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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Participating in Live WordPress Events

Not only can you find out about WordPress and contribute to the project online via the Internet, but you can get involved in WordPress offline, too. Live WordPress events, called MeetUps and WordCamps, are where WordPress users and fans get together to discuss, learn, and share about their favorite platform. The two events are somewhat different:

  • WordPress MeetUps: Generally, these local WordPress events occur monthly in small groups of people from the same geographical location. Typically, speakers, organizers, and attendees are from the same area and enjoy gathering on a monthly or bimonthly basis.
  • WordCamps: These annual WordPress events are usually much larger than MeetUps and are attended by people from all over the country. WordCamps are hosted in almost every major city in the United States and abroad. Usually, WordCamps cost a small amount to attend and speakers at WordCamps are well-known personalities from the WordPress community.

You can find a WordPress MeetUp near your community by visiting the MeetUp Web site at http://meetup.com or by performing a search, using the keyword WordPress and your city or zip code.

You can also find a WordCamp event close to you by visiting the WordCamp Web site at http://wordcamp.org and browsing through the upcoming WordCamps.

If there is not a MeetUp or WordCamp near your area, consider getting involved and organizing one! Some great tips and information about organizing WordCamps can be found ...

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