Past Meetup

DC: January WordPress Meetup

This Meetup is past

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For our January meetup, we have a twist on the regular talk. Russell Heimlich will be giving two talks.

Talk #1: Working with SVGs in WordPress

Scalable Vector Graphics are an ideal format for our multiscreen world with a dizzying array of resolutions. How can we work with SVGs in WordPress? What are the workflows and pitfalls of getting SVGs online? This talk will give you all the how and why of working with SVGs in WordPress.


Talk #2: Making Images Smarter: On Demand Image Resizing for WordPress

Don't you hate resizing images in the media library when your theme changes? I sure did. In this talk I'll show you how we handle resizing images on demand instead of fighting our layouts.


Russell Heimlich has been wrangling the interwebz since the dawn of the century. By day he is the lead developer at Spirited Media, a local news operation for the next generation. By night he is a small human co-wrangler of two daughters with the help from his partner in crime, Kristina. True to his name, he is capable life saving choking maneuvers for the greater human good. Milkshakes make him smile.


As always, food and drink will be sponsored by CHIEF (

We rely on accurate RSVP counts to estimate how much food and drink to purchase for the event. If you realize you can't make it, please update your RSVP as soon as possible.


If possible, try to arrive at the meetup before 7 PM. The doors to the building lock after 7 PM but we will have a volunteer in the lobby to escort people up to CHIEF's office.