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Jan 25, 2018
WordPress Toledo : Talk, Tour & Mix
BiG Fab Lab

• What we'll do Help us kickoff our 2018 schedule with talks, then a tour plus mix with old and new friends alike. The Big Fab Lab is a community contributor in the fascinating maker world. You will want to come to this impressive venue.

The talk format will include you! I ask that all members bring a tip to share with fellow Pressers about WordPress and it can be anything that changes how you work with WordPress. It needs to be short so we can fit people in, but it should be long enough to explain it well. Everyone is invited to share.

A computer and projector will be provided or you may use your own. Please post in the comments if you have questions about the talk requests. Even I will share an experience, that made a huge difference in WordPress work. As we like to do in all our events, experienced WordPressers will answer your questions. Want more? Sign up and look forward to an exciting year with WP Toledo Meetup!

Finally, we'll go on a tour of the Lab. I think you will love it.

• What to bring You can bring your laptop or tablet if you like but it is not required.

• Important to know We're starting the event right at 6:00 PM so please be there 15 minutes early. People will be around to direct you to our meeting space. We will conclude our meeting at 7:00 PM so we can mix and take tours.

Agenda: (1) Announcements, (2) Introductions and Format, (3) Invitations for Talks, (4) Help session & Tours

May 31, 2018
How to Use cPanel for WordPress Hosting
BiG Fab Lab

cPanel is a web based hosting control panel provided by many hosting providers to website owners allowing them to manage their websites from a web based interface. This program gives users a graphical interface from which they can control their portion of the Unix server, yet can be full of bloatware which may or may not be all that useful.

Come learn to navigate the cPanel interface. Discover the best tools, their advantages how to use them and how to avoid pitfalls. We will cover the tools used in managing domains, maintaining files, database, security and web performance. This is an introductory talk which may dip into more advanced topics.

Following our talk we'll do our best to answer your questions.

Guest Speaker: Vagish Vela Vagish has been tinkering with software for over 16 years, starting his journey with PHP and growing into software development consulting with eCommerce, CMS, and web apps using Ruby on Rails and the JAMstack for global clients across various sectors including education, manufacturing, and the service industry. He also works as a project manager at Owens Corning. He is a former Londoner who moved to the Bowling Green area for the love of his life and has 3 children with her.

Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Networking 6:30 - Announcements & Introductions 6:40 Our Talk Afterward - Your Questions & Conversation

Jul 25, 2018
Presser Dinner at Carlos Poco Loco
Carlos' Poco Loco

Join us for a fun get together with our WordPress organizers. We plan to discuss the latest goings on in the WP World. This is a great way to learn new stuff about changes to WordPress, GDPR, freelancing techniques, and plugins. If you use WordPress or want to learn more about it, you'll want to come out to meetup. There is no better way to learn than to interact with your local group.

Jan 21, 2017
Milan Small Biz Con

CoMilan will host the Milan Small Business Convention featuring two tracks. One for already established businesses and one for start-ups. Learn from experts. They will share their experiences, best practices, and latest trends.

More to come on the presenters and topics. After the first half is finished we will break for dinner. This is a great opportunity to meet with other entrepreneurs at local restaurants. Meet back at 6:30 for the business idea pitch competition.

Jan 21, 2017
Pitch Competition - Milan Small Biz Con

Do you have a business idea? Pitch your idea to local entrepreneurs and investors in hopes to win the 2017 Golden Laptop Trophy and over $5000 in services to launch your idea.

Would you like feedback? Is your idea not fully fleshed out? That's ok! Bring your notepad and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs and investors on how to make your idea a possibility.

Looking for entertaining thought provoking talk? See what the movers and shakers in town are working on.

Interested in pitching? Register using the RSVP link above.

Feb 22, 2018
Meet Genesis ... & Not The English Rock Band!
King Road Branch Library

Join us for an introduction to Genesis WordPress framework by Studiopress with guest speaker, Amy Stout.

In this talk you will gain an understanding of how frameworks work, why you might want to use Genesis, it's features, benefits, and how it differs from other frameworks!

Learn why Genesis is one of the most popular WordPress frameworks, and how you can get started!

Mar 8, 2017
Docker Talker
Seed Coworking

Launched in March 2013, Docker succeeded to win favor with its technology and awesome branding. Docker is an open platform for building, shipping and running distributed applications. It gives programmers, development teams and operations engineers the common toolbox they need to take advantage of the distributed and networked nature of modern applications.

Steve Newsted, our guest speaker, will give a comprehensive talk about Docker and Containers. We can't wait for this one!

Steve is a lifelong advocate for the proliferation of technology into our personal and professional lives. His life in and out of work has lead him through many areas of our high-tech world; including system administration, web design/development, carrier/transport networking, datacenter engineering, application development, and virtualization/cloud/managed enterprise and customer-facing services. Steve currently works for Oracle, building back-end infrastructure for cloud services, and is passionate about finding new and exciting ways to deliver services of all kinds.

Food and beverages courtesy of our latest sponsor, Cycle and our event location by Seed Coworking!

Cycle is a Containers as a Service (CaaS) platform that integrates container-native features into a simple, yet powerful way to deploy and scale to bare-metal infrastructure around the world. Through one unified interface, Cycle's portal is the easiest way to manage cloud application deployments. The robust API provides a seamless way for developers to orchestrate their services with the platform.

Nov 8, 2017
Harness the Power of Mentorship
Seed Coworking

Let's talk about mentoring! Are you afraid to approach this topic? I was until I finally found mentors who genuinely wanted to guide me to become a better developer. We'll take a look at how to find (or be found) by mentors, what being a mentor looks like, and why the mentee/mentor relationship is absolutely crucial in our industry. You'll receive practical and hard-hitting advice that you can apply today.

Moving pixels around, Erika makes magic happen where functionality meets user interaction. She has a passion for web animation and keeping up with the latest front-end practices. Besides diving into the technical details of JavaScript, Erika also delights in repotting cacti (with gloves).

Follow: @JavaScriptErika

Apr 26, 2018
Atomic Design Systems
Seed Coworking

Discover the world of Atomic Design Systems and how to use them to create stronger user interface elements. Learn how to create designs physically or digitally and apply them to your own projects.

Alexander will walk the audience through the atomic methodology and show why systems are valuable by making your work:

  • Sustainable
  • Faster to Produce
  • Cohesive


Alexander is a designer at Spoke and will earn his BFA in Graphic Design from BGSU in May of 2018. He spends most of his time obsessing over grids and compulsively organizing his files. When he isn’t working, he can usually be found drinking impressive amounts of coffee

Aug 29, 2018
Discovering Gutenberg
Seed Coworking

It has been a while since we all met for a talk and general kibitz. This month we're going to check out the new WordPress text editor called Gutenberg. After that, we will hold a tech session to help you with your WordPress technical issues. Got something you want to promote? Show us something you wish to share.

Laptops and other mobile tech is welcome. Smiles, name tags and water will be provided.

Oct 18, 2018
Conceptualizing Accessibility
Seed Coworking

WordPress provides you with a decent head start when it comes to creating accessible websites. There are still plenty of items to check off your list to ensure that everyone has access to your site’s navigation and content. How can we be sure we understand the value of Accessibility when it comes to our projects?

Join us in welcoming Jessica Setter who is passionate about Design and Accessibility for our mobile worlds. She specializes in solutions bridging problems with art.

This talk is based on her current work in Accessibility Design. She will use visual examples then discussing the importance of conceptualizing accessibility early on when planning platforms. In between examples holding moments to ask people what differences there may be and how those differences affect the results of using a platform.

Jessica is a Graphic Designer from Southeast Michigan. After obtaining a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI, she works in Graphic Design at Owens Corning, and as a UI/UX Design Freelancer.

Instagram: setterj92

Jun 17, 2019
How to Use Pods for Effective Custom Post Types (WordPress Toledo)
Seed Coworking

The Pods Framework allows an ordinary user or developer to easily create and extend custom post types, content types, taxonomies, users, media, or comments --- helping you keep your content organized and speed up the development of your project.

Pods is sponsored by Automattic, free to use, and has free support. It is a great alternative to Advanced Custom Fields.

Guest Speaker: Rebekah has been creating WordPress sites since 2008. She specializes in getting the most out of the Divi theme.

Learn more about Rebekah at

  • Bring yourself and friends -- Please RSVP!
  • Free WiFi
  • Laptops are welcome but not required.

Agenda: 30m Network -- The Talk -- 30m Wrap up and thank you!

After the event, join us across the street :)

Apr 17, 2013
Save Our Planet (TWP)
Service Spring Corporation

This month in honor of Earth Day we welcome Jeff Green of AccuShred to add us regarding recycling of all materials. In addition to his talk we will be able to turn over any electronics for him to take away.

In addition, we are co-promoting this event with the Nerd Summit team who will also participate. Which is why we will meet at Service Spring Corporation in Maumee. Following our combined event we will have an opportunity to tour the Service Spring facility which to my eyes is impressive. The location is designed for expansion, it is high tech with growth in the mobile software development, training and web commerce industries as well as in manufacturing and engineering.

Event organizers have agreed to spring for pizza and drinks to share during the talk. Following the event, if anyone desires we'll carry on the conversation at a local club.