I discovered the Portland WordPress Meetup group a few years ago after filling out a free profile at www.meetup.com. The genius behind Meetup is that it helps connect your personal orÂ business interests with other, like-minded people. Our Portland WordPress Meetup started out with just one meeting per month, and the audience was a wide range of people from first-time bloggers, to start-up business owners, to geeky developers.
Now our group has gotten into a monthly series of User and Developer meetings, so that attendees can fit into the group that fits their skills and interests. This October we're having a record four meetings instead of the usual two, because another neat feature of Meetup is that any member can suggest adding a new meeting, assuming that they have a topic, speaker and location. So here's what's in store in the next two weeks:
- WordPress and Beer: Homebrew web applications with WP, Oct 17 at 6PM, Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
- WordPress Social Meetup, Oct 19 at 4PM, Vancouver Hypnosis Located at Parkway Plaza
- User: Creating a WordPress site for a local Author, Oct 20 at 6:30PM, U.S. Bancorp Tower
- Developer: Fluffy Bunny, the story of refactoring Digital Trends, Oct 27 at 6:30PM, U.S. Bancorp Tower
Online our Meetup group now has some 1,313 members, although at a physical meeting you can expect up to 50 people attending. The meetings are free, except for your time, so why not learn something new about creating or updating your own blog or web site and attend one of our informative Meetups. There is always time for you to raise questions and get answers, on the spot without using Google.