About Tampa Bay WordPress

We serve the community of Tampa Bay by offering lectures, sessions, classes, networking events, and help desks to students of WordPress. We cover topics with varying degrees of skills from very beginner to very advanced or expert.

Tampa Bay WordPress strives to educate the masses on the power of publishing. We have community leaders throughout the bay area. We also organize WordCamp Tampa annually since 2014.

Organizers & Meetup Locations

  • Alison Foxall — Ybor (Tampa)
  • Alphonso Montibello — Brandon & Riverview
  • Jim True — St. Petersburg (Downtown)
  • KJ Sampat — Rocky Point (Tampa)
  • Thomas Giella — Wesley Chapel & New Tampa
  • Thomas Townsend — New Port Richey
  • Tony Leary — Palm Harbour

Our Meetup Calendar is always kept up to date, so join our Meetup Group to be notified of new talks as we announce them.

History

We started this group on Meetup.com sometime in the summer of 2010. Our first meetup was at Panera Bread in Feather Sound and it was more or less a meet and greet led by an individual named John Biddle. For a time John led the group by holding monthly meetings at CDB’s Southside, booking various speakers and sharing knowledge until he stepped back and gave the group to Alison Foxall to lead about a year or so later.

Alison has lead the group since 2011 and in 2013 got approved by The WordPress Foundation to hold an official WordCamp Tampa, affiliated by WordPress itself. In 2014, Alison and a dedicated group of organizers lead the inception of this first WordCamp Tampa and has seen phenomenal growth since then.