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July DFWWP: Special Guest, Cali Lewis: Extending WordPress Functionality

WordPress 3.0 is not only great software, it’s a rich software platform. The WordPress community has authored over 10,000 plugins and they've been downloaded over 100 Million times! Cali Lewis will show us how to extend WordPress with top plugins for media, social networking, and more. Join us for a lively presentation by a world-renowned technology expert.
Cali Lewis is the host of
GeekBeat.TV, an online news show about technology and gadgets. The show is downloaded millions of times each month by viewers from around the world. She knows from experience how to build, grow and maintain a successful online brand. Cali makes regular appearances on TV to talk about new and exciting gadgets. As a public speaker, Cali talks about the impact of technology we experience today, amazing research that will become the technology we'll use in the future, the importance of social media, and video production tips and tricks. She is also quite fond of bacon.

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  • Tony C.

    Thanks for all the great feedback! I will be better next time about keeping you informed about the schedule. We start at 4pm, but most talks do not begin until 4:20-4:40 so that people get a chance to straggle in, get settled, and network. We had a few extra minutes delay this time and for that I apologize. (We, unfortunately, also need to leave at 6pm sharp so the building security staff can clock out.)

    July 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    As always, the event was well-organized and the guest speaker was really good.

    July 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved it. I am a brand new beginner and now can see such unlimited potential and support within the group. Great feeling!

    July 25, 2010

  • David S.

    After a late start, presumably awaiting the arrival and setup of the video equipment (BTW, it would have been really considerate to have shared this info with the crowd), Cali and unnanounced co-star John P. shared a great deal of useful information about their recommendations for WordPress plug-ins with the crowd. I was really glad to be there. Thanks to everyone, especially Cali and John.

    July 25, 2010

  • Dan S.

    Cali (and John P) did a great job. Only request, if the meeting could start on time that would be great!

    July 25, 2010

  • Ken K.

    Excellent presentation by Cali on WP plugins!

    July 25, 2010

  • Cam S.

    Wow! Lot's of really good WordPress Plugins suggestions from Cali and the whole group!

    July 25, 2010

  • Sam H.

    Cali is always an engaging and enthusiastic speaker. Her selection of "must have" plugins to extend WP included some of our favorites, as well as introducing us to several new ones. Her support team (John P & Tony C) were awesome! Thanks DFWWP for providing yet another stellar meetup.

    July 25, 2010

  • Heather

    It was great. I learned about a lot of things that will help me build up my new blog.

    July 25, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bet one yet! Thanks Cali!!

    July 25, 2010

  • Corby B.

    What great usable information! Thanks to Cali, John P, Tony and the Art Institute for bringing it to us!

    July 25, 2010

  • Rich G.

    Great meeting. Will definitely attend the next one.

    July 25, 2010

  • Sara

    As a novice wordpress.com user, I love the opportunity to mix informally with the technical experts. Great environment-

    July 25, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to Cali for taking the time to share some of her favorite WP plugins with us. And to Tony Cecala for always doing such a great job of putting the meetups together. Also to John P and the other DFWWP members for adding much to the discussions. Great group!

    July 25, 2010

  • Maggie R.

    Tony - another great meetup. Cali shared a lot of great info, especially useful to a WP newbie like myself.

    July 25, 2010

  • Cliff B.

    Awesome and very informative.

    July 25, 2010

  • Pete G.

    Very nice group and an excellent presentation by Cali Lewis. Impressive in every way and very useful info!

    July 25, 2010

  • Howard H.

    Had some trouble connecting to the wireless network (maybe the number of connections was maxed out?). Fortunately, I had my cellphone tether. The presentation was very interesting and full of useful information. The meeting started a bit late, so the end of the presentation was a bit rushed -- I would not have minded if the presenter had taken another half hour.

    July 25, 2010

  • Mitch

    Great meeting. Lots of great goodies I can put to use. Thanks, Cali!
    I just registered for OpenCamp and I'll be staying at the fabulous Crowne Plaza.
    Can't wait!

    July 24, 2010

  • Dan S.

    1st, I need to say thanks for contacting me. I am amazed at the number of people interested in the position, as well as the talent available (I had over 65 people contact me).

    2nd, I need to apologize that I have not responded until now. Because of the overwhelming response I have not been able to reply to everyone.

    Finally, through this post an old friend resurfaced, he & his family are in need, he has the experience/expertise needed & I am compelled to help him out.

    July 24, 2010

  • Tony C.

    New Members: We have complimentary beverages, snacks, and sushi at the Meetup. Help yourself and enjoy.

    July 24, 2010

  • Tony C.

    New Members, please note: Use the student parking lot of The Art Institute of Dallas on the East side of 8080 Park Lane. Enter from Park Lane (going past the North parking garage). Park on the 5th level. Entrance to the building is from the 5th level of the parking lot via a *skywalk* to building's 4th floor. If Security is at the desk when you enter the building, please sign in. Remember: 5th parking level to 4th floor of building, then elevators to 2nd floor: 5 -> 4 -> 2.

    July 24, 2010

  • Cam S.

    Hi, Dan, please send me info about the position: [masked] Thanks! Looking forward to meeting you at Cali's presentation today!

    July 24, 2010

  • Themverses

    Hey Dan,
    Please forward information about the positions to [masked] or @themverses. Thanks.

    July 24, 2010

  • David S.

    People are diving in right and left, Dan, and I'll throw my hat into the ring of interested parties as well. Contact me at [masked].

    July 19, 2010

  • Reme

    Hey Dan! That sounds interesting... Sign me up! You can reach me @ [masked]

    July 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also interested in that opportunity, Dan, and available to help immediately. Contact: [masked]. Thanks for posting.

    July 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dan, what are you exactly looking for? I live near LBJ and Central, and could possibly help out! Just give a shout, my email is [masked]! I look forward to hearing from you.

    July 19, 2010

  • Dan S.

    Help Wanted- We are in the process of building a large number of WordPress-based magazine-style web sites (see encontent.com for an examples). We are looking for part-time (20 hrs) work from home (except once a week meeting at our office off Central and LBJ) to help manage the sites. This is not a design, writing, or programming position. We will train.

    July 19, 2010

  • Tony C.

    Sure Dan! Go ahead and post anything that might be relevant to our local web developer community.

    July 19, 2010

  • Dan S.

    Tony-
    We are looking for part-time help, can I post something like that here?

    July 19, 2010

  • Tony C.

    Hi Cynthia!

    Yes, I've been pleased with AIO-SEO, but it doesn't magically replace my deliberate SEO efforts, it supports them.

    July 16, 2010

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