What we're about

This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress --- join us!

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Learn more about WordPress Meetups at https://make.wordpress.org/community/meetups/

Who We Are

We're a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience and to meet other WordPress users in the area. Wordpress powers over 32% of the web and is propelled by contributions from people like you — so get involved and help shape tomorrow.

If you’ve never attended a WordPress Meetup before, here’s what you’ll get:

• The latest news and notes on everything WordPress. From core updates to local events or WordCamps all the way to breaking info on the release of Gutenberg, we’ll try to provide it to you;

• Topical presentations and discussions by the best and brightest in the WordPress community, aka you. We’ll offer topics from advanced level developer specific all the way down to a novice small business owner or individual interested in blogging about their puppies. We've got you covered;

• If you are presenting at a Wordcamp, WordPress meetup or want an audience to bounce a WordPress-related idea off of, we're great listeners; and

• Detailed learning, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities for area local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers.

What are the WordPress Meetup ground rules?

In line with the mission of WordPress, our meetup was established in keeping with the 5 Good Faith Rules on Make WordPress

5 Good Faith Rules of a WordPress Chapter Meetup

1. WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals. All actions taken as an event organizer are with the best interest of the community in mind.

2. Membership in the local meetup group is open to all who wish to join, regardless of ability, skill, financial status or any other criteria.

3. Meetups are volunteer-run with volunteer speakers. In cases where a modest attendance fee might be necessary, this fee should only cover the costs of the meetup and should not be used to pay speakers or organizers.

4. Meetup groups allow events to be organized by any reliable/trusted member of the community.

5. Meetups are welcoming places where everyone works to foster an accepting environment which is free of discrimination, incitement to violence, promotion of hate, and general jerk-like behavior.

( https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/meetup-organizer/meetup-program-basics/#the-five-good-faith-rules ).

We’re a friendly bunch, creating a friendly, nurturing and encouraging environment to talk WordPress.

Upcoming events (2)

How being a Project Manager has made me a better designer - with Chris Ford

Chris Ford has spent nearly 25 years seeing where the internet will take her next. Right now she's doing a little project management and a little design at Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress VIP partner. Description: With nearly 20 years of experience as an agency and freelance designer, I took a hard pivot into project management five years ago. Moving from Adobe to Asana seemed like a huge departure, but I soon realized I was still designing user experiences and processes. Recently, I've worked on some design projects at Reaktiv, and have discovered that 5 years of project planning, forecasting, budgets, and communication have made me a much better designer. At this meetup, I'll share the lessons learned as a project manager and how they've improved my success as a designer.

Double Duty Exercises for Brand Strategy and User Experience with Rhonda Negard

Learn how to use UX exercises to uncover your brand strategy and create a closer and more immediate connection with the community you’re cultivating. BIO A brand and Web strategist and designer with more than 20 years of experience in visual communications, Rhonda Negard and her company Fat Dog Creatives help executives turned entrepreneurs transform their mindset and that of their former colleagues’ so that they can effectively tap into their established networks and grow. She is a multi-faceted designer putting empathy into practice in her personal and professional life, including brand strategy, user experience and web design to make real connections for her clients with the people who need them most. A creative and proactive problem-solver, her signature friendliness and enthusiasm enable her to develop strong relationships with all levels of management and government. She has a collaborative leadership style that more than 150 businesses have enjoyed, and they benefited from her expertise to position and promote their uniqueness and goals. A native of Texas, Rhonda has since traveled the United States and Europe before returning to her beloved home state. Rhonda has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Communications. Her past and on-going research has focused on the effects of color on memory and cultural associations. She’s shared her expertise in communications and design speaking at New Tech Tacoma, WordCamp Seattle, Rotary Clubs, Creative Alliance of Tacoma, at many community organizations, and as adjunct instructor at the Art Institute and 2U’s UX and UI bootcamps for UT San Antonio.

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