7 May 2019
Our third meetup of the year will no doubt be a great one! We have Ben Everard talking about The Art of Problem Solving and Rich Hill showing us how to use a visual site map and task management WordPress plugin
1. The Art of Problem Solving
👨 Ben Everard
Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate
Problem solving may not sound like the most rock and roll topic of conversation… and that might be so, but it’s at the core of everything we do, a skill so universal it transcends software, job role, even occupation.
In this talk we’ll explore the mechanics of problem solving, I’ll share what I’ve learnt from overcoming challenges, recovering from failure and seeing the opportunity in problems as a developer and design agency co-founder.
About Ben Everard
Ben is a developer and co-founder of The Idea Bureau, working with charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations worldwide, turning ideas into standout websites, apps and services that drives change.
2. Visual Site Map and Task Management plugin
👨 Rich Hill
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
We've just a released a new plugin for Mind Doodle specifically for WordPress. It provides a visual site map, so you can see exactly what your website looks like. There's also a tool for adding tasks for pages, which can be viewed in a kanban style task board. I'll give a full demo, and explain the advantages of using it for WordPress projects, both for site creators and clients. The plugin is easy to use, but useful for all levels of WordPress user.
About Rich Hill
Rich is an active WordPress community member. Currently he is on the organising team for WordCamp Bristol, wrangling sponsors. He has also supported several WordCamps in the UK, Europe and the US. Rich has been running software companies since 2001, he is currently the CEO of Mind Doodle and FlexiDB, both of which are headquartered in Bristol.
*If you find you can no longer make this meeting please do change your RSVP. As we provide food for these events it is helpful for us to know what number to cater for and of course to ensure that the waitlist is kept as short as possible. Thanks.
Please arrive from 6.30pm. You will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who will help you get your name badge and get settled in. We aim to start the talks at around 7pm so there's plenty of time to meet our other members, get a drink 🍻 and have a graze from the buffet 🍕 we provide thanks to our generous sponsors.
We usually start the night off with some updates about what's happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own updates. Speak to one of the organisers wearing a red name badge before we start if you'd like to say or ask something.
After the first talk we take a break and then have our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat. The talks usually finish around ⌚ 9.15pm (ish).