August WordPress Meetup: Lightning Talks!


For August's meetup, like we did last December (, we're doing lightning talks.

For those not familiar, a "lightning" talk (as the name might imply) is a talk delivered in about 5 minutes. If you have a relevant topic you'd like to share with the group, this is a great opportunity to do so.

It's important to note that it does not *have* to be a development-related talk. Topics related to business, marketing, entrepreneurship, design, content strategy, publishing, or really anything that a WordPress meetup go-er would find interesting...are all more than welcome.

We're aiming to have about 8-10 talks, which will give speakers time for about a 5 minute presentation with room for a brief round of questions each, along with our usual networking and social time.

If you're interested, please submit a message to the organizers with a brief bio and talk description.

"Securing your WordPress site in 5 easy pieces" by Kevin Koehler of Automattic

"Greetings, Users of Earth" by David K Rathbun

"8 WordPress Plugins That Will Improve Your On-Page SEO" by Joseph Hirschhorn Howard

"Content Migration Tips and Procedures" by Mark Wahl, Technical Director at The Jake Group

"My Recent Favorite Plugins” by Ryan King of Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian

"Begin with Genesis" - Tara Claeys of Design TLC

"Taxonomy & Metadata Filtering" - Chito Peppler of Runin Out

"I became a WordPress Developer with a Full Time Job and Kids and so can You" - Swain Strickland of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

"Developing WordPress Locally" - Nicholas Cerminara, Creator of web blog & its creative arm Scotch Digital

We'll update this description with new talks as they are confirmed.

This meetup's food, drink, and venue are once again sponsored by CHIEF (