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First WordPress meetup of 2017

Come along and catch up with fellow WordPress fans at our first meetup of 2017. 

If you've never been to a WordPress meetup before – don't worry. Come along and we'll make sure you feel welcome.

Bring along your WordPress questions and ideas. And if your friends and colleagues are interested in learning more about WordPress – bring them along too.

The schedule:

Creating (& surviving) a large API project – Sean Blakely

Three days before our deadline and the launch of a national TV campaign - my boss turns to me and says “I don’t think we can do this”. In front of me, I had every piece of the puzzle. What I hadn’t done was pull them all together.

So how did it go? What did we learn along the way? And what would we do differently if we did it again? I'll guide you through the different pieces of the puzzle - the things we predicted, (and the things we didn't). Don't worry - we won't deep dive into the technical side, but we will explore:

• The inner workings of an enterprise level API project

• The pressures and challenges of a tight, immovable deadline (i.e. the Olympics!)

• The creativity needed to face new challenges

• And most of all, the successes and learnings we can see looking back on it now.

State of the Word, 2016 screening  and discussion 

We'll watch and discuss Matt Mulleweg's WordCamp US talk where he shared what's next for WordPress in 2017.

A discussion about WordPress site speed – lead by Richard Wells

Our fabulous sponsors:

Pragmatic are providing lots of tasty pizza and drinks – thanks Pragmatic! Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you RSVP. 

And thank you to Barclays Eagle Labs for providing our venue :)

See you all there!

P.S. You can also find us on Twitter @WordUpBrighton

Other info:

– The venue is accessible for wheelchair users with an accessible toilet (this is inside the Maker Space by the big screen – do ask if you can't find it).

– There'll be alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available.

– Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements when you RSVP.

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  • Alice S.

    Good to see you all last week. I spoke to a few folks about the UK Slack channel. You can join with this link: The channel for WordUp is called wordup-brighton

    1 · February 10

  • Alexxa B

    I hope it was a good night. I was busy with family stuff and forgot to update sorry

    January 30

  • Amy N.

    Is this an event for programmers? I have a website using WordPress and am interested in how I could do more with it but don't want to be the complete techno-know-nothing in the corner if it's not the right group for me to be part of! Thanks :)

    January 23

    • Mark J.

      Hi Amy, it's a group for all with an interest in Wordpress. Users, site owners, designers, developers, beginners and experts.

      1 · January 24

  • Fiona

    Hi there, I cannot get to the meetup until 7:30, is this ok?

    January 23

    • Alice S.

      Hi Fiona, that's fine :) See you then

      January 23

  • Richard W.

    My WordUp friend Mariette and I are interested in discussing the issue of WordPress site speed generally. We both experience speed issue - front and backend - on various sites and have tried all sorts of well-known remedies with patchy success. We don't have a talk to give but could give examples and potential solutions. Would that be possible?

    1 · January 14

    • Alice S.

      Awesome - consider it added :) There's a screen for slides/examples. And you're welcome to do it as a talk if you like

      January 14

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