• WordPress - July Meetup

    CodeCore

    Join us for our next Meetup! We have one talk scheduled so for. If you are interested in speaking, please comment below or message Jonathon. SCHEDULED TALKS: Alexanndre Levan - 8 things you should ALWAYS do for your WordPress website Alexanndre Levan - The Layman’s guide to Optimizing Your WordPress Website GENERAL Q&A / DISCUSSION: After the talks we will open the floor for a general Q&A / discussion for anything WordPress related. Have a problem you'd like the group to help with? Have something cool you want to share with the group? Need some advice for where to get started with something? Anything at all, let's chat about it! Thank you to our speakers for providing the content for the Meetup and to CodeCore for the use of their space for this Meetup!

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  • WordPress - June Meetup

    CodeCore

    Join us for our next Meetup! We have talks scheduled for WordPress users, freelancers and starting out developers so all are welcome. Talks will begin at 6:00pm. SCHEDULED TALKS: Mike Walker - WordPress Media: Management, performance and delighting your client Jack Goihman - Time management for freelance web developers Anne Emberline - How to Make the Leap into Custom Coding WordPress Themes GENERAL Q&A / DISCUSSION: After the talks we will open the floor for a general Q&A / discussion for anything WordPress related. Thank you to our speakers for providing the content for the Meetup and to CodeCore for the use of their space for this Meetup!

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  • Speaker Training Workshop for WP events (Online - Part1: June 8, Part2: June 15)

    By popular demand, this year we are offering this workshop online for those who can’t travel to Vancouver, have childcare needs, etc.! There is also this same event held in person on May 19th. There is a separate meetup event for this. Does the thought of speaking at our local WordPress Vancouver Meetup or WordCamp intrigue you? The focus of this hands-on workshop will be to generate WordPress-related topics to give a talk on, boost your speaking confidence, and allow you to practice speaking in a safe space. At the end of the workshop you will have a few ideas for talks, an outline on one topic, a description for our Meetup page (or pitch/proposal for applying to other events), and a chance to practice speaking in a small group. ***You do NOT have to have any experience in public speaking. This workshop is for all levels of experience. This will be 2 two-hour sessions. Held in the mornings so that we can all enjoy the rare sunny summer afternoons! Agenda Saturday, June 8th, 10am-12pm: - Why speak at WordPress events? - Dispelling some myths about speakers/speaking - Coming up with topics and choosing one - Writing a Meetup description (or formal pitch/proposal for other events) - Practice speaking in front of a group Agenda Saturday, June 15th, 10am-12pm: - Coming up with a great title - Writing your bio - Writing the outline - Practice giving a short talk Materials - Workbooks - Slides (available upon request) - Any part of the workshop script is available upon request This will be held on Zoom Video Conference where everyone will have the chance to participate if they wish in the large group and in small groups of 4-5 each. - Having your video on is preferred so that we can connect with each other - Please wear headphones - If you have a headset or microphone, please bring it. - There will also be the ability to participate via telephone instead. Please try to arrive 10 minutes early so that we can start on time at 10am. Facilitator: Jill Binder

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  • Talking WordPress (In Person Workshop)

    RED Academy

    Does the thought of speaking at our local WordPress Vancouver Meetup or WordCamp intrigue you? The focus of this hands-on workshop will be to generate WordPress-related topics to give a talk on, boost your speaking confidence, and allow you to practice speaking in a safe space. At the end of the workshop you will have a few ideas for talks, an outline on one topic, a description for our Meetup page (or pitch/proposal for applying to other events), and a chance to practice speaking in a small group. ***You do NOT have to have any experience in public speaking. This workshop is for all levels of experience. Agenda - Why speak at WordPress events? - Dispelling some myths about speakers/speaking - Coming up with topics and choosing one - Writing a Meetup description (or formal pitch/proposal for other events) - Coming up with a great title - Writing your bio - Writing the outline - Practice giving a short talk By popular demand, this year we are also offering the workshop online in June for those who can’t travel to Vancouver, have childcare needs, etc.! There is a separate meetup event for this. Accessibility - RED is wheelchair accessible with elevators to both of our floors. - There are accessibility washrooms that are also non-gendered. - Please do not wear scents. Many people are allergic to them. Food You're welcome to bring food to eat during the workshop and on our break. There are fridges, microwaves, cutlery and plates etc available for use. The venue just asks that we tidy up after ourselves. Facilitator: Jill Binder Thank you Red Academy (https://redacademy.com/vancouver/) for hosting the event. They are a technology & design school with an agency-style environment that focuses on real client projects in UX/UI design, web development & digital marketing.

