WordPress Camp Vancouver

Comments 20 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last few years John and I have given some tips, pointers, coded pages, created themes and shared our wealth of knowledge about WordPress.

Want to know how to move from Blogger to WordPress? Want to know the difference between WordPress.com and an actual WordPress-powered site? What’s the deal with plugins and which will make my life as easy as pie?

These are just some of the things we’ve encountered and have done our best to educate folks about this PHP-based blogging platform and content management system.

This year at Northern Voice there was a mini version of a WordCamp, which ended up being a giant scrum of folks asking questions, and those answering them. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that but as was quite evident from the turn out that there are a lot of people out there who are looking for information about WordPress.

On April 30th I’ll be stepping up to the plate as a sponsor and speaker at Vancouver’s first ever WordPress Camp.

On Wed. April the 30th from 5:30 to 8:30pm we are getting together at the Network Hub to share and exchange tips and how-tos on WordPress and blogging in general. We will also learn how to reach a larger audience by using a WordPress blog in conjunction with other web services and Social Networking websites. [Tazzu Blog][Facebook Event]

Media Sponsor

My session will be about composing blog posts, more specifically adding Flickr photos: From Creative Commons licensing usage to quick tags that help align images on the fly.

Other presenters include:

Bruce Byfield: The Joys of Amateur Blogging.
John Chow: How to make money using a WordPress Blog.
Monica Hamburg: Blogging and Social Media.
Jeff Kee: WordPress for total website development.
Greg Andrews: Good Typography in WordPress.
Kulpreet Singh: Using WordPress to create a custom library, catalog, or other mashup-type site.
Duane Storey: WordPress and mobile blogging – i.e. how to read and write from an iPhone

As a media sponsor I will be providing a live blog along with notes from my session. There is no charge to attend this event thanks to the other sponsors, Culinary Copik Multimedia, BlueFur, RMDStudio, The Network Hub, PeerGlobe, and Tazzu.

**Hat tip to the good folks at Automattic who make WordPress possible (and free) for all of us to love.

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  1. MarinaTuesday, April 22nd, 2008 — 3:42pm PDT

    Yey! I’ve run WP before on other sites but looking to move the personal blog over. Maybe this will be the final kick in the pants I need! Plus, it’s always nice to get some more tips!

    Looking forward to it!

  2. RossTuesday, April 22nd, 2008 — 3:43pm PDT

    Having never attended one of these things before, I’m curious about etiquette. Are we allowed to ask “tough” questions? By tough I mean questions that might be considered rude – ie. “Hey John Chow, could you please tell your followers to stop spamming (and ruining) StumbleUpon?” Or, “Whatever happened to at least a tiny bit of content above the fold?”

  3. RaulTuesday, April 22nd, 2008 — 3:57pm PDT

    Needless to say that I’ll be there, since you know I will 🙂

  4. GusTuesday, April 22nd, 2008 — 3:58pm PDT

    I’m definately looking forward to attending this event and getting some pointers on using WP more effectively and maybe taking the plunge into WP.org.

  5. Rastin MehrTuesday, April 22nd, 2008 — 6:39pm PDT

    Hi Rebbeca, Thank you so much for spreading the word. We are so looking forward to your presentation at the Camp. 🙂

  6. Stephen ReesTuesday, April 22nd, 2008 — 9:07pm PDT

    Pardon my ignorance but where is “the Network Hub”?

  7. Miss604Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 — 9:28pm PDT

    No worries Stephen, it’s on the 3rd floor of 422 Richards Street – NetworkHub.ca

  8. DavidWednesday, April 23rd, 2008 — 7:05am PDT

    Rebbeca, do we just show up or is there a place to register? Some from PO and DGE would like to attend.

  9. Rastin MehrWednesday, April 23rd, 2008 — 8:44am PDT

    @David – You could RSVP on the facebook event or simply just show up. Here is the link to the FB event


  10. John ChowWednesday, April 23rd, 2008 — 11:07am PDT

    Ross – While I can’t speak for the other speakers, I say the tougher the questions, the better. And your question isn’t even close to being tough. 🙂

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  13. KeithFriday, April 25th, 2008 — 12:12am PDT

    I’ll have to try and make it out for Vancover’s *second* ever WordPress Camp… I’ll be in Calgary that night, but I’ll be there in spirit!

    You’ve got a great panel. I’ll certainly pass this along!

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  18. Summer Camp JobsSaturday, October 4th, 2008 — 10:40am PDT

    I just found this blog when looking for more information on a WordPress camp that I will be attending tomorrow (October 5th) in New York (Manhattan). I was wondering if someone would please post here where the live blog to this event is located. I would be very interesting in reading up more before I attend this so I would be able to follow along the training sessions a bit easier. Thank you and have a good weekend.

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  20. SnidaappattTuesday, October 7th, 2008 — 6:04am PDT

    Great blog. I like layout!!!!

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