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April Meetup

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It's shaping up to be a great meetup this month. We'll have talks from Steve Jones and the team at Jigoshop, as well as a WordCamp UK announcement from Tony Scott.

RSVPs will be through Skills Matter only this time. You can register here:

Building a Successful Business with WordPress and eCommerce

By Dan Thornton and Robert Rhoades

How can you build a successful business when you attempt to combine WordPress and eCommerce? We'll explain a little about how Jigoshop runs as a business, but go into detail on how you can get the best out of Jigoshop whether you're developing plugins, client sites or your own online store.

Bio: Rob has led development of Jigoshop since shortly after launch, including completely rebuilding several sections of the core code base and managing a team of developers around the globe with only Skype and Github for company. Dan worked for some of the UK's largest media companies before starting his freelance business, and now works with Jigoshop on an ongoing basis due to his passion for open source, WordPress and screwing with existing business models.

Contact Details: @jigoshop, @badgergravling ( [masked] ), @studioromeo ( [masked] ). (

WordPress plugins - the classy way.

By Steve Jones

A "Swedish Chef" style intro to using PHP classes for plugin authoring. Make your custom post types portable, avoid conflicts, and generally feel better about your life.

Bio: Steve Jones divides his time between cutting code and playing music. He has recorded with artists such as Brian Eno, Craig Armstrong and toured with French electronica gurus AIR. In between sessions and tours, Steve was also working as a freelance graphic designer and ActionScript programmer, finally setting up his own boutique agency Raffworks in 2005.

The past couple of years have seen Steve making the transition away from ActionScript into WordPress, PHP, HTML5, JavaScript and Objective-C. He is a bit of a learning-curve addict.

Steve is currently developing various websites and web applications, working on 3 iOS apps and trying to finish the 4th instalment of his "Withnail vs. Star Wars" YouTube mashups.

See you there!


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