Wondering what to do while you’re waiting for WordCamp to roll around again? Get yourself to some of our local WordPress Meetups!
These Meetups feature specific topics geared to the various levels ranging from beginners through developers. Attending Meetups are a good way to learn more about WordPress and how to use it, whatever your level is. If you have some degree of proficiency, WordPress Meetups are a great way to share your WordPress knowledge with others by getting involved and speaking. A good number of our WordCamp speakers are drawn from speakers from our local Meetups.
We are always looking for people to step up and hold their own WordPress Meetups. If you are interested in a particular topic you can plan a Meetup session yourself or volunteer to get on the schedule for one of the existing times and places. If you want to know more, contact one of the current WordPress Meetup leaders.
But even if you are not ready to speak, come and get involved. Sign up at Meetup.com and search for WordPress where you can find and join our various local WordPress Meetup Groups. You will then receive e-mails announcing the groups and their monthly topics. You can come to one or all. We have included a list with links to some of them below.
Metro Atlanta Area WordPress Meetups:
- ATLANTA – Atlanta WordPress Users Group
This group is the oldest and largest Atlanta WordPress Meetup. Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 11:30 and the 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 at General Assembly Atlanta at Ponce City Market. The presentations are designed for beginners and/or intermediates to learn to use, build, customize,and maintain WordPress websites. We will also cover plugins as well as how to address business uses such as ecommerce, membership sites and supporting multiple languages. Bring your questions about your WordPress project. We include time for refreshments, networking and troubleshooting.
- NORTHWEST ATLANTA / MARIETTA – Marietta WordPress Group
We meet monthly during the day on the 2nd Tuesday at the East Cobb Government Center to learn from each other, troubleshoot problems, and kick around a topic or two. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who are eager to learn more about WordPress — the software, the community, and the business!
• Don’t know what you don’t know? Not sure what questions to ask? Tell us what you want to do and we’ll guide you to a solution.
• Struggling to get something to work? We’ll help you stop wasting hours and pulling your hair out in frustration.
- NORTHWEST ATLANTA / MARIETTA – All Things WordPress—N. Atlanta
A monthly daytime Meetup with three “editions” – development, varied (design, SEO, security, social media, etc.) and business. Meetings are held on the first, third, and fourth Thursday of each month at the Charles D. Switzer Public Library . We’ll spend 20-30 minutes presenting the latest topic and giving you hands-on ideas to incorporate, and the rest of the time will be spent working with each other on the daily topic or any other WordPress or social media issue that you might have.
- NORTH ATLANTA / ALPHARETTA – Alpharetta WordPress Meetup
This is a new WordPress Meetup that launched in October 2015. We are a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. Meetings are held monthly in the evening at ATC Innovation Center (behind the fire station) at Webb Bridge Road and Westside Parkway.
- NORTHEAST ATLANTA / GWINNETT – WordPress Gwinnett
We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7PM at Rock, Paper and Scissors.
• plugin development
• professional development workflow
• performance and scaling
• custom CMS solutions
• industry-specific solutions e.g. NPOs
• following and contributing to core
• WordPress business models
• WordPress current events