“ I always learn something from John's presentations. ”
— Jennifer G. on Feb 26, 2015.
“ This is a great opportunity to talk with real WordPress users of all experience. ”
— soren h. on Feb 5, 2015.
“ I can see how these events are helpful to a wide variety of Wordpress users. Personally, I'll be watching for one that is less technical and will assist those of us wanting to work within a given theme, as it is, rather than learning css etc. ”
— Kathy L. on Jan 22, 2015.
“ Always learn a lot of useful tips from John that can help us save time and keep our sites secure. ”
— Julia W. on Apr 30, 2014.
“ So sorry to have missed the event - got stuck in the OR - looking forward to next time. ”
— Sue F. on Jan 31, 2014.
“ I've only been once. I appreciated the clear way John shared his expertise. I did not feel stupid asking anything and he answered in ways I understood. (I'm a newbie.) ”
— Ramona M. on Oct 29, 2013.
“ Keep them coming. So many people are getting excited by Wordpress. ”
— Bryan G. on Oct 29, 2013.
“ I would recommend it to anyone Huge amount of info - just hope I have absorbed enough to implement and render productive ”
— Melanie P. on Oct 20, 2013.
“ I am looking foreward to learning more about what I can do with WordPress. Lots of ideas for my business. ”
— Joan B. on Jun 18, 2013.
“ Good. Jon's talk was good; he has a silver tongue. It's very easy for experts to go too fast & too deep. He brushed on that occasionally, but the bulk of his talk was aimed at what appeared to be most of the audience. The turnout suggests there's lots of people (me included) looking for low-level help with WordPress. It won't hurt to keep things at that level. ”
— John M. on Apr 9, 2013.
“ This is the first meetup for Wordpress I've attended, but if that's an indication of the quality of the other sessions, I'd recommend more like it. ”
— Graeme S. on Apr 9, 2013.
“ What a great and engaged group of people, so exciting to see so many people take up the challenge of creativity and be willing to come out in cold weather to learn new stuff! Thanks for all appreciation of Coffee and Tea! ”
— Alex Y. on Jan 14, 2013.
“ it was so worth coming....even from so far. i learned a lot and saw some pretty cool ppl. thx. hanako ”
— Hanako I. on Jan 14, 2013.
“ They are an amazing group! Very helpful and knowledgeable. ”
— Adam M. on Jan 13, 2013.
“ Everyone was friendly and helpful ”
— Tina D. on Jan 13, 2013.
“ very helpful, knowledgable and willing to help ”
— Maureen A. on Jan 13, 2013.
“ Great group of helpful like-minded peeps. ”
— Helene M. on Jan 13, 2013.
“ Excellent! ”
— Paulette N. on Jan 12, 2013.
“ Very informative, thanks so much to the organizers and presenters for their great work, and for the caterers for the yummy lunch, and to the sponsors. Really appreciated being there. Enjoyed chatting with other participants. Now that we live here in Victoria, hope to come to the User Group meetings too. ”
— Josie B. on Jan 12, 2013.
“ Great! very enthusiastic and helpful people. ”
— Kerry W. on Jan 12, 2013.
“ Great! ”
— Ian B. on Jan 12, 2013.
“ I enjoyed the presentation. ”
— Jan on Dec 13, 2012.
“ Its growing slowly. ”
— Kevin B. on Nov 14, 2012.
“ My second attendance. I have learned and gained from both sessions. ”
— Scot. M. on Oct 2, 2012.
“ First meet good. ”
— Rod K. on Oct 2, 2012.
“ I met some really friendly people. Nice evening; time well spent. ”
— Rhonda K. on Aug 17, 2012.
“ Seems to be viable with exception of presentation skills which a lot of WP presenters seem to lack. ”
— Al G. on Aug 17, 2012.
“ All good. ”
— Terry P. on Jun 15, 2012.
“ Good! ”
— Mark M. on Jun 13, 2012.
“ highly recommend ”
— ml j. on Jun 8, 2012.
“ I am just starting out with WordCamp and I am very excited about the group. I am looking forward to more meetings and having the chance to learn and share information. ”
— Kelly on Apr 12, 2012.
“ One of many important topics is disaster planning for Wordpress sites....I volunteer building non-profit and small business websites. I'm a retired programmer, and would like to find a peer programmer that my clients could turn to should I get hit by a bus. ”
— George B. on Apr 11, 2012.
“ I am glad to see WP is reaching professionals from all types of businesses. ”
— Milan on Apr 4, 2012.
“ Helpful. Friendly and interesting. Very varied. ”
— Anna B. on Apr 4, 2012.
“ This was my first introduction to this group. It is important to have current info on anything web related. The info given was very useful and I look forward to learning more. ”
— HELEN H. on Apr 4, 2012.
“ Thank you to Paul, Jon & Katharine for organizing this group & continuing to build community and an atmosphere of collaboration around WordPress & social media. We are lucky to have you in Victoria! ”
— JUHLi S. on Jan 15, 2012.
“ Fantastic and supportive group. This is a vibrant community that is doing great things! ”
— Paul H. on Sep 9, 2011.
“ Good people interested in sharing their knowledge with others regardless of age and level of experienced. Comfortable and welcoming...in a quiet techie way. ”
— Fiona P. on Sep 8, 2011.
