WordPress Lightning Talks & Help Desk: Intro to Gutenberg & Developer Tools

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19 people went

Smart Buildings Center, Pacific Tower

1200 12th Ave. S. · Seattle, WA

How to find us

Enter the PacMed building at the south entrance. Go up a few stairs, past the elevators, and we'll be in the big training room to the left (across from the closed coffee stand). You'll see a projector, and lots of tables and chairs.

Location image of event venue


—— Tonight's Meetup: Lightning Talks & Help Desk! ——

We'll start things off this time with a couple of quick, 5-7 min. talks, and then spend the rest of the time answering questions.

Lightning Talks:
* Introduction to Gutenberg by Leslie Newman
* Introduction to Browser Developer Tools by Patrick Jackson

——Introduction to Gutenberg ——
Speaker: Leslie Newman

Learn about the built-in editor for WordPress soon to be included in core!

—— Introduction to Browser Developer Tools ——
Speaker: Patrick Jackson

Learn how to use your browser's developer tools, how they can help you quickly diagnose problems on your site, and try out new changes right in your local browser.

——— The Help Desk Meetup ———

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.

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.



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

6:50: Open meeting & Announcements

7:00: Lightning Talk: Introduction to Gutenberg

7:10: Lightning Talk: Introduction to Browser Developer Tools

7:20: Attendee Self-introductions

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


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