Hello to all of our Divi users and community! Wow. What times we are living in. Truly unprecedented. But how amazing has it been to see the world rally and support each other? We have been pleasantly surprised by the power of our community. Stories and stories of positivity have been pouring in and, my, how encouraging they’ve been. More than ever we need each other and seeing all the good amongst a sea of uncertainty has been much needed.
What brings you hope during this season we are all going through? For us, the first shoutout goes to our wonderful Divi Meetup network and all the organizers that work hard to build their communities up. Their dedication brings huge smiles to us.
Check out why below!
Our current stats and community updates.
The Divi Nation Meetup Network by the Numbers
- Total Members: 7,023
- Total Groups: 58
- Total Events Hosted: 481
- Total RSVPs: 2,805
- New Members (Last 90 Days): 1,287
- New Groups (Last 60 Days): 3
- New Group Pipeline: 3
Let’s Welcome Our New Meetup Group
Divi Kolkata, India
Meet the host, Rajesh Ravidas:
I am an IT graduate by degree and heart. I enjoy what I do with technology. I have worked as a full-time trainer till 2016 but now I just enjoy that and teach those whom I find keen on that. I am enjoying website development since 2016 and I spend most of my time in that. If I am not working on a client project then you will find me discussing or doing something new with my team and friends. I have been making websites using Divi since 2017 and I love it. There is a lot to learn but time is limited, however, I don’t miss the chances to check if any Divians launch something new. Apart from [this], I love meditation and reading books that make me feel real.
[I want to lead a Divi Meetup group so I can] learn from others and share how I am growing using Divi.
They have already hosted their first virtual meetup but already have other virtual meetups scheduled! Be sure to check it out!
Updates from Existing Groups
A lot has happened just in the last 30 days. Our community, like all communities, has been affected. We have had to reassess and get back on our feet. Of course, for the time being, that means temporarily moving our in-person meetups to virtual meetups. Emotions are all over the place and we are allowing some time to allow our organizers to gather their bearings during this transition period but, some of our communities got right to it!
Check out the monthly happenings of our communities below!
Divi Auckland, New Zealand
From the Host, Robert Robertson:
We had a great group gathering of half new people in Auckland and the regulars. The focus was on the new Divi scroll effects which was a wonderful success.
Next month We are moving to a virtual event, as New Zealand is in lockdown without us being able to leave the house unless food shopping or self isolated exercising. This is a great time for web builders as we are in major demand dispute the nervous world events.
The community here is ready to meet and learn! Get involved.
Divi Chicago, Illinois, United States
From the Hosts, Joan Margau & Scott Winterroth:
In March, the Divi Chicago Meetup toasted Divi Layout Packs with a well-received presentation by co-organizer Joan Margau. She shared how to build a WordPress website quickly with the many Divi Layout Packs and tips for properly intermix layouts to create the look you want. For April, Divi Chicago will go online for a virtual presentation on how to “Make it Rain” with WooCommerce and Divi, a presentation by Divi Chicago co-organizer Scott Winterroth.
This community of Divi users is pumped. Do be sure to check them out!
Divi Columbus, Ohio, USA
From the Host, Nathan B. Weller:
Divi Columbus cancelled our March meetup but we’ll be returning in April with a virtual event. It’s been a wild time for everyone and while I never like missing a meeting I’m glad we got a chance to re-group and think about next steps. Looking forward to meeting with and encouraging my fellow Divi users here in Columbus, Ohio.
The Columbus community is warm and welcoming!
Divi Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA
From the Host, Jube Dankworth:
With the local government closing down the county just 3 days before our meeting, we did not have time to curate an online meeting. We canceled the March meeting. However, we have gained 14 new members to the group. Our co-coordinator was able to give a workshop on Divi to the local WP group. We look forward to our April virtual meeting.
Don’t be bashful and get involved with this group today!
Divi Douala, Cameroon
From the Host, Francis FOKWA:
The theme of the meeting was: How to use the Divi theme generator on your website? The participants were newer, nevertheless, they really liked the subject and were enthusiastic about using DIVI. The presenter is a new user of DIVI and even WordPress and is passionate about using it… …Thank you and be well. See you soon!
