Ohio WordPress Meetup April 23rd

wordpressohio 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 :)

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  1. Sounds cool! Any idea on how many people might be attending?

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  2. @Kim – Well, I don’t think we have the event on Upcoming.org so I’m not sure who all is coming but Brian and I are guaranteed to be there which should make the event worth it all by itself! LOL. I’d say from Newcomerstown, Akron is probably an hour drive eh?

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  3. MapQuest puts it at 65 miles, just a little over an hour drive from here to Akron. Will add it to my calendar and see if I can make it up there for the first meeting. Might want to get it listed on upcoming.org so that more people know about it.

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  4. @Kim – Yeah, going to do that today after I confirm with Brian about placing it on Upcoming. I’m pretty sure the first meeting will simply be a meet and greet event with discussions on what to talk about in future meetings, discuss WordCamp Columbus and other stuff. This is one of those events where I’ll probably get butterflies as the day gets closer LOL

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  5. @Brad – Thanks Brad, I’m sure it will be a blast. I am looking into possibly Ustreaming the event if people are ok with that. Would be cool to blast the meetup to the Tavern site.

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  6. I may be able to work out coming to the April Meetup. I’ll know more the Monday before hand. I’m very excited to talk shop.

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  7. @Angelo Mandato – Would be cool to see you if you can make it. I need to get my butt in gear and get this event on upcoming.org

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