On Thursday night, I attended my first Buffalo WordPress Users meetup at Canisius College. The group holds two sessions a month – one for entry-level users seeking to improve their blogging and content management skills and the other more advance group for designers and develops who want to delve into theme creation, plug-ins, widgets, chiclets, modules, phps, security patches and other IT-hacker components I can only dream about comprehending.
It was a small group of 10 who braved the cold and pushed on after a long day I’m sure to congregate on this particular night for their own personal pursuit of harnessing more out of their WordPress usage and content marketing experience. After a brief presentation by one of the attendees on proper writing styles and structural grammar practices, the meeting became an open forum to discuss issues, questions, basic coding elements and tactical configurations for people to maximize their layout, search and functionality.
I enjoyed the meet up, which generally runs from 7-9 p.m., but I was tired and had to leave early around 8:30 p.m. I would attend another more advanced session down the road if I am able to truly advance to that level to develop more developing skills.
For casual WordPressers and connoisseurs alike, be on the look out for the second annual WordCamp Buffalo conference this fall, likely a Saturday in September, so bookmark the fledgling conference’s home page.
The first one held last October was my first event as a returning ex-pat back to Western New York after 16 years living and working in different cities. My recap of that WordCamp Buffalo is under the logo to the right.