Jeremy Harrington (@jharr) on the team here has been anxious to set up an informal gathering of WordPress users in his hometown of Des Moines, IA. The idea was to encourage WordPress community meet-ups that didn’t require the scale and preparation of a WordCamp. Basically, it would be what you did to keep up with the local community for those 51 weeks when there wasn’t a WordCamp.
When we looked at it, though, the idea wasn’t exclusive to just Des Moines and hence the idea of WordPress Happy Hour – basically a casual gathering of likeminded folks looking to share stories, expertise and perhaps a few drinks.
So, tonight is the first WordPress Happy Hour in Des Moines, IA. It will be at 5:30 PM at Raccoon River Brewing.
Here at Voce, we’ve been big supporters of the platform as well as the community in WordPress, which is why we love the idea of bringing people together more often. We’re helping sponsor these meet ups by providing funds for the drinks, so if you’re looking to start your own WordPress Happy Hour, let us know and we’re happy to help however we can! If you’d like to help sponsor, please let us know that as well.