Quarterly WordPress Q & A Workshop - October 2017

Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup
Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup
Public group

Grand Circus

1570 Woodward Avenue · Detroit, MI

How to find us

Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower, on Woodward, South of Witherell, and you enter from the Woodward-facing doors.

Location image of event venue


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

Andy Melichar is a Web Development Manager working at A2 Hosting to create solutions that make the WordPress hosting experience easier, safer, and more robust.
Questions to ask him: WordPress Themes, Development Workflows, Speeding up you Site, Caching, CDN, etc.

Laura Eagin (https://www.meetup.com/members/3561270/) is a designer, entrepreneur, web developer and teacher who loves to build beautiful small business websites.
Questions to ask her: WordPress Themes, Writing Better Content, Usability, Custom Theme Development, Running a Web Design Studio.

Norm Euker (https://www.meetup.com/metro-detroit-wordpress-meetup/members/177408562/) creates and maintains custom WordPress themes for nonprofits and small businesses.
Questions to ask Norm: Custom theme design and advanced custom fields.

Deborah Edwards-Onoro (http://www.meetup.com/metro-detroit-wordpress-meetup/members/11526574/) - User experience professional, accessibility advocate, and WordPress teacher. She publishes blog posts four times a week.
Questions to ask Deborah: CSS, usability, blogging, content management tools/plugins, accessibility, WordPress.com, security, and site backup tools.

Randy Walker (https://www.meetup.com/members/9006048/) - Tech writer and technology trainer who has been using WordPress from the very beginning.
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

*Experts subject to change*

Volunteer List:

Greeting -

Photography -

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. Follow the hall and look for signs to point you to the room.

Paid street parking is available on Washington Blvd, one block west of Woodward for a couple dollars (credit card only).

The Detroit Opera House parking garage is also available for $10 (unless there's a special event), two blocks away. Cash only.

Here's parking information from the Broderick Tower website (PDF) (https://www.grandcircus.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PARKING.pdf).

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.