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For this month's WordPress Essex Meetup (https://wpessex.org) we'll be exploring how to make our websites faster and discussing how we can improve our sites for 2018.
We'll be holding another informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owners.
Waterfall & Unicorns
"I want my site to load fast" - every site owner.
Getting a site running fast even with lots of visitors is something that plagues most sites at some point. No one wants to see a 502 error page or simply a whitescreen while the page is loading.
Tim will take you through some of optimisation tips and tricks to increase concurrency and real time load times. He will also look at tools and services and why sometimes worrying about getting good metric results can often be detrimental to load times.
Presented by Tim Nash (https://twitter.com/tnash). Tim is the WordPress Platform Lead and Developer Advocate for 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), one day he will find out what he is meant to actually be doing. He is also a author, blogger at timnash.co.uk (https://timnash.co.uk/), videographer and has even been known to give the occasional talk. He codes too, but not as much as he would like.. Follow him @tnash (https://twitter.com/tnash).
The Year That Was...
As this will be the last formal event for 2017, we'll be taking a look back through the year that was and see what's worked, what's not and how we can improve our websites for 2018.
This will be an interactive group discussion, looking at all areas of our WordPress sites. Examples of topics we'll be discussing include: hosting, support, SEO, design and anything else that's relevant to your site.
Running Order (STC):
18:30 - Arrive for networking
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:10 - First speaker - Tim Nash
19:45 - wp_update_post
20:05 - Break
20:15 - Group Discussion - The Year That Was...
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,firstname.lastname@example.org,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+1SQemail@example.com,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.
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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.