Two Meetups for November: Scaling Digital Trends and What’s Coming in WordPress 3.5

This coming month we have two great meetups scheduled. The first will be geared towards developers, and the second will be more for everyone. The formats will be pretty similar — presentations for the first half with mingling and general collaboration following after. Both will be held in the swanky Bancorp Tower conference room.

Oh, and did I mention? We’re looking for food and drink sponsors. If you or your company would like help foster the community in a low-cost, high-value way, we’d love to hear from you.

Scaling Digital Trends

Date & Time: Monday, November 12th at 6:30 pm

For our next WordPress PDX Developers meetup, Brandon Clark, Web Developer at Digital Trends, will discuss the challenges that his company has faced when scaling their website. In Brandon’s words:

“We’ve recently been told that digitaltrends.com is in the top 50 list of high traffic WordPress powered websites. People are often surprised to learn that our website runs WordPress and I am commonly asked how we were able to make it scale. In my talk I will share the behind the scenes story of developing the Digital Trends application, the mistakes we made, the problems we solved, and the various technology solutions we tried along the way. Custom plugins, server architectures, troubleshooting methods, and worthwhile technology partners will all be touched upon and I will happily answer questions. Perhaps sharing our experiences will help give you some ideas to grow your own WordPress site.”

What’s Coming in WordPress 3.5

Date & Time: Monday, November 26th at 6:30 pm

Winter is coming! We can see the signs already as the rain starts to fall and the cold winds blow. What better way to usher in the changing of seasons than to check out the latest and greatest enhancements to WordPress. Version 3.5 is slated for release in early December.

This month Michael Fields will be taking us through some of the improvements you will see when 3.5 hits the shelf including a brand new default theme, simplified media management, and much more.


RSVP for either or both on our Meetup page. Hope to see you there!

Author: Daniel Bachhuber

Proud father x2. Principal, Hand Built. Maintainer, WP-CLI.

2 thoughts on “Two Meetups for November: Scaling Digital Trends and What’s Coming in WordPress 3.5”

  1. are the slides/notes up anywhere for michael’s wordpress 3.5 talk? i have a couple of friends who couldn’t make it to whom i’d like to pass the info along.

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