Speaker Spotlight – Crystal Picard

Crystal Picard is a Halifax-based graphic designer and hand-lettering artist behind Hello Sweetie Design. She graduated with the Highest Recognition Award from the Graphic Design program at NSCC Waterfront in 2015, where she developed her side hustle in the wee morning hours between homework and late nights at her part-time job. Passionate about building community and helping others become successful in their goals; Crystal utilizes her experience as a solopreneur to help others get more done outside their regular 9 to 5 grind. @crystalpicard

What’s been your best experience with WordPress?

Using WordPress has opened a lot of doors for me as a Graphic Designer. I started using it when I was still in school, and I landed my first paid internship with my current mentor because of my growing interest in the platform.

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Announcing Our After Party Location!

Just when you thought WordCamp Halifax couldn’t get any better: we’re going to throw you a party when it’s all done!

Join speakers and fellow attendees for a post-camp party at The Dalhousie University Club’s Pub. There will be complimentary snacks, a signature drink, and all the comradery you can handle. What better way to end a jam-packed day of education, networking, and friendship than going to a Halifax-style pub and mingling some more. Continue reading “Announcing Our After Party Location!”

Welcome Lobster Wapuu: WordCamp Halifax’s Official Mascot!

On March 21, the WordPress Halifax Meetup held a vote to pick this year’s Wapuu out of four anonymous submissions. Through counted ballots, Lobster Wapuu Wabster won the hearts of those in attendance.

Wapuu is an open-source character created by Kazuko Kaneuchi, in which anyone can take her original design and regionalize or personalize it their tastes – just like WordPress! Continue reading “Welcome Lobster Wapuu: WordCamp Halifax’s Official Mascot!”

Ticket Sales Now Open!

YES! The day has finally arrived and it’s time to purchase your WordCamp Halifax tickets!

Your $25 registration will cover:

  • Catered lunch
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Fun swag
  • Entrance into the WordCamp Halifax 2017 After-Party.

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Announcing WordCamp Halifax 2017 Speakers and Sessions!

The Lead Organization team was floored with the number of speaker applications received for our first WordCamp lineup. After much deliberation we made a final list, checked it ninety-billion times and now we’re proud to announce our speakers and sessions!
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6 Reasons You Should Attend WordCamp Halifax

Whether you are just starting your first WordPress website or have been using the platform professionally for years, there is one event in the WordPress community that you can’t afford to miss.

We’re talking about WordCamps. These are locally organized, 100% volunteer-run conferences that are hosted by the WordPress community, for the WordPress community.

If you’re not sure what you would get from attending a WordCamp, check out the list below for our top 7 reasons you should pack your tent* and make your way to a WordCamp near you. Attention Atlantic Canadians: WordCamp Halifax is happening May 27th and is the only WordPress conference east of Montreal. So, you know… attend! Continue reading “6 Reasons You Should Attend WordCamp Halifax”

Wapuu Design Contest: What Will WordCamp Halifax’s Mascot Be?

Wapuu is a cute little critter designed by Kazuko Kaneuchi in 2011 for WordPress Japan and is the official mascot character of WordPress.

It’s distributed under the GPLv2 or later and can be modified by anyone to add regional flair or personality. This means that a new Wapuu design can be considered a ‘forked version’ of the original Wapuu as a symbol of the larger WordPress community. Since its introduction, it has taken the WordCamp scene by storm!

What would WordCamp Halifax be without a Wapuu of our own? We’re looking to local artists to come up with their interpretation of the little yellow creature. Submission deadline is  … Continue reading “Wapuu Design Contest: What Will WordCamp Halifax’s Mascot Be?”

Call For Speakers

What’s WordCamp Halifax without people sharing what they know about WordPress with others?

We’re looking for speakers to inspire a variety of audiences for May 27. Speak independently, as a duo, or even suggest a panel topic we can wrangle you and some other speakers into! Continue reading “Call For Speakers”

Call For Volunteers!

Did you catch our hiccup blog post last week? We promise the site is now officially live! And we’re hitting the ground running, as we’re looking for volunteers for WordCamp Halifax 2017.

There are variety of tasks that await enthusiastic and friendly people. Be a part of shaping Halifax’s first WordCamp. Continue reading “Call For Volunteers!”