The Boulder WordPress Meetup is for individuals, entrepreneurs and small business owners wanting to learn what, why and how WordPress is a powerful content publishing platform, marketing tool, social media hub, CMS and complete Website solution.
We invite all WordPress interested designers, developers, directors and related industry professionals who wish to collaborate on innovative ideas, network, present topics and participate in advancing our local WordPress community.
This community can do a lot to bring business opportunities to one another and we are here help.
Possible topics for presentations and discussions include: WordPress for Business - its not just for blogs anymore, how-to tutorials, social media optimization, features and functions, design and architecture, design themes and plugins and many others.
Please contact us if you are interesting in presenting your experience and / or expertise with wp or if you have any suggestions on the Meetup format.
We look forward to making the Boulder WordPress Meetup a huge resource for local business and web content publishers.
According to the CDC, roughly 25% of US adults have a disability. Many people with disabilities will interact with a website and consume its content in different ways and sometimes with different devices or assistive technologies, like screen readers. Therefore, a website needs to be built in a way that meets the needs of people with a variety of disabilities, including vision, hearing, mobility, cognitive, and others.
For a website to be accessible, content and interfaces must be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are centered on those four principles.
Elianna James is an Accessibility SME for CVS Health. She works with design (UX and UI) and developers, business owners and other members of software development teams. Her role is to ensure that new website updates and features are created in ways that ensure they are accessible for everyone.
For our meeting she will explain who we are designing for and how we can get there without compromising our creativity. We'll talk about color contrast, alt text for logos and images, how to imagine your designs being accessed by keyboard-only methods as well as how you can test your assumptions and your designs while they are still wireframes.
Bring your questions. Send us a url in advance and we'll do a little accessibility/ design group investigation at the meeting.
We will have pizza at 5:45 pm (Ron will pick up early so it's there on time)!
Several of our WordPress Meetup members who attended WordCamp US in St. Louis the first of November will return to talk about what we learned, the sessions that inspired us, and review the "State of the Word" the talk that Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress gives every year about the future of the WordPress open source project.
Angela will break down the various legal entities beyond WordPress and its creation and the emerging movement in the WordPress community for governance of WordPress.
Let's celebrate! Join us in the Boulder Digital Arts co-working space for a free Sancho's catered taco bar party (3 tacos per person) sponsored by Imagely. We will have time to chat and hang out and get to know each other better. Come anytime between 6 and 8 pm.