Second Annual Adstravaganza

  • What: Ad2’s Annual ADstravaganza 21+ event
  • When: Friday, June 29th 8pm- midnight
  • Where: Casino del Sol Resort Hotel, 5655, West Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757
  • Cost: $35 admission OR free with new or renewed Ad2 membership

Join Ad2 for their 2nd annual Adstravaganza event, brought to you by Casino del Sol Resort Hotel. Enjoy pool-side service and an evening of live entertainment, cocktails, and appetizers in the setting of Casino del Sol’s brand new hotel! Special room rates are offered to attendees- just mention that you are attending Ad2’s Adstravaganza.

October Startup Drinks – Demo Night!

Join us for Startup Drinks, Demo Night!

When: Tuesday, October 26th from 7-9pm
Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Cost: Please bring a drink to enjoy and another to share.

Here are our confirmed demos for the October 2010 version of Startup Drinks:

  • The Human Mosaic Project (Warner)
  • Garious (Aaron Eden)
  • Good Call Football (Theo/William)
  • Universal Clipboard (JMatt)

WordPress Meetup September 2010

Join us for an evening of WordPress. We’ll cover the latest in WordPress news, share how we are using WordPress, and possibly have several 10-minute presentations to be determined.

  • Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 (located on the SW corner of 6th Ave & 6th St)
  • When: Thursday, September 30th from 7–9 PM
  • Cost: Please bring a snack or drink to share

Notes:

Here are links to the WordPress news I discussed.

Upcoming WordCamps
WordCamp Las Vegas, Oct 23
http://lasvegaswordcamp.com/

WordCamp Phoenix: Jan 26-30, 2011
http://phxwordcamp.com/

WordPress Foundation takes over WP trademark
http://wordpress.org/news/2010/09/trademark-to-wpf/
http://ma.tt/2010/09/wordpress-trademark/

Updates to iOs apps
http://ios.wordpress.org/2010/09/29/introducing-version-2-6/

Windows Live Spaces shutting down, moving users to WordPress.com
http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/welcome-windows-live-spaces-bloggers/

VaultPress
http://vaultpress.com

Plinky
http://www.plinky.com/

August Startup Drinks

Startup Drinks – What are you working on? Need help? Need a co-founder?

Come to Tucson Startup Drinks to talk about all things entrepreneurship, trade information, the latest book you’ve been reading or just to take in the vibe. Time to kick off end of summer (and back to school for some of us)!

7 pm at Spoke6 6th St & 6th Ave. – parking available in lot south of 6th St.

Please bring a drink or snack to enjoy and share (doesn’t have to be alcohol).

WordPress Meetup August 2010

Join us for an evening of WordPress. We’ll cover the latest in WordPress news, share how we are using WordPress, and have several 10-minute presentations covering topics such as:

– Latest WordPress News
– WordPress community and 100 Stands (Sam Devore)
– Custom Post Types & TDAC Job Board (Tim Bowen)

  • Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 (located on the SW corner of 6th Ave & 6th St)
  • When: Thursday, August 19th from 7–9 PM
  • Cost: Please bring a snack or drink to share

This is an open event. Everyone is welcome.

Barebones CMS Presentation

Learn about Barebones CMS – a high-performance, minimalist content management system.  The author, Thomas Hruska, will give a short presentation and demonstration of this open source product.

Time permitting, Q&A and installation help will be offered afterward.

When: July 15th from 7 to 9pm
Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705 (SW Corner of 6th and 6th)

This event is free, however please bring a drink or snack to share.

June Start-up Drinks

Demo Night!
Currently we have two demos of projects in the works. If you have something you’re working on bring it down to present to the group. Other than that we’ll be discussing startups, funding, and, of course, beer (or wine).

Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 (SW Corner of 6th and 6th)
When: June 29th from 7-9pm.

BYOB/Snack and come on down

WordPress Meetup June 2010

Join us for an evening of WordPress. We’ll cover the latest in WordPress news, share how we are using WordPress, and possibly have several 10-minute presentations.

  • Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 (located on the SW corner of 6th Ave & 6th St)
  • When: Tuesday, June 22nd 7–9 PM
  • Cost: Please bring a snack or drink to share

This is an open event. Everyone is welcome.

Presentations scheduled:

  1. Intro: Latest WordPress news (Lance)
    3.0 launched last week! Whoo-hoo! Read all the details and watch a video overview, then go update your WordPress sites.
  2. Rapid development (Josh)
  3. WordPress community and 100 Stands (Sam DeVore) Canceled
  4. Ian: Integrating development frameworks and custom applications with WordPress: pros and cons
  5. Child themes (Lance)
    – Codex page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

Ideas for presentations in July and August:

  1. How to develop a theme: A-Z, learning all the files (based on ThemeShaper tutorial)
  2. Writing with WordPress: Britt
  3. Plugin development basics
  4. Common tasks and how to solve them: calendars and events, migration of old sites to the latest WordPress version
  5. Commercialization of WP (plugins, developers, bloggers…)
  6. Top 10 things you should know about WordPress
  7. Compare photo gallery themes/plugins
  8. Search Engine Optimization
  9. Best practices in development and design
  10. BuddyPress review of capabilities

If you’d like to present a topic related to WordPress, drop Lance an email: lance at simpledream dot net.

WordPress Meetup May 2010

Join us for an evening of WordPress. We’ll cover the latest in WordPress news, share how we are using WordPress, and possibly have several 10-minute presentations.

  1. Review WordPress news and happenings (Lance)
  2. Two or three short presentations (5-10 minutes each)
  3. Q & A and networking

Event information:

  • Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 (located on the SW corner of 6th Ave & 6th St)
  • When: Tuesday, May 25th 7–9 PM
  • Cost: FREE (though please bring drinks or snack to share)

This is an open event. Everyone is welcome.

Ideas for presentations:

  1. Ian: Custom Post Types
  2. Ian: WordPress Performance
  3. Common tasks and how to solve them: calendars and events, migration of old sites to the latest WordPress version.
  4. Tim and Lance: Commercialization of WP
  5. Lance: Child themes

If you’d like to present a topic related to WordPress, drop Lance an email: lance at simpledream dot net.