Thank You Volunteers: You Make WordCamp The Special Event It Is

Holy smokes, Halifax…. we did it! We made WordCamp a reality! Almost a full year of preparation went into making this conference come true. Rich, Tara and I would like to personally thank all the volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to help us with everything from photography to taping down extension cords. Without you guys, Wordcamp Halifax wouldn’t have run as smoothly as it did.

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Speaker Spotlight – Shawn Hooper

Shawn Hooper is the Director of IT at, where he enjoys combining code and data to build intelligent tools for teams and leaders. Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Shawn has been building web applications since the late 90s, with a focus on WordPress since 2011. As a freelance developer, he has built sites for clients in the public and private sectors in both Canada and United States. He loves making use of great APIs, promoting web accessibility and secure coding practices. @shawnhooper

What’s been your best experience with WordPress?

Picking up a small contract over Twitter to build a WordPress plugin has led me into my current full-time job. WordPress has also been my introduction to the world of speaking at conferences, which I never thought I would have enjoyed (public speaking, aah!!) but really do love.

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Speaker Spotlight – Pascal Martineau

As a young 80’s nerd, he discovered BASIC on the Tandy TRS-80 and kept on programming ever since. Currently he enjoys his position as lead developer at Le Web Simple, mostly doing WordPress stuff but also some DevOps R&D. As a Node.js enthusiast on the side, he is also having fun with real-time / full-stack application development.

What’s been your best experience with WordPress?

When I discovered ACF Pro 🙂

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Speaker Spotlight – Maxime Jobin

Maxime Jobin is the cofounder of SatelliteWP, a maintenance service for WordPress where business owners can forget about the technical aspect of running a website and focus on their business objectives. He manages several companies in various sectors where the same objective prevails: increase productivity through automation. He acts as a speaker to share his expertise and knowledge. Focusing on efficiency and return on investment, he is an expert in the analysis and development of computerized solutions. @maximejobin

What’s been your best experience with WordPress?

I’ve met people all around the world because of WordPress that I can call my friends. I am really grateful for what WordPress brought to my life. Yes, it’s a great software but it also brings people together.

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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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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!”