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  • Daniel Bachhuber 11:02 am on July 31, 2012 Permalink
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    July 2012 Meetup Recap 

    First off, a big thanks to Melissa Lion for taking time out of her schedule to speak with us. It was great to mix up the topics a bit — I think the non-developer WordPress users got a lot of value out of working with a professional writer. We had 38 people show up to my count.

    Melissa has passed along her slides for future reference:

    She also highly, highly recommended Colson Whitehead’s ‘How to Write’, which I’m looking forward to checking out.

    A reminder there won’t be a meetup in the month of August. Instead, we’d highly recommend you attend WordCamp Portland on Saturday the 18th and, shameless plugin, sign up to volunteer. It’s cheap, the speaker lineup is bar none, and the lunch will be delicious.

    Lastly, if you have any speaker or topic requests for upcoming meetups, we’d love to hear them! Feel free to email me or post in the comments.

    • Jake Love 12:46 pm on August 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Where can I find a calendar of the monthly meetings? I’d love to start joining.

      • Daniel Bachhuber 12:50 pm on August 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        We meet on the last Monday of every month. If you sign up for our meetup group, or for email announcements from this site, you’ll hear about the events a few weeks before they happen.

        • Jake Love 1:06 pm on August 8, 2012 Permalink

          Perfect! I’ll see ya there!

  • Daniel Bachhuber 4:15 pm on July 17, 2012 Permalink
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    New meetup: Press Your Best Words with Novelist and Blogger Melissa Lion 

    Extra-excited for the meetup we’ve scheduled this month:

    You’ve built a blog and the coding works like a dream. But look at those pesky, empty, nagging squares for text. How do you fill them? With words, of course. But which words? Novelist and longtime blogger, Melissa Lion, will present on finding a story, writing the story and editing it so your readers will love it. The presentation will conclude with a few writing prompts to get you started.

    I always find it difficult to write longer pieces on a regular basis; they’re usually freak occurrences prompted by a new passion about something. I’m looking forward to giving future pieces the thought, deliberation, and careful editing they deserve.

    We’ll be gathering at 6:30 pm on Monday, July 30th, usual location. You can RSVP on the Meetup site.

  • Jeremy Felt 7:41 am on July 13, 2012 Permalink
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    WordPress Portland – 10up Needs WordPress Theme Layout Designers! 

    This is a guest post from Jeremy Felt, a local developer and active member of the meetup group. If you’d like to make an announcement to the group, let us know.

    At 10up, we enjoy spending our time working on creative solutions for all of the crazy things that we run into throughout a project’s process. Our goal is always to craft a final product that exceeds expectations and aligns itself seamlessly with the end user’s workflow.

    Our latest objective includes producing a large number of layouts that can be used for WordPress themes in a relatively short amount of time. We’ll need to imagine the layout, produce it in PSD format, and then cut it into HTML/CSS before plugging it into WordPress.

    To achieve this, we’re looking to hire front end developers on a contract basis over the next couple months to help us pound these out. We’ll be working inside a very well scoped guideline and will need to do our best to stay creative and productive at the same time.

    If you’re interested, here’s what we’re looking for:

    • Good Photoshop Chops. This includes bringing your copy of Photoshop to the party.
    • Good eye for simple design. A lot of the differences between layouts will be minimal, but significant enough to differentiate between others.
    • Good CSS and HTML skills. We’re looking for you to help move each layout to reality as it is designed.
    • Examples of past work. Whether PSDs or completely built out WordPress themes. Let us know what you’re capable of.
    • Full time (or close) availability to work for a couple months running in July, August and September.
    • Ability to make your way to some downtown Portland location several times a week or more for the day so that we can attack this as a group and stay on the same page.

    And that’s it. If you’re interested, send me an email (jeremy@10up.com) introducing yourself and include a few examples of work. We’ll go from there!

    If you’re on the fence, send an email anyway. Also feel free to reach out to any of the PDX 10uppers (@jeremyfelt, @tollmanz, @tddewey) if you want to chat about opportunities in person. We’re always looking for the next member of our awesome team!

  • Daniel Bachhuber 10:50 am on July 9, 2012 Permalink

    Sign up now for WordCamp Portland! 

    WordCamp Portland is right around the corner and would love to have you attend.

    This year, it’s happening on Saturday, August 18th, at Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased now. Sign up to volunteer and receive a $10 discount.

    It’ll be a day filled with speakers and networking for everyone from users to writers to business owners to designers to developers. I’m on the speaker selection committee this year and can safely say we have an awesome lineup — maybe even better than WordCamp San Francisco🙂

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