WordPress Essex Meetup - September 2018

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Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Ln, Chelmsford · CM1 1SQ

How to find us

Access by Car (Free parking), Train (11 min. walk from station), Bus or Foot. Further details in the main description.

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Details

We're back after the summer break! At the WordPress Essex Meetup (https://wpessex.org) this month Lewis Cowles will be sharing examples of good user interface design, plus Dan Maby will be looking at the future of WordPress editorial.

We're in our normal room in the Lord Ashcroft Building MAB 116.

# Website Usability - What Makes Good/Bad User Experiences

Successful websites are ones that are easy to use and avoid unnecessary complexity. Designing a simpler website experience benefits everyone, including you and your clients, plus of course your website's visitors. Lewis will share a number of user experience (UX) examples that we can all learn from.

Presented by Lewis Cowles. Lewis owns and runs CODESIGN2 (https://www.codesign2.co.uk), based in Pitsea, Essex. He works with a range of software and platforms, developing and supporting a range of technology including a number of high traffic e-commerce websites, having worked in IT & development for over sixteen years. Follow him @LewisCowles1 (https://www.twitter.com/LewisCowles1).

# Gutenberg - The Future of WordPress Editorial

A practical and hands-on session looking at the new content editor. During this session we'll be taking a look at the new editorial experience and getting to grips with what the future of WordPress content creation may look like.

Presented by Dan Maby. Dan is a director at Blue 37 (https://blue37.com) - a WordPress specialist agency. He's also the founder & director of WP&UP (https://wpandup.org) - a charity that supports & promotes positive mental health within the WordPress community.

You'll find him organising WordCamps and Meetups throughout the UK. He thrives on business development and project management, as well as having a passion for seeing success within others. Follow him @DanMaby (https://www.twitter.com/DanMaby).

Running Order (STC):

18:30 - Arrive for networking
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:10 - First speaker - Lewis Cowles
19:45 - wp_update_post
20:05 - Break
20:15 - Second speaker - Dan Maby
20:50 - 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.