Great news! There are two WP Meetups in May! This one is May 24th at the lovely Saveology Corporate office in Margate, FL. We'll network with birds and monkeys. No really, we will. We'll get free candy from the candy machines as well. I really am serious :)
-Networking from 6:30-7PM
-Our panel are Wordpress experts from different fields - designers, developers, an IT guy will talk about security, and a marketer.
-5 Panelists will field questions about building a website for your business, Wordpress security, U/X design, ease of development, plugins...you name it.
-Panel ends at 8:45pm with a Q&A until 9pm
We're featuring 5 people on the Wordpress Panel:
Andy Vitale, Designer and Co-Founder, The Pancake Movement- http://about.me/andyvitale
Andy Vitale is a UX Designer in Boca Raton, Florida specializing in emerging technology and digital media. He has over ten plus years of professional experience from designing and maintaining National and International brands to teaching design practices and theories on the collegiate level. Andy spent five years as the Graphic Design Program Department Chair at a regionally accredited University. Staying on top of the latest trends, he has had strategic roles in managing branding and marketing projects across various platforms from traditional to interactive media. Andy is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Human Computer Interaction at DePaul University, adding experience in UX/UI design in addition to his visual design and creative direction background. Andy often speaks on topics such as User Experience, Social Media, Design and Location Based Marketing all across the country.
Andrew Herman Heller, IT Consultant, Yucaroo - http://Yucaroo.com/ (http://yucaroo.com/)
Citizen and guardian of Mother Earth. Andrew Herman Heller is also the Founder and CEO of Yucaroo, Inc. - a full service technology consulting firm. With 15 years experience, Herman provides consulting, support and training on WordPress, Social Media and Information Technology with an emphasis on security and privacy. A passionate blogger, Herman was recently published on social media privacy and security referenced by The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication (Washington State University), the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and the BP Data Privacy Newsletter.
Raphael Caixeta, Developer and Co-Founder of Gripd, Inc. - http://gripd.com/
Raphael is an entrepreneur and noted web and iOS developer. Wordpress is at the core of day to day of operations at the company he co-founded. From basic theme development to creation of Wordpress plugins, there's no aspect of Wordpress Raphael doesn't feel comfortable with - http://www.crunchbase.com/person/raphael-caixeta
Michael Alcantara, Founder and President, Alcantara Media - http://alcantaramedia.com/
Michael I. Alcantara is the founder and president of AlcantaraMedia, an internet marketing and technology consulting firm focused on helping businesses and entrepreneurs achieve an online presence through search engine optimization, social media marketing, and innovative web development. Michael has over 10 years of experience working with computer design programs and internet marketing strategies. As a project manager for a major payment processing company, he was able to experience the full spectrum of having to acquire technological services from different providers. This is where AlcantaraMedia came in, a full service, vertically integrated technology firm where clients can get all their needs fulfilled.
David Bisset, WordCamp Miami Co-Founder and Developer, Dimension Media - http://dimensionmedia.com (http://dimensionmedia.com/)
David Bisset makes WordPress and BuddyPress sites look amazing. David is also an organizer of WordCamp Miami, making sure the conference keeps its edge. He is interested and focused on startup projects and anything WordPress/BuddyPress related (which at this time is majority of his work). Of course, he's always interested in building interactive applications, especially if they are based in a PHP/mySQL environment.
-Drinks at Saveology and after party at World of Beer in the Promenade at Coconut Creek
Want to dig a little deeper into Wordpress? Do you have a burning question? Send it to #WPMIA on Twitter and we'll probably get to it!
As always, we are looking for sponsors to put on quality events. Email [masked] for details.
See you there!
Note: This event is $5 online and $10 at the door. Please RSVP early so that we have an accurate head count for Saveology. As always, we are looking for sponsors to put on quality events. Email [masked] for details.
See you there!