April 2018 Meeting


We’ll be meeting at LuminFire on Thursday, April 26th from 6:30-9pm. LuminFire is located at 5155 East River Road Suite 405, Fridley, MN 55421. Please register on meetup.com to let us know you’re coming.

We will have pizza courtesy of our sponsor, OtterBase!

This month Nick Ciske will be talking about SSL and Marty Kokes will be showing the group how to use RunCloud.io, a server management tool.

Securing your site with SSL

Nick Ciske

Between being a ranking factor in Google, Chrome’s “Not Secure” warning deadline looming, and the Symantec root certificate fiasco, getting SSL right is more important and more confusing than ever. we’ll cover what SSL is (hint, it’s more than just encryption), what your options are (LetsEncrypt, etc), why the pricing is all over the map, and how to convert a WordPress site to SSL and avoid “insecure content” warnings and missing stylesheet’s/images. I’ll also cover some SEO/Social Media concerns around switching to SSL.

Cloud based server management with RunCloud.io

Marty Kokes

Marty will be showing the group how using a server management tool like RunCloud allows you to host your sites using services like AWS, Digital Ocean, Linode, etc. easily and at a cost that’s not too far off from entry level shared hosting.