• All Things WordPress n. Atlanta

    This WordPress Group meets in Marietta. From their Meetup Page:

    A monthly Meetup, typically held on the third Thursday of each month, discussing the intersection of WordPress and social media. We'll spend 20-30 minutes presenting the latest topic and giving you hands-on ideas to incorporate, and the rest of the time will be spent working with each other on the daily topic or any other WordPress or social media issue that you might have.

  • Atlanta WordPress UserGroup

    Well it seems that at last the WordPress users have gathered into the AtlantaWordPress UserGroup. Looks like they're looking for a new meeting location, a bit closer to town. Anybody who knows of a good spot, please drop them a note. As to their charter: according to their meetup:

    For web beginners and WP Gurus to get together to learn and bounce ideas off each other, and have a good time!

    Meet other local WordPress users, the Web's fastest growing dynamic content management system. Gather and discuss the best ways to work with your WordPress and your site.

    Open to anyone interested in learning more about HTML, starting a blog, building your own site and learning about plugin tools to enhance your site.

    There's now also a Northwest offshoot as well.

  • Atlanta Wordpress, SEO and Web Design

    There's an Atlanta Wordpress, SEO and Web Design Group. I'm not quite sure how this differs from the Atlanta WordPress Users' Group, except that from the title, it sounds like they have a somewhat broader charter. From their Meetup Page:

    This meetup group is designed to help business owners, bloggers and amateurs to start their own website using Wordpress. 

    In addition, you will learn how to enable your site to be found online as well as general small business web marketing and advertising techniques.

    If you are starting a business or need help promoting an existing business, this is the meetup to be in.

    By attending our meetup, you will learn the following:

    • Create/Edit and publish a Wordpress site
    • Wordpress Plugins, Themes and Widgets
    • Website tweaks and best practices
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    • Small Business Web Tools
    • Google Services, Adwords, Adsense & Google Places
    • Online Marketing

    This information is sourced from first hand experience from a current WordPress designer and business owner.

    Please join us, I promise you'll learn something new and come back for more!

    Thank you, I look forward to meeting you soon.

  • Duluth/Norcross Wordpress Users

    From their Meetup Page:

    Finding it difficult to get to the other meetup locations after work? Consider joining us. This group is open to users (at any level) interested in mastering WordPress.

    Perhaps you run a law firm, medical center, or area business but have a creative alter ego interested in blogging and web design. Anyone can watch online videos and sift through dry boring manuals to learn more, but why do that? Nothing beats the personal connection of getting together with real people and exchanging creative ideas with others. Why be alone when you can socialize as well?

    Whether your goal is to enhance your skills and take yourself to a new professional level, or if you’re already an expert creating projects that wow and amaze, this group is for you. Further, if you’re already a WordPress guru and you desire to Pay It Forward by sharing your expertise with others, the welcome mat is out for you. This group is just getting started, so join today and help us organize.

    Whether you’re a WordPress novice, expert, or anything in between, as long as you’re passionate about the world’s greatest technology, you’ll be comfortable here. Come on in. Learn about technology. Meet new people. Make new contacts. Have fun.  It’s pretty simple.

    So, what are you waiting for? Hit the “join” button already!

  • Joomla User Group Atlanta

    The Joomla folks used to be called Joomla Southeast, but they're focusing more on Atlanta and moving to a meetup group at: http://www.meetup.com/atlantajoomla/

    They meet the 2nd Monday of the month near Perimeter Mall.

  • Marietta WordPress Meetup

    Looks to be one of the larger WordPress meetup around town. Meetup claims they have 1,100+ members. See their Meetup Page. They're meeting at IgniteHQ on Waddell St. in Marietta. Their description on Meetup is somewhat generic:

    We're a group of local WordPress users who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who are eager to learn more about WordPress --- the software, the community, and the business!

    They seem to have a good mix of technical and non-technical programs.

  • OpenFace Systems

    With rich experience in many areas of open source implementation, and specializing in implementing the Joomla Content Management System, OpenFace Systems has been active in the local commuinty for several decades. See openfacesystems.com.

  • WordPress Hands-On

    From their Meetup.com page:

    Created for novices, newbies, beginners and intermediate users

    Many small business owners want a do-it-yourself website, yet quickly find themselves overwhelmed and uncertain of where to turn for help.

    Does this sound like you?

    • You’re a business owner, freelancer or hobbyist who wants a great-looking site that you have complete control over.
    • You want a site that’s easy to manage without learning a coding language, or going to night-school web design classes.
    • You want a site that’s easy to manage without learning a coding language, or going to night-school web design classes.

    Then, this Meetup group is the right one for you.

    Stop thinking WordPress is a magical dirt-simple website solution. Join us monthly to share and solve your WordPress struggles.

    We start with a short introduction, share a current struggle, and then get to work on our sites with guided assistance from experienced WordPress users.