Local Meetups events are FREE to attend and are volunteer-run with volunteer speakers. If you reside in any of these cities, go ahead and join their community, however if you are also a WordPress lover and there is no community in your state yet and you would be interested in starting a community in your city, head on over here to learn more or reach out to any current Meetup organizer.
Chapter Meetups provide a consistent experience regardless of where you attend in the world as each group has committed that they will follow a code of conduct and that they agree to our five good faith rules for meetups.
As WordPress Meetups are organized and run by local communities, anyone can take up leadership positions and no single person is the owner of what may be organized or hosted. WordPress Meetups are groups in which any reliable member dedicated to the open source nature WordPress possesses is welcome to organize an event.