Initial meet and greet!

Now that we've got a good bunch of people interested I'll arrange a time/place for an initial meetup. No specific topics or speakers planned for this one - I'd like to keep it fairly open and get bit of an idea about what topics people would be especially interested in along with everyone's backgrounds etc. Feel free to pop into the discussion and leave some ideas.

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  • Charly Leetham

    Hi dee, Thanks for the prompt. We are finalising the location, which will then give us some dates. I'm checking with Paul today about progress ....

    September 18, 2012

  • Dee Teal

    Hey Gang, is there a meetup scheduled for September? I'm planning on heading down if there is, and would love to introduce one of my WordPress trainees to other Canberran WP Users!

    September 18, 2012

  • Jason Conroy

    How'd it go gang?

    September 2, 2012

  • John Hilvert

    Friendly and with lots of great tips and traps

    August 29, 2012

  • Charly Leetham

    So pleased! The WordPress hoodie I ordered has turned up... Some lucky attendees will get this tonight!

    August 29, 2012

  • Charly Leetham

    Reminder - 6pm Wednesday 29 August at Mantra Training and Development - 5 Federation Sq. 2 O'Hanlon Pl Nicholls! Come along and meet other Wordpress enthusiasts.

    August 28, 2012

  • Charly Leetham

    We are a week out - still calling for submissions for talks, presentations etc. This is your Meet Up too - what do you want to hear about?

    August 21, 2012

    • John Hilvert

      Understanding where WordPress works well and where it's a pain always gets my attention. A recent series of articles on Sitepoint concerning WordPress v Joomla might be a useful framework for certain projects.
      http://sitepointbroad...­

      August 24, 2012

    • Charly Leetham

      Hi Alison and John, thanks for the topics. Alison - feel free to chat to me tomorrow night - I have a few suggestions for you... but you aren't alone in your request!

      August 28, 2012

  • John Hilvert

    Reacquainting myself with Wordpress after flirting with ModX and Website Baker. I love the quality of templates and plugins. I recently relaunched my holiday units website at brucesflats.com.au getting my head around modules and modifying templates is forcing me to look around for a good reference and guide over and above what's online.

    August 15, 2012

  • Andrew Walker

    Sweet I was hoping this would start up

    August 15, 2012

  • steveoco

    Looks like a spark has turned into a flame, looking forward to it.

    August 15, 2012

  • Charly Leetham

    We have a VENUE!!! Thanks to Donna @ Mantra Training & Development for offering their meeting room. So - who can make this? August 29th, 6pm at Mantra Training & Development 5 Federation Sq. 2 O'Hanlon Place Nicholls.


    Now calling submissions for Presentations etc.

    I am SO looking forward to meeting all of you!

    August 15, 2012

  • Charly Leetham

    Hey All, trying to finalise a location and date. I would LOVE to hear of suggested locations for future meetups though - please keep in mind that we will have some younger members - so licensed premises could be an issue.....


    Thanks to Roseline for a topic suggestion... does anyone else have suggestions?

    Let me suggest, to get some conversation going:

    1. Should you update your Wordpress version immediately? What precautions do you take?

    2. Hacking, hacking, hacking - Do you use protection? Is there a morning after pill?

    3. How many plugins is too many? Which ones are good - are there any that you would avoid?

    4. How Do I Look To You? Is this "theme appropriate"?


    So a bit of light hearted fun in the topic suggestions - we (my business) are WP developers so we tend to think more to the implementation vs usage topics --- this is your group too, so speak up and let us know what you would like to hear about.

    August 15, 2012

  • Jason Conroy

    When do the initial meet and greet it will be the first one!

    Thanks for the topics - been over a year and you guys are the first commenters I beleive.

    Charly has possibly tracked down a venue - will let everyone know when it is confirmed.

    August 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see that you have founded this group in July last year, how many meetups have you already had?
    Not knowing about the other topics you had previously, may I suggest... "Blogging - what to do, what to avoid?"
    Cheers.

    August 12, 2012

  • Evan Dently

    I couldn't possibly suggest a topic, but I am familiar with my own experience that others may relate to; I started a site but felt although the structure was workable in the sense of posting at the basic topic levels, I had no way of understanding THE WHAT - what I wanted it to do, and THE WHOM IE. - to whom is my audience, what i want from them, and how many of them would be desirable and in what groups? Do I need to build (business or non-business) model of social media pull factors; or do I really just want to build a club of like minded critical thinkers or a sort of semi private think tank commentariat... And when I find THE solution to these questions, how will I recognize it?

    August 4, 2012

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