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  • March WordPress Meetup

    CodeCore

    Join us for our next Meetup! Talks will begin promptly at 6:15pm. SCHEDULED TALKS: Colin Hamilton - Lead Generation Growth Hacking Strategies That Make Business Boom Yuriy Gerasimov - Visual Regression Testing for WordPress Sites Danita Wong - Local by Flywheel: How I use it for WordPress development Brian Wong - Docker: How I use it for WordPress development on Linux As always, if we have time after the talks we will open the floor for a general Q&A / discussion for anything WordPress related. Thank you to our speakers for providing the content for the Meetup and to CodeCore for the use of their space for this Meetup!

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  • February WordPress Meetup

    BCIT Downtown Campus

    Join us for our first Meetup of 2019! Talks will begin promptly at 6:15pm. SCHEDULED TALKS: Jack Goihman - Project Management for Solo Freelancers Sarah McLennan - Building a Solo Web Design Business Amr Selim - Optimizing WordPress Site Performance We should have time after the talks for an open floor Q&A so if you have WordPress questions or wish to discuss anything WordPress related please come to share with the group. Thank you to BCIT for the use of their Tech Hub space for this Meetup!

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  • What's New in WordPress 5.0

    BCIT Downtown campus

    WordPress 5.0 is scheduled for release on November 27th and includes the new block editor (Gutenberg), a new default theme (Twenty Nineteen), Javascript internationalisation and more. This Meetup will get you up to speed on the changes that WordPress 5.0 is bringing and specifically the new Gutenberg block editor. We have the following topics planned so far: Nicolas Demers - Overview of Gutenberg Richard Tape - Lesser known stuff in Gutenberg Jonathon Leathers - Creating Gutenberg blocks with Advanced Custom Fields More to come... After the planned topics we will open it up to the group if anyone else has anything they'd like to share about WordPress 5.0 or we can have a discussion about the changes. If there is something you'd like to cover or you would like someone else to cover, please post it in the comments. Thanks!

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  • WordCamp Vancouver 2018

    UBC Robson Square

    REGISTER FOR WORDCAMP VANCOUVER AT: https://2018.vancouver.wordcamp.org/tickets/ NOTE: A ticket purchased on the website is REQUIRED. This Meetup is purely to advertise the event and an RSVP does not grant you admission. All information for WordCamp Vancouver can be found at https://2018.vancouver.wordcamp.org/ We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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  • August WordPress Meetup

    Major Tom

    Our sponsor, Major Tom, has generously offered to provide not only their office for our Meetup this month but also food! SCHEDULE: 5:30pm - Pizza in the kitchen. Eat and mingle with your fellow members of the Vancouver WordPress community. 6:15pm - Talks begin downstairs. TALKS: SSL/HTTPS in 2018 - Peter Hebert Analytics for Online Content Creators - Hamed Madani Open Floor Q&A - Everyone. Bring your questions for the group. OUR EVENT SPACE & FOOD SPONSOR: Major Tom 548 Beatty Street Vancouver, BC

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  • June WordPress Meetup

    Microsoft (11th Floor)

    Talks will begin promptly at 6:15pm so arrive earlier to grab a seat and chat with your fellow members of the Vancouver WordPress community. Bring your questions for the group too and we will do an open floor Q&A after the talks to discuss anything WordPress related with the group. SCHEDULED TALKS: WP-CLI - Nicolas Demers GDPR and WordPress - Jonathon Leathers Open Floor Q&A - Everyone OUR EVENT SPACE SPONSOR: Microsoft Canada 1111 West Georgia Street Suite 1100 Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3 REMINDER: Someone will be waiting in the lobby to let you up the elevator until 6:15pm.

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