What meetup members have shared on their event experiences:

WordPress.com Night: Beyond the Comments Fantastic presentation.Umoette U

Great very informative for a beginner.– Zulie

Good people, good presentation, good connections. Thanks for having me.”– Former Member

WordPress.com Night : Inside a Woo Commerce Website “Subject matter was interesting and the presenter was knowledgeable as well as congenial. Things got off track at times with unrelated discussion, but not out of hand.”– Steve A.

Women of WordPress NYC (WoWPNYC) Networking Event “It was great to meet women in various fields using WordPress. Great Community!” Seema K

“This was a terrific event. There was a lot of comradery.”– Annette F

“Thank you so much for organizing this great event! I loved meeting and learning from all of you!”– Michele

Meet4SPEED: Speeding up WordPress Sites – Invite for Women “I think the WP group did a good job setting this meetup, but the speaker was not someone I would recommend for anything else. I am new to WP and I did enjoy the part as to how to test your website, but then he got off into “cache” and all kinds of other things…” –Aurelia S.

“The event description is about speeding up WP site and I was expecting to learn how to improve WP site speed and also to learn how WP and Google collaboration can help with this…”– Sveta

“Hi All. I actually found the presentation to be very informative. True that Sergey jumped around a bit, but we were provided with a plethora of tools to help us evaluate our websites…” Stephanie

Meet4SPEED: Speeding up WordPress Sites – Invite for Men “Good Evening Winstina. Excellent hosting of the Meet4SPEED Event! I also want to thank Rick and Sergey for sharing their performance knowledge. I learned a lot from this gathering. Thanks again”– George W.

“Very informative with lots of good info! – Tim

Women of WordPress NYC (WoWPNYC) Developer Series “Thanks to Lisa and Winstina for arranging this meeting and to Jocelyn for her excellent moderating. It was very insightful. I enjoyed it very much. Feel free to connect with me on linkedin if anyone wants any more information from me.”ozEworks

WordPress’ 15th Anniversary Celebration “Well-organized!”Mark S.

Avocado Toast and Gutenberg on WordPress.com for the Curious “This was such a great meetup! Everyone was a great communicator – and story teller! I have already checked out some of the great blogs you people have created, and am knocked out by what individuals can do. Looking forward to the next one – and learning more from Winstina on the coming of Gutenberg. And hopefully about attending NY WordCamp in Sept. See you at the next one!” – GG

How AMP, SiteKit, Lighthouse and WP Rig Make WordPress Even More Awesome “Great presentation! Excited for some of these products to be released. Thanks Sal!” – Steven N.

Build Ecommerce Sites With Confidence (Demystifying commerce “I very much liked the session as well and has already began integrating the knowledge we received into my practice. Thank you!”– Gulnar

Changing Themes on WordPress for the curious “Thank you everyone for a wonderful first-time event for me!” –Rene C.

WPNYC Meetup Event Series’ Organized

  • Content and Marketing
  • WordPress.com Night
  • WoWPNYC series (co-hosted)

Current Sponsor: Kinsta

Past Sponsor: A2 Hosting

What WordCamp NYC 2018 attendees shared about their experiences:

“A huge thank you to the organizers, sponsors, and speakers. This weekend has been fantastic. #wcnyc #wcnyc18” – Kevin

Another great day today at #WCNYC! Thank you @WordCampNYC
organizers, speakers, sponsors, contributors, attendees who made this possible! #WordPress #Conference #Community #Plesk” – J_S

 “A huge shoutout to the @WordCampNYC organizers. Great experience from start to finish, as an attendee and as a speaker. Thank you!” #wcnyc – Andrew S.

“For my first WordCamp experience,
@WordCampNYC is gonna be tough to top...great conversations, great sessions (and equally great treatment). Other WordCamp presenters better bring their A-Game.” #WCNYC – Mike L

WordCamp NYC 2018 Stats:

  • Winstina led with an amazing team of 18
  • She managed a budget of $120,000
  • They had 43 speakers
  • 400 attendees converged at Convene near Times Square
  • They made $12,000+ in ticket sales  
  • They fundraised an additional $52,000 from 12+ companies in addition to our global sponsorship allocation

WordCamp NYC Organizer Roles

  • Lead Organizer (2018) 
  • Sponsor Wrangler (2017)
  • Speaker Wrangler (2016)

WordCamp Speaker 

  • WordCamp US (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • WordCamp Austin (2017)
  • WordCamp NYC (2015)


WordPress Meetup Organizer

Part of a team that organizes Meetup events, Winstina discusses all things WordPress for an incredible group of WordPress enthusiasts.

