Divi Meetup Network Community Update: December 2018

December 23, 2018

Hey Divi Nation! Welcome to the third installment of our Divi Nation Community Report! Since our last update, we’ve had 7 new Meetup groups come on board, and over 400 new members join. In less than 3 months, we’ve grown our Network from 8 groups to 18(!) and have many more groups ready to launch in the New Year. The Divi Nation is now comprised of ~1,540 members, spread out between 18 Groups, in 8 countries.

We’re so excited to see the passion for Divi growing worldwide and we can’t wait to see what next year has in store for our community. We wish you and your families a very happy New Year, and want to thank you again for being a part of making Divi the most empowered community on the web.

Want to become a Meetup host in your area? Or have any questions about what being a host entails? Feel free to email us at [email protected]

The Divi Nation Meetup Network by the Numbers

  • Total Members: 1,819
  • Total Groups: 18
  • Total Events Hosted: 226
  • Total RSVPs: 602
  • New Members (Last 90 Days): 607
  • New Groups (Last 60 Days): 7
  • New Group Pipeline: 10

Let’s Welcome Our New Meetup Groups

Please give a warm welcome to our new hosts! In November and December, we’ve had 7 more Meetup groups that have launched and we’re excited to introduce you to the hosts.

See below for introductions (in the host’s own words) and info on their next Meetups.

Divi New York City in New York, USA

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Meet the host, Patty Rose:

Patty Rose is an Empowerment Business Coach who works with creative entrepreneurs to execute a digital version of the business and life they love.

A creative entrepreneur herself, Patty has turned her passions into her business, Patty Rose Enterprises. She has combined her expertise as a dance instructor, fitness professional, entrepreneur and online business strategist to create a diverse set of tools including Meaningful Movement™, Dance Strong™, and her teaching model, Create • Build • Share™. All to inspire creative entrepreneurial women to gain inner clarity, create online businesses, build a digital presence and share their unique gifts with the world in a way that makes them feel proud.

Patty has a B.A. in Dance from Hofstra University, with movement certifications with Dance Educators of America and the Aerobic and Fitness Foundation of America. She is also digitally certified as an Email Marketing Specialist and WordPress Consultant.

Which is why she is excited to add co-host of The Divi NYC Meetups to her list of training workshops and empowerment events.

Their next event is in January. If you’re in New York City, check them out!

Go to Divi New York City

Divi Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, USA

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Meet the host, Greg Dietrich:

I’ve been building websites and tinkering with tech for over two decades. In 2013 my company, Grace at Work, was formally founded and I turned my focus to developing websites for nonprofits and churches. As an early Elegant Themes adopter, I used a lot of the earlier themes in my development. Finally discovering all that Divi was and how powerful it was, I turned my attention to Divi at version 2. Since that transition we do almost all of our development in Divi, averaging 40-50 sites a year currently.

Their first event will be scheduled soon. If you’re in Philadelphia, check them out!

Go to Divi Philadelphia

Divi Irun in Spain

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Meet the host, Pablo Moratinos:

I am an online marketing consultant at 3ymedia and I have been working with WordPress since 2006. In 2014 I discovered the Elegant Themes website and started working with its themes for the websites of my clients. As soon as they published the Divi theme, I tried it and I loved their work philosophy, not only for what it contributed to my professional career but also for the freedom that allowed to my clients.

Their next event is in January. If you’re in Northern Spain, check them out!

Go to Divi Irun

Divi Celaya in Mexico

Meet the host, Antonio Mtz:

Hello! I am the founder of DiviCon.Net. I have a degree in Graphic Design with a specialty in Public Relations. With more than 10 years of experience in the areas of Branding, Web Design, and UX/UI. I am also skilled in Digital illustration, Lettering, 3D, Animation and Photography.

My colleague Carlos Tum and I maintain DiviCon.Net where we create Tutorials in Spanish, Webinars (with special guests) and Resources (Design psd, .Json, etc.).

I have spoken at several conferences for universities on topics related to Branding, and Free Software. Now I want to take my web design skills to the next level – that’s why I chose Divi.

I’m excited about the opportunity to share all my knowledge with the Divi community in Spanish and English.

If you’re in the Guanajuato area of Mexico, be sure to join the group!

Go to Divi Celaya

Divi Jacksonville in Florida, USA

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Meet the host, Catrine Fredrikson:

Catrine Fredrikson founded EZY Marketing in 2001. In that time, we have developed over a hundred websites, designed countless logos, flyers, business cards, brochures, and many other print materials, and set up hundreds of social media accounts across the internet. Digital marketing is a field that is constantly changing and evolving, and we are proud of be at the forefront of all these changes to help our clients be successful. EZY Marketing makes it easy [EZY] for businesses of all sizes around the world to manage their marketing and grow their business.

