We meet once a month to explore new and exciting web technologies!
Anyone can attend… for free!
Each meeting (we call these meetings: “DreamUps”) will focus on several cool web technology topics where we could:
- Demonstrate a feature or service.
- Have an industry leader speak to our group. Want to speak or demo something?
- Host a round table discussion with invited experts.
- Pass along the latest news from our web host partner: DreamHost.com
- Give away free swag: buttons, tshirts, novelty glowing ice cubes, etc.
- Provide free appetizers and free bar service (well drinks).
What are you waiting for? Here’s how to join the fun! Want more info? Read our FAQ.
We looked at the newest product from DreamHost: DreamPress.
DreamPress is WordPress on steroids! It’s premium managed WordPress-specific hosting service… it’s fast… really fast. Stable too!
Guest presenter: Steve Wells introduced his start-up business, which provides an intelligent crowdsourcing labor pool result set and fosters a better, more open relationship between employer and job-seeker.
More info: CrowdMeister.com
Matt presented information about photo sharing sites. This will be a topic of a future DreamUp because there is a lot of interest.
DreamHost Change Log:
Information was provided about DreamHost’s first convention, DreamCon: http://dreamhost.com/dreamcon/
Our 2nd DreamUp was a huge success!
Two topics were on the agenda:
We talked about all things “DreamObjects”… DreamHost’s scalable cloud storage solution. More info: http://dreamhost.com/cloud/dreamobjects
2) A site called: “If this then that” http://ifttt.com
IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement. We learned how IFTTT uses channels, triggers, actions, ingredients or make recipes. Yum.
Future DreamUp topics were also discussed… there was interest in e-commerce solutions, Evernote, and photo management services.
Finally, the swag give-a-way was a lot of fun! The DreamHost branded t-shirts were a big hit. We have lots more… so be sure to join us in the future.
Our next DreamUp is Wednesday May 22. More info: http://www.meetup.com/PA-DreamUp/events/111185262/
We have a bunch of these awesome DreamHost branded T-shirts. We’ll be giving away to a few of them to some lucky members. The number “97” stands for the year DreamHost started hosting websites.
Our first DreamUp was a lot of fun! We covered a few exciting tech topics and our small group had lots of great questions and feedback. One thing we learned… WordPress is very, very popular! Hope to see you April 24th for the next one!
Our first DreamUp was a huge success!
Here’s a brief recap:
Demo/Discussion of Google Authenticator used with the DreamHost admin panel and other sites. View the slide deck.
Demo/Discussion of choosing the best (and shortest) domain name with bustaname.com
How to make a WordPress site look good on mobile devices with the WPtouch plug-in.
“The Change Log” (aka: News form DreamHost)
We briefly talked about these topics:
We also gave away lots of free DreamHost branded swag!!
After the event we somehow ended up talking about how to add rainbows and unicorns to your site with cornify.com and also make any webpage look like it was made by a 13 year-old in 1996 with geocitiesizer.