Third Wednesday – 7pm – Technopole Portsmouth

Starting from January 2019 the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup, aka WordUp Pompey! is changing from the 4th Thursday of the month to the 3rd Wednesday.

In 2019 we’ll finalise the meetups month by month.
This website wp-pompey.org.uk will have the draft agendas and topics for forthcoming months.

We’ll try to confirm the agenda before it appears in your WordPress dashboard.

We have a couple of new speakers lined up for our meetups in the first quarter.
Watch this space.

WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 18 December 2019 – Lightning Talks Part Three

Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 18th December 2019 for our final meetup of the year. We’ll be having lightning talks and a little seasonal fun.

The event starts at 7pm. There will be a social to carry on discussions and network after the meeting for any attendees who wish to go to it.

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Call for Speakers

The WordPress Portsmouth Meetup group are looking for speakers for January 2020 onwards. If you have a WordPress related talk that you feel would be of interest to our members please contact one of the organisers by whichever means you choose: Slack, Twitter, Meetup, Email.

Our meetings in the past 12 months have been as follows

Notes:

  • Even though we are mainly about WordPress we do also cover some other web topics. e.g. copy writing, branding, GDPR, security.
  • We’re also happy to include remote speakers.
  • We enjoy a variety of formats: straight forward presentations, multi media, workshops and clinics.
  • We sometimes have a suite of lightning talks: 5-10 minutes.
  • Mostly we have one speaker; talk and Q&A taking 40 mins to one hour.

Location and meetup dates

Thanks to Scott McKeown of RedIT, for his continued sponsorship of the venue. We now have confirmed bookings at The Technopole for the following dates.

DateTopic
15th January 2020
19th February 2020

The Full Bradbury Suite can hold up to 28 attendees in conference layout, 40 in theatre. It has

  • Overhead projectors with HDMI and VGA connections
  • Free WiFi – fast reliable broadband.
  • Free on-site car parking.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Easy access from the M275

Calling all local WordPress agencies

In 2020 we want to significantly grow the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup group’s membership. We want to double the number of members; from 130 to 260.

Starting in November (2019) we’ll be writing to local WordPress agencies to:

  • let you know we exist
  • invite you to our meetups
  • invite you to get involved in the local WordPress community

If you’re part of a WordPress agency, and we haven’t written to you, and some or all of your team are interested in finding out more about the local WordPress community, then please join the Meetup group and get in touch.

And we want to increase the average attendance at our meetups

This month Graham Armfield, from Coolfields Consulting, is going to take us through a very informative presentation on accessibility. That’s something that you should be doing when you develop a client’s website. Or as Graham puts it.

It makes sense to treat accessibility as a website requirement – even if your client doesn’t specifically ask for it.

@coolfields – April 2019

Reserve your place today

WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – How to build an accessible WordPress theme

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019, 7:00 PM

Technopole Portsmouth
Kingston Crescent, PO2 8FA Portsmouth, GB

12 Members Attending

🗣️ WHAT’S HAPPENING? Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 20th November 2019 to hear accessibility expert Graham Armfield, of Coolfields Consulting, explain how to make your website accessible. The event starts at 7pm. There will be a social to carry on discussions and network after the meeting for any attendees who wish to go to it. Outline:…

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Let us know what you want

We want to ensure that our meetups satisfy the needs of the local community.

If you think that the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup is for you and your team then join the community and get involved.

Join our meetup

Join the Portsmouth WordPress Meetup group today.

If not, why don’t you let us know what we can do.

We want to know what you want to know.

WordUp Pompey organisers

PS. Have you completed the 2019 Annual Survey?

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Email that Herb’s been sending

This is the content of the email being sent from .

Hello there  replace-this-dinlo , did you know:
- That there's a Portsmouth WordPress Meetup group https://www.meetup.com/Portsmouth-WordPress-Meetup/ 
- We meet monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at The Technopole. 
- This month we have Graham Armfield, Coolfields Consulting, with a talk entitled "How to build an accessible WordPress theme" 
- It's FREE and open to everyone interested in WordPress. 
- In 2020 we want to double our membership and the average attendance of our meetings 

We'd really appreciate your involvement in the WordPress community.

If you're interested then why not join the meetup group and register for the next meeting

- https://www.meetup.com/Portsmouth-WordPress-Meetup/events/265682522

 For more information see:

- https://www.wp-pompey.org.uk/2019/11/11/calling-all-local-wordpress-agencies/

yours sincerely, 
Herb Miller - co-organiser

- https://twitter.com/wppompey
- https://twitter.com/herb_miller

And sometimes I write a PS. 

WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 20 November 2019 – How to Build an Accessible WordPress Theme

Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 20th November 2019 to hear accessibility expert Graham Armfield, of Coolfields Consulting, explain how to make your website accessible.

The event starts at 7pm. There will be a social to carry on discussions and network after the meeting for any attendees who wish to go to it.

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WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 16 October 2019 – Content is King

Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 16th October 2019 where Lesley Hussell, of Editing Edge, will be leading an interactive workshop style session on copywriting.

A practical guide for anyone who wants to produce fantastic content for websites, brochures, reports, blogs and social media posts.

The event starts at 7pm. There will be a social to carry on discussions and network after the meeting for any attendees who wish to go to it.

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Some useful kit for Live Streaming

Software

Hardware

DJI Osmo https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RHJ7LWH/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_w1FRDb7KX2HW8

Links

WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 17 Jul 2019 – Migrating our WordPress business to the cloud

Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 17th July 2019 to hear Leo Mindel’s presentation

“Migrating a WordPress business from self-managed hardware to the Cloud”

with Leo Mindel @WFCKeego

followed by a Q & A then

“An introduction to live streaming”

also with Leo Mindel

The event starts at 7pm. There will be a social to carry on discussions and network after the meeting for any attendees who wish to go to it.

Leo Mindel is the founder of Sotic, a multi award-winning Digital Sports Agency that uses WordPress CMS as the platform to deliver large-scale websites for major sporting rights-holders.

Established in 2002, Sotic adopted WordPress as its preferred CMS in 2015 and has discovered a home in the WordPress community.

Leo has been a member of WordPress London since 2016 and has regularly livestreamed this Meetup.

He is an active contributor to the WP Community, supporting Meetups and WordCamps with talks and support and part of the Communications Team for WordCamp London 2019, which took place in April 2019. He is also involved with others on Documentation on livestreaming and Video on Make WordPress.

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