We use WordPress web design technology when developing new websites for our clients. WordPress is a leading website platform on the internet today, and WordPress can be tailored to fit any need for both big and small sites. To create our sites, we use the WordPress Divi builder. It allows us to build robust sites and still allows the site owners to easily do updates and post blogs if they want to manage their own updates.

We have been using Divi since the fall of 2017, and have built about 10 sites since then.

Their first event is on January 9th. If you’re in the Jacksonville area, check them out!

Go to Divi Jacksonville

Divi Fredericksburg in Virginia, USA

Meet the host, David J. Murray:

I have been in the IT industry for over 38 years. My first experience was with a TRS-80 and a GP-16 paper tape based mini-computer at the local power authority during school holidays.

After using highly proprietary database products for many decades, I have migrated into web development and open source products.

I have been using WordPress and Divi for the last 3 years, and am currently the Founder of Room 24C.

Their next event is in February 2019. If you’re in the area, check them out!

Go to Divi Fredericksburg

Divi Cape Town in South Africa

Meet the host, Tania Melnyczuk:

I’m not a full-time Web developer; my primary job is to design and deliver learning programmes in Project Management. However, I have designed and now maintain a growing number of WordPress sites for small businesses with which my company and its owner are associated in various ways. I also use Divi for sites which I build for use in autism advocacy.

Divi Cape Town’s first event won’t be until February 2019, but if you’re in the area, but sure to join the group to get updates!

Go to Divi Cape Town

Updates from Existing Groups

Our current groups have been busy! There’s been a lot of exciting updates and announcements over the last two months. With Black Friday, the introduction of Gutenberg, and other updates, there was a lot of ground to cover!

See below for an update on what our current groups have been up to!

Divi Seacoast in New Hampshire, USA

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From the Host, Jeff Litcofsky:

Hi I’m Jeff! I am a 25-yr veteran of the consumer electronics audio industry. I launched my own business, JL Marketing NH, LLC., in 2013 to help bring the complexity of website development and marketing to a “down-to-earth” level of understanding for small business owners. After using a few other WordPress themes for a couple of years, I now use Divi exclusively and have created many efficiencies in the process.

Divi Seacoast is based in Portsmouth, NH, a scenic New England seacoast area. Our group meets in the Alpha Loft co-working space and we discuss how to use the latest features and discover solutions to “real-world” problems using Divi.

If you’re a Divi user near Seacoast, New Hampshire, be sure to join Jeff’s group and get notified of their next event!

Go to Divi Seacoast

Divi Destin/30A in Florida, USA

From the Host, Joy Todd:

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New group Destin / 30A is starting off with a bang with 22 members. Our first get-together was an evening social. Several people dropped out at the last moment and only two of us attended. This turned out to be a blessing and a great time. I met Allan Brooks, a very smart Google Analytics Data Specialist. We had a wonderful time discussing Divi and Google as well as getting to know each other.

Our next get-together was a daytime Divi workshop. Six people registered and three of us attended. This turned out to be great for the two attendees Esther and Andrew. Both Esther and Andrew are new to Divi and they received one-on-one Divi torturing. We really had a great time, I so enjoyed seeing Esther again and meeting Andrew for the first time. In addition, I was able to assist Andrew by setting up a temp WordPress hosting account so that he can learn Divi and build a website for his new business. This is just the beginning of making a connection for all of us, look at the smiles on our faces.

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If you attend our meetings, you are sure to make some wonderful connections. Learn Divi and meet other local Divi enthusiasts throughout the Destin / 30A area that includes Fort Walton Beach, Panama City Beach, Navarre, and Pensacola Beach.

Destin / 30A ….. we’re building a local Divi community and making connections. Join us!

Go to Divi Destin/30A

Milwaukee Divi Society in Wisconsin, USA

From the Hosts, Kimberly Hughes & Tracy Champagne:

Divi Nation Milwaukee now has 38 members. An informal Christmas party was held at our last meetup and we’re gearing up for 2019. We send a monthly newsletter to our members (with great readership) so be sure to subscribe!

Be sure to check out their Meetup page for details on their next event!

Go to Milwaukee Divi Society

Want to Host Your Own Local Divi Nation Meetup?

Great! We’re always on the lookout for people around the world who are passionate about Divi and want to spread that enthusiasm to their local community. We take care of the monthly Meetup fees, and we provide all our hosts with tons of resources to help plan and promote their events, including help with finding a venue and coming up with topic ideas.

Starting a new Divi Nation Meetup group is simple. Just email [email protected] and we will send you an onboarding form. Once the form is complete, we will work together to get your group launched and linked to our Meetup Network. Easy as that!

Not sure if there’s already a Divi Meetup Group in your area? Just head to our Meetup Network page to see a map of our current locations.

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