Had a great time and learned some good stuff at the Atlanta WordPress Meetup held as usual at Urban Oasis B&B on Krog street near Inman Park in Atlanta. The meetup was packed with standing room only. Mike Schinkel gave a good overview of some of the new features in WordPress 3.0. After Mike’s presentation everyone split into groups based on their WordPress interests and experience level. Some of the attendees are just getting started with WordPress while others are seasoned developers or designers with specific questions and interests. Judi Knight, the meetup host and facilitator did a great job of organizing everyone into small breakout groups. All in all a fun evening spent with other WordPress enthusiasts while enjoying beer, wine, and deli sandwiches. Already looking forward to next month’s meetup on WordPress MU and Buddypress…can’t wait!
The meetup had a good turnout of around 35 along with three Basset hounds and a small grey cat constantly wandering in and out of audience legs. These four animals seemed to be amazed to see all these people sitting in their living room.
Judi gave an interesting presentation about her approach to site development with WordPress, along with tips and tricks she has learned since starting her business 1.5 years and 45 WordPress sites ago.
I really enjoyed hearing the diversity of ideas and perspectives from attendees who represented a wide variety of backgrounds…designers, developers, consultants, experienced and in-experienced.
And I have to say this little area on the west side of Inman Park bordering Krog Street is one of the coolest places in all of Atlanta.
Notes from Judi’s presentation are at http://www.newtricks.me/.