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2017 Year in Review and a Look Ahead: WordPress St Petersburg

Jim True
January 05, 2018

2017 Year in Review and a Look Ahead: WordPress St Petersburg

Our first meetup of the New Year! We'll be going over what we covered last year (including what folks wanted us to talk about) and making plans for 2018. Make sure you attend and get your feedback counted! We will ask everyone what they would like to accomplish/learn/teach this year and we'll put it on our list, just like last year. This is always a good kickstart to our plans and talking schedule for the year.

Jim True

January 05, 2018

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