WordPress.org Happy Hour

To celebrate the Austin meetup joining the official WordPress meetup.com chapter account, WordPress is hosting a happy hour (or two)! 

Who's Throwing This Party?

The Automattic "dot org team," the group of people that Automattic donates to work on the WordPress open source project full-time, will be in town for a team meeting with some extra special guests from the core team and the contributor community, and they'll be the ones hosting this shindig. The group of WP visitors includes Andrea Middleton, Jen Mylo, Andrew Ozz, Andrew Nacin, Rebecca Collins, Konstantin Kovshenin, Mel Choyce, Scott Reilly, Cami Kaos, Ian Dunn, Mark Jaquith, Helen Hou-Sandi, Gregory Cornelius, Yoav Farhi, and possibly Ryan Boren --- basically a bunch of the folks who run the core team, the WordCamp and Meetup programs, and the wordpress.org site. They'll provide pitchers of beer and non-alcoholic beverages, and some light appetizers, and are excited to connect with the local community, especially folks interested in contributing to the WordPress project. 

How Do We Find Them?

There'll be a table with a big W logo sign where you should check in; we'll be giving out buttons and name stickers so we can tell who's with the group. If you want to wear a WordPress or WordCamp shirt, that'd be great, but isn't necessary since we'll have the check-in table.

Timing

Note the earlyish time: the intention here is to celebrate and say hello, not to take over everyone's dinner plans, so we tried to pick a time span that would allow people who needed to get home for dinner with their families to still stop by. The WP visitors will be there for the full 2 hours, but everyone else can come and go as their schedules suit.

Hope to see you then!

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  • James R.

    Great

    February 26, 2014

  • Rob S.

    Thank you to Jackie and the rest of the Automattic team for hosting a friendly and fun event. I look forward to attending future meetups.

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Zach S

    Had a great time. Glad to get to talk with folks from Automattic, and get insight into how "open source" makes things different.

    February 26, 2014

  • Jackie D.

    Thanks to everyone who came out. It was great getting to meet everyone and hear your stories! If this was your first meetup, we hope you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meetups. You can view notes on past meetups and see our general schedule at wpaustin.com.

    February 25, 2014

  • Bill C.

    Sorry I wasn't able to make it tonight. Really wanted to, but the human petri dish that is known as school age children brought home an illness and gave it to me, and I didn't really want to share it with all you nice folks. Please let us know if there are other similar pre- or during- SXSW WP meetings.

    February 25, 2014

  • Jim C.

    It was a fun and friendly place to meet fellow WP users

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Rob S.

    I hope to meet some people who want to use their technical WordPress skills to solve problems for businesses that go beyond the need for a blogging platform. I know quite a bit about WordPress but I'm more business savvy than technical so perhaps we can explore partnership ideas.

    February 24, 2014

    • Art T.

      Rob, you're coming to the right place. WordPress as a mere blogging platform is a thing of the past. This is a full-featured publishing platform with the capability to do whatever you can imagine.

      February 25, 2014

    • Jim C.

      Hey Rob, It was great meeting you tonight. I like your idea. Be sure to check out the Wordpress HTTP API http://codex.wordpres...­.

      1 · February 25, 2014

  • shane a.

    Was awesome packed with people, free drinks and food, overdosed on chips & salsa & networking! :-P

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Ken W.

    Looking forward to meeting the group & finding a WP expert to help me with my 2 sites (location Cedar Park)

    February 24, 2014

  • Maryellen K.

    I'm struggling to learn WP! Looking forward to happy hour.....

    February 20, 2014

    • Jackie D.

      Hi Maryellen! After this meetup, I encourage you to check out the WordPress beginners meetup every third Monday, as well as any others that appeal to you!

      February 20, 2014

    • Maryellen K.

      Will do, Jackie! Thanks.

      February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Jackie D.

    Please note that there are multiple Opal Divines in Austin. This is the South Congress location, not the one up by Fry's at which we often meet after the normal 4th Tuesday meetups.

    February 18, 2014

  • Jackie D.

    This event replaces our usual 4th Tuesday Intermediate WordPress meetup at Build A Sign. In March we will return to our regular meetup schedule.

    February 13, 2014

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