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  • Ian Stewart 8:59 pm on September 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: meetup.com   

    I’ve started a Meetup.com group for us at http://www.meetup.com/wordpresswinnipeg/ ! It’s probably horribly broken right now in some way but I’m sure it’ll get better.

    The bill for Meetup.com comes to $43.20 every 6 months. If you’d like to chip in, find us a sponsor, or just buy me a beer towards that, that’d be awesome. Also, if you’re in the donating mood, why not donate to the WordPress Foundation or contribute to WordPress?

    • Dan Bernardic 3:07 am on September 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for starting up the meetup.com group.

      I’d like to chip in for the payment. I’ll pay a third of whatever it is, probably, since you were not sure what the amount will be.

    • Ian Stewart 3:38 am on September 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I started a donation thingamajig for members on the meetup.com site with a suggested starting point of $1. Hopefully that’ll keep everything transparent — members can see how much money has come in and hopefully see where it’s going — and on the up and up. Brent did buy me a beer at the last meetup but I think I wound up making that transaction indirectly transparent anyway.

  • Ian Stewart 9:58 pm on August 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: sponsors   

    I’m going to get our meetup group set up on Meetup.com. If anyone knows of a sponsor willing to cover the cost I’d love to talk to them. They might like to know that WordPress is used by more than a few people. Have them contact me at ian at iandanielstewart dot com.

  • Ian Stewart 11:45 am on July 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Today is the first Wednesday of the month and that means … we might have a WordPress meetup this Wednesday. Summer snuck this Wednesday up on us and we haven’t had time to do any preparation for today. Including the very basic, our usual promotion. What do you say Winnipeg? Let me know if you’re up for a meetup tonight. If I can confirm 5 or more of us here in the comments — our inaugural number — we’ll get together at the King’s Head and talk about some of the new features in WordPress 3.2!

    • Dan Bernardic 11:54 am on July 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      You betcha I’ll be there. 🙂

    • Doug 1:06 pm on July 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      so many wordpress updates recently I’m getting update-burnout.

    • Lynne Robson 1:51 pm on July 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Wish I could be there…but if someone wants to do some live tweeting, I can be there “Virtually”

    • Matt Wiebe 4:52 pm on July 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      As I already told Ian, I’m up at Clear Lake, and will sadly miss this one.

    • Holly Clarke 5:25 pm on July 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I would love if it was rescheduled to next Wednesday. I’ve got two other things on tonight.

    • Ian Stewart 5:55 pm on July 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I think what we’ll do is shoot for the first Wednesday in August, possibly even September. Apparently there’s this thing called “summer” going on. I hear it happens at a place called “outside”. I’m not too sure about it but it sounds kinda neat.

    • Holly Clarke 6:20 pm on July 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      It’s true. I’ve heard of it too. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.

  • Ian Stewart 4:31 pm on May 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Next Wednesday, June 1, will be our next WordPress meetup at the King’s Head Pub. We’ll start at 7:00 pm and finish up somewhere around 9:00 if history repeats itself. Since there won’t be any set presentations you can come and go as you please. That said, somewhere during that time period I’ll be dragging out the laptop and demoing WordPress 3.2’s new admin refresh and brand new default theme, Twenty Eleven.

    See you there!

  • Ian Stewart 1:13 pm on April 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    It’s that time again! As mentioned previously, we’re holding a WordPress meetup the first Wednesday of every month. That means we have a meetup next week, Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00, this time at the King’s Head Pub. Bring your WordPress questions and, this time, your favorite WordPress thing. That thing could be a theme, a plugin, a tutorial, site, line of code — you name it. Hopefully, we’ll all come away with something we can use. 🙂

    See you there!

    • Krista 2:22 pm on May 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Great to see some friends again and meet new folks at last night’s meetup! See you on June 1st, everyone!

    • Holly Clarke 7:07 pm on May 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I missed it! Doh! I’ll put the next one on my calendar. Does anyone want to share their “things” on here?

    • Brent Toderash 8:15 pm on May 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Great to see everyone. I always come away having picked up something new and interesting to apply.

      But now I’m wondering… when is the first Winnipeg WordCamp?

  • Ian Stewart 12:40 pm on April 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Last night’s meetup (our third) was pretty cool. The Yellow Dog Tavern was a perfect location for us and there was some good WordPress knowledge-sharing happening. To help keep that momentum going we’re going to start holding the Winnipeg WordPress Meetup on the first Wednesday of every month. That would make the next meeting May 4, and then June 1, and so on. Sound good? Keeping a regular date will make it easier for us all to plan around — and remember. 🙂

    If you have some other ideas on making our meetups even better, we’d love to hear them!

