those Who RSVP'd:

    This looks like it's going to be a great gathering! Thanks in advance for coming.

    Even though we aren't charging, if you would like to still see some food/drinks every month, then we accept payment via Paypal. Send $5 via PayPal to [masked] when you RSVP. An organizer will also accept cash at the meetup. We will try and see if this is a good system for keeping refreshments and food at the meetups.

    Thanks, and see you tomorrow!


    February 5, 2014

  • David B.

    This is shaping up to be a nice group.

    If anyone wants to help out with WordCamp Miami regarding social media needs (mainly keeping our Facebook and Google+ pages updated) please let me know at the event. We need the volunteer support. :-)

    February 4, 2014

  • David B.

    For anyone interesting in helping volunteer or organize WordCamp Miami 2014 (May 9-11) we are having an organization meeting after the meetup.

    In the meantime, make sure you are on the mailing list:

    February 3, 2014

  • Claude P.

    Looking forward to meeting WordPress pros and learning.

    January 16, 2014

  • Teresa M.

    I'm so sorry to miss this one, but I'll be out of town.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love that @RSM girl :) and I'm launching two multisite Wordpress sites in my markets in the next month! Glad to finally come out to one of these.

    January 13, 2014

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