FYI, y’all – we passed 1500 members in the Austin WordPress Meetup yesterday. 😀
Big thanks to our co-organizers & sponsors for helping out with the meetup, WordCamp Austin, everything. It’s you guys stepping up to the plate and helping out that makes all the difference.
Jason, Shayda, and everyone at WP Engine – you guys have been great in helping us out since you started. Your enthusiasm and passion for WordPress is contagious and addictive. I can’t say enough about your help in the community. I’m going to get verklempt.
Bobbie & BuildASign – you have been integral in our growth. Stepping up with a second location for the Hands-On meetup has been wonderful. We love meeting there & hope to keep working with you as long as you’ll have us.
Speaking of growth, this year, with Blossom, Bobby Brooks, Jackie Dana and Nick & Sandi’s help, we added three monthly meetups in-between our foundational ones. I could hug each & every one of you for finding ways to increase our in-person outreach. Having 1500 members on meetup.com is one thing; getting in-person contact with them all is something else entirely. The more members who step up and host meetups, the closer we can get to making contact with everyone. ( I can dream… )
I think the efforts of everyone is evident in our membership growth. We had 1000 members right around last year’s WordCamp. In less than a year, we’re just over 1500.
A hell of a year!
I thought I’d just say “Thank You” to all of you and to the group & community. I smile when I think about being a part of this.
Back to the code now, Cheers!