The new Charlottesville WordPress Meetup will hold its first meeting on Monday, August 4, 6-8 PM. We’ll meet at UVA’s Darden School of Business, classroom 140. RSVP on the Charlottesville WordPress Meetup site. Directions can also be found on the Meetup site. Meetups are free to join, so I hope you can attend!
The featured speaker is Nick Skriloff who will discuss Load Testing Your Application. This session begins with a horror story of when a system could not handle the load. With so many visitors looking at your WordPress site, speed is critical to success. This session will show you how to load test your website, measure speed, and do it on a consistent basis. Nick had previously presented this talk in May 2014. Slides for the presentation can be found on the WordPress in Higher Education Conference website
We will have time for people to ask specific questions about their own sites or ask the group for feedback on a site as well. Internet access will be available, so bring your laptop!
This is the first meeting of the new Charlottesville WordPress Meetup! Help set the direction of the group going forward and suggest topics for future meetings.
Whispering Woods will be providing pizza, but please bring your own drinks.
How to Join the Meetup
You can join the meetup simply by visiting the Meetup website, creating a free account, and then joining the Charlottesville WordPress Meetup group.
From the Charlottesville-Albemarle airport, stay straight on Airport Road until you reach the traffic light at the intersection of Airport Road and Route 29. Turn right on Route 29 and proceed south for approximately 9 miles to the City of Charlottesville (Route 29 will become Emmett Street). Turn right onto Arlington Boulevard (at the intersection, you will see a Wells Fargo). At the end of Arlington Boulevard, turn left onto Massie Road. Darden Boulevard is the second right. Stop at the Gatehouse, the first building on the right, for parking pass and registration. More information, including maps, can be found on the Darden website.