The April WordPress Melbourne meetup is on Wed 13 April 2011.
The following topics will be discussed:
Andrew Davis – Rothfield Legal Case Study
Andrew will be presenting a case study on the Rothfield Legal website that he developed.
It is as an example of the sort of website that is possible to build without doing any PHP programming. i.e. what you can do with WordPress, HTML, CSS and plugins.
Anthony Cole – WordPress 3.1 Post Formats
Post formats are awesome, but WTF are they? Anthony is going to give an introductory talk to post formats and start off with a few case studies of themes that use post formats.
He’ll also give a brief example of how to use Post Formats if you’re a theme developer and talk about a few potential future use cases for the awesomeness that is the post format.
After a successful WordCamp Melbourne 2011, the March WordPress meetup is (hopefully) set to see plenty of new faces attending.
The following topics will be discussed:
Ryan Allen – Using WordPress as a Knowledge Base (Wiki)
Ryan from Envato will be discussing how Envato use WordPress for their knowledge base and wiki.
James Collins – WordPress 3.1 New Features and Changes
James Collins will be reviewing WordPress 3.1 (which was released in early March), and discussing the new features and changes that it introduces.
WordPress Q and A
The usual question and answer session where people can ask any WordPress-releated questions.
We’ll then be visiting a local pub for some casual drinks and chit-chat.
In the lead up to WordCamp Melbourne 2011, we’re having a WordPress meetup this Wednesday the 9th of February at 6:30 PM at RMIT.
It will be in the RMIT Research Lounge:
Building 8, Level 5
RMIT City Campus (Swanston St)
This is where the meetup was held in October. Do note that it is not at OpenHub and not where the meetup was held in November in the downstairs room.
WordCamp Melbourne 2011 is a two-day gathering for users of the WordPress blogging platform – from bloggers, designers, developers – anyone who uses or hacks on WordPress in some way.
The event runs over two days on February 26-27 2011, and tickets are only $50 (or $35 if you’re a student).
I highly recommend the conference for all people who are interested in WordPress (both novices and experts).
Please see wcmelb.org for more information.
In order to wind down into the Christmas break, our December meetup is going to be a little different to normal.
Instead of formal presentations, our Christmas meetup is going to be a casual social occasion.
Thanks to Video User Manuals, BBQ food and soft drinks will be provided for all attendees.
You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic drinks if you wish.
Thanks to everyone that attended the November WordPress Melbourne User Group meetup.
Troy Dean’s presentation on the The Jessica Watson digital strategy project was an informative real-life case study on the strengths and weaknesses of WordPress and also Business Catalyst.
Anthony Cole gave us some useful WordPress security and performance tips. We also ended up discussing various WordPress web hosting solutions.
Video User Manuals was also generous enough to give away two lifetime licenses to their WordPress User Manual product/service. The lucky recipients were James Giang and Christian Faltier.
James Giang was also nice enough to write up his own wrap-up of the meetup. Thanks James!
In our October meetup, we did a brainstorming session where people suggested topics that we could talk about at future meetups.
I have compiled these into a poll, where you can all vote on your favourite topic.
If you would like to suggest a different topic, or you’d like to do your own presentation, please get in touch.
Our next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday the 10th of November, 2010 at RMIT with a 7:30pm start.
- Anthony Cole – WordPress security
- Troy Dean – The Jessica Watson digital strategy project using WordPress and then Business Catalyst
Then we’ll head to a nearby bar for some socialising.
Our next meetup is scheduled for Wednesday 13th October 2010 at our new venue, RMIT.
Wednesday 13th October 2010 at 7:30pm
Details for our next (and first) meeting.
Friday 30 July at 6.30pm.
1st floor, meeting room 1
247 Flinders Lane