WP Ann Arbor Sept 2016

Come help us celebrate our 7th Birthday. We’ll be providing soft drinks, cake, and Pizza. There will be no presentation, just general WordPress discussion, and of course, networking.

Sept 28th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Location: Room 2001, LSA Building, 500 S State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109

RSVP via Meetup.com

WP Ann Arbor August 2016

Topic: Panel Discussion (Ask anything related to WordPress or your WordPress Business and get answers!)

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speakers: Ross Johnson, Kyle Maurer, Rachel Leggett, Ian Wilson + more to be announced

Talk Level: ALL


Location

Room 2001, LSA Building, 500 S State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109

Room 2001 is on the 2nd floor of the LSA Building (1 floor above the ground floor), directly off the 2nd-floor lobby. You can enter either from State Street (the front of the building) or from Maynard Street (the rear of the building). The doors will remain unlocked until 7pm, but we’ll post signs on the doors directing you where to go and including a contact cell phone number.

Parking

It may be possible to park in the small visitor lot directly behind the LSA Building, on Maynard Street, or in the lot next to the Student Activities Building if spaces are available. Street parking and University Blue-lot parking should be free from 6pm on; carefully check the posted signs. But parking will definitely be available in the City of Ann Arbor Maynard Street parking structure, 1 block away, for $1.20/hour.  More parking options are available on the map, if you click on the (P) icon.

Call for Topics & Speakers:

If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to talk about WordPress related topics, if you, or you know someone who would like to speak, please get in touch.

WP Ann Arbor July 2016

Topic: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Shortcodes (Plus Some)

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speaker: Kyle Maurer: Co-founder at realbigmarketing.com

Talk Level: Beginner (with a few intermediate concepts discussed)

Overview: Shortcodes are one of the coolest and most powerful features in WordPress. They empower us and enable us to do things far beyond simple word processing within our content. In this session we will:
– Cover the many useful applications of shortcodes
– Discuss why they are so cool
– Walk through creating a basic shortcode
– Explore creative ways to make shortcodes more user friendly Will cover the basics as well as some intermediate concepts.


Location

Room 2001, LSA Building, 500 S State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109

Room 2001 is on the 2nd floor of the LSA Building (1 floor above the ground floor), directly off the 2nd-floor lobby. You can enter either from State Street (the front of the building) or from Maynard Street (the rear of the building). The doors will remain unlocked until 7pm, but we’ll post signs on the doors directing you where to go and including a contact cell phone number.

Parking

It may be possible to park in the small visitor lot directly behind the LSA Building, on Maynard Street, or in the lot next to the Student Activities Building if spaces are available. Street parking and University Blue-lot parking should be free from 6pm on; carefully check the posted signs. But parking will definitely be available in the City of Ann Arbor Maynard Street parking structure, 1 block away, for $1.20/hour.  More parking options are available on the map, if you click on the (P) icon.

Call for Topics & Speakers:

If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to talk about WordPress related topics, if you, or you know someone who would like to speak, please get in touch.

WP Ann Arbor June 2016

Topic: The Art of the WordPress RFP Response

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speaker: Steve Bennett: Partner, Project Manager at Real Big Marketing

Talk Level: All

Description: Let’s face it, we call them a hassle, or more often just a complete waste of time, but state funded organizations, and non-profits call RFPs a tool to reduce risk. The irony is that your agency is likely the lowest risk solution – your team can handle anything they’d throw your way. Plus, the payment for your work is predefined and prequalified; you will definitely get paid. So, even though it looks hard, taking the time to qualify and complete RFPs isn’t a waste. When addressed correctly, RFPs become a boon. Let me share with you how we; pre-qualify RFQs, quickly respond to them, differentiate ourselves from the competition, and I’ll even throw in a few tricks for addressing “Hard Questions”.


Location

Room 2001, LSA Building, 500 S State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109

Room 2001 is on the 2nd floor of the LSA Building (1 floor above the ground floor), directly off the 2nd floor lobby. You can enter either from State Street (the front of the building) or from Maynard Street (the rear of the building). The doors will remain unlocked until 7pm, but we’ll post signs on the doors directing you where to go and including a contact cell phone number.

