Join us for our quarterly workshop to get your WordPress questions answered. This is an informal meetup where we'll have several members available to help troubleshoot and answer your WordPress questions (All questions welcome, someone should be able to help you out).
Agenda for the Meetup
6:30pm: Welcome and intro to group
6:40pm: Introduce our WordPress volunteer experts
6:45pm: Panel to answer any general questions (That could be beneficial to all)
6:55pm: Take a break if needed and prepare your questions
7:00pm: Begin Individual Q & A
8:10pm: End and thanks to the sponsors
8:15pm: End Q & A and begin networking
8:30pm: Time to go
Host: Eric Malcolm (http://www.meetup.com/metro-detroit-wordpress-meetup/members/96295302/)
Sponsor: A2 Hosting (https://www.a2hosting.com/) & Grand Circus (http://www.grandcircus.co/)
We need volunteers for WordPress Experts still. Let us know if you would like to help.
Our WordPress Experts
Anthony Montalbano - Anthony has been developing with WordPress for 10 years specializing in custom plugin and theme development. Challenge him!
Questions to ask him: Custom Plugin Dev, Custom Theme Dev, WordPress SEO, Using ACFs (Advanced Custom Fields), Using Gravity Forms, Better Content Management Plugins
Deborah Edwards-Onoro (http://www.meetup.com/metro-detroit-wordpress-meetup/members/11526574/) - Web developer, user experience professional, and founder of Lireo Designs.
Questions to ask her: CSS, usability, Genesis framework, content management tools/plugins, accessibility, WordPress.com, security, and site backup tools and Theme customizer.
Randy Walker (https://www.meetup.com/members/9006048/) - Tech Writer Writer
Questions to Ask Him: Plugins, Basic WordPress, Theme Development
Eric Malcolm (http://www.meetup.com/metro-detroit-wordpress-meetup/members/96295302/) - Web Designer, Front-End Developer & Web Media Strategist
Questions to Ask Him: General WordPress Questions, WordPress Multisite, Woocommerce, Website Strategy Questions, Basic WordPress Theme Development & Web Design Questions
Amit Rathi (https://www.meetup.com/metro-detroit-wordpress-meetup/members/184337512/) - Majority of my recent experience is in using WordPress as a framework to build powerful websites and applications.
Questions to ask him: Custom Theme / Plugin Development, Advanced Custom Fields, Gravity Forms, Custom Post Types / Taxonomies
*Experts subject to change*
We need volunteers... for photography, taking/publishing notes on our blog, greeting people when they arrive, setting up, and tweeting.
If you would like to volunteer to help with this, or any meetup, just let the host of the meetup know. You will get in the meetup you help at for free if you volunteer, we appreciate the help.
Parking and Venue information
Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower (http://www.brodericktower.com/), and you enter from the Woodward-facing doors.
Once inside, go to the end of the hall, and take the elevator to the third floor. Turn left when you get off the elevator, then turn right and look for the signs directing you to the room.
Parking is available at the Detroit Opera House parking garage, located on Broadway. Parking is $10 (unless there's a special event). There's also limited free street parking on the streets.
The Detroit Opera House parking garage is a short walk up Broadway and around the corner from the Grand Circus space. Here's parking information from the Broderick Tower website (PDF) (https://www.grandcircus.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PARKING.pdf).
Note: with the M-1 rail construction downtown, it will be challenging to maneuver downtown streets and find street parking. Stay current on the construction by visiting the M-1 construction page (http://m-1rail.com/construction/).
Please note that if there are less than 10 people registered, we'll cancel event and notify everyone by Sunday before meetup.
Everyone wanting to attend the meetup must register online. No walk-ins.