January 14th 2016 Meetup

Guess what KZooWP’ers… We’re kicking off the new year and it’s just another week away from our first meetup! The year is already moving fast. With WordPress 4.4 just released and well on it’s way to 4.4.1 and 4.5, this is going to be one of those years where staying on top of new features needs to be a priority. To learn more about what 4.4 brought to the table, check out this video

I had the pleasure of watching the team work together to get 4.4 out the door from their Core Development slack channel and highly recommend anyone interested in getting more involved with WordPress check it out, it made me love WordPress even more.

Things we’re gonna talk about

I think setting a good foundation for learning / improving at the beginning of the year will help make 2016 everyones best year yet. So on top of the typical WordPress discussion, I want to touch base on productivity. Apps and tools that make our lives easier. How to stay on top of the crazy fast paced tech world. How to find answers when you’re stuck. Resources that help you improve in what ever field you’re trying to better yourself at.

Slacking off with our own slack channel

After seeing how effective the communication was between all the core team members on slack, I thought it would be cool to have our own KZooWP slack channel. As it turns out I made one back in MAY of 2015 but never got around to getting it going. Let me know if you’re interested in joining. We will be going over how amazing slack is at the meetup, incase you’re not sold on it yet.

Planning Future Meetups

We will be asking and looking for presenters for future meetups, if you know anyone who is interested or if you are interested in spreading some knowledge and promoting your company please get in touch with us. It’s never too early to schedule a presentation.

We will also start setting up a survey to keep a list of interesting topics that we’d like to discuss at each meetup. We will start that at this meetup, to prepare for the following month’s. Having this all laid out will help us find speakers well in advanced and also start attracting interested people to the specific meetups.

Spread The Love!

Invite your fellow WordPressing friends! share the group with them and the kzoowp.com website :) We want users of all skill levels, back grounds, and interests to come help others and learn more about WordPress and all of the capabilities that it has.

Time:

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 6:30PM – 8:00PM

Location:

Feed The World Cafe

7000 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Peace

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