WPNYC Meetup is 9.5K members strong.

Join our group for monthly events to meet some new people, learn some new things, and make plans to take over the world…

Web: WPNYC.ORG (http://wpnyc.org/) / Twitter: @wpnyc 

Covid switched things up for Meetups and my NYC Meetup events are primarily held online. 

Winstina Co-hosts the Women of WordPress NYC (WoWPNYC) Meetup Event series with Meryl Randman. Lisa Lied is a past co-host.

WoWPNYC – Level Up Your WordPress Security: Quarantine the Admin (July 1, 2020) Speaker: Casey James Perno l Blog Post

WPNYC Meetup blacks out the month of June 2020 in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

WoWPNYC – The Magic of Empathy: Communicating in Crisis (May 13th, 2020) Speaker: Madeline Schwarz

WoWPNYC: Opening Doors with WordPress, (October 30th, 2019)  Speaker: Jenny Wong    

WoWPNYC: Intimidated by the NEW WordPress? A Beginners Workshop for You! (May 29th, 2019)  Speaker: Meryl  Randman

WoWPNYC: Marketing via WordPress (April 24th, 2019)  Speaker: Lauren Hazel

WoWPNYC: How to Get Over Imposter Syndrome? (May 10th, 2018), Speaker: Lauren Pittenger

WoWPNYC: Developer Series Panel (April 12th, 2018)

Moderated by: Jocelyn Miller, Founder and CEO of JM Coaching & Training LLC
Panelists:  Helen Hou-Sandí,  Kym Romanets, Mariela Anderson, and Ross Cohen

WoWPNYC: Study Session (March 8th, 2018)

WoWPNYC: Networking Session (February 8th, 2018)

…and has organized Joint Meetup Events. 

*Meet4SPEED: Speeding up WordPress Sites w/ Web Performance Group (March 29th, 2018)

Event Host: Rick Viscomi
  Event Sponsor: Google 

She’s also organized WordPress.com focused Meetup Events…

*WordPress.com Night: How AMP, SiteKit, Lighthouse and WP Rig Make WordPress Even More Awesome (March 22nd, 2019), Speaker: Salvatore Denaro

Event Host: Maki Yamamoto
  Event Sponsor: Meetup HQ

WordPress.com Night: Inside a Woo Commerce Website, Speaker (January 26th, 2018), Winstina Hughes

WordPress.com Night: Beyond the Comments (September 28th, 2017), Speaker: Winstina Hughes

WordPress.com Night: Happiness Bar and How to Become a Paid Guest Blogger (August 24th, 2017), Speaker: Matthew Allabastro 

WordPress.com Night: Promoting A Business Is Easy Using Content Marketing (May 6th, 2017), Speaker: Christie Chirinos

WordPress.com Night: Happiness Bar and Using Key Customizer Features (March 29th, 2017), Speaker: Terry Proctor 

WordPress.com Night: How to Know Your Audience and Find Your Voice (March 21st, 2017), Speaker: Winstina Hughes  

WordPress.com: Maximizing Your Jetpack Analytics (January 31st, 2017),Speaker: Winstina Hughes

WordPress.com Happiness Bar (November 28th, 2016)

*WP.com vs WP.org Event: The Power of WordPress.com (October 7th, 2016), Speaker: Julia Amosova 

Event Host: Christie Chirinos
  Event Sponsor: Caldera Labs

WordPress.com Night: How to Create Your 1st Website (June 21st, 2016) , Speaker: Scott Becker

WordPress.com Night: Building a Blog Around a Single Topic (May 26th, 2016) , Speaker: Winstina Hughes

WordPress.com Night: How to Create Your 1st Website (April 27th, 2016), Speaker: Scott Becker

WordPress.com Night: Building a Blog Around a Single Topic (March, 23rd 2016), Speaker: Winstina Hughes

and hosted Meetup parties.  

WordPress’ 15th Anniversary Celebration (May 27th, 2018)   

Avocado Toast and Gutenberg on WordPress.com for the Curious (June 30th, 2018)

On hold due to Covid-19 / Avocado Toast and Themes on WordPress for the Curious (April 18th, 2020).