August 20: All About Themes 

Kelly Guimont and Robin Catesby will join us on Thursday, August 20 to talk about WordPress themes! We’ll be splitting up into two groups, and plan to have something for people with and without technical backgrounds.

Kelly (@verso) describes herself on LinkedIn as a “Product Poster Girl, Powergeek, Professional Question-Asker.” She was one of the organizers of WordCampPortland‘s 2008 debut, and has been teaching WordPress classes for MacForce.  Kelly’s currently a self-employed consultant, but is looking for a job, so come down, see her in action, and hire her!

Kelly gave a presentation at WordCamp 2008 on Considerations When Choosing a Theme, and will be leading a less technical, more blogger-oriented discussion of choosing and using themes.

Robin (@mizd) says on Twitter that she’s a “Writer, crafter, WordPress addict, NBA junkie, Cubist, and karaoke DJ.” Or, in more professional terms, “Graphic Design & Web Professional, Freelance Writer & Editor, Theatrical Craftsperson, Events Manager & Karaoke Jockey.”  She specializes in designing WordPress blogs and websites.

Robin will be leading a discussion for the more technical folk about designing themes using a grid system and Sandbox.

Not many people voted in the meeting time poll, and those who did still favored 6:00 p.m., so we’ll be sticking with that time.  Hope to see you Thursday, August 20, 6:00 p.m. at Webtrends, 851 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1600.

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UPDATE: Aaron Hockley will be giving away two tickets to WordCamp Portland (which is now SOLD OUT)!