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

    @PappyOyler We skew sky and introverted. Sometimes it takes a lot of extra effort to reach out to the quiet people.

  2. Adam Thomson Avatar

    I’m keen to make Wellington WordPress meetup monthly, because we have 280 in our group now, and we have like 1 meetup a year. I just worry I won’t be able to keep interest up with good meetup ideas. The Q&As definitely bore the devs haha.

  3. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @AdamThomson As you start, you’ll have ideas.

  4. Bridget Willard Avatar
  5. Shawn Hooper Avatar

    @PappyOyler Sure, you have 494 on meetup. How many show up on a regular basis? I find most people on meetup are just lurking.

  6. Paul Oyler Avatar

    exactly – 10 is a huge IRL meetup

  7. Verious Smith III Avatar

    True we have like 380 in IEWP and few who show up. I have been strategizing more for Meetup.com

  8. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @JacobArriola holla!

  9. Jacob Arriola Avatar

    yo @YouTooCanBeGuru

  10. Ken Kramer Avatar

    You cannot keep everyone happy, if you move to another day it won’t work for someone else….If they want a different day, let them run a second meetup for a similar group

  11. Adam Thomson Avatar

    One of my clients is a viking themed craft beer bar/venue. I’m wondering what excuse I can come up with to use it for a meetup.

  12. Ken Kramer Avatar

    They they are also getting involved in the community

  13. Verious Smith III Avatar
  14. alex vasquez Avatar

    @jacobarriola is a turd

  15. Adam Thomson Avatar

    My last meetup had 15 people. It seems like we all get roughly the same amount of attendees.

  16. alex vasquez Avatar

    @bamadesigner be a quitter

  17. alex vasquez Avatar

    That’s tweetable @bamadesigner

  18. Jacob Arriola Avatar

    I love you too, @alexjvasquez

  19. Verious Smith III Avatar

    I went to that Meetup in Vegas.

  20. alex vasquez Avatar

    vegan tacos, brother, please. @jacobarriola

  21. Jen Miller Avatar

    @YouTooCanBeGuru If the #WordPress bus shows up we go to Claim Jumper in a split second

  22. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @JenBlogs4U Totally!

  23. Bridget Willard Avatar

    @AdamThomson 15 sounds awesome

  24. Shawn Hooper Avatar

    I think we get ~ 20 per meetup.

  25. Rachel Carden Avatar

    Some of our best meetups were the smallest meetups

  26. Shawn Hooper Avatar

    The Innevation Center is a great venue.

  27. Verious Smith III Avatar

    yeah 7 is good, with more sometimes you may need to break into small groups

  28. Delores Steele Avatar

    how do I find a WordPress meetup group in the Chicago area.

  29. alex vasquez Avatar

    I need slack socks

  30. Jen Miller Avatar

    @YouTooCanBeGuru Official contingency plan

  31. Jason Tucker Avatar

    I’m not fond of eating vegans

  32. Rachel Carden Avatar

    I need “That’s tweetable” on a tshirt

  33. Rachel Carden Avatar

    I got a 3rd pair at work the other day

  34. Rachel Carden Avatar

    I might be persuaded to give you a pair… if you’ll answer my questions

  35. Rachel Carden Avatar

    Are we having meetups in vans down by the river now?

  36. alex vasquez Avatar
  37. Shawn Hooper Avatar

    @bamadesigner Ha!

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