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WordPress SpeedGeek!


WordPress SpeedGeeking, Yayyyyyyy!!!!

A great way to meet new folks, a great way to learn about a bunch of things about WordPress quickly, and a great way to show+tell (yep, just like Kindergarden) the stuff you love!

There's more info below about WTF SpeedGeeking is, but first here's a brief outline of the folks who will be showing off (and YOU, yes YOU can be added to this list -- just email me your topic!)


Rob Nero
Making the back end as awesome as the front end of Smart Design's Website.

Anca Mosoiu
The SMW site + 3rd Party APIs

Cole Geissinger
WordPress security

Maiya Holliday
Something cool and Mangrove-y

Suzi Grishpul
Radical Design's latest custom plugins

Emanuel Pirker
Unix, Thin Clients, and WordPress all playing Nice-Nice, powered by Stratodesk.

Ross Chapman
SASS+WP via Zendesk or something even coolerer.

Bradley Charbonneau or something else LIkoma-y

Evan Solomon
Something amazing

Austin Gunter
community-building essentials in 2013

Chelsea Otakan
Dude, check out how many WordPress gigs are on TaskRabbit, holy crap!

Ryan Singel
The Contextly app is used by used by Wired and Make Magazine. Check out how we do what we do!

Nikita Berdnikov
AtContent is used by 1.7K sites worldwide. Nikita, CTO of AtContent will talk a bit about the JavaScript embed codes that power his plugins

Pat Moore
Pat, of will be presenting on The White Screen of Death: WSOD - emergency CPR for that dead website!

What the heck is SpeedGeeking?

Great question! To quote the inventors of SpeedGeeking:

A tongue-in-cheek rip off of the speed dating concept, SpeedGeeking offers a fully immersive, invigorating and hilarious approach to meeting people ... and learning about the cool projects, software tools and crazy ideas that they have been working on. At a SpeedGeek, one group of participants sets up at stations around a room to give 5 minute presentations while the rest of the group migrates in a circle around the room to hear these high-speed raps. The result is an obscene amount of fun, all tied up with a good dose of learning about how technology is being used.


If you'd like to come and see tons of good WordPress stuff, awesome!

Or, if you'd like to present, even awesomer! All you need to do is:

- bring a laptop 
- have a theme, plugin, site, or some other WordPress related radicalness you can show off in a few minutes. "

Presenting" is not high pressure -- you're not going to stand up in front of a bunch of people with a microphone and a projector. Instead, you'll just give a quick 5 min demo to 5 people (and then, a minute later, give the same 5min demo to the next 5 people... rinse and repeat until you've gotten to talk to everyone in the room, in a personal low pressure kinda way.)

To present, you don't need to be a developer by any means! Just have something you're passionate about that you think that other folks will find interesting as well:

- is there one plugin you never go without that you think everyone should consider using? Great! Give us a quick demo.

- Did find a great way to use a WordPress eCommerce package on your most recent project? Great! Show us.

- Did you build a custom post type that kicks butt? Cool! Let's check that snizzle out.

As far as I know, SpeedGeeking was invented by Allen Gunn and his amazing team at Aspiration Tech. You can find out lots more about SpeedGeeking on the AspirationTech Wiki page about SpeedGeeking.

Looking forward to SpeedGeeking out with you all later this month!

If you are interested in presenting, I'd appreciate receiving a quick "Hello! I'm thinking of presenting XYZ" -- you can just post a comment on this MeetUp board, or you can send me an email at [masked]. You don't have to tell us ahead of time, but it'll help us a little bit with planning and setup to know about how many people are thinking of presenting.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Zach and guys from Automattic - thanks!

    May 28, 2013

  • Emanuel P

    Great event - nice to meet you all!

    May 28, 2013

  • Justin K.

    Thanks to all the presenters! Great evening of learning and networking as always.

    May 28, 2013

  • Phyllis N.

    Great! Learned much.

    May 28, 2013

  • Cole G.

    Tonight was great! Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! Here's my slides if you want them

    2 · May 28, 2013

  • HaeMin C.

    Great! Interesting presentations, nice people. Suggestion: We should all bring roller skates or roller blades to the next one so that the transition time is more fun. There could be a disco ball in the center, and a prize for just getting through it alive and intact! One more suggestion: More presentations for end users, rather than developers.

    2 · May 28, 2013

  • HaeMin C.

    I practice Korean Acupressure Massage, Energy Medicine, Qi Gong and Martial Arts. I'm using my blog to communicate about medicine and lifestyle with my patients and students, but I need inspiration to blog more! Can't wait to meet you guys tonight!

    May 28, 2013

  • Cole G.

    Traffic is crazy, I'm a few minutes away!

    May 28, 2013

  • Darren

    Crap, double booked. Will there be slides or vids for those who can't attend?

    May 28, 2013

  • Colin J.

    Just started a big project today and won't be able to make it. Bummer! I was *really* looking forward to this. Next time.

    May 28, 2013

  • Paul K.

    Can't wait. I love me some WordPress.

    May 28, 2013

  • Elisa

    We're moving and can't come sadly.

    May 27, 2013

  • Ashley T.

    I'm using Wordpress for personal blogging and my writing portfolio for Copywriting and future work. As a Wordpress beginner I'd like some helpful tips on making the most out of my website.

    May 27, 2013

  • john k.

    Looking forward to checking out the new digs and meeting more wp people

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beginner in WordPress, and looking for tips. Would enjoy trading my design skills for WordPress skills.

    May 23, 2013

  • Robert D.

    My business's web site was done on WP, and I'd like to come and learn how to edit a slideshow that's on it.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Michael P.

    Hi I am new to the Meetup a multimedia designer / web developer currently using Wordpress with and other sites... always looking to experience what's cool, next and wow and good people.

    May 22, 2013

  • mikayla

    are you guys able to do these with
    Some of us have moved away from SFO.....

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to talk about how people are using WordPress to create transmedia websites for film-related projects.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Tulio K. C.

    First timer... ready to be blown away!

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking foward to learn and may be trade skills. I do films and photography.

    May 15, 2013

  • John B.

    I am looking to hire someone for some simple Wordpress maintenance.

    - John Berthold


    May 10, 2013

  • Johanna S.

    Sounds like fun.

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will come if my schedule permits, but in the meantime I have a technical need I hope someone can help me with.

    I have a need to export what I'll call the All Posts summary data into a format that can be opened in Excel. I've looked for a plugin that can do this, found some whose descriptions imply they can, but they're either too old and don't work or the description was inaccurate and they don't.

    Does anyone know how I do this?

    The built in export functionality of Wordpress does not do it. I do not want to export the posts, just the post data; title, author, status, date, etc).

    Does anyone know how I do this?

    May 2, 2013

    • Grant K.

      Kevin, I copied your question and posted an answer in the discussion forums, here:­

      May 2, 2013

    • Emanuel P

      Kevin, get phpMyAdmin running (most hosters have this) and execute this or a similar SQL query (you can export the result to Excel): SELECT p.post_title,p.post_date­,u.user_nicename,p.post_­status FROM `wp_posts` p join wp_users u on WHERE post_type="post"­ and post_status<>"­inherit"

      1 · May 2, 2013

  • Anca

    Yes! I'm looking forward to showing something interesting.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Paul P.

    Looking forward to this. Sounds great!!!!

    April 7, 2013

  • Phyllis N.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    April 6, 2013

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