I’ve been in talks with Brian Layman for a long time with regards to doing a WordPress meetup in the northern Ohio area. Ever since I attended my first WordCamp in Dallas, TX I’ve been wanting to tap into that experience, what better way to do that than a WordPress Meetup? Here in Ohio, I like to tell people that the closest thing to a tech conference we ever have is a LAN Party. Thankfully, that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore as now there is a Podcamp Ohio along with WordCamp Columbus, two events covering topics I am very interested in.
The WordPress meetup will be taking place at 7PM EDT every fourth Thursday of the month at Office Space Coworking located in Akron, OH. This means the first event will be held on April 23rd, 2009. The building features WiFi internet, a cozy atmosphere and the equipment necessary to do presentations.
Please checkout their location page for information on where they are located and to figure out the directions on how to get their. This event is tailored in a location which is easily accessible between Cleveland, Akron/Canton, and Youngstown.
For the first meeting, there is no set agenda. I think if we all make it to the building on time, we’ll consider this a good start. Perhaps we’ll be able to talk about the release of WordPress 2.8 :)