This month's meetup is sponsored by WP Engine:
WP Engine is the one of the most mature premium managed hosting platform for websites and apps built with WordPress. WPEngine powers tens of thousands of websites, delivering the fastest, most reliable, and most secure web experience. Businesses large and small have come to rely on WP Engine’s exceptional customer service team that specializes in solving problems ranging from troubleshooting plugins, making themes scalable, and mitigating site migration headaches.
7:10-7:20 Opening Remarks
7:30- 8:30 Talk
8:00-8:30 Talk 2
VIP Tools for Writers and Editors by Steph Yiu (@crushgear)
I built my first WordPress site in 2008. It was an online magazine with an editing workflow, multiple contributors, and featured stories on the homepage. I thought I had it all figured out — that is, until I started working at WordPress.com VIP. In the last year, I’ve had a glimpse into all the tools that editors use at large, national publications and the whole time I kept thinking, “Wait, why didn’t I know about that before?!” In this talk, I’ll share with you the plugins and tools that you can borrow to help editors and users on your site get the VIP treatment.
About the Speaker
Steph Yiu works at WordPress.com VIP, which provides hosting and support for clients like TIME, CNN, NBC, and TechCrunch. She has worked at the Chicago Tribune and America's Test Kitchen, and has interned at The Boston Globe and The Oregonian. She is also the founder of DenizenMag.com, an online magazine for Third Culture Kids. Website: http://hoppycow.com
WordPress Design Trends by Mel Choyce (@melchoyce)
What does the current WordPress design landscape look like? What are popular and upcoming trends to look out for? We’ll explore theme design and its current environment, how its projected to change in the next year, and even talk about the future of design within the WordPress admin UI.
Mel is a Design Engineer at Automattic, where she works on improving user experience for new users on WordPress.com. She started using WordPress shortly after joining the web industry in 2008, and it’s been love ever since. She enjoys big typography, cold-brewed coffee, and reading on the T.