Two great talks for the beginners in our group - what is design and why you need it, and how to get involved in the WordPress community without knowing a stitch of code! As always, there will be plenty of chances to ask questions, discuss solutions and network with a wide range of WordPress users, from beginner to expert.
David James: Designer - www.djgd.co.uk (http://www.djgd.co.uk/)
For those who want to know what design is and why it matters, an overview of design as a process and its role in building a website.
Diving into the WordPress community
Tess Coughlan-Allen: Marketing Manager - @tessc_a https://minddoodle.com
What I’ve learnt from working with WordPress is that you don’t need to feel techy to feel involved. The WordPress world is welcoming and everyone can contribute. It doesn’t always need to revolve around coding, it’s up to you what you bring to the table.
During this talk, I will share my personal experience of using content creation and community building skills within the WordPress scene and explore how you can embrace the community so you can:
• Build relationships to open up new opportunities and collaborations
• Learn, teach and share
• Realise your value and capitalise on your strengths
• Find your place in the tech community
You'll be welcomed on arrival by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers where you can grab your name badge and get settled in. We aim to get started at around 7pm so give yourself plenty of time to get a drink and have a graze from the buffet we provide.
We usually start the night off with some updates about what's happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own updates. Just speak to one of the organisers before we start if you'd like to say or ask something.
After the first talk we take a break before our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat. The talks usually finish around 9.00pm (ish).
We will be upstairs in the function room, here is a handy video showing you how to get there...