- Coffee and Chat: a WordPress get together
It's officially summer break for the Meetup, but we thought some of us could get together and hang out – talk shop (or not!) and drink some coffee. :) We've reserved a table for 12 people at Alforno Bakery and Cafe. Seating is limited so please make sure you can actually come if you RSVP or change your RSVP if you're not able to (and make sure to indicate any guests!). Everyone will be responsible for their own food and drinks. **Since seating is limited, we reserve the right to remove people who chronically don’t show up to allow others to RSVP.**
- WordPress YYC Contributor Day
Welcome to our first local Contributor Day! This is a day to get together and help make WordPress better. You don't have to be a designer or developer, or have any technical training. The only requirement is the desire to help and an account on the make.wordpress.org Slack team. (More info about that: https://make.wordpress.org/chat/ ) We'll start the day with a brief introduction to each team and their needs. Then choose your team (if you haven't already), team up with others, pick a task and start working! It's basically a coworking day, but the project is WordPress. We are all there to support each other and have fun. ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! There are 18 teams available to contribute to: Core Design Mobile Accessibility Polyglots Support Documentation Themes Plugins Community Meta Training Test TV Marketing Hosting CLI Tide You can learn more about these teams and what their current needs are at https://make.wordpress.org/ A huge thank you to HustleCo for donating space for this event. We are looking for a lunch sponsor.
- Calgary WordCamp & KidsCamp 2019
WordCamp is back, better than ever (yes, we say that every year, because it's true!). If you are new to WordCamp, it's our annual conference for WordPress users. Two days of learning, networking and having fun. We will be running KidsCamp again, so if you know any young'uns (8+) who want to create their own blog, be sure to spread the word. Check out the lineup: https://2019.calgary.wordcamp.org/schedule/ Regular WordCamp tix are $50, worth the food alone! https://2019.calgary.wordcamp.org/tickets/ We are also still looking for sponsors! https://2019.calgary.wordcamp.org/sponsors/become-a-sponsor/
- WordPress Hack Night: The WordPress Community and You
More info soon Doors open at 6pm
- WordPress Hack Night - General Q&A/Hang Night
Doors open at 6pm, and will be opened approx every 10 minutes until 6:30pm. No presenter tonight. This is an opportunity to meet others in the local WordPress community, and ask any questions you may have.
- WordPress Hack Night - Website Design Tips
Doors "open" at 6pm. The doors and elevators are locked, but someone will be down every 5-10 minutes between 6 and 6:30 to let people in. Visual Brand Designer Jaime Wedholm shares helpful tips for Website Design. Learn to create a site that is visually appealing, while keeping functionality and simplicity in mind. PLUS: Case study breaking down the most effective elements of Landing Page design.
- WordPress Hack Night: WordPress for Podcasters
So you've got a great idea for a podcast? Maybe you've even recorded an episode or two? Now what? How do you get that show online for the world to hear? WordPress for Podcasters will teach you how to turn a WordPress site into the ultimate podcaster's tool, to automate the distribution of your show, create feeds, take listener voicemail, and a whole lot more. You'll be able to do all of this with little to no coding knowledge. This session is presented by Dan Stephenson - Host and Producer of the popular Fireside Chat podcast - which is now in its seventh year, and also a podcast consultant helping new podcasters and businesses get their podcasts up and running. Doors open at 6pm
- Crash Pixels and Pints, Find a Practicum Student
We are happy to support our friends at Pixels and Pints From the P&P meetup: February is our best-attended event of the year because SAIT students are in the hunt for practicum placements. We'll be hosting this one at Bottlescrew Bill's This will a great opportunity to mentor an upcoming grad in one or more of the following fields: - Web development (HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL) - WordPress development - 3D modelling - Video production & post-production - Graphic design Interested parties should fill out this form to be considered for the approved mentors' list: https://form.jotform.com/40267282956260 Otherwise, students will not receive credit for the hours. ========== Agenda (give or take): 5pm - Mingle and be merry; 7pm - Announcements featuring Dan Stephenson (SAIT); 7:10pm - Beer O'clock! We meet the first Thursday of every month.