Speaker Spotlight – Dan Parker

Dan, from Halifax, is the local site director for http://ygorganization.com. After discovering WordPress in 2013 he finally was able to realize his dream of applying his formula to a website, starting with his most passionate hobby. Today that site sees the better part of 3 million hits a month. Dan likes video games, pizza, and chocolate milk. He is a proud member of the monthly WordPress Halifax Meetup.

What’s been your best experience with WordPress?

Ease of Plugins to allow my site to do whatever I’ve required.

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Speaker Spotlight – Andrea Rennick

Andrea is a Customer Support Lead for Rainmaker Digital, the company that owns the Rainmaker platform, the Copyblogger content marketing blog and Studiopress, the company behind the Genesis framework. She’s also a grandmother of 3, and in her spare time makes quilts from Wordcamp tshirts. @andrea_r

What’s been your best experience with WordPress?

Hands down, best experience is the community and attending WordCamps.

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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 “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!”

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”