Last night I presented at the March Northeast PA WordPress meetup – WordPress is Installed… No What? – in which I gave a basic overview of site settings, themes, plugins, and general best practices for your new WordPress site.
We had a good turnout and had some great conversation. We also ran a live stream and chatroom for the event, to get folks involved who couldn’t make it out.
I’m loving the great response that we’re getting to this kind of meetup in the Northeast PA area!
View the video and slide deck at http://www.nepawp.com/2013/03/march-2013-meetup/.
Check out the Northeast PA WordPress meetup’s web site and Meetup.com profile. Or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube.
This may surprise some people, but I really like to talk about WordPress. (Hmm… I think I just felt a collective groan from my coworkers, family, and friends.) Yeah… some might say that I talk about it just a little too much. So, to feed my WordPress habit – and to maybe help out a couple of people along the way – I’m helping to form the Northeast Pennsylvania WordPress Meetup group.
A few months ago, I joined the moderators team for WordPress.tv, along with Jerry Bates, Chandra Maharzan, and Eric Mann. I’ve learned a lot from WordPress.tv videos and (news flash!) I love WordPress, so I jumped at the chance to help out.
UPDATE: See the end of the post for recent updates.
An interesting discussion has been going on in the WordPress community about the WordPress Foundation‘s rules (and enforcement thereof) that pertains to those who speak at or volunteer at WordCamp conferences (see Representing WordPress). Particularly in question is this requirement:
That’s right, I said it. I’m glad that Google Apps for domains is no longer free.
Before you scroll to the bottom to submit an angry comment, hear me out.
I use Google Apps on a daily, nay, nearly-minutely basis. My mail and calendar for this and several other domains that I’m responsible for are all hosted on Google Apps. And yes, all of them are using the free version. I am sincerely grateful to Google for this.