WPNashville goes “Twenty Eleven” in 2012

2012 is here and WPNashville is gearing up for an another year on the web. As you can see from the title of this post we’ve updated our look to a child theme of “Twenty Eleven”, with a few mods. The goal was to streamline the site and put more focus on the Meetups and our projected WordCamp.

Nashville WordPress Meetup in 2011

2011 was the first year of the Nashville WordPress Meetup group and it was quite an experience. We tested out a lot of options and tried a few tricks with our meeting format, but we have finally landed on something I think we’ve all enjoyed. 20min presentation, 20min Q&A followed by 20min Show & Tell, how can you go wrong. With more interaction and less one-way conversation, you can be sure there is an opportunity to get your question asked.

Meetup Locations

I think we can all agree that finding a solid location has been our biggest hurdle, and I can safely say it is at the top on my priority list! Many thanks to our sponsor CoLab for allowing us to use their space, it’s an awesome building with really cool, laid-back people. However, many of our users are not city dwellers and the hunt for parking was leaving our groups waning. We also spent a brief night at ESpaces thanks to a secondary sponsor MetaCake, but it was short lived and we are on the hunt again. Be sure to always check the location when attending a Meetup.

What’s in store for 2012?

We have our goals set pretty high this year. On top of monthly meetups we are working hard to put together Nashville’s own WordCamp! I’m really excited and hopeful about this.

If you have never heard of a WordCamp or you’ve only heard rumors, then you need to see and read it for yourself. http://central.wordcamp.org

This is not another social networking conference, this is the world of WordPress that lives in your local community. We are all working hard to publish our thoughts, so don’t let inexperience slow you down or scare you away. It’s almost a guarantee that you know at least a donzen people that manage their sites using WordPress so there is no excuse, find those friends and come out to meet the group.

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to WordPress.com and WordPress.org users alike.

~ WordCamp Central

For information and current planning for the upcoming WordCamp visit the official WordPress hosted site @ http://2012.nashville.wordcamp.org. As well, we will be discussing our WordCamp planing goals and needs at the mothly meetups, be sure to attend, you won’t regret it.

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