Last night I shot event photos at the OC WordPress Group Meetup at Zeek Interactive in Huntington. Yawn? Quite the contrary! It was a fun evening connecting with cool people and learning new things, all while throwing back a few beers.
The WordPress meetup in Orange County is more than just the normal [bland] networking based meetup you might think it is. You walk in a stranger, are greeted with smiles and easy conversation (and a beer if you like!), and you walk out not only knowing more, but are warmly considered a friend. Steve Zehngut and Jeff Turner have created a wonderful and giving WordPress community that continues to grow and nurture others on so many levels. It’s a comfortable place to commune and gather tips and tools to develop on your own.
Mostly I just liked how much fun everyone was having. There was a football getting tossed around, jokes shared, hugs passed and laughter the whole way through. It’s just an easy space to Meetup and learn. One of the speakers, Kelly Koehler, was shoeless. If that’s not awesome and comfy, I don’t know what is.
Anyway, go for a visit next month if you’re so inclined. I know I’m looking forward to going back and working more with these guys. Thanks for a great night at Zeek!
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