EP37 – Building #WordPress Community Through #Meetups

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Jason Tucker, Russell Aaron, Bridget Willard, and alex vasquez


Weekly Watercooler Discussions about WordPress and it’s community.

523 responses to “EP37 – Building #WordPress Community Through #Meetups

  1. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @AdamThomson omg earworm

  2. Joe Sinclair ? Avatar

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

  3. Joe Sinclair ? Avatar
  4. Adam Thomson Avatar

    Haha omg I feel so bad. I always do this to you.

  5. Joe Sinclair ? Avatar

    Bilbo is in his lap

  6. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @AdamThomson music peeps

  7. Shawn Hooper Avatar

    @alexjvasquez is a man of many words.

  8. Bridget Willard Avatar
  9. Joe Sinclair ? Avatar
  10. Rachel Carden Avatar

    @alexjvasquez is a man of industry

  11. Jason Tucker Avatar

    December 2006 was my first meetup

  12. Adam Thomson Avatar

    2006 is straight up OG

  13. alex vasquez Avatar

    Are you a zeeker?

  14. alex vasquez Avatar

    What do you guys want to know about meetups?

  15. alex vasquez Avatar

    Seriously. Ask us some tough questions.

  16. alex vasquez Avatar

    Or softball some stuff.

  17. Verious Smith III Avatar

    I benefitted from Both Vegas Meetup & OC Meetup. My First Meetup Was Vegas.

  18. alex vasquez Avatar

    I won’t answer that question @bamadesigner

  19. Shawn Hooper Avatar

    Discussions of Alex’s hair. That’s standard, isn’t it?

  20. Jason Tucker Avatar

    Member since:
    February 23, 2011

  21. Jason Tucker Avatar

    Alex: Member since:
    August 3, 2010

  22. Paul Oyler Avatar

    Q we have a lot of people who “belong” to our meetup group in Pittsburgh, but we have a hard time getting more than 10 people to actually attend a meetup. How can we increase participation?

  23. Ken Kramer Avatar

    We hope our meetup grows after our WordCamp (we only get 5 – 10 people at a meetup) but we have over 100 signed up….

  24. Verious Smith III Avatar

    @bamadesigner question was: what should someone wanting to start a Meetup do?

  25. Ken Kramer Avatar

    We are in same situation as @PappyOyler

  26. Rachel Carden Avatar

    What advice would you give for folks wanting to start a meetup?

  27. alex vasquez Avatar

    @pappyolyer how many usually rsvp

  28. alex vasquez Avatar

    @ShawnHooper let us talk about my hair.

  29. alex vasquez Avatar

    But first meetups!

  30. Paul Oyler Avatar

    we have had as many as 30 rsvp and then 5 actually show up

  31. Paul Oyler Avatar

    we have done several “happiness bar” style meetups and we have 10 – 12 people show up

  32. Paul Oyler Avatar

    Our frist WC is this Spet, so maybe that will help?

  33. Shawn Hooper Avatar

    @PappyOyler We always do a Happiness Bar at the end of each meetup. Have “experts” (hate that word) offer to stick around after the main presentation to help for 20 minutes or so.

  34. alex vasquez Avatar

    3. “feels” like free candy

  35. Jason Tucker Avatar

    Alex is a spammer

  36. alex vasquez Avatar

    I feel like it doesn’t do enough to get peeps to come back.

  37. alex vasquez Avatar

    Your mom is a spammer!

  38. alex vasquez Avatar
  39. alex vasquez Avatar

    2. Q/A or Roundtable

  40. alex vasquez Avatar

    For types of meetups: