Meetup Organizer Newsletter: August 2023

Hello MeetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. Organizers,

Welcome to the August edition of the WordPress Meetup Organizer Newsletter! Get ready to dive into community-building inspiration and stay updated on what’s happening. Let’s empower and connect with our vibrant community together.

This month, we are thrilled to share a photo from the folks at Vancouver WordPress Meetup. To share your photo, rename 1 (one) photo as “Meetup-name_event-date” and upload it to this folder. Don’t forget to ask for permission from your group members too!

Spark Your Meetup with Inspirations

WordPress Summer Meetup

The WordPress Meetup in Antwerp launched their first-ever WordPress Summer Meetup. Forget computers, it’s all about fun from afternoon till evening. Dive into the vibe in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTs2wiwD6Qg. They jazzed up the day with 3 WordPress games during their walks. Super simple setup—everyone paid for their dinner. Remember: a backup plan is key if the weather turns sour. They kept things cozy with 10-20 people, perfect for easy mingling.

WordPress in Spanish Meetup (Quedadas WordPress en Español)

“Quedada” – a Spanish term for informal gatherings and conversations, originating from early Internet meetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook.. The Meetup revives this spirit in an online realm, mixing presentations with open discussions, all centered on WordPress and its vibrant Community. Join them to connect, share, and explore, uniting Spanish speakers from Spain to Latin America.

Unleash Your Imagination with NextGen Events

Ready to shake things up? Be the architect of unique events! Think of self-learning gatherings, idea pitches, networking days, show-and-tell expos, or speedy connection sessions. Elevate engagement and embrace innovation in easy, exciting ways! Your creativity sets the stage – let’s rock those fresh formats and themes together!

Be part of NextGen Event experimentation by sharing your ideas with the Community Team using this form!

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US: Join the Flagship Event Anywhere

Excitement ignites as WordCamp US 2023 unfolds this week in Maryland! This flagship event expects around 1,700 attendees from around the globe. Stay tuned with #WCUS on social media for real-time updates. Engage from anywhere through live-streamed WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. programming on their website and YouTube. Relive the magic on WordPress.tv post-event, just like all WordCamps. 

Community Summit is Back

Just ahead of WCUS 2023, on August 22-23, about 128 WordPress open-source project contributors will convene at the Community Summit 2023. They’ll address crucial project matters, selected based on applications. This ensures a global, diverse representation of new and seasoned contributors from various teams and organizations. Although no decisions will be made at the Summit, your input matters – share your thoughts on takeaways and suggestions via comments, to be posted on Make WordPress blogs.


A special thank you to our 2023 Global Sponsors: GoDaddy, Bluehost, Automattic, SiteGround, Weglot, and WooCommerce!


Need support or guidance from the WordPress Global Community TeamGlobal Community Team A group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps.

You can always reach the Community Team by sending a message to #community-events in Making WordPress Slack or an email to support@wordcamp.org.  

Thank you for your contribution to the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ projects and for supporting the WordPress Community! Let’s keep growing together, and inspire each other!

The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @bjmcsherry, @davelo, @_dorsvenabili, @jtleathers, @lmcliment, and @peiraisotta.

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