Group Update: New volunteer opportunities + getting ready for Gutenberg

Hello WordPressers!

Our revived weekly update continues with a slight tweak to the format. We’re now incorporating web & tech events alongside upcoming meetups & WordCamps.

Also this week: Our presentation meetups revive in September, but we need speakers; WordPress 4.9.8 is on the horizon, inching us closer to 5.0 and the new editor; more developer guides to Gutenberg are coming out; and Chrome 68 introduces the new Not Secure warning on HTTP websites.

For extra goodies: We’re sharing some thoughtful reads about online culture, plus resources for WordPress users, designers, and developers.

Like what you see? Have something to add in our next update? Drop a comment below, or get in touch.

Jump to a section:

Upcoming Meetups & Events

Local WordPress meetups

Friends of WPToronto

Upcoming web & tech events

Nearby WordCamps

Check out the full listing of upcoming WordCamps happening around the world.

Help Wanted

Looking for WordPress help? Let us know and we’ll add you to our next update.

WordPress News

A quick roundup of trending WordPress and WordPress-related news from the past week.

Extra Stuff

Interesting articles, tools, and resources from around the web.

That’s it for this week. Press on!

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