In Toronto, we are really lucky. We have a large WordPress Meetup group that supports the WordPress community. I was an active member of the meetups a few years ago when we had one meeting a month. In Toronto, there are now 5 or 6 meetings every month supporting the community. These are held in different areas of the city to make them accessible for everyone.
I live in central Toronto so this gives me the choice of meetups which I can attend.
I had stopped going to these meetups as I was dealing with professional and personal issues over the last two years. Last night, I attended my first meetup in a long time. I am glad I did and I will be going back on a regular basis
Why WordPress Meetups
Why should I go to a WordPress Meetup? The following is a list of why I like to go:
It gives me a chance to see old friends and meet new ones.
The topic are interesting and it puts a different perspective on many issues.
I have the chance to share with and learn from others.
It is a chance to network.
I enjoy the social aspect of the meetups.
It gets me out of the house.
It gives me a chance to give back to the WordPress community.
The above list is in no particular order. As someone who is a learn it all, it gives me another opportunity to learn more.
If you have the chance to come out to a WPToronto , please do and say hi!. If you are not in Toronto, find your nearest WordPress meetup group and join in all the fun