Past Meetup

WordPress London Meetup - Sep. 2018

This Meetup is past

62 people went

Yoti, Foundation House

130 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 5DJ · London

How to find us

Nearest Underground stations are: Monument ~ 5 minute walk, Aldgate ~ 6 minute walk, Bank ~ 8 minute walk, Tower Hill ~ 8 minute walk

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Details

Picking up where we left off last month 🎉Keith will be back to talk about his journey with the WordPress community and JJ will be taking us though how being in over our head can actually be fun.

# 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)

## What I do when I don't know what I'm doing

Many projects I do require knowledge that I don't have. Yet. With a standard technical approach and the willingness to plough through the discomfort of being in over my head, these projects are not only fun but also great learning experiences and have been (thus far) successful. This talk is a pep talk, a "you can do it" talk and, I hope, the boost someone needs to to start something they were too scared to try.

Presented by JJ Jay. JJ is a self taught developer who spent many of her pre-technology years as a chemistry student doing research in topics she learned as she went along.. Follow her @tharsheblows (https://twitter.com/tharsheblows).

Running Order (STC):

18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:20 - Speaker - Keith Devon
19:55 - Break
20:10 - Speaker - JJ Jay
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/).

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