WordPress users enjoy a strong online community. Let’s talk about how to enjoy strong local communities as well. Attendees will learn tips and tricks for facilitating successful meetups or user groups along with some suggestions for holding a WordCamp in your area which provides value to all in the WordPress ecosystem. Aaron will be sharing his experiences of four years of local WordPress event organization in the Portland area as well as lessons he’s learned from organizers of meetups and WordCamps in other cities.
Check out Aaron’s slides: IRL FTW Organizing WordCamps and Meetups
About the Speaker:
Aaron Hockley is a photographer and blogger who spends a lot of time conversing with others about new media topics. He writes frequent articles and has been cited as an industry source by publications such as CNN and the New York Times. Aaron founded WordCamp Portland and is active in a variety of events in the Portland tech scene. He has attended and spoken at several blogging and social media events including BlogWorld & New Media Expo, a few Ignites, and a handful of WordCamps.