Join us on April 10th at WeWork in South Lake Union to get into the code side of WordPress - from plugins, to themes, and beyond.
Learn something new, network with your fellow developers, share what you’d like to see at the next Developer Meetup, and help us build a better WordPress developer community here in Seattle!
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This month we have two topics:
1. Creating a responsive, accessible event schedule using CSS Grid
Presented by Mark Root-Wiley
The WordCamp.org website schedule template used for all WordCamps has a lot of shortcomings. Mark has started working on creating a flexible event schedule using the latest in front-end display: CSS Grid.
Learn how he created it to work across browser sizes and devices, was accessible to screen readers, and the constraints required to make it editable via the WordPress admin.
2. An introduction to WordPress Gutenberg
Presented by Darren Krape
The biggest change to WordPress in years is coming: the Gutenberg editing interface. It promises to make writing rich posts effortless, using “blocks” to easily build what used to take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embeds. It also has attracted a fair share of controversy. Get an introduction into what Gutenberg looks like, how it works, what you can do with it, and how to create your first Gutenberg block.
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Mark works with a wide variety of clients, but his real passion is for nonprofits. He has come to believe in the power of mission-driven organizations to positively change the world. Small nonprofits with limited resources deserve high-quality websites just as much as huge corporations, and he’s made it my business (literally, as MRW Web Design) to build those sites. He has a wide variety of experiences within the nonprofit sector, having worked with organizations that focus on education, the environment, nonprofit capacity-building, and more.
Mark also maintains Nonprofit WP with free advice for nonprofits using WordPress: https://nonprofitwp.org
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Darren is a designer at Amazon, and on the side designs and develops WordPress themes and plugins. He is also runs the Seattle WordPress Developer Meetup. Darren has worked with a wide variety of clients and organizations, including the HTC, TEDxSeattle, US State Department, The World Bank, and many others. Outside of work, Darren loves photography and exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
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We'd like to thank WeWork for generously sponsoring our meet-up. (Please note: WeWork will ask for your email address when you enter.)