Meetup WP TLV

wptlv-smallWordPress has a very large user/developer base here in Israel and besides the excellent WordCamp Jerusalem event next month, we are now fortunate to have a WordPress Meetup group that gets together once a month in Tel Aviv. Moshe Kaplan (dSero) started the group after he surprisingly discovered there wasn’t one here.

Usually held in Hebrew, the previous event I attended was aimed at those who deal with English-speaking markets and revolved around marketing your site and your message. The speakers were:

Sarah Tuttle-Singer, Social Media Director of “The Times of Israel”, who spoke on “Operation Take Back The Media: How to talk about Israel so people will listen?” (twitter: @expatbarbie)

Ben Lang: Developer and all-around Internet Wunderkind speaking on the projects he developed that can help you market your site/idea (twitter: @benln)

Shira Abel, head of Hunter & Bard, a marketing firm specializing in helping Startups, which Israel has quite a number.  Shira was to speak on “How to design a blog that is aimed at the US market” but due to technical difficulties gave us an energetic Q&A session. (twitter: @shiraabel)

A full recap of this excellent session can be found on the dSero blog, including everyone’s slides.

Upcoming session on Sunday, 10 February 3 February at 17:30 (A Mini-Hackathon – details here)

Author: JenT

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