I recently joined Connect Coworking as a Flock member.
Located in the historic Rialto Building at Tucson’s hottest corner, 5th and Congress, Connect is redefining the local coworking landscape. It’s a big step up from previous offerings—in many ways. If you haven’t been in yet, schedule a visit to see it for yourself.
A few recent photos from work and life at Connect.
Artwalk to the roof.
A bed. Naturally.
Superman booth for phone calls.
Chad Bush is my desk mate.
Paul and Stephanie rockin’ it.
The mezzanine has comfy chairs and places to work.
Hotel Congress across the street.
“How long is your call going to go?”
Another beautiful Tucson evening.
WordPress nerds in a row.
The good photos here — in the first gallery — courtesy of Paul Holze, Groundwork Promotions. Thanks Paul! (The rest of the fuzzy, mobile photos are mine.)
Hope to see you there.
The next Tucson WP Meetup is Wednesday April 23rd from 7–9 PM at CoLab Workspace. RSVP and see speakers here.
Topics include VVV, what’s new in WordPress 3.9 release, Joints starter theme, social media and your blog, and creating blog posts and other content without writing.
See you there!
It’s 2014 and a great time to kick off the new year with a WordPress event in Tucson.
Join the newly formed Meetup.com group to RSVP and be notified of new events: Tucson WordPress Meetup.
Follow us on Twitter @tucsonwp for news and announcements. Hashtag: #tucsonwp
Our next Tucson WP Meetup is Tuesday February 18th from 7–9 PM at CoLab Workspace, see details and directions.
See you there!
Big news in the Tucson coworking scene this week. My favorite coworking spot, Spoke6, is changing hands with founder and owner Tim Bowen handing over the reins to the excellent folks at GraphicFusion.
No major changes planned, according to GraphicFusion—our bi-monthly WordPress meetups will continue to meet there. (Next WordPress meetup is Wednesday November 7th, 7–9 PM.)
Read the full story here.
Last night I shared about the latest and greatest WordPress release at the July 2011 Tucson WordPress meetup.
The focus for the 3.2 release was making WordPress faster and lighter. Highlights include a new distraction-free writing mode, a completely refreshed admin UI, faster updates (only updating files that changed), support dropped for IE6, PHP 4, and MySQL 4, and the new default theme, Twenty Eleven.
Go update now! (3.2.1 is out now, by the way, with some minor fixes.)
Here are the links I mentioned in my talk.
The next Tucson WordPress meetup is scheduled for September 7th, 2011. Mark your calendars, and see you there.
Thanks to Andy Nacin for allowing me to use his slides from WordCamp Columbus as a starting point for my talk.
The May 2010 edition of Tucson Green Times includes an excellent writeup of my favorite Tucson coworking spot, Spoke6. Centrally located in the Warehouse Arts District, Spoke6 is run by Tim Bowen of Creative Slice, a Tucson-based web design agency.
I work there once a week—usually on Friday—and love the quite, productive atmosphere, fast WiFi, and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals (learn more about coworking). It’s also within walking distance of three areas: Downtown, 4th Avenue, and University Boulevard, all of which offer great choices for lunch or a post-work happy hour.
You should come try it out if you live in the area. Your first visit is free!
Spoke6 also hosts Tucson Digital Arts Community events, including the Tucson WordPress Meetup which I host once a month.