    • Dan Bernardic 2:05 pm on April 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been thinking that we could advertise through Secret Handshake on meetup.com, I believe Leanne would be glad to have us advertise our meetup through her group, and it might reach more people who are interested in meeting up about WordPress.

      • Ian Stewart 2:47 pm on April 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        That’s an excellent idea.

        • Dan Bernardic 3:07 pm on April 8, 2011 Permalink

          Thanks very much, I’m glad you like it.

          I am actually looking to start a weekly co-working meetup for WordPress website builders, as well as aspiring ones. Basically a number of people in the same room working on making their WordPress-based sites, and sharing knowledge and ideas. I’m mainly looking for a venue still.

    • douglaslampi 2:30 pm on April 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry I missed it. Though I have been working with WordPress about six years now, I’ve still got loads of WordPress questions and will enjoy the next meet up that I can attend!

  • Ian Stewart 3:19 pm on March 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Who’s up for a WordPress meetup next Thursday… 

    Who’s up for a WordPress meetup next Thursday, April 7 at 7pm? Matt Wiebe and myself will be at the Yellow Dog Tavern and would love to talk about WordPress with you. If you’ve got a question about WordPress Themes, Plugins, blogging in general — anything WordPress-related this is the place to do it. Plus, if you don’t come the combined gravity of our WordPress-nerd knowledge will create a singularity event that could potentially swallow the city whole.

    You don’t want that to happen do you? No, you don’t. Come on down, have a drink, learn something about WordPress, and have a good time. I hope to see you there!

    • Dan Bernardic 3:38 pm on March 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Me! Me! I’m up for it! I’ll tell all my friends about it too! But really.

      • Jane 3:47 am on April 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        If the meet-up starts @ 7pm when does it end?

        • Ian Stewart 12:36 pm on April 8, 2011 Permalink

          It wound up winding up around 9:30 or so last night.

        • Dan Bernardic 1:46 pm on April 8, 2011 Permalink

          Yeah, around 9:30 is when Ian and most people left, but I WordPress-partied late into the night.

    • Matt Wiebe 6:24 pm on March 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I will try to restrain my nerdiness for the sake of humanity. I will probably fail.

    • nooc 9:21 pm on March 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I would love to make it out, if health allows, so I’m a definite maybe!

    • Ian Stewart 12:20 am on March 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I suppose we should come up with a time to meet. 7:00?

    • Matt Wiebe 5:08 pm on March 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      7pm sounds pretty good. People can then eat before (if you’re an early eater) or at the pub. I recommend the cheese bread!

    • Vergil 10:46 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Will definitely try to come by.

    • Holly Clarke 8:47 pm on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m totally in. Wow, I’m not sure if the Yellow Dog will be big enough to contain the size of my list of WordPress questions. Hehe!

    • Krista 8:12 pm on April 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Looking forward to it!

    • Tyler 9:47 pm on April 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      if nothing else, this will provide an interesting view of what a “local wordpress user” looks like in the Winnipeg area. I’ll have to take a gander

    • Don Betts 11:12 pm on April 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry, can’t make this one.

  • Ian Stewart 5:24 pm on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dan Bernardic, rrc, Winnipeg Code Camp   

    This Saturday at 3:45 Dan Bernardic will be presenting “Developing a Portfolio Website with WordPress” at the Winnipeg Code Camp at Red River College’s downtown campus on Princess. I’m planning on being there. Any other Winnipeg WordPress-ers planning on attending? You should!

    • Dan Bernardic 6:03 pm on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, come out and see me build a functional, not-just-a-blog, WordPress-based website (i.e. theme) with custom post types, using a minimal set of theme files.

      Thanks Ian!

  • Ian Stewart 10:43 pm on January 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Friday’s WordPress meetup was awesome! Thanks, everybody, for coming out, and thanks, Digihedron for hosting us. See you all at the next meetup (subscribe to this blog for updates). 🙂

  • Ian Stewart 4:08 pm on January 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The Winnipeg WordPress meetup is tonight, January 7, 2010, 7:30–8:30 at Digihedron, 704 – 70 Arthur Street. You’re coming, right? Awesome. We’ll see you there!

    • Dan Bernardic 4:22 pm on January 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      You betcha!

    • Steve Langston 4:54 pm on January 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Would love to come but have Ukranian Christmas. See everyone at the next one.

      I am looking to hire a wp developer on a part time basis. Look me up if interested

    • Jill Lampi 3:43 am on January 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Had a great time meeting everyone for the first time tonight! Next time remind other people to bring business cards! 🙂

    • Doug 5:11 am on January 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoyed the event this evening. Great to meet you all and looking forward to the next Winnipeg WordPress meetup!

      For ‘Idea Connecting’ – I’d like to see a Soap Box session where anyone can make a timed, 5 minute presentation about some aspect of WordPress!

      All the best!

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