There are two types of meetups in the area. One type is the more structured meetup featuring a guest presenter on a WordPress topic. The downtown PDX WordPress Meetups typically follow that format.
The other is a social meetup where there isn’t a lecture or presentation on a WordPress topic but a quick Q&A session then everyone breaks out their laptops and we start working together to solve your WordPress issues. We often divide up into groups for those interested in general discussions on WordPress Basics, WordPress Content/Writing, SEO/Marketing/Social Media, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Servers, and Security. Individuals get the help they need and others can learn from each other about the areas that interest them.
Sunday, October 18, 2015, is your first opportunity to get to know others in the WordPress Community with the Vancouver WordPress Social Meetup at Clark College from 4-7PM.
Monday, October 19, from 7-9PM is the Beaverton WordPress Social Meetup. Bring your laptops, mice, passwords, and questions or answers to help everyone learn more about how WordPress works to the Beaverton Community Center.
Both of these are social meetups, so bring your laptops, mice, passwords, and be ready to get the help you need with WordPress or help others.
The next PDX WordPress Meetup is scheduled for November on a Monday, and we’re going to have an amazing speaker. Details are still in the works, so join the PDX WordPress Meetup group to receive notifications the moment the event is set.
RSVP registrations are appreciated, especially as some meetings have a limited capacity and there is often a waiting list.
Here are some of the WordPress meetups and groups meeting throughout Oregon.
- Downtown WordPress Meetup (Rose City WordPress Users Group/PDX WordPress Meetup): Meets monthly typically on a Monday in downtown Portland with a speaker presenting an educational topic on WordPress. This is open to everyone at all levels of WordPress experience and expertise.
- Developers WordPress Meetup: This group meets monthly on the second Monday of the month for an intermediate to advanced WordPress topic for developers, coders, hackers, and programmers.
- Beaverton WordPress Social Meetup: Meets on a weekday evening to bring together people with WordPress expertise to help other WordPress users learn how to use WordPress and answer their questions and solve their problems.
- Vancouver WordPress Social Meetup: Meets on Sundays or Thursdays once a month to provide WordPress help to users.
- Salem WordPress Meetup: This group meets once a month in Salem, Oregon, to bring together WordPress fans and users to help each other learn more about WordPress. The group is new and we’re waiting on a new meetup announcement and page.
- Corvallis WordPress meetup: This is a new group trying to get their feet off the ground to bring local WordPress users together. (Waiting on a meetup page).
You can find more information and upcoming events on Meetup for the PDX WordPress Meetup Group. Head over there and join the group to be notified the moment a meetup in the area is announced.
Portland WordPress Meetup website offers more than just information about our meetings and speakers, it also includes a “Find a Designer, Developer or Consultant Directory” of WordPress designers and developers in the Portland, Oregon, area. If you need professional help with your WordPress site, let this be your first stop. We announce jobs and those seeking jobs at each of our WordPress Meetups, too.
Live in a community and want to connect with more WordPress users? Start your own local group. Just contact us through the WordPress Meetup PDX site and we will help you get started. If the group is in the Portland metro area, you are welcome to post announcements on our shared WordPress Meetup site to reach out to the entire community.
While we are looking ahead at WordPress Community events, consider a trip to Philadelphia for December 4th and the first WordCamp US. This is the first national WordPress conference and they are expecting over 2,000 attendees from around the country and the world.