DFWWPtech – Panel: WordPress in the Workplace

From: Tony C.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:06 AM
Dear WordPress Rockstar,

Did you know we have a Rockin' WordPress developer/technical group in the Metroplex?
We do. And it meets monthly!

This month Randy Hoyt has joined forces with RD2 to put together a panel on Panel - WordPress in the Workplace. Panelists include WordPress author Stephanie Leary, esteemed WordPress developer Cory Miller, and local WordPress rockstars Matt Bowman and Leia Scofield.

Details below. Check it out.

Tony Cecala
DFW WordPress Meetup Organizer

PS ? There is still room for you at our Holiday Party. Don't miss the fun!

Join DFW's talented WordPress developers and technical users for pizza, soft drinks, and good conversation. (Suggested Donation: $5 for pizza)

What: Panel - WordPress in the Workplace
When: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Hickory Street Annex
501 Second Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75226

We all know WordPress works great for personal blogs and affiliate marketers, but WordPress is being used more and more for company web sites. Whether it be agencies building sites for clients, companies selling digital goods, or university departments providing instructional content, many designers and developers at these organizations use WordPress as part of their day jobs. Our panelists will discuss their experience using WordPress in their Workplace:

Matt Bowman ? MLB Web Design
Stephanie Leary ? Texas A&M University
Cory Miller ? iThemes, WebDesign.com, PluginBuddy
Leia Scofield ? RD2
Moderator ? Randy Hoyt ? Imaginuity, University of Texas at Dallas

Send in your questions through the contact form or through Twitter using the hash tag #wpwork. We'll be discussing a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Why WordPress?
  • Examples of business sites running WordPress
  • New features from WordPress 3.0 in action
  • Strategies for handling upgrades
  • Why not WordPress? (Common pitfalls and drawbacks)
  • Coding techniques and plugin recommendations
  • Themes: Modify existing themes or write your own?
  • GPL: Releasing WordPress themes and plugins
  • Does anyone really pay for WordPress plugins or themes?
  • Selling services around WordPress
  • Thoughts on hosting providers

Thanks to RD2 for providing the venue.

RSVP at the DFWWPtech site

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