• WordPress Help Desk Meetup

    Smart Buildings Center, Pacific Tower

    —— Tonight's Meetup: Help Desk! —— 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 your laptop and be ready to share your question, or help others with their questions. ——— 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. —— 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. ——— Location ——— We are located in the Training Space for the Smart Buildings Center, a project of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. Go to the south entrance of the Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill, straight up a few stairs and past the elevators, and we'll be on your left in a big room with a projector, and lots of tables and chairs. http://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/event-trainings-meetings/training-event-space/ ————————————————————————————— 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 —— AGENDA —— 6:30: Doors open Networking and snacks 7:00:Open meeting Introduce Hosts: - Patrick Jackson (Emcee & Co-Host) - Leslie Newman (Co-Host) Thank sponsors: - WordPress Foundation - Smart Buildings Center (http://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/) - A2 Hosting Announcements: - WordPress Freelancers Meetup - WordPress Contributor Meetup - Study Group for Women - WordPress 101 - DIY User Group for Bloggers & more • Next Seattle WordPress Help Desk Meetup 7:15:Introduce community members Be ready to introduce yourself and a question in 15 sec: - Name - Affiliation (name of your business, website, etc.) - Expertise (developer, designer, blogger, etc.) - 1 question (optional, but encouraged!) 7:30-8:30: Breakout discussion groups 8:30: Meeting Closes ——————————————————————————————— —— WP Seattle Community —— Want to know more about WordPress goings on in the area? Check out the new community website! https://wpseattle.org/ —— Join the WP Seattle Slack Community! —— Want to reach community members outside of a meetup? Join our slack team! (https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/) Follow this link, and request an invite: https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/ Slack is a free online community chat service. We have a helpful community, and several channels to organize your messages. These include... #helpdesk - Get WordPress support from friendly Seattle WordPressers #gigs - where we connect people looking for work with people looking for help #meetups - Suggest topics, follow up on presentations, or catch up on what you missed #business - Running a WordPress-based product or service business? Chat about business-related issues here ...And many more!

  • NEW! DIY User Group for Bloggers & more

    Wallingford Community Senior Center

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  • Content Design 101 Workshop

    Seattle Public Library-Central Library

    Content design is a new discipline, not even 10 years old. It lies at the intersection of customer research, editorial strategy, and UX design. It's not copywriting, though it does involve copy. It's not content strategy, because it's more concerned with the "how" than the "why." It is definitely design, though not like the graphic design most website builders are familiar with. The practice of content design requires a new approach. Forget icons and colors and layouts. Content design is about starting with your customer's needs and designing content formats that will meet those needs. This workshop will introduce content design concepts and let you apply them in hands-on exercises. About Larry Larry Swanson is a lifelong publisher and 20-year digital strategist. He hosts the Content Strategy Insights podcast, interviewing experts like content design creator Sarah Richards, UX guru Jared Spool, and "top task" innovator Gerry McGovern. He is also developing "Kitchen Table Content Strategy" DIY guides. https://ellessmedia.com/ Thanks to our Community Partner: The Seattle Public Library – Central Library

  • WordPress Freelancers Meetup

    Wallingford Good Shepherd Center

    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 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. 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

  • WordPress Contributor Meetup

    Uptown Espresso

    Come hang out with other WordPress users, designers and developers and contribute to the WordPress project. Note: this is not an educational meetup - it's about contributing. If you're looking to learn WordPress or get help with a project, check out another meeting on the Seattle WordPress Meetup calendar (http://www.meetup.com/SeattleWordPressMeetup/events/), but if you'd like to contribute to WordPress, we'd love your help. No previous experience needed – you just show up and we'll help you find something to do. You can see an overview of different contributor teams at make.wordpress.org (https://make.wordpress.org/). We'll be working on things like: • Documentation • Support • Subtitling videos for WordPress.tv (bring headphones) • WordPress Core Hope to see you soon!

  • WordPress Developer Meetup

    WeWork 500 Yale Ave N

    Let's get the developer meetup going! In this session we'll get to know each other and brainstorm how we want the meetups to be structured.

  • WordPress 101

    Works Progress

    Come get an introduction to WordPress and get some questions answered. Each class starts with a short presentation that covers what every WordPress user needs to know. This is followed by plenty of time to ask questions and troubleshoot individual website situations. You can enter through either the back or front door. Please note that we only have 4-6 parking spots available at the back of the building. There are several convenient bus stops, though.

  • WordPress Help Desk Meetup

    Smart Buildings Center, Pacific Tower

    —— Tonight's Meetup: Help Desk! —— 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 your laptop and be ready to share your question, or help others with their questions. ——— 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. —— 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. ——— Location ——— We are located in the Training Space for the Smart Buildings Center, a project of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. Go to the south entrance of the Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill, straight up a few stairs and past the elevators, and we'll be on your left in a big room with a projector, and lots of tables and chairs. http://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/event-trainings-meetings/training-event-space/ ————————————————————————————— 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 —— AGENDA —— 6:30: Doors open Networking and snacks 7:00:Open meeting Introduce Hosts: - Patrick Jackson (Emcee & Co-Host) - Leslie Newman (Co-Host) Thank sponsors: - WordPress Foundation - Smart Buildings Center (http://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/) - A2 Hosting Announcements: - WordPress Freelancers Meetup - WordPress Contributor Meetup - Study Group for Women - WordPress 101 - DIY User Group for Bloggers & more • Next Seattle WordPress Help Desk Meetup 7:15:Introduce community members Be ready to introduce yourself and a question in 15 sec: - Name - Affiliation (name of your business, website, etc.) - Expertise (developer, designer, blogger, etc.) - 1 question (optional, but encouraged!) 7:30-8:30: Breakout discussion groups 8:30: Meeting Closes ——————————————————————————————— —— WP Seattle Community —— Want to know more about WordPress goings on in the area? Check out the new community website! https://wpseattle.org/ —— Join the WP Seattle Slack Community! —— Want to reach community members outside of a meetup? Join our slack team! (https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/) Follow this link, and request an invite: https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/ Slack is a free online community chat service. We have a helpful community, and several channels to organize your messages. These include... #helpdesk - Get WordPress support from friendly Seattle WordPressers #gigs - where we connect people looking for work with people looking for help #meetups - Suggest topics, follow up on presentations, or catch up on what you missed #business - Running a WordPress-based product or service business? Chat about business-related issues here ...And many more!

  • NEW! DIY User Group for Bloggers & more

    Wallingford Community Senior Center

    This is a new WordPress Meetup for those who are DIY (do-it-yourselfers). You may be a beginner, you may be an experienced blogger, you may maintain your own site that someone else created for you. This group will meet on the last Saturday of each month. We hope you can join us and will spread the word. There's plenty of free parking at the Wallingford Senior Center. GUEST SPEAKER: TBD FAQ: It says that the Senior is Closed, will you still have the meetup? Yep! I have a key and will be there setting up when you arrive. Do I have to bring a computer? Only if you want to show examples to the group to help facilitate the discussion or better explain an issue you're having. The map shows downtown Seattle, where is the location? Please join us at the Wallingford Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, #140 (lowest level), Seattle, WA NOTE: if you are a professional creating sites for clients please join our Freelancer Meetup on the first Thursday of each month 10-12 AM.

  • WordPress Freelancers Meetup

    Wallingford Good Shepherd Center

    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 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. 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