Making the Most of Attending the Hands-On Learning Meetup
One of my favorite things about the WordPress Community is how we help each other. We volunteer our time during the Meetup to help out with questions about WordPress. It's a place to get hands on help for your WordPress site... An opportunity to sit down with WordPress experts to discuss challenges, troubleshoot problems, and learn about cool WordPress tips and tricks.
The volunteers themselves are as diverse as the WordPress Community, with backgrounds in: blogging, technical support, photography, WordPress plugin development, WordPress theme development, web design, teaching, and more.
It is totally cool to bring your laptop, tablet, or mobile device of your choice. We like to be hands on and walk you through issues as we work on them.
In fact, we recommend bringing your laptop, tablet, or smartphone when you come to the Meetup. Volunteers will be hands on, potentially walking you through different settings on your site, or showing your articles to resolve your issue.(It's a good idea to bring a mobile hotspot or plan to tether your phone. The wifi goes wonky at times.)
There is no such thing as a "dumb question."
You should feel comfortable asking any question you like at the Meetup, as long as the question is WordPress related. We are open to users of all skill levels. If you have a question about your site that you do not know how to solve, don't hesitate to ask us for help! At the Meetup, there is no such thing as a dumb question.
We may not have all the answers, but we know someone who does.
Not every member of the Meetup will have all the answers, but we know how to tap each other on the shoulder to ask for help. We're comfortable combining our expertise to find that tough solution.
No problem is too small, but some solutions may be too big.
Some problems can only be solved with long term solutions, i.e. developing a new site, changing the design of your site, etc. While you can get some great advice from the volunteers, and we will be as hands on as possible, the Meetup isn't a good place for new design or development. It also may not be the best place for an urgent issue. For example if your site is down it might be a simple fix, but there might be more involved than our volunteers can fix then and there. But if you need assistance with a long-term solution and we can't fix it, we will do our best to connect you with someone who can help.