Join the Local WordPress Community at a WordPress Meetup

WordPress Meetup - 10th Anniversary Part at PDX Green Dragon

PDX WordPress Meetup celebrates the 10th Anniversary of WordPress at the Green Dragon 2013

WordCamps bring together WordPress users from around the region annually. But the WordPress Community energy and activities don’t stop there. Oregon has a very active WordPress Community and we invite you to join us.

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.

Kronda speaks at WordPress MeetupThe 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. Continue reading Join the Local WordPress Community at a WordPress Meetup

Secure Sponsorship with Sucuri Security

Another sponsor! Welcome Sucuri to our exciting WordCamp Sponsor club.

Many WordPress sites have been saved before and after a security issue by Sucuri. They offer years of experience in researching the latest and emerging web threats to all sites including WordPress.

Running one or more WordPress sites, especially client sites, security is an issue foremost on the minds of most web designers, developers, and administrators. Too many sites are random or direct targets of hackers. Estimates are that every website in the world gets an average of 300 attacks every day, including yours. WordPress does what it can, as do the underlying technologies, but services like Sucuri can help strength the security of your website.

For everyone, Sucuri offers their popular free Sucuri Site Check that tests your site for malware and security issues. For self-hosted WordPress sites, check out the Sucuri Security WordPress Plugin.

StickerGiant Stuck as a New Sponsor

StickerGiant WordCamp PDX 2015 Sticker on Box.We’d like to welcome StickerGiant to our exciting WordCamp Sponsor club!

StickerGiant prints quality custom stickers and labels quickly, often with 24-hour turn around. They have amazing customer service, determined to get you the stickers you need before you need them.

We have many sticker fans in the WordPress Community covering their laptops and cases with colorful and bright stickers. StickerGiant has sponsored over 100 WordCamps around the world, and we are honored to have them not only produce our beautiful WordCamp PDX stickers this year, but also to have them on board as a sponsor.

Announcing Our After-Party Venue — Enso Urban Winery!

Enso Winery Sign Photo.A Winery (🍷) in the middle of Urbane Southeast Portland? It cannot be, you say! Oh, but folks, it’s true, it’s delicious, and it’s all ours for the evening after our big day at WordCamp Portland 2015! Yay!

We are very happy to announce that our venue for our WordCamp Portland 2015 After-Party will be held at the highly-rated Enso Winery, a wonderful Portland Urban Winery right here in town.

Enso Winery PDX Urban Wineries GlassWhat is an Urban Winery, you may ask? Enso sources grapes from the finest vineyards all around our local region, from across the river in Washington along the Columbia River Gorge down to Portland’s own Wine region throughout Yamhill County and beyond. They create in micro-vats their own special, limited edition bottled vintages for their label at the Stark Street location, as well as keeping on hand well-chosen vintages from other top, local wineries and some great micro-brew beer.
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Our Schedule for WordCamp Portland 2015 is now up.

The WordCamp Portland 2015 Schedule GraphicOur schedule for WordCamp Portland 2015 is now up! Just click the link above in the Main Menu of the Header of our WordCamp Portland web site and you’ll see the complete schedule for the day of Saturday, October 24th. Each of the links in the site will take you to a description of the session, which in turn will have a link for the bio of the speaker.
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Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word Timeline and History

Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and founder of Automattic and, gives an annual “State of the Word” presentation at many WordCamps as he travels the world. He won’t be speaking at this WordCamp PDX, though he has at many in the past.

To help you catch up with the history of WordPress, founded in 2003, we’ve put together a timeline of videos of Matt’s annual State of the Word talks. Unfortunately, we are still looking for videos from 2007 and 2008.

State of the Word, WordCamp San Francisco 2007

The WordCamp San Francisco 2007 State of the Word is on Viddler and in an old Flash version. Until a more secure version of the original video is found, here is the WordCamp Argentina 2007 keynote by Matt Mullenweg featuring slides from the San Francisco State of the Word.

For more information, see WordCamp Argentina 2007. Continue reading Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word Timeline and History

WordCamp PDX Volunteers Still Needed

WordCamp PDX 2015 is just over a week away and we need a few more volunteers. If you would like to help other WordPress users during the October 24, 2015, event, hurry to sign up for a volunteer position.

WordCamp PDX volunteer coordinator, Matthew Eppelsheimer of Rocket Lift has announced that volunteers are still needed for the following jobs on the day of WordCamp:

  • Audio/Visual: We will be filming and photographing as many presentation events as possible. If you are handy with a still or motion camera, or would like to help with the A/V tasks associated with the event, sign up now.
  • Front-door greeters: Have a winning smile and like saying hello? We need greeters to welcome folks to WordCamp and direct them to their destination.
  • Food & beverage servers: Got a strong serving arm? We will have snacks and a big lunch and we need people to help prep the food and deliver it to hungry WordCampers.

If any of these qualifications matches your skill set, head to our handy dandy volunteer form to let us know you want to get involved (and into WordCamp free).

Thanks For The Shout Out! WordCamp Portland 2015 Mentioned in WP Watercooler Podcast

Hey all! — please check out this wonderful video podcast on news around WordPress, WP Watercooler. In this, a “#WPblab” Q & A session, check out at the 0:00:55 mark where they mention our upcoming WordCamp Portland 2015.

Thank you for the shout out, WP Watercooler folk!

Bluehost how do we love thee?

A WordCamp without sponsors is…not a WordCamp at all. We couldn’t have such great events without our awesome sponsors. So thank you Bluehost for being an Outstanding sponsor!

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. You can join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.

Organizer Justin Sainton Invites You to WordCamp PDX

The organizer of WordCamp PDX, Justin Sainton, personally invites you to Portland, Oregon, and this year’s exciting WordCamp PDX. He talks about the theme of WordCamp this year, discussing how WordPress, something that powers 25% of the web, impacts 100% of all of us.

Justin is overseeing a huge team of volunteers working overtime to ensure you have an exciting WordCamp event this year.

There are still tickets available but they are selling fast. Get yours today for only $20.