Four Geeks Times Four
WordPress Orlando Roundtable
Okay Geeks, the next WordPress Orlando Roundtable Meet Up is on. This is designed for those people that have some familiarity with “The Press”. If you are a total newbie please come along, but I would recommend checking out your local library for classes first (they are free after all).
Although this will be a more intermediate group, more serious WP developers should also attend to network with peers and make a little business happen.
Due to demand, we have secured a larger space (at a later time), but in the same building as before. As always, if you can't make it just cancel and let someone on the waitlist take your place - no shows will be removed from the group and unable to see future meetups.
6.30 PM Intro – Housekeeping Items
6.45 Part 1 – Five Favorite plugins
Bio: More than 10 years of web design and development experience. Worked for Westgate Resorts, Tempus Resorts, Strang Communications & Full Sail University. Currently Creative Director at Speak Multimedia & Corporate Web Developer for The Matthews Group.
Websites: www.seraphim7.com (http://www.seraphim7.com/) www.speakmultimedia.com (http://www.speakmultimedia.com/)
Twitter: @ThePocketgeek | @SpeakMultimedia | @ORLWordPress
7.00 Part 2 – Five useful resources
Presenter: Thomas (or just "T")
Bio: Lead Developer @ IDEAS Orlando, specializing in development including web design (php, jquery, wordpress, etc.) and mobile apps & games, to kiosks and interactive museum exhibits.
Web Site: http://producerism.com (http://producerism.com/) (personal) and http://IDEASorlando.com (http://ideasorlando.com/) (work)
7.15 Break – Break - business card exchange & network
7.30 Part 3 – Five Favorite themes (free and paid)
Bio: Allison Jones is a designer with a love of all things online marketing with a particular place in her heart for Wordpress. She has been working with clients from the retail and hospitality industries to build websites and online communities . These communities are an active part of today’s dynamic marketplace, not simply guests or consumers, but active ambassadors ready to engage with your brand and spread the word to friends and family. Her contributions have resulted in higher profiles, increased sales and active Facebook communities for dozens of clients including Marriott and Hilton hotels. Her expertise in targeting the right audience for the right client to expand their reach is unmatched.
7.45 Part 4 – Five web sites discussed
Bio: Serial Web Entrepreneur -Chuck was an early pioneer of the internet. He built his first profitable website in 1996 at 18 years of age. In college he studied computer software engineering. He quickly learned to analyze search results and implement strategies that took advantage of the observations he made.
Throughout his career of creating, managing, and consulting for dozens of internet-based companies, Chuck has been instrumental in developing strategies that lead to growth and profitability. Among people he works with, Chuck is regarded as "the idea guy." He is known for his ability to spot opportunities and take full advantage of them.
Web Site: www.SafeSiteCertified.org (http://www.safesitecertified.org/)
8.15 End - Break - business card exchange and network. Super Geek Huddle
This is a first come first serve event and fills up fast. If you leave it too late please add yourself to the wait list.
There is a purely voluntary $5 donation to the center at the door (a fantastic nonprofit community center that actually helps downtown Orlando) as they rely on donations to survive. There is also a café so be sure to order plenty of food. I just found $7 in a pair of old jeans I washed….yes I keep finding money….
As a WordPress group we believe in an open source exchange of ideas while supporting our local community.
Read our group guide – i.e. no sales pitch at meetings (unless you sponsor), we meet when we say, are always professional and courteous and no shows get removed from the group.
P.S. Any more guest speakers, sponsors, volunteers email me for future Meet Ups – “The more you put into WordPress the more you get out”