This month at the WordPress Essex Meetup we're having a GDPR themed night. With the imminent implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) almost every development agency, design studio, freelancer and website owner will be impacted by the changes to the law enforced from 25 May 2018.
## Open GDPR Workshop
This will be an opportunity as a collective to raise questions, get to grips with the potential impact, understand how we can ensure our sites are compliant and generally develop a deeper understanding of GDPR. We'll also look at some of the plugin options to help manage data. If you're willing to share your own websites, we can also use these as case studies during the evening.
Presented by Dan Maby (https://twitter.com/danmaby). Dan is a Director 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).
## Running Order (STC):
- Arrive from 18:30 for networking
- 19:00 - Opening remarks
- 19:10 - wp_update_post
- 19:20 - The GDPR Workshop
- 20:45 - Closing remarks
- 21:00 - Social
/* How to find us -----*/
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://b37.co/wpEssexCar) is the closest, just off Hoffmanns Way.
• Train - The Chelmsford Train Station is an 11 min. walk to the venue. See this map (https://b37.co/wpEssexTrain).
• 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, and Primary Image (https://www.primaryimage.uk) - a WordPress web design agency based in Southend-on-Sea.