One of the reasons I love developing websites using the Genesis Framework is because there is a supportive community of designers and developers who are always ready to give advice when you get stuck.
Only thing is, I get a little bit jealous when I hear of their meet ups which invariably happen over in America. I want to join in too!
Now I know there are loads of web developers and designers in the UK that use Genesis. But how to build a community over here? And for what purpose other than having the opportunity to have a cup of coffee with someone in the same time zone as you, and talk tech?
When I first started using Genesis I put a plea on the StudioPress forum for a UK developer who would be willing to spend some time giving me one-to-one tutorials, helping me get started and answering the really stupid questions that can bring you to a complete stop sometimes. Everyone on the forum referred me to Gary Jones of Gamajo Tech. As a contributor to both Genesis and WordPress, he has an inordinate amount of patience, and has been my code mentor for the last couple of years.
The idea of a UK Genesis community is something that Gary and I have talked about several times and finally we decided to do something about it.
So, with the permission of Copyblogger Media (the company that owns StudioPress and the Genesis Framework), we created UK Genesis. At the moment it is nothing more than a landing page. A statement of intention to do something.
On the 27th of February we are meeting in Newbury, Berkshire, to discuss what we can do with UK Genesis. A few other developers are also joining us and if you would like to too please just let me know in the comments and we’ll ping you an invitation.
I look forward to hearing from you.