Victoria is hosting its annual WordCamp event this Saturday, January 12, 2013 at UVic. This one-day conference covers all things WordPress, which has come a long way from simply being a blogging platform. WordPress actually powers many of the world’s most popular websites (including CNN, New York Times, GM, and more) and is still a leader in personal blogging with WordPress.com. Miss604 has also been powered by WordPress since 2006.
We have been in the custom WordPress website business for almost 5 years so organizing, sponsoring, or donating our time at WordCamps across North America is important to us. I’ll be participating in two events at this weekend’s WordCamp Victoria:
Picking Perfect Pics
I will provide a beginner’s guide to finding the right photos for your blog and displaying them correctly. Includes basic tips for photo sizing, WordPress plugins, and integrating applications like Flickr and Instagram.
I will join Katharine Holmes and Janis La Couvée on a panel to talk about all things blogging. Questions from past sessions included advertising, disclosure, statistics tracking, security, finding topics to write about, and more.
I will be bringing a few copies of my book Blogging to Drive Business: 2nd Edition and Canadian Cloud Hosting will be giving away some signed copies as well.
Other topics throughout the day will include (but are not limited to) Video for WordPress & the Web, Paying for Love: When to Buy Premium Themes and How to Make the Most of Them, Making Your Plugins Sparkle With AJAX, Focusing WordPress Search, Growing your Business by Community Blogging, and Use WordPress to Build a Membership Website. The keynote speaker is Morten Rand-Hendriksen. He’s a WordPress pro who delves deep into the code to find practical solutions for developers and we always walk away from his talks feeling completely enlightened.
Tickets are still available (for less than $25) if you’re able to join us at WordCamp this weekend. If you need accommodations, talk to Accent Inns who have been great partners of the blogging and social media scene in Victoria for several years. If you have already signed up, watch this space for announcements throughout the day and follow YYJWordCamp on Twitter.