“ Smart and Talented! ”
— Jordan K. on Jul 18, 2011.
“ Love it. Cheers. ”
— Margaret S. on Jul 15, 2011.
“ Knowledgable group, friendly, engaged. ”
— Brian H. on Jul 15, 2011.
“ Really appreciate it. It's great to be able to share experiences and ideas and solutions as I try to learn more WordPress skills. ”
— Debbie W. on Jul 15, 2011.
“ Great bunch of helpful people! ”
— Catherine N. on Jul 15, 2011.
“ Brand new to the User Group. Looking forward to learning and working with WordPress on our site. ”
— Grant T. on May 10, 2011.
“ Lear more about wordpress ”
— John O. on Mar 11, 2011.
“ The Wordcamp was good, but having never been to one before so I was searching for the classes I would learn from the most. The group was far smaller and the instructions on plugins gave me a lot of great ideas for my new site. ”
— Douglas E W. on Mar 11, 2011.
“ I've attended 2 WP Victoria events. Both had great presentations and I learned a lot about using WordPress on my sites. Thanks to those who gave presentations that were aimed at non-geeks. I see a lot of eyes "glass-over" when technical jargon is used. WordPress attracts users because of WYSIWYG editors, plug-ins, etc. WordCamps should be the same. Thanks. ”
— Dwight Z. on Mar 9, 2011.
“ I thought the day was terrific. My thanks to all the organizers. ”
— David P. on Jan 24, 2011.
“ Its all fine. ”
— Kerwin on Jan 24, 2011.
“ I love, love, love learning, learning, learning. So the group, camp and meetings are all made of win in my books! Thanks Paul & CO. ”
— Melanie F. on Jan 24, 2011.
“ It was a fantastic event, very positive, lots of great info. Anyone know how to get the slides? I trying to figure out what was the number two plug in from John Overall excellent talk. It integrates facebook and wordpress. ”
— Scott S. on Jan 24, 2011.
“ Fantastic! Looking forward to keeping connected and continuing to build on these valuable relationships. ”
— Lori E. on Jan 23, 2011.
“ Cuz it's awesome and filled awesome people! ”
— Mike V. on Jan 23, 2011.
“ Everyone there was most willing to share information. ”
— Lowell Ann F. on Jan 23, 2011.
“ Nice, cheery group. Very approachable, well organized. Very positive. ”
— Kathleen W. on Jan 23, 2011.
“ Highly useful and valuable resource ”
— glenn l. on Jan 23, 2011.
“ I think it's awesome! This is my first Word Camp and I'll be back for more. Right now I'm trying to reschedule my time so I can attend the SEO Camp in June. Thanks so much to everyone who made this a go!!!!!! ”
— Heather H. on Jan 23, 2011.
“ Very Good ”
— John V. on Jan 23, 2011.
“ So far so good. I think our role in this group will evolve. ”
— Helen E. on Jan 22, 2011.
“ A great day. Big thanks to Paul Holmes and all who contributed to it. ”
— Eric P. on Jan 22, 2011.
“ New group so no real opinion at this moment ”
— Gary S. on Jan 14, 2011.
“ Very well organized event that has the potential to become a regular semi-annual event with more streams. ”
— Janis La C. on May 17, 2010.
“ To make the Vancouver Island web design community stronger. ”
— Paul M. on May 17, 2010.
“ This is a really supportive group, helpful, generous with their knowledge. Loads of talent. ”
— Barbara D. on May 16, 2010.
“ Great bunch of folks. I liked the friendly vibe of the attendees. ”
— Beth D. on May 15, 2010.
“ How about another meetup. Less formal this time. Willing to organize it. Anyone else interested? Suggested themes: - Step by Step: Getting Started with Wordpress - Gee I didn't know you could do that? - Imagine - Design and Wordpress- the two really do go together. - Technically speaking - the nuts and bolts of Wordpress. ”
— Maureen P. on Jan 12, 2010.
“ If you live in Victoria and want to meet other people in the industry or wordpress hobbyists - this group is definitely for that. ”
— Michael on Nov 16, 2009.
“ I brought my laptop and was able to actually implement many of the suggestions of the presenters as they were discussing them. In the afternoon part of the session, my friend and I registered a domain and setup a new wordpress site to begin the development of a new business we are starting. This was likely the most productive meeting (meetup) I have ever attended. ”
— Matthewhall78 on Nov 16, 2009.
“ The more the merrier! ”
— Anne F. on Nov 16, 2009.
“ Great introduction to WordPress for those new to it. Always good to pick up a few new tools & ways to do things with the software. ”
— Clint L. on Nov 15, 2009.
“ Knowledge sharing. Networking. Good food. But the venue was really cold. ”
— Dave T. on Nov 14, 2009.
“ The presentations were so short presenters talked at record speed not allowing notes, not letting ideas sink in or having time for questions. Pretty much a waste of time from that perspective. The whole thing was unorganized for over 200 people with one line for coffee, line-ups for restrooms and a schedule that was difficult to read. I gained "some" information but this is more like a marketing event than a learning conference. ”
— Faye on Jan 13, 2013.
“ Don't know, since I am not directly involved as yet, physicially and/or virtually. ”
— Richard S. on Jan 13, 2013.