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/

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.

Tucson Startup Drinks – September

This month we might have a round-table on lawyers, but if not we can have a lively discussion about what you should know (or already know) about your market.

  • Have you thought about your idea?
  • Who is your competition?
  • Who are your customers?
  • Who are your end-users?

Startup Drinks is a simple concept: startup culture in cities around the world gathers around a bar to have a pint and discuss what they are working on, what they need help with and what they can do for each other.

The Tucson version of this group meets on the last Tuesday of every month (generally, this is a special meeting, and we will do another at the end of August most likely).

When: Tuesday, September 29th beginning at 7 pm

Where: 115 Creative Space (115 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85701) map it

BYOB/Snacks