Atlanta Web Entrepreneurs February 2009 Meetup

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Launch your Blog/Website in 3 Hours
A WordPress Workshop

Only 40 seats available for PARTICIPANTS (additional seats available for instructors, invited observers, and organizers.) First come, first serve. A free web hosting account (for 30 days) will be provided for all participants from Atlanta's own A Small Orange ( Attend this event and leave with a working WordPress website online. Been putting it off? Come and get it done with lots of help.

Because of the limited seating for this event participants must RSVP and must respond to followup email. Participants must also bring their own laptop and do ~1 hour of prepatory homework (i.e. account signup & domain registration/transfer; we'll notify you of your homework at least 5 days in advance.) To ensure we can finish in 3 hours, we cannot work with sites hosted on ISPs other than A Small Orange.

There will be numerous highly qualified instructors on hand (with more to be announced):
Jack Kennard - Organizer of Atlanta WordPress Meetup Group
Ptah Dunbar - WordPress theming framework guru
Brandon Sheats - WordPress consultant and Install4Free team member
Andrew Lunde - Jack of all Web Trades. Master of them all too
David Cohen - Personal branding guru & WordPress enthusiast
Ben Ramsey - Lead Organizer of Atlanta PHP
Chris Spruck - Co-organizer of Atlanta PHP
Kevin Roberts - Co-organizer of Atlanta PHP
Adam Dill - CSS/JS/HTML Guru
Kimberly Turner - Editorial Director of
Robert Swarthout - PaperbackSwap founder & Apache/PHP/MySQL Wizard
Redd Horrocks - Organizer of Atlanta Blogger's Meetup, MailChimper & UXBooth Co-Founder
David Leggett - Avid Blogger & Web Developer & member of UXBooth's UXPanel
Tim Dorr - Owner of A Small Orange & Technical God
Dan Kurzius - Co-Founder of MailChimp & Email Marketing UberChimp, and
Mike Schinkel - Your humble AWE Organizer & WordPress plugin developer

Participants will select a theme from among the list of open-source themes we'll support for the workshop and will install and configure approximately 10 of the most popular plugins. Participants will work in pairs to help each other achieve their goals to getting their blog/website get online.

Registration is $20 and must be paid in advance in order to reserve a seat for the Workshop. The registration fee is partially refundable ($10) if canceled within 72 hours of the workshop.

NOTE: This meeting will be held on 4TH MONDAY, not the 3rd Thursday which is AWE's normal meeting time.

More details to come.