The Gingerman was the site for the first Austin WordPress meetup. About a dozen folks showed up including a local member of the WordPress team who passed out cool t shirts.
I wasn’t able to stay long so I’m hoping to pick up the details of the last part of the meeting off others blogs.
Lorin Rivers has done a masterful job of stretching wordpress to it’s limit with his current project. He extended the mysql back end of wordpress to do a much better job at handling large numbers of users, making it more suitable to host a large community. Keep at it Lorin, you can go places with this if you open source it.
Andy Skelton, one of the folks at the meetup said on his blog today: “Don’t ask me why I didn’t do it first. Paul Menard is doing a fine job starting an Austin WordPress Meetup. He listed it on Upcoming and Meetup and the crowds are growing.”
Here are some cell phone pictures I took of the WordPress meetup at the Gingerman showing the attendees and lots of beer glasses.