The Vegas WordPress Meetup Group officially started in 2008. Our original founder, John Hawkins, invited a couple friends to a bar to talk about WordPress. After a few meetup events, the group started to grow and the decision was made to move the meetup to a more “Tech-Friendly” environment.
John Hawkins moved the meetup to the Beat Coffee House located on Fremont St. in historic Downtown Las Vegas. Once The Beat started becoming more of a social destination, the Vegas WordPress Meetup Group moved up a floor, into the USR/LIB (User Library). The Usr/Lib had four rows of tables and chairs, whiteboards and a large projector. The meetup group started preparing Presentations every month. Imagine talking in front of 30 people for over an hour and a half.
Enter Russell Aaron. Russell offered to give presentations and split the meetup time in half. Eventually, other WordPressenters started making their way in front of the group.
Unfortunately, The Usr/Lib closed its doors and the Meetup Group Moved to Work In Progress. They opened their doors to us and the group continued to grow. One of our largest meetup’s was when WordPress Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg stopped by to talk about one of the recent release’s was released.
The inNEVation Center
In 2012, The Vegas WordPress Meetup Group migrated over to the inNEVation center. They donated their space, tables, chairs, WiFi and impressive rooms to our group. Since 2012, The inNEVation center has also been the home for a few of the WordCamp Vegas annual events.
Work In Progress
After almost 7 years at inNEVation Center, the meetup is moving back downtown and back to Work In Progress. WiP has been gracious enough to donate space to both of our monthly meetups! We look forward to seeing you there