19 cities, 11 countries and 4 “firsts”. Check out November’s meetup recap and get helpful insights from the leaders and community members.
This November began with WordCamp US where our team met hundreds of users and WP professionals, enjoyed the feedback, and learned so much from you, the community.
We are extremely happy to see how supportive and productive the meetups are for the local communities. Meetups are a great opportunity to meet and collaborate with other Elementor users who share the same challenges and aspirations and to help each other grow as web creators.
We’ve asked our hosts and community members about what they had to say, and we are happy to share their insights.
#1 Sydney Meetup - WCSYD 2019
Our Australian leaders rocked it on WordCamp Sydney, with three sessions during the WordCamp and the launch of the Sydney community with George Yasbic and Carolina Ctötterman as local leaders.
Mick Viller, Gold Coast leader, about his experience on WordCamp Sydney:
“I love running and organizing my local Gold Coast Meetup; however; I also try to support the Elementor community in other ways.In November, I flew to Sydney for WordCamp SYD 2019 to engage with the local community there. I was amazed by the number of people there that use or are looking to use Elementor, it was an excellent weekend.
On Saturday, I presented a talk ‘Goodby Themes, Hello Elementor’. My presentation was to show the attendees, how to extend their blogs with Custom Post Types, Custom Fields.
On Sunday, I hosted an Elementor support session. I also sat on the page builder panel to help answer questions about Elementor that came up. It was also great to meet our Sydney Meetup hosts too, I think George and his co-host Carolina are going to do a fantastic job.”
Interested in representing Elementor at WordCamp near you? Do you already have a great session about Elementor that is coming up? Reach out to us at [email protected]
Hey Mates! #1
The Melbourne community launched its first meetup, led by Lawrence Ladomery.
How was it to host the first meetup?
Lawrence: “There are three things I learnt from organising the first Elementor Meetup in Melbourne: Firstly, it was much easier than expected as people from the Elementor community helped… organically. That is, they offered a helping hand and moral support. Thanks Mick!
Secondly, there is a LOT of interest in Elementor. I booked a room for 10 people and had a waiting list of 23. The Group is now 62-person strong and was offered a bigger venue for the Jan meeting. Thanks Aaron!
The third thing I learnt, at the meeting itself, is that Elementor has had an extraordinary impact on the workflows or devs and designers, cutting down build times dramatically. This has a direct impact on their livelihood as well as work-life balance. I’m looking forward to learning more at the next event.”
Halo, Indonesian Elementors! #1
Another first meetup was launched in Jakarta, and the local community was super excited! Just take a look at the pictures 🙂
This what Clement Yonathan Darmadi, the local leader had to say:
“There were 34 people coming to the meetup, they were so excited about the Elementor community, that we have already set the second meetup about “Speed Up Your Elementor Site”. One of the magnets of the meetup was Ryan Kristo because he has a well known digital agency in Jakarta. He spoke about 5 best plugins for WordPress such as Yoast, Nitropack, AMP, etc. The attendees were happy with the swag.“
And this is what Fajri Surya Putra, a local community member thought about the meetup:
“A huge thank you to Clement Yonathan for the premiere yesterday. It’s so exciting, even though I’ve been using WordPress for a long time, but it turns out that there are so many new things that I learned from the other participants. Thank you also for the Elementor monster socks,… and thank you also for all the sponsors, especially niagahoster.”
Shalom! the 5th Meetup of the Israeli Elementor Community
The local Elementor community was invited to host a meetup during the entrepreneur week in the city of Netanya, and once again, it was a meetup to learn from.
Menny Benady, meetup leader: “Our last meetup for 2019, was like always, with great content and networking. This time we focused on 3 topics: a panel of web creator pro’s talking about the right work process one should consider when building a website with Elementor, a workshop that emphasizes the need for presentation and negotiation skills for web creators and SEO tips and tricks when using WP and Elelmentor. The subjects have been decided by our community members in a poll that we did in advance.”
Lee Marer attended the local meetup for the first time: “Excellent meetup for Elementor! Whilst we’re only concerned with the development of our own platform, rather than servicing or engaging with clients, I found the meetup intriguing. Was it worth the drive? Yes! …AND … the talks were captivating and varied perspectives.”
Growing Community #2 Meetup
The capital city of Malaysia hosted its second meetup, led by Liew Cheon Fong.
Liew Cheon Fong: “We had a great discussion. I shared about what is Elementor, coming features of Elementor 2.8, and Elementor Black Friday sales. Our meetup speaker of the day was Danny Foo. He shared the basics of UI / UX and how to apply them using Elementor. (He loves the new color picker). We also had a happy discussion on WordPress & Elementor.”