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Following on from last year’s “WordPress Security – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” this year we have “WordPress Joe Blow – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.

One of our meetup members, Stuart Garner, has graciously agreed to showcase his site which he has developed using WordPress.

As a regular “Joe Blow” WordPress site creator Stuart, a retired ECU Lecturer, will demonstrate what he has discovered so far and some of the decisions and challenges he faced getting there.

The introduction will be followed by an analysis of Stuart’s site by our panel who will put it under the magnifying scope to help him identify areas for improvement, as well as what has worked well – in short, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

The agenda will be similar to previous events:

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Networking & pizza/drinks (Thanks Sponsors!)
7:00pm – 7:05pm: Introductions & Housekeeping
7:05pm – 7:25pm: Presentation by Stuart Garner
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Analysis by the expert panel

Refreshments are provided by our ongoing sponsor WP Engine, and our March sponsor House Digital. The fabulous venue where our events are held is the Riff Town Hall that is generously provided to us free of charge by Spacecubed.

— About our Sponsors —

Spacecubed is a Social Enterprise, supporting tailored coworking and office spaces, events, programs and a curated community of small businesses, sole traders, corporates and entrepreneurs.

WP Engine equips you with the tools you need to build and deploy a range of online experiences from campaign sites to content hubs to e-commerce extensions. Their platform is unified by powerful technology, award-winning service, and an ecosystem of partners and developers that expand the value you gain from all solutions.

House Digital is a Perth-based web development agency specialising in custom WordPress websites. The company is run by this month’s presenter and Meetup organiser Jo Minney, and the House Digital team love working on things that are a bit out of the ordinary such as custom eCommerce platforms, membership sites and websites for companies that are publicly listed.

— About the Host —

Jo Minney runs a web development agency (House Digital) in Perth, Western Australia. She has managed the Perth WordPress Meetups for the past year, and has been a regular presenter on a range of topics from Security to Page Speed.

Jo also helps facilitate an organization called Perth {web} Girls that is aimed at getting more girls into the web industry and wrote the WordPress tutorial that has been completed by around 300 women over the past year. With a background in process engineering and software development, Jo is a strong advocate for developing better user experiences and pushing the boundaries of what WordPress can do.

— Volunteers Wanted! —

We are hoping to apply to host WordCamp Perth in 2020 and we need dedicated volunteers to make this happen. If you are passionate about WordPress why not consider joining our organising committee? Have a say in what topics we choose for meetups, and reap the rewards of all the positive karma you’ll gain from helping make Perth’s first ever WordCamp a reality.

If you’re interested in helping out, please email [email protected] for more details.