WordPress Essex Meetup - Sep. 2017


The first WordPress Essex Meetup (https://wpessex.org). This is an opportunity to come together and shape the future of these events.

We will be holding an informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owner to speak out and let us know what you want from your local WordPress meetup.

We will be meeting the second Thursday of every month. The format will consist of speakers, open discussion, round tables, lightning talks and your ideas.

The event will be influenced by our experiences and feedback we've received over the years of organising the WordPress London Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/London-WordPress/).

The WordPress Essex Meetup & You

This will be an open discussion about the brand new WordPress Essex meetup. Dan will be inviting you to shape the future of the events.

Presented by Dan Maby (https://twitter.com/danmaby). Dan is the MD at Blue 37 (https://blue37.com/) a creative digital agency. He thrives on business development & project management, as well as having a passion for productivity & marketing. When not in front of a screen, you'll find him organising events. Follow him @danmaby (https://twitter.com/danmaby).

Understanding & Building with the Plugin API

A talk about my experiences with building plugins for WordPress and the obstacles I had to overcome whilst using the many APIs of WordPress

Presented by Daniel James (https://twitter.com/danieltj27). Dan is a Website Developer from Colchester who works at Coast Digital (http://www.coastdigital.co.uk/)building websites and web applications with a main focus on WordPress. Follow him @danieltj27 (https://twitter.com/danieltj27).

Running Order (STC):

18:30 - Arrive for networking
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:10 - First speaker - Dan Maby
19:45 - wp_update_post
20:05 - Break
20:15 - Second speaker - Daniel James
20:50 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social

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The Anglia Ruskin University website has a comprehensive list of way to access the venue (http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/chelmsford-campus/travelling-to-our-chelmsford-campus).

• Car - The University car parks are free after 16:30. Sawyers Car Park (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/51.7406998,0.4749204/51.7407143,0.4749204/@51.7406645,0.4742392,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0) is the closest, just off Hoffmanns Way.

• Train - The Chelmsford Train Station is an 11 min. walk to the venue. See this map (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Chelmsford+Station,+Chelmsford/Anglia+Studentpad+Accommodation+Services,+Ashby+House,+Bishop+Hall+Ln,+Chelmsford+CM1+1SQ/@51.7386093,0.4676955,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x47d8ebda18666257:0x5fda23216901c2c5!2m2!1d0.4686795!2d51.7364604!1m5!1m1!1s0x47d8ebdf45cedec7:0xee840230c6261d00!2m2!1d0.4743125!2d51.7412074!3e2).

• Bus - Regular bus services run to and from the venue.

/* Code of conduct -----*/

The WordPress Essex Meetup is intended to be a safe, judgmental free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct (https://wpessex.org/code-of-conduct/) that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.

/* Sponsors & Supporters -----*/

This event is supported by Blue 37 (https://blue37.com/) - a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge.