Happy June, Divi Fam! 🌻
The year is FLYING by! 😮 We’re entering the final month of Q2 and rounding on mid-year. Are you on track with your goals? Have you hit your goals already? Have you lost track? 😅 Wherever you’re at, this is a good time to check in and take inventory. The summer usually causes business in our field to slow down, so no excuses. 😜
Let’s see how our current Divi meetups hosted their May events.
Check out our current stats and community updates below.
The Divi Nation Meetup Network by the Numbers
If you are passionate about building your local Divi community, locate a group near you here or use the button below to apply to become a local organizer.
Let’s Welcome Our Newest Meetup Host & Group!
Please give a warm welcome to our newest group and host! 😅 Divi Uyo is here!
Divi Uyo, Nigeria
Meet the host, Benjamin Offiong:
I am a web designer, highly experienced and skilled in digital marketing with over a six years of experience in the industry. I am also a community leader, leading an online community of over 26,000 members who are business owners, wholesalers, retailers and buyers. I have a proven track record in business development and growth through innovative and results-driven strategies.
Recently, I have taken a keen interest in the Divi web builder after seeing several youtube ads. I researched about its features and functionalities and have found it to be a powerful tool for creating visually appealing and highly functional websites. Divi’s drag-and-drop interface, extensive design options, and responsive capabilities have impressed me as a web designer, as it allows for efficient website creation and customization without requiring advanced coding skills. I really want to explore more about Divi in order for me to help and empower other techies and non techies with the best tool to create engaging landing pages, visually appealing websites, and seamless user experiences with this amazing tool.
– My Passion for Community Building: I have a natural inclination towards community building and fostering connections among like-minded individuals. Leading a Divi meetup group would allow me to create a community of individuals who share a common interest in web designing using Divi web builder, and provide a platform for them to learn, share ideas, and collaborate within the WordPress ecosystem.
– I believe that my fair understanding of divi features and functionalities would serve as a strong foundation for me to lead a Divi meetup group, as I would be able to share my knowledge, tips, and best practices with the community, and help others maximize the potential of Divi for their websites.
– My Desire to Stay at the Forefront of Industry Trends: Leading a Divi meetup group would provide me with an opportunity to stay at the forefront of website design and user experience trends, as Divi is a popular and constantly evolving software. By leading a Divi meetup group, I can continuously learn from other members, stay updated with the latest updates and features of Divi, and stay ahead of the curve in terms of leveraging Divi for effective website design and marketing strategies.
– Personal Fulfillment and Networking Opportunities: I love to share knowledge because it gives me some level of fulfillment and I believe that leading a meetup group can offer networking opportunities, allowing me to connect with other professionals in the industry, expand my network, and potentially generate new business or collaboration opportunities.
Thanks for stepping up for the community, Ben Moon!
Updates from Existing Groups
I’m attending WordCamp Europe in Athens and couldn’t be more excited! After the event, I’m traveling to Valencia, Spain, where I’ll get to meet our Divi Valencia organizer Celine! I’m going to be a part of their in-person meetup, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about it. This is one of my favorite perks of serving this community, and I’d love to visit your local Divi meetup should you take up the torch and start one!
See how it’s done by reading our community updates for May below. ⬇️
Divi Cape Town in South Africa
From the Host, Dirk Tolken:
We had a meetup about DIVI-friendly plugin extensions and WP plugins in general. It was very well received and we might do another session about this later in the year. Everyone is excited about DIVI 5 and looking forward to hearing more details.
Glad to hear, Dirk! 👌🏼
From the Host, Tommy Lee & Kent Pilkington:
This month at Divi DFW, we talked about our favorite plug-ins and how to use them. We held a roundtable discussion with our members, where we shared how to add functionality relating to SEO, security, speed, and more to WordPress. It was a great session and we’re excited to further this discussion next month, where we’re talking about using code with Divi.
Yee, Divi DFW! 🤸🏻♀️
From the Host, Mayank Kumar:
We are [completed] our 1st meetup. As it was starting so there [were] not [many] people in that meetup but, yeah, it was good and we talked about the basic introduction of [the] Divi theme.
Rohit & Shruti join me as a co-organiser of the group to build the community.
So glad your first event went well, Divi Delhi NCR! 🎉
From the Host, Julius Lopez:
Divi Los Angeles is back!
After a brief hiatus, we have returned with a series of presentations focused on the basics with Divi Basics. With Divi Basics we are breaking down everything about Divi for those who are new to Divi or thinking of using Divi to build their website.
Our first Meetup was early in the month. This session kicked of the Divi Basics series with an Intro to Divi – what it is, what it does and a walkthrough of all the major features. We had a small energized group of new Divi users ready with a lot of great questions.
The most recent Meetup stepped through the intersection of WordPress and Divi. The goal here was to explore which, and how specific WordPress features interact with Divi. Another wonderful group came together with humor and interest in the topic.
On deck are two June Meetups. We’ll cover Divi’s Visual Builder in the first session, and a couple of weeks later we will get into Sections, Rows, and Modules – the building blocks of Divi. Curious what makes Divi so great for your website project? Then join Divi Los Angeles to get in on these Meetups!
Back to basics, FTW! 😀
From the Host, Dennis Dinsmore:
We had a guest speaker! Josiah Hostetter gave us a crash course in Divi Condition Options specifically on how to control your content. Josiah tore that stage up!
It’s true, tho. 😁
From the Hosts, Rosalinda Huck & Elizabeth Hahn:
In May we focused on website accessibility in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 19th). For our first meeting, co-organizer, Rosalinda, walked us through what a website accessibility audit looks like and how to interpret results and make corrections. And for our second meeting, we reviewed and discussed several online tools and resources available to help assess and pinpoint areas to fix and improve accessibility on websites.
Love the topic! 💯
From the Host, Suzi Hernandez:
In May, Divi Toronto & Divi San Antonio teamed up to learn about WordPress CSS with PK Son of Almost Inevitable. We learned about specificity, how to inspect CSS using development tools, and when to use (and not to use) !important! We welcomed a lot of new members this month and look forward to continued growth. Next month we’ll be learning more about dynamic content with Nelson Miller of Pee-Aye Creative.
So great, Suzie! ♥️
From the Host, Celine de Castro:
🌐🧱 How to Build a Website from Scratch using Divi Builder: A Beginner’s Guide 🌐🧱
We recently had an exciting online meetup titled “How to Build a Website from Scratch using Divi Builder: A Beginner’s Guide.” It was a fantastic opportunity for individuals interested in web development to gather and learn the fundamentals of building a website using Divi Builder. We had a total of six attendees, including two participants who had an extra person joining them in the same room. The geographical diversity of our attendees made the event even more special, with two joining in from Mexico, one from Canada, and the remaining attendees located in Alicante, Spain.
The meetup focused on empowering beginners to embark on their website-building journey using Divi Builder, a powerful and user-friendly tool. Participants were introduced to the key concepts of web development and guided through the step-by-step process of creating a website from scratch. Divi Builder’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface enabled everyone, regardless of their technical expertise, to design and customize their websites with ease.
Throughout the meetup, attendees actively engaged in discussions, sharing their experiences and asking insightful questions. The supportive and inclusive atmosphere fostered a collaborative learning environment, allowing everyone to grasp the fundamental principles of web design and development.
By the end of the session, all participants gained valuable insights into building a website using Divi Builder. Armed with newfound knowledge, they are now equipped to embark on their own web development projects with confidence. We are excited to witness the incredible websites they will create in the future!
We would like to express our gratitude to all the attendees for their active participation and enthusiasm. A special thanks to our friends from Mexico, Canada, and Alicante, Spain, for joining us and making this meetup a truly global event.
Stay tuned for future events where we will continue exploring exciting topics in web development and design. Remember, the journey of website creation begins with a single step, and with Divi Builder and our supportive community, there are no limits to what you can achieve!
#WebDevelopment #DiviBuilder #BeginnersGuide #LearningTogether
Love all of this, Divi Valencia! 💯
Want to Host Your Own Local Divi Network Meetup?
Great! We’re always on the lookout for people around the world who are passionate about Divi and building community and want to spread that enthusiasm to their local community. We take care of the monthly Meetup fees, and we provide all our hosts with tons of resources to help plan and promote their events, including help with finding a venue and coming up with topic ideas.
Starting a new Divi Meetup group is simple. Just apply by filling out this form or emailing [email protected] Once the form is complete, we will work together to get your group launched and linked to our Meetup Network. Easy as that!
Not sure if there’s already a Divi Meetup Group in your area? Just head to our Meetup Network page to see a map of our current locations.
This content was originally published here.