Parking

It may be possible to park in the small visitor lot directly behind the LSA Building, on Maynard Street, or in the lot next to the Student Activities Building if spaces are available. Street parking and University Blue-lot parking should be free from 6pm on; carefully check the posted signs. But parking will definitely be available in the City of Ann Arbor Maynard Street parking structure, 1 block away, for $1.20/hour.  More parking options are available on the map, if you click on the (P) icon.

Call for Topics & Speakers:

If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to talk about WordPress related topics, if you, or you know someone who would like to speak, please get in touch.

WP Ann Arbor May 2016

Topic: Actionable Google Analytics

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speaker: Ross Johnson: Designer, Developer, Janitor, Dog Walker at 3.7DESIGNS

Talk Level: Beginner / Intermediate

About Talk: Most people go through the routine of installing some sort of tracking on their website, but few actually look at the results and even fewer figure out how to make improvements based on what they find. In this talk I cover why you’d want to have analytics on your site, what metrics to look at and how to use metrics to improve your website over time.


Location

Room 2001, LSA Building, 500 S State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109

Room 2001 is on the 2nd floor of the LSA Building (1 floor above the ground floor), directly off the 2nd floor lobby. You can enter either from State Street (the front of the building) or from Maynard Street (the rear of the building). The doors will remain unlocked until 7pm, but we’ll post signs on the doors directing you where to go and including a contact cell phone number.

Parking

It may be possible to park in the small visitor lot directly behind the LSA Building, on Maynard Street, or in the lot next to the Student Activities Building if spaces are available. Street parking and University Blue-lot parking should be free from 6pm on; carefully check the posted signs. But parking will definitely be available in the City of Ann Arbor Maynard Street parking structure, 1 block away, for $1.20/hour.  More parking options are available on the map, if you click on the (P) icon.

Call for Topics & Speakers:

If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to talk about WordPress related topics, if you, or you know someone who would like to speak, please get in touch.

WP Ann Arbor April 2016

Topic: My Madness and other Project Details

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speaker: Joel Worsham: Developer/Designer at www.realbigmarketing.com

Talk Level: Beginner – Intermediate

About Talk: In this talk, Joel will be taking you through some of the innards and guts of how I setup a WordPress project. He’ll be covering things such as: workflow, naming conventions, structure, etc.

About Joel: Joel is a web developer and designer who loves and works with WordPress. He works for a company called Real Big Marketing out of Jackson, and they make cool stuff.

Joel considers himself an expert in web development, web design, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JS, SASS, PHP, and a few other tools.

He loves helping people learn new things as well as providing a place for conversation, fellowshipping, and growth for others, as well as myself!


Location

Room 2001, LSA Building, 500 S State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109

Room 2001 is on the 2nd floor of the LSA Building (1 floor above the ground floor), directly off the 2nd floor lobby. You can enter either from State Street (the front of the building) or from Maynard Street (the rear of the building). The doors will remain unlocked until 7pm, but we’ll post signs on the doors directing you where to go and including a contact cell phone number.

Parking

It may be possible to park in the small visitor lot directly behind the LSA Building, on Maynard Street, or in the lot next to the Student Activities Building if spaces are available. Street parking and University Blue-lot parking should be free from 6pm on; carefully check the posted signs. But parking will definitely be available in the City of Ann Arbor Maynard Street parking structure, 1 block away, for $1.20/hour.  More parking options are available on the map, if you click on the (P) icon.

Call for Topics & Speakers:

If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to talk about WordPress related topics, if you, or you know someone who would like to speak, please get in touch.

WP Ann Arbor April 2016

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016, 6:00 PM

Room 2001 LSA Building
500 S State Street Ann Arbor, MI

31 Members Attending

Topic: My Madness and other Project DetailsSpeaker: Joel Worsham: Developer /Designer at www.realbigmarketing.comTalk Level: Beginner – IntermediateOverview: In this talk, Joel will be taking you through some of the innards and guts of how I setup a WordPress project. He’ll be covering things such as: workflow, naming conventions, structure, etc…

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WP Ann Arbor March 2016

Topic: A/B testing, heatmap, etc, how to use analytics and testing to influence design.