Check this community out! They’d love you include you!
Divi Los Angeles, California, USA
From the Host, Christian Mauerer:
Unusual times invite us to do unusual things.
We can do so much for us and the community especially virtually.
Divi and YOU can now show it’s full power & flexibility.
Keep up the good vibes.
The Divi LA community is infectious!
Divi Phoenix, Arizona, USA
From the Hosts, David & Raquel:
Our hearts are with this whole sitch so hard, right now. We love our community and are heartbroken over the state of the world. Nevertheless, we have hope and cannot wait to get back into the swing of things. We wish you all safety and health! See you soon!
Divi Phoenix will explore online meetups very soon so be sure to join and keep a lookout!
Divi Sacramento, California, USA
From the Host, Rosalinda Huck:
Greetings from Sacramento, California! Our Divi Meetup didn’t congregate in March due to coronavirus concerns, and we will likely do a virtual Meetup for April. Until then, I’m hunkering down at home with the hubby and dogs, and drinking lots of tea! To local Divi Meetup members, and fellow Divi Meetups across the nation and around the globe — please be safe and practice social distancing. If we work together and do our part, the better we can get through this!
Check this group out!
Divi Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
From the Host, Dustin Olsen:
For March, Divi Salt Lake City had a happiness bar and our best turnout yet of people coming to learn more about Divi and get answers to specific questions on their websites. The more people we get, the more we can share and learn what has worked for others to overcome similar situations. It was a great meetup this month with a full room, looking forward to future Happiness Bars.
Join this group and learn all about using Divi!
Divi Seattle, Washington, USA
From the Hosts, Bradon Garley & Shane Griffiths:
We had a virtual meetup in March via Google Meet. It was a smooth transition to an online meetup, and I think the format worked well. We had several new members attend who otherwise may not have because of travel restrictions. This month we gave a demo on Divi’s new Positioning feature and Scroll Effects feature. We built a simple Divi site to show how elements behave and interact with each other using Relative, Static, Absolute, and Fixed positioning. For the Scroll Effects, we went over how the interface works and how to achieve an impressive design easily. We also touched on the performance impact of using too make effects, and examples of real-world applications on client websites.
The Divi Seattle community doesn’t skip a beat! Get in on the action!
Divi Tampa, Florida, USA
From the Host, Steve Willingham:
Our Divi Tampa “March Meeting of Minds” was obviously canceled as the coronavirus began to rear its ugly head in the Tampa bay area. We hope everyone has been weathering through these strange and unusual times and hopefully staying well. We are TENTATIVELY scheduling our next meetup in late May during what we hope to be a time when we, as a community, are recovering both healthwise, and economically as a whole.
But please be assured, if the health safety indications aren’t there in mid-May and there is still a health risk, we are prepared to postpone this out as far as necessary to help protect our wonderful Divi web developers, friends, and community.
To all of the Divi family across the globe, the Divi Tampa community wishes you strength and wellness as we wade through these uncharted waters together.
The Divi Tampa group is super engaging. Take a peek!
Divi Toulouse, France
From the Host, Fifa Randrianasolo:
It is with great sadness that we had to cancel our March meetup. However, let’s stay strong and positive!! Take care of yourself and the pleasure of meeting again! #StayAtHome
Don’t be bashful and check this community out.
Want to Host Your Own Local Divi Network Meetup?
Great! We’re always on the lookout for people around the world who are passionate about Divi and building community and want to spread that enthusiasm to their local community. We take care of the monthly Meetup fees, and we provide all our hosts with tons of resources to help plan and promote their events, including help with finding a venue and coming up with topic ideas.
Starting a new Divi Meetup group is simple. Just apply by filling out this form or email [email protected] Once the form is complete, we will work together to get your group launched and linked to our Meetup Network. Easy as that!
Not sure if there’s already a Divi Meetup Group in your area? Just head to our Meetup Network page to see a map of our current locations.
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