• #44: September's Post-WordCamp Hooplah!

    **Take last set of elevators at end of the building and press 'M'. We're at the other end of the hallway** We're all well rested from WordCamp Halifax 2019, and ready to kick some butt with our websites! Come out for a night of learning, sharing and troubleshooting with the WordPress Halifax community. Weren't able to make it to WordCamp? No problemo, you'll get lots out of this meetup, which we hold every month! --What to Bring-- Yourself, your questions and your laptop or mobile device so you can show us your WordPress site whether it is just beginning or around for a while. -- 7:15: Opening Remarks-- --7:30: Happiness Bar (other items TBA)-- Break out your laptops, knowledge and questions regarding WordPress. Get feedback, learn something new or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers and developers.

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  • #43: August Meetup

    Volta

    ***Classroom space is limited to 30. Please only RSVP if you know you can make it*** --What to Bring-- Yourself, your questions and your laptop or mobile device so you can show us your WordPress site whether it is just beginning or around for a while. -- 7:15: Opening Remarks-- --7:30: Happiness Bar (other items TBA)-- Break out your laptops, knowledge and questions regarding WordPress. Get feedback, learn something new or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers and developers.

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  • #42: All Night Happiness Bar Redux

    ***Classroom space is limited to 30. Please only RSVP if you know you can make it*** Also, if you are interested in speaking or volunteering at WordCamp 2019, this is a great session to attend and ask any questions you may have! --What to Bring-- Yourself, your questions and your laptop or mobile device so you can show us your WordPress site whether it is just beginning or around for a while. -- 7:15: Opening Remarks-- --7:30: Happiness Bar for the whole session!-- Break out your laptops, knowledge and questions regarding WordPress. Get feedback, learn something new or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers and developers.

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  • #41: All Night Happiness Bar

    Volta

    ***Classroom space is limited to 30. Please only RSVP if you know you can make it*** --What to Bring-- Yourself, your questions and your laptop or mobile device so you can show us your WordPress site whether it is just beginning or around for a while. -- 7:15: Opening Remarks-- --7:30: Happiness Bar for the whole session!-- Break out your laptops, knowledge and questions regarding WordPress. Get feedback, learn something new or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers and developers.

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  • #40 Tech & Stress: Give Yourself the Permission with Floria Aghdamimehr

    ***Classroom space is limited to 30. Please only RSVP if you know you can make it*** --What to Bring-- Yourself, your questions and your laptop or mobile device so you can show us your WordPress site whether it is just beginning or around for a while. --7:00-7:15pm-- Get comfy, fill up on snacks, cake and lovely refreshments and get ready to add to the conversation! . --7:15pm: Presentation by Floria Aghdamimehr To look after yourself, to invest in you, and in your business... You are passionate about being a freelancer, having a business, or have a fantastic idea you want to put online. You work very hard, especially as you try to navigate all this "WordPress stuff". Is this enough? How do you support yourself? Why do you need to invest in YOU? What does your Mental health mean for business? Do you believe a company’s employees are the biggest assets? Should you take care of your biggest asset? Join Floria Aghdamimehr as she takes us through concepts that get us thinking on how stress affects our outcomes. Through her own tech experience and expertise in attitudes and outcomes, we will explore: - Self care: physically, emotionally and mentally - Avoiding burnout - Best stress is the one you don’t have - Tips you can implement in daily investment - Taking care of business - Giving yourself permission Floria Aghdamimehr is a facilitator and the catalyst from information to transformation. Recognize Your Potential (RYP) creates and fosters a Growth Mindset. Does you attitude or your beliefs stand in your way to success? Floria, uses platforms of consulting, training, coaching, & speaking to be the catalyst for transformation! Floria believes “Leaders Embrace difficulties to find opportunities.” https://www.RecognizeYourPotential.com Twitter: @FloriaTrans4rms Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/floria.aghdamimehr --8:