Date: Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Speaker: Ian Wilson: principal + creative lead at buildcreate.com

Talk Level: All

Location (Room 2001, LSA Building, 500 S State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109) 

Room 2001 is on the 2nd floor of the LSA Building (1 floor above the ground floor), directly off the 2nd floor lobby. You can enter either from State Street (the front of the building) or from Maynard Street (the rear of the building). The doors will remain unlocked until 7pm, but we’ll post signs on the doors directing you where to go and including a contact cell phone number.

Parking

It may be possible to park in the small visitor lot directly behind the LSA Building, on Maynard Street, or in the lot next to the Student Activities Building if spaces are available. Street parking and University Blue-lot parking should be free from 6pm on; carefully check the posted signs. But parking will definitely be available in the City of Ann Arbor Maynard Street parking structure, 1 block away, for $1.20/hour.  More parking options are available on the map, if you click on the (P) icon.

Call for Topics & Speakers:

If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to talk about WordPress related topics, if you, or you know someone who would like to speak, please get in touch.

WP Ann Arbor Jan 2016

Topic: Business Development for WordPress Freelancers

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Description: In this talk we will cover new business, contracts, proposals, statements of work, change orders, billing, identifying problematic clients, and client happiness.

Speaker: Declan O’Neill

Talk Level: All

Location (Room 2001, LSA Building, 500 S State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109) 

Room 2001 is on the 2nd floor of the LSA Building (1 floor above the ground floor), directly off the 2nd floor lobby. You can enter either from State Street (the front of the building) or from Maynard Street (the rear of the building). The doors will remain unlocked until 7pm, but we’ll post signs on the doors directing you where to go and including a contact cell phone number.

Parking

It may be possible to park in the small visitor lot directly behind the LSA Building, on Maynard Street, or in the lot next to the Student Activities Building if spaces are available. Street parking and University Blue-lot parking should be free from 6pm on; carefully check the posted signs. But parking will definitely be available in the City of Ann Arbor Maynard Street parking structure, 1 block away, for $1.20/hour.  More parking options are available on the map, if you click on the (P) icon.

Call for Topics & Speakers:

If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know. Also, we are always looking for new speakers to talk about WordPress related topics, if you, or you know someone who would like to speak, please get in touch.

WP Ann Arbor Jan 2016: Business Development for WordPress Freelancers

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016, 6:00 PM

Room 2001 LSA Building
500 S State Street Ann Arbor, MI

59 Members Attending

TopicBusiness Development for WordPress FreelancersDescriptionIn this talk, we will cover new business, contracts, proposals, statements of work, change orders, billing, identifying problematic clients, and client happiness.SpeakerDeclan O’NeillTalk Level:AllCall for Topics & Speakers:If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please …

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WP Ann Arbor Work Session – December 2015

Time/Date/RSVP

About:

Show up to work on your WordPress site, get help with your WordPress site, help other people with their WordPress sites, or just chat with other local WordPress users. There will not be any agenda, speaker, or topic. People of all backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome. Come to share what you know and learn what you don’t know.

Guidelines:

  • If you want to get help, please come prepared with everything other people will need to help you, including the information you need to log in to your WordPress site as an administrator (site URL, username, password, SFTP information), information about your WordPress hosting provider (cPanel or other information), and so on. Bring your own laptop, if you have one, so you won’t have to trust entering your password on someone else’s laptop.
  • If multiple people are waiting to get help with their site or ask questions, we’ll switch to new people every 30 minutes.
  • If you know the answer to someone else’s question, please consider helping them.
  • If you or your company provide for-fee WordPress consulting or services, no sales pitches please, and no charging for any help at the meetup. You can say that you offer consulting or services, and pass out business cards or flyers, but anything beyond that should happen at a different time and place than the meetups.
  • Please be courteous, professional, and respectful of others. Everyone is a community volunteer.

Location:

  • We’re changing the location yet again. For the summer months, we’ll be meeting in room 1180 of the Duderstat Center on North Campus. It’s about two miles away from where we have been meeting before, but has a larger room with more comfortable chairs and easier parking.
  • For more information, please see the map.

Parking:

Park in either the Murfin Avenue lot or the Beal Avenue lot. If you are already in downtown Ann Arbor or on Central Campus, you can take the free buses to North Campus.