What does it take to start and grow an ‘official’ WordPress Meetup? What are some unique challenges and tips discovered to meet them?
In early December, I talked with Joe Howard of WPBuffs, who inspired me at my first WordCamp event as a speaker.
We met in a very uncommon way. Unbelievably, a friendship was forged that resulted in a ‘swashbuckling’ Wapuu sighting.
As time passed during the address, I began to lose confidence that it would happen. But seeing my question being answered by Matt was pretty cool.
You’ve opened your cards and presents, filled your face, taken a nap, and against your better have picked up your phone or powered the laptop.
I donned my Fedora, dimmed the lights, and with a Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be a Lady” with lyrics to represent WordPress plugins.
The world has been turned on its head with the coronavirus pandemic, but this appearance on the KitchensinkWP podcast we discuss feelings and meaningful relationships.
“The number of seeds you plant is different from the number of seeds that grow.” Participating in a Community Panel was a great way to give back and pay forward.
Google Flight notifications to St. Louis greeted me each morning; I didn’t have a room or board or a ticket. Taking a deep breath, clicking the BUY button, my challenge was laid out before me — WordCamp US (#wcus).
Jeff Large, an entrepreneur and leading voice in Podcasting space and a fellow presenter sat at a table with a beer and over the next 48 hours we had genuine conversations about family, business, toys, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and our connections to WordPress. We connected over the weekend, hung out at one another’s talks, after parties, then went our separate ways. We stayed in touch over media channels – until he called on me to appear on his show, the Jeff Large Podcast, “Cherish Life Every Day”, September 20, 2018.