- April Meetup - WordPress and SEO
Vaughn Joseph - Creative Director/Owner of Massive Web Design will be talking about SEO and WordPress! Agenda: 6:30pm - doors open, networking 7pm - Gutenberg Presentation 7:30pm-? - Site clinic + networking Also - don't forget that WordCamp Hamilton is coming up soon! https://2019.hamilton.wordcamp.org/
- March Meetup - Gutenberg tips + Site clinic
Peter Schwarz will be sharing some tips and tricks that he's discovered after regularly working with Gutenberg out in the wild. Afterwards, we'll be hosting a site clinic - an informal session where you can connect with others to get specific help or answers on questions about your site! Agenda: 6:30pm - doors open, networking 7pm - Gutenberg Presentation 7:30pm-? - Site clinic + networking
- February Meetup - SEO and WordPress
UPDATE: Unfortunately, we didn't have anyone come forward to discuss either ECommerce or SEO, so we're going to do "Site Night"! Bring your questions, even about the topics above, and we'll work through them together! If you have questions you want answered, or sites you'd like us to review, please post a comment with links and we'll take at most 15 minutes to see if we can collectively come up with solutions. Sorry for the last minute change, but feel free to update your RSVP. Hope to see you tonight! -Shanta
- January Meetup - Page Builders!
Tonight, we'll talk about the wide world of Page Builders! We'll have a demo of Beaver Builder, just one example of the many options out there. Do you work heavily with a page builder? Are you interested in sharing your experience with one? We'd love to see some more options! Since our last meetup, Gutenberg - the new WordPress editor - has been released. We can talk about if/how Page Builder and Gutenberg can co-exist. We're also recruiting for volunteers to help out on the WordCamp organizing committee - so if you're interested in planning out another successful WordCamp Hamilton, we'd love to hear from you!
- WordPress Hamilton Holiday Social
For our social event this year, we have some space reserved at Gameopolis, a local boardgame cafe! With a wall full of board games of all types/skill levels, some tasty snacks and yummy drinks, let's share some stories and laughs before the holidays. There is a $5 entry fee and limited spacing, so please only RSVP if you will definitely be attending.
- Plugins and Security
Presenter: Adam Wills We'll discuss all things plugin related - tips on finding good plugins, sharing some recommendations, and things to watch for. We'll also review keeping your site secure by sharing some best practices, plugins and tools so you can keep your site safe.
Here's a description I wrote for our meetup next week: Themes. You love to hate them. We'll look at the Top 5 burning issues around Themes, including: - How do you know which one is best? - How do I choose one? - Where do I find them? - What are page builders, such as Gutenberg and Beaver Builder? - What is a child theme? We'll also try doing the most basic set up for child themes so you can start to edit your themes and still be able to update them.
- WordCamp Hamilton 2018
NOTE: A PAID TICKET IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT We're pleased to announce that WordCamp Hamilton is back for 2018! Join us on June 2nd at McMaster Innovation Park to gain insight from our speakers, network with others, and learn more about the wonderful world of WordPress! Stay completely up to date on all of the day's events by visiting our website and subscribing to our email updates at 2018.hamilton.wordcamp.org! Tickets are now on sale for the low price of $20 - https://2018.hamilton.wordcamp.org/tickets/ Some of our sessions include: * Making Security Make Sense to Users/Clients * Thinking Out-of-box Themes * A/B testing – which way does your duck face? * Headless WordPress + React and more! A full list of sessions can be found here: https://2018.hamilton.wordcamp.org/sessions/ *** Please note that RSVPing to WordCamp Hamilton on Meetup.com won't get you into the event. You must purchase a ticket! ***
- Creating Your Talk for A WordCamp
This is a workshop for anyone who is thinking about speaking at WordPress events, such as WordPress Meetups and WordCamps. During this hands-on session, we’ll look at what has stopped you from speaking in the past — and explore how to move past your fears. We will discuss some common myths about public speaking, different talk formats, and we will focus on finding your areas of expertise (yes, you have areas of expertise!). We will brainstorm topics you can talk about at a WordCamp or other event. Each participant will come out of the workshop with a WordCamp or Meetup talk idea — and more confidence to submit it. The main purpose is to encourage those in underrepresented groups (LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities, Women in Tech, etc.) to submit talks and have our WordCamp and other events more representative of a community. While this meetup is targeted at these groups, it is open to anyone who needs help in coming up with a topic for their talk, a title and a pitch. We'll hopefully explore the actual talk specifics at a later date, but the deadline for WordCamp Hamilton's Speaker Submissions is May 1, 2018! You do NOT have to have any experience in public speaking. This workshop is for all levels of experience. **This workshop is for you if:** * You’ve thought about speaking at Meetup or WordCamp but haven’t been able to think of a topic * You think you don't know anything worth speaking about **Agenda** * Why speak at WordPress events? * Dispelling some myths about speakers/speaking * Coming up with topics and choosing one * Practice giving a short talk **Accessibility** * The venue has an elevator, and single stall washrooms for non-binary genders. * Please do not wear scents. Many people are allergic to them.