The WordPress London Meetup is celebrating 10 years of events this month! So come and join us, there might even be cake 🍰
We'll be hearing from David Waumsley about alternative ways to build a WordPress focused business and Keith Devon will be looking back at his WordPress community journey.
## Why I'm going to stop selling WordPress websites
This will be about my journey and reluctance to go into building client website with WordPress. About the problems I had when I did and how I have started to find a way that is working for me.
In a friendly way, I'll be challenging (or thought flipping) many accepted wisdoms and processes used when dealing with web clients.
With the ever accelerating speed of change online (even within WP with Gutenberg) Is it time now to be "selling" long term support (and training) services with websites as an addon to these?
Presented by David Waumsley. David has been using WordPress since 2007. For no good reason he blogs a little, makes YouTube videos and co-host a weekly WordPress podcast called WPBuilds (https://wpbuilds.com/).
It's laughable, but he really does insist his productised website service business called WP Corner Shop will be finished one day. Follow him @davidwaumsley (https://twitter.com/davidwaumsley).
# Tales from 10 years in the WordPress community
It's been 10 years since Keith pressed the big red 'Start this meetup' button and WordPress London was born.
That was the start of an amazing journey, both professionally and personally.
Keith will talk about what it was like to build WPLDN into a 1500+ strong meetup, the trials and tribulations along the way, what made him fall out of love with the WordPress community, how he fell back in love again, and the transitions from a freelancer to a small-agency owner.
It's been a roller-coaster. Come along for the ride!
Presented by Keith Devon. Keith is the co-founder of Highrise Digital (https://highrise.digital/), a remote WordPress development agency specialising in custom solutions for post-small, pre-enterprise businesses.
He lives down in Folkestone where he loves playing with CSS, riding his bike and swimming in the sea. Follow him @keithdevon (https://twitter.com/keithdevon)
Running Order (STC):
18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:20 - Speaker - David Waumsley
19:55 - Break
20:10 - Speaker - Keith Devon
20:45 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social
Follow #wpldn (https://twitter.com/wpldn) on Twitter for all the latest and join the Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpldn/) to take the conversation further. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you.
The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Gary (https://gamajo.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/).