I'm new.

Hey Chicago Hivers,
I just moved to the area from Brooklyn a week ago. I just wanted to introduce myself to this hive community and say, "HELLO!"

I am a print-based designer and would really, really like to expand my skills into digital to make myself more well rounded, valuable, and let's be honest...more timely/up to date.

I was thinking about learning Wordpress. Does anyone have any suggestions on best ways to learn or classes that won't break the bank in the area?

Thank you and look forward to being a part of this community!

Sara Dirks

  • Hi Sara,

    Welcome to Chicago!! I'm a Chicago native, so if you ever need recommendations for restaurants, music, activities, shopping, etc., just let me know :)

    Which neighborhood do you live in? I own/operate a coworking space in Uptown called The Shift (www.theshiftchicago.com) and you're invited over anytime for coffee, to chat, or to enjoy a free workspace for the day. I'm always happy to meet other creative professionals.

    As for Wordpress, one of our members here runs the Wordpress Meetup Group (going strong for 4+ years) and its a free monthly meetup with about 30+ people per event. Their page is: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-WordPress-Meetup/

    I would also recommend checking out the Digital Professional Institute, and General Assembly just opened a location here in Chicago. They are $$$ though, so definitely look around for meetups or other classes/workshops that fit your budget.

    I'm also a member of multiple women in tech or business groups here in Chicago and would be happy to send those recommendations to you if you're interested.

    My email is nicole@theshiftchicago.com.

    Wishing you all the best!

  • Hi Sara,

    Welcome to Chicago!! I'm a Chicago native, so if you ever need recommendations for restaurants, music, activities, shopping, etc., just let me know :)

    Which neighborhood do you live in? I own/operate a coworking space in Uptown called The Shift (www.theshiftchicago.com) and you're invited over anytime for coffee, to chat, or to enjoy a free workspace for the day. I'm always happy to meet other creative professionals.

    As for Wordpress, one of our members here runs the Wordpress Meetup Group (going strong for 4+ years) and its a free monthly meetup with about 30+ people per event. Their page is: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-WordPress-Meetup/

    I would also recommend checking out the Digital Professional Institute, and General Assembly just opened a location here in Chicago. They are $$$ though, so definitely look around for meetups or other classes/workshops that fit your budget.

    I'm also a member of multiple women in tech or business groups here in Chicago and would be happy to send those recommendations to you if you're interested.

    My email is nicole@theshiftchicago.com.

    Wishing you all the best!