Leeds WordPress meetup – Tues. 24th Jan. 2017

Leeds WordPress meetup – Tues. 24th Jan. 2017

The next WordPress Leeds Meetup is on Tuesday 24th January at our usual venue, Futurelabs in Leeds.

This month we will be having a content-focused evening. Our first speaker is Caroline Towers, a blogger and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others shine online. Our second speaker is Lorna Jane Mitchell, Developer architect at IBM.

Caroline Towers – Getting started with blogging

Is blogging one of your goals for 2017? Or, have you heard of blogging but not sure where to begin? Caroline will share her top blogging tips to help you get started and stay consistent with your blog. She will cover reasons you might want to blog, the benefits of blogging and how to get writing, Whether you want to blog for business or for pleasure she will guide you in the right direction to help you create the blog of your dreams.

About Caroline

Caroline started her own business in 2011, building up an online business as well as helping clients grow their online presence through social media and blogging. A year later she began her own lifestyle blog, Conversations with Caroline. In recent times, her blog and business has evolved and now she loves to help other people when it comes to blogging and growing an online presence.

Caroline has a BA (hons) in Creative Writing and English Literature and has been nominated three times for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards.

As well as sharing her blogging tips online, Caroline also works with clients to help them develop their blogging skills and has an online course called Trigger Your Blog.

Lorna Jane Mitchell – Creating compelling content

Lorna shares with us her recent talk from DevRelCon.

About Lorna

Lorna is the Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud Data Services a regular speaker at conferences around the world. Based in Leeds, she is a regular attendee and speaker at a range of user groups.


A big thank you to FutureLabs who let us use their fantastic venue for free! Thanks to the lovely folks at Delicious Media, there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.


6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Talk from Caroline Towers
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Talk from Lorna Jane
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

After the event, we will be heading to Headrow House for further discussion and drinks.

Full details are on the WordPress Leeds website. The event is, of course, free to attend but we’d appreciate it if you could let us know you are attending via our Meetup group so we can arrange for food and drink.


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