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Join us for our first ever Virtual Mega Meetup! This event will include presentations from each of the Seattle WordPress Meetup host teams, followed by an opportunity for you to experience one or more of our Meetups. Finally, we'll close with a brief keynote that you won't want to miss!
10:00 am: Welcome and Meetup Introductions
10:30 am: Meetup presentations (Topics to come)
12:50 pm: Meetup breakouts - try a new Meetup or enjoy your usual
1:25 pm: Keynote: Adam W. Warner, GoDaddy Pro
1:45 pm: Closing remarks
We are planning a progression of topics from our Meetup Host teams. You'll get a taste of each of our Meetups:
- Help Desk
My Journey with WordPress, how I made it my career, & how you can too!
Adam W. Warner, GoDaddy Pro
I started building websites in the late 90s, but it was my discovery of WordPress in 2005 when my path started to change. Through many failures and a few successes, I learned that I could turn my passion into a career. In this session, I’ll share that journey and the many “baby steps” that led me into working full-time with the WordPress software and community. The WordPress and website creation space is ripe with opportunity for all skill levels, and I’ll share several ways of working with WordPress as your career.
Hello World. I'm Adam. I build communities and connections. I’m a true WordPress evangelist in spirit and personality. Today, I’m the Global Field Marketing Manager for GoDaddy Pro, bringing my experience and knowledge of the web and online business to the WordPress web designer and developer community.
Do you make your living using WordPress to create websites for other people’s businesses? This new Meetup is for you! We are not about themes or plugins, rather we'll talk about aspects of having a freelance business based in WP. We’ll discuss the successes and challenges of running a small business, share stories, ask questions, share tools & resources, brainstorm ideas and generally create community for those of us who typically work in isolation.
We normally meet on the first Thursday of each month from 10-noon at the Wallingford Good Shepherd Center, Room 221. It’s not far from the freeway and has free parking. We will be meeting virtually for the forseeable future.
PS – Please note that this Meetup is specifically for those with a freelance business that relies on WordPress and not intended for those who have their business website made in WordPress. There are many other Meetups for WordPress users.
Use this link to join the Seattle WP Slack Group (https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/) and then you can interact with the group in the Business Channel. We post all our Freelancer minutes on our website at: https://wpseattle.org/category/freelancers-meetup/
Please join our new FaceBook Group as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpseattle
6:00pm: Chatting/Geeking Out 🤓
6:25pm: Spotlight Presentation
6:40pm: Topic TBD
Meeting will be in Zoom. A link will be in the Meetup event once you RSVP.
All are welcome to attend but please note: we do have a tendency to talk about some technical/developer topics. If you are looking for some less developer-focused topics, you may want to attend one of our many other Meetups each month.
Want Help with your WordPress site, or want to help others?
This is the place to come for learning and help getting over a hurdle. Bring be ready to share your question, or help others with their questions.
NOTE: This Meetup will be online using Zoom. We will email out a password to the people that RSVP'ed yes before the event.
April was our first Help Desk Meetup via Zoom, so bring your smile and patience. We’ll do our best.
You can join our Zoom meeting either by computer, tablet, or cell phone. Once you've downloaded the Zoom app you can opt to join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom.
——— The Help Desk Meetup ———
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and is intended for a wide audience: from new WordPress users to experienced bloggers, cutting edge designers, or advanced developers; all are welcome.
The Seattle WordPress Meetup is a free, non-judgemental place for people of any skill level, interest, or background to come and learn, share, and participate in our amazing WordPress community.
—— AGENDA ——
6:30 p.m - Welcome
Attendee Self-introductions -
Be ready to introduce yourself and a question in 15 sec:
- Affiliation (name of your business, website, etc.)
- Expertise (developer, designer, blogger, etc.)
- 1 question (optional, but encouraged!)
Vote via Zoom Poll to choose a few questions/topics to address. Bring your smile and patience. We’ll do our best.
Meeting ends 8:30
- Patrick Jackson (Emcee & Co-Host)
- Leslie Newman (Co-Host)
—— More About the Help Desk Meetup ——
Not Just Technical Help!
Our community is full of members with a broad range of expertise from building sites, to front and back-end development, hosting, strategy, UX and design, SEO and analytics, social networking, to project and business management.
Bring your non-technical questions and expertise, too!
Come Help Others!
If you don't need help, please come anyway! We want to add your voice, skills, and experience to the conversation. Besides, we just like your company! :)
Have fun sharing your thoughts, debating with your peers, and yes, marketing yourself and making friends as you help others over their hurdles.
Remember: if you've been doing WordPress for 2 days, you can help the person who's been doing it for 1 day.
Emcee: Patrick Jackson
@pjackson on WPSeattle's Slack channel (https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/)
Send Patrick a message (https://www.meetup.com/SeattleWordPressMeetup/members/92664202/) here on meetup.com
Thanks to our sponsors:
- WordPress Foundation
- A2 Hosting
—— WP Seattle Community ——
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Check out the new community website!
—— Join the WP Seattle Slack Community! ——
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Follow this link, and request an invite:
Slack is a free online community chat service. We have a helpful community, and several channels to organize your messages.