April 15, 2017 — The WordPress industry is dominated by freelancers, remote workers and a distributed workforce. Though the Community as a whole is strong, the day to day reality for many is isolation.
Sure, there’s Twitter, Slack, and the lot. But seeing people’s faces and hearing their voices is the way humans connect. This is why Face to Face Communication is such an important part of human connection. And you can’t have a community without connection.
It’s easy to take meetups for granted or to believe that their only value is in the exchange of information. However, the value of in-person meetups cannot be understated. Meetups are a great defence against isolation. They inspire, create relationships, and are a great place to learn. Yet, not everyone lives close enough to attend a WordPress meetup.
In Orange County, for example, we have several meetups to choose from which have become mini communities in and of themselves. By building relationships, there is a cohesive bond is formed. We generally call this friendship.
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” CS Lewis
Knowing that you’re not alone is the first step in friendship. The exchange of ideas — theme suggestions, the best form plugins, and CSS tricks — all help the meetup attendee with her work, but even more, the discussion is a platform upon which friendships are built. And friendships are the undergirding, supportive structure of any thriving community — like a coral reef.
April 10, 2017 — WordPress ci dà tanto e senza chiedere nulla in cambio. Ecco perché in moltissime persone si scatena la voglia di partecipare attivamente a questo progetto.
Partecipare a un meetup è sicuramente uno dei primi step per entrare a far parte della community WordPress locale. Ma se ne volessi organizzare uno tuo? Cosa è necessario sapere e come bisogna muoversi? Eccoti qui un piccolo resoconto di tutti i problemi e le gioie passate dagli organizzatori di un meetup in continua crescita.
March 16, 2017 — “There’s nothing like being with people under the same roof.” Carin Arrigo
March 13, 2017 — Francesca Marano is a WordPress professional, community junkie, author, educator.She enjoys speaking / attending WordCamps and Meetups.
She is the founder of the website C+B, a blog for Italian female creative entrepreneurs, with an editorial staff of more than 50 professionals offering advice to women who work on their own. The website has 40,000 readers.
March 3, 2017 — This episode we take a quick look at Marketing and Accessibility.
Marketing has made a call to action asking that WordPress Meetups record quick video testimonials. A “testimonial” category has been added to the WordPress TV Video Submission page.
Accessibility (and other Teams) are making plans and taking suggestions for topics to be discussed at the Contributor Day at WordCamp Europe.
January 21, 2017 — Le Contributor Nights saranno dedicate a studiare e lavorare insieme: ogni mese selezioneremo uno dei team attivi su make.wordpress.org. Per alcuni team potremo contare sul supporto di lead, italiani e stranieri, mentre per altri ci auto gestiremo con lo studio, leggendo la documentazione, andando a vedere quali sono le discussioni attive su trac e su Slack.
Per questa prima serata siamo felici di avere con noi John Blackbourn, WordPress engineer presso Human Made e uno dei WordPress Core developer, che ci aiuterà a scoprire il team Core.
December 5, 2016 — Did you know that last October, Japan had 25 meetups more than other cities? Attending and organizing local meetups is a great and enjoyable way to learn a lot of things! I’ll share with you how my life has changed by organizing meetups and how you can start organizing and being involved in local meetups in your neighborhood or city. This year we saw many cities starting meetups in Southeast Asia. In this session, I’ll talk about the variety of these events and share some tips and tricks
November 21, 2016 — Brittney Moffat resides in northern Ohio in the US and has been using WordPress for one year.
We talk about her experiences at WordCamps, the WordPress Community and her involvement in the local WordPress Meetup group.