Webdesign with WordPress

photoDayton Microcomputer Association Meetup

Webdesign with WordPress

Presented by Brent Kerlin

WordPress is an open source website creation tool built on PHP and MySQL.  But it is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (CMS) in existence today. 28% of the world’s websites are powered by WordPress. WordPress is available in 40 languages. 74.6 million Websites depend on WordPress.

Well known sites using WordPress include:

The Wall Street Journal

The New Yorker



National Geographic

The Official Star Wars Blog

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code and a handful of users. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world.

Brent Kerlin is the current webmaster for He has been working hard to migrate our HTML website to WordPress. Brent is SIG leader for the Dayton Diode SIG,and also a candidate for DMA Trustee.

Feel free to join us for dinner before the meeting. Dinner starts at 6:00 pm at TJ Chump’s.

Huber Heights, OH – USA

Tuesday, August 29 at 7:00 PM


Dynamic Languages / meeting

August 2017: Simplified Regular Expressions

Regular expressions – or regexes – are a powerful, sophisticated cross-language technology
for searching for patterns and extracting information from text.
They’ve been a mainstay of all dynamic languages since advanced regular
expressions were introduced to Perl in the 1980s.

Unfortunately, they also look like the squawks of an angry R2 unit.

So a newer technology, Simple Regex Language
(SRL), provides an
alternate way to specify regexes – easier to write and easier to
read, with all the same functionality under the covers.

We’ll introduce ourselves to simplified regexes, and at the same time
review the classic syntax. Soon no text will be beyond your power to

As always, we’ll take some time for your general thoughts, questions, and ideas.
See you there!