GitHub via GUI, Podcasting and more

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! As winter chills swirls around outside, come into the comforting warmth of The Sly Fox, warm yourself with a quality beer, a tasty meal and plenty of conversation about WordPress. Our December lineup is still in the works, you can always read what we're all about.

We'll follow our format of two short (5 minutes) presentations, followed by a single longer one (20 minutes or longer). The longer presentation will serve as the basis for and introduction to a wider, open discussion among the group.

We've a great main presentation lined up: Getting Started with GitHub GUI.  Jeremy Pry, an experienced web developer, will talk up through using version control with the GitHub GUI.

[6:30] Drinks + Networking

[7:00] Welcome + Introduction

[7:10] Podcasting Plugins -- presented by Marc Gallo

[7:15] Page Builder plugin -- presented by Eileen Violini

[7:20] Getting Started with the GitHub GUI -- presented by Jeremy Pry

[7:50] Open Questions + Requests for Help

[8:00] Return to Drinks + Networking

Please do invite people to join Phily 'burbs WordPress Meetup and to take part in Twitter conversations using #burbswp.

Pre-Meetup Homework

In order to take the most advantage of Jeremy Pry's presentation, we're recommending that you take the following steps:

Here's the list of what people should do before the meetup:

1. Create a GitHub account (if you don't already have one)

2. Download the GitHub GUI for Mac (http://mac.github.com) or Windows (http://windows.github.com)

3. Launch the GitHub application on your computer and sign in with your GitHub account

The next set of steps are all optional, and may require some more advanced knowledge of setting up WordPress. 

4. Install MAMP (http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html — for Mac) or WAMP (http://www.wampserver.com/en/ — for Windows)

5. Download the latest version of WordPress (http://wordpress.org/latest.zip)

6. Extract the WP files from the downloaded zip, and copy them into place in the M/WAMP web root

7. Configure a database user and database for WordPress to use within M/WAMP

8. Run through the famous 5-minute WordPress install (http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Famous_5-Minute_Install)

9. Install the WordPress Importer plugin

10. Download the test data from WP Test (http://wptest.io)

11. Import the Test Data XML file 

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