I had the pleasure of attending the Southern California WordPress Meetup at Kleverdog Coworking in Chinatown along with Media Temple CS Rockstar Amanda Winston. The meetup was well attended by over 55 people.
Automattic Theme Wrangler, Konstantin Obenland, presented on the changes in WordPress 3.5 and the new default theme, Twenty Twelve. I was the only person in the group currently using the new theme for their blog, so my website was demonstrated to the group. The mobile responsiveness of Twenty Twelve was shown using a handy online mobile site emulator, which can be found here.
The second part of the meetup included a Show and Tell from the members of the group. I was able to present how I used the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to easily create meta boxes to display recurring information on my website, Thinkspace Gallery. WordCamp LA Organizer Austin Passy showed off his site, http://extendd.com/, a plugin marketplace that he is working on. Joseph Karr O’Connor demonstrated his website, Accessible Joe where free Section 508 accessible compliant themes for WordPress can be found. BuddyPress developer @modemlooper demonstrated his work in progress on Status App which allows you to update your BuddyPress status right from a mobile device. Another great site that was shown was http://buildyourwpsite.com/, which is a guided tutorial on how to get set up with WordPress and a domain.
This was an excellent meetup and I look forward to my next visit! Thank you to all that were involved in sponsoring and putting this meetup on, it was a great success!