WordPress is a great open source development platform which has gained enormous popularity in recent years. More than just a blogging platform, WordPress powers websites and can be used as a CMS (content management system).
This meetup is for both WordPress users, designers, and developers. All are encouraged and welcome to share knowledge with one another. Let's make this a collaborative effort where we can learn from one another and be inspired to try new things in WordPress.
If you're interested, please join this group and let us know what you would like to see or what you have to share.
We are meeting in North Hampton at CoWerc in North Hampton. Pizza will be available starting at 6pm and we'll get rolling around 6:15 or so.
Scott is the President of Lewis Studios and has been working with WordPress for more than 10 years. Lewis Studios designs, builds and provides managed operations for websites for a variety of customers as part of their marketing services. Trail Websites, a Lewis Studios brand, provides websites to conservation and land trusts to present their properties, trails, events and online fundraising effectively. Scott's background includes degrees in Electronics Engineering and Business and Marketing. Lewis Studios typically helps clients that need a little custom functionality to achieve high conversion rates and effective outreach involving marketing automation, email marketing and website.
CoWerc in North Hampton is providing us the use of their great location (with free and easy parking!). Check out http://countdown.cowerc.com/ to learn more about the space and view pass options.
A2 Hosting provides fast, reliable hosting for WordPress. Use "SEACOSTWP" for a 51% discount on your first payment (even if it's for a full year!). As a result of their sponsorship, we now have pizza and drinks at our meetup each month.
WordPress users and developers of all levels are welcome at all of our meetups. Sometimes we cover general topics applicable to all users and sometimes we cover more technical developer-focused topics.
I would love to create a NH WordPress online presence - someplace where folks could post WordPress-related jobs, request help, find a designer/developer/SEO person, etc.
I registered the domain name nhwp.net after discussions around this at a recent Developers meetup. If folks were interested, I could see doing a hack-a-thon where we get the site up and running to include info such as jobs, forum, blog (http://bostonwp.org/ is a great example), but also a calendar of WordPress related events and, most importantly, user profiles where we could post some info about ourselves, our work, and a portfolio link.
I've intentionally not put a date on this. Please sign up if you're interested and we will find a date that works for interested parties. I'm thinking this could work well as a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
If we're successful with this, it would be a great resource for us and the state. I could also see doing future WordPress hackathons aimed at creating sites for non-profit groups or other good causes.