Sunday, February 17, 2013

Northeast PA WordPress

A new group has popped up in Northeast PA dedicated to all things Wordpress!  As you may already know, Wordpress is popular free/open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.  Similar to Blogger, it is completely customizable with plugins and themes (many which are downloadable for free).  Several bloggers from the area (including me) use this platform!

From the About: So what is NEPAWP exactly? Well, according to our Meetup page, we are:

A place to talk about WordPress and WordPress-related topics in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

That seems about right. A while back Phil Erb and I (Joe Casabona, for the record) we lamenting about how there is probably a great untapped WordPress community right here in NEPA. We decided to start a WordPress Meetup to see if that were true. We hope to bring out the WordPress bloggers, designers, developers, enthusiasts, and users here in Scranton and the great NEPA area to have some good discussions about our favorite web-bassed platform. Hopefully we’ll learn a thing or two as well!

NEPA WP's first meetup is this week at the Vintage Theater on Tuesday, February 19th at 7pm!  You can find more details and RSVP at the Meetup event page here:

Event attendees will be able to purchase Joe's book "Building Wordpress Themes From Scratch" at a 50% discount. 

Do you know of any interesting events happening in the NEPA blogosphere? Send us an email or tweet to let us know!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for featuring the meetup! Anyone who has any interest in WordPress or web development/design is welcome.

As Tuesday will be our first meetup, it will be an open discussion about WordPress, what the group is about, and what topics we want to cover in future meetups. Bring your burning WordPress questions!