WPScotland comes north

They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but that doesn’t mean that what happens in the Central Belt has to stay in the Central Belt!
And I’m delighted that Canary Dwarf is to be involved in a project that will see it expand into the north and north-east and become truly Scotland-wide
Earlier this year (2011), Taryn Wallis (Phenomenoodle) from Edinburgh and Martin Young (Digital My Way) from Glasgow formed a group to bring together developers, designers and users of the WordPress content management system. And so WPScotland was born.
They hold meetings in their respective cities once every month and they extend an open invitation for developers and end users to go along and find out more.
In October (2011), they held their first nationwide meeting in Edinburgh, WordUp, based on the worldwide WordCamp model.
And it was here that we talked about spreading north.
And so WPScotland will now be holding regular meetings in Inverness, Elgin and possibly even Aberdeen as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow. Dates and venues will be announced very soon.
The meetings are social events that allows end users and developers to chat, learn and build a stronger community. It’s a great chance not only for like-minded individuals to have a blether, but also to thrash out problems and ideas where there wouldn’t otherwise be an opportunity to do so.
I am delighted that Taryn and Martin have given their backing to hold Local WordPress meet ups in Moray and the Highlands, and I look forward to the first one in these parts, and many more.
At Canary Dwarf, we’ve seen a significant interest in WordPress at all levels, and recent improvements have made it a viable publishing platform for businesses.
Are you interested in attending one of our local WPScotland meetups? You can join their group on LinkedIn, Twitter or get the RSS feed from the website, where you can also find out more about WordUp.
And if you have any questions, please email me directly.