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Fact: Every day, a WordPress site gets hacked. You can be part of the solution

What's going onnnnnnn, everybody?! Are you ready for another amazing WordPress meetup in San Francisco?

I know I am :-)

The next meetup will be on:
Thursday, June 26th from 6PM to 8PM at Automattic's beautiful new space at 132 Hawthorne

PSA: Before we get into the details, 2 quick Public Service Announcements.

1) After the last meetup, some folks stuck around outside the venue a bit too late. Let's make sure to clear out of the Automattic offices once thee meetup is over and clean-up starts. If you want to hang out after, take it upon yourself to organize a gathering at a local watering hole, not out in the street in SoMa. Deal?
2) Do you want to volunteer to help the Organizers with set up and tear-down of meetups in general? There's usually some logistics that need taking care of before and after each meetup, and we could use a few folks who can help keep the events running smoothly. If you'd like to be an amazing volunteer and help the organizers out with the setup and tear down, please fill out this form, and Austin Gunter will be in touch!

Yes, I want to be a Meetup Volunteer: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nMIWtIu4wHUN4htUEv_WP3bVDpHcgqoz7bs4fgur2NU/viewform

NOW, are you ready to rock?
This Meetup will have an opening act, and a headliner. Think about it like going to see the Rolling Stones in concert. Except, instead of electric guitars, the presenters will have MacBooks. And instead of "Peace, Love, and Rock & Roll," it will be more like "Peace, Love, and Open Source."

The topics will be aimed at the folks who want to take "WordPress 101." If you're still new to the technology, this meetup is designed with you in mind.

Schedule
6:00- 6:30 Doors Open, networking and PIZZA
6:30-6:50 Opening Act, "Living in the Age of Drive-By Readers"
7:00-8:00 Headliner, "Fact: Don't be a nO0b - Keep WordPress Secure."

What's the headlining speaker going to talk about? Security.

That's right, everyone's favorite thing to talk about. How to keep your WordPress site secure. Keeping your site secure is easier than you might think, and we've asked one of San Francisco's best WordPress Developers and WordPress Educators, Jaki Levi of Arrow Root Media, to give a special presentation on how you can keep all of your WordPress sites happy and hacker-free.

Fact: Every day, a WordPress site gets hacked. Fact: You can be part of the solution

In this session, we will review:
- Why WordPress sites get hacked in the first place
- What you can do to keep your site secure 24/7
- What security services you can use to clean up your site
- How to prevent a hack in the first place

About Jaki Levy
Jaki Levy is a WordPress pro. He runs Arrow Root Media, a WordPress shop based in San Francisco. His company has built, unhacked and secured over 500 WordPress sites and was recently featured on WP Engine's blog. Jaki also teaches WordPress workshops throughout San Francisco and enjoys riding his bike to Ocean Beach.

The opening act will kick off at 6:30 and do a lightning round talk on:

Living in the Age of Drive-By Readers

Thanks to Twitter, Reddit, Google and hordes of other services,
readers are increasingly landing on individual post pages, never even
seeing your homepage. We'll talk about re-imagine the individual post
as the new homepage and discuss a range of options increase engagement
by showing readers the depth and breadth of your site.

About Ryan Singel

Ryan Singel was a reporter and editor for Wired.com for a decade,
until he left to run Contextly, a content recommendation service for
publishers.

Thanks everybody! Looking forward to seeing you all on the 26th!

-Austin Gunter, and the SFO Meetup Organizers

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  • CJ

    Valuable information on an important subject. Both presenters offered useful ideas that anyone could implement.

    June 27, 2013

  • Cathy

    I wasn't able to make it. Something came up. :(

    June 26, 2013

    • Cathy

      My flash drive pooped out on me and it had classwork on it. I spent the whole afternoon and evening recovering from it. I'm in summer school right now. Sorry I missed the meeting. Actually, I showed up yesterday only to learn I had the wrong date. :(

      June 26, 2013

  • Ben H.

    can't make it tonight have fun everyone!

    June 26, 2013

  • Michael K

    hacker/founder building out multi-layered WP company blog.

    June 26, 2013

  • Phillip

    Ouch! Can't make the MeetUp tonight. Sorry for the late notice.

    June 26, 2013

  • Gary F.

    What time are startup CEOs allowed to make 60 sec announcements of job openings ? (We have one with our startup for our blog editor in chief and co-authorship with PhD psychologists

    June 26, 2013

  • Gary F.

    hope i meet someone excited about what we are pioneering who'd like to be coauthor and editor of our blog (wordpress.cpuplewise.com)

    June 26, 2013

  • Deana

    Bringing a guests is that ok?

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's happening on Wednesday :-)

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Steven R.

    Is this event tomorrow the 26 or 27. This meet up has both dates, please assist.

    June 25, 2013

  • DJ T.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow. :)

    June 25, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Sorry, thought this was Thursday. Un-RSVP-ing.

    June 25, 2013

  • Saheli D.

    Is this meet up day after tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26, or Thursday, June 27? The Meetup event thingy seems to think the event is on wednesday but the description says Thursday. The date alone points to Wed.

    Don't mean to be picky, just want to be sure. I do this all the time at work myself.

    2 · June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    From Sydney, in San Francisco for a few days, thought I might come along. WordPress/front end developer, had some nasty hacking in the past.

    June 24, 2013

  • Lou Anne M.

    Wish I could make the meeting. My suggestion is the allow our own url for /wp-admin then the login info would be harder to figure out.

    Would that work to block the brute force attacks and would that be possible?

    June 20, 2013

  • Marion W.

    Scary. I didn't know that

    June 20, 2013

  • Cathy

    Wow! I just met someone whose wp site was hacked! Amazing! Would like to learn why that is!

    June 20, 2013

  • Michael F.

    Looking forward to it.

    June 17, 2013

  • Susanne F.

    great topic!

    June 12, 2013

  • Massimo P.

    Great subject!

    June 11, 2013

  • Xavier

    See you there!

    June 10, 2013

  • Setareh F.

    Looking forward to it.

    June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome

      June 10, 2013

  • Ben H.

    to hell with all the spammers and hackers, let's get 'em!

    June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes.

      June 10, 2013

  • Susie C.

    I once met tim thumb and he was not cute.

    1 · June 10, 2013

    • Ben H.

      lol good one!

      June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No, not at all!

      June 10, 2013

  • Jacquelyn

    I might attend should I arrange transportation. hacked by phrama hack and starting over after 8 years of blogging. frustrated with host who allowed access, unsupported themes, confusion on if are outdated and concentration on other social medias.

    June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You should come! It will be worth the effort. WordPress security is everyone's responsibility :-)

      1 · June 10, 2013

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