August 16, 2017 — Tracy Apps is a creative problem solver with over 15 years of client experience in all types of projects. She got her start blogging on B2 and followed that transformation to WordPress. She is active in several local Meetups in the Milwaukee area.
Tracy is the co-owner of http://cornermarket.media which offers a variety of services including design, custom development, branding and training.
She has spoken at several WordCamps about various aspects of design. Some of her presentations can be seen on WordPress.tv.
Tracy and Shelby Elliott are in the process of launching a podcast titled The Not So Straight and Narrow, which will be available on various podcast platforms soon.
July 3, 2017 — Florian Gottschall is a professional videographer who fell in love with his trade at an early age. He attended the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut (Bavaria) and has had his own business since 2011. He became involved with WordPress in 2010.
Florian and a group of volunteers attended WordCamp Europe and spent their time recording videos of attendees, volunteers, speakers, etc. The videos can be seen on WordPress TV and the YouTube channel.
Because of his commitment to WordPress, Florian has offered WordCamps and Meetups a free subscription for the Vinubis video editor plugin. Feel free to contact him on the plugin website.
June 22, 2017 — Op de WordPress Meetup Fryslân van 18 mei 2017 vroegen we de bezoekers wat ze van de meetup vonden samengevat in één woord.
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At the WordPress Meetup Fryslân held on the 18th of may 2017 we’ve asked the attendees for a testimonial of the meetups summarized in one word.
June 5, 2017 — When I first contacted Marco Andre about doing an interview, he stated that he would like to have some of the other organizers sit in and take part in the interview.
I did not realize how lucky I would get to interview the group while they were preparing for their Meetup.
Marco Andrei, Rodrigo, Gustavo and Eduardo were part of the ograinzing team for WordCamp Porto Alegre, which was held on May 6thof this year. WordCamp Porto Alegre has been held twice in the past few years and this group hopes to make this an annual event.
We talk about their involvement in the WordPress Community, as well as being involved in other tech related groups in their area.
In preparation for their evening Meetup, Marco Andrei, Rodrigo, Gustavo and Eduardo had prepared a cake and cupcakes to celebrate the 14th anniversary of WordPress.
May 29, 2017 — Meetup de presentación de la comunidad local de WordPress en Irun (Gipuzkoa).
Definición de objetivos de la comunidad e inquietudes de los participantes
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.