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HWC 2018-01-09 Wrap Up

Homebrew Website Club Baltimore had the first meetup for 2018 at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on Tuesday, January 9th.

Here are the notes from the broadcast portion of tonight’s gathering!

jonathanprozzi.net – Drafted first post of the year! Not posted yet as still adding more detail. Brainstorming methods to create activities to help others get started using WordPress on a free tier of AWS. Looking for activities and hack sessions to offer during HWC meetups to increase engagement and help new folks get started.

dariusmccoy.com – Worked on transferring his domain from wordpress.com to another service. Also worked on setting up an AWS account so that he could run a wordpress.org instance on the AWS free tier. Ran into some verification issues with AWS that halted progress. Will revisit once his account is fully verified!

Other topics that we discussed tonight:

  • Transferring from https://wordpress.com/ to https://wordpress.org
    • Switching domain registration from wordpress.com to another service
  • Possibility of running a WordPress instance on a AWS free tier
  • Figuring out how to streamline this process into an activity that attendees can do during a HWC meetup
homebrew website club january meetup group photo

Left-to-right: jonathanprozzi.net, dariusmccoy.com

We look forward to seeing you at IndieWebCamp Baltimore on January 20-21 at Digital Harbor Foundation! If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, you should!

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    • Hi Michael! I was looking into that as a possible short activity as well. During the IWC this weekend I started coming up with some <1hr activity ideas. We're going to run the first one (Setting Up a Domain) at our HWC meetup on Tuesday.

      Once we refine it a bit and smooth it out, the plan is to add it to the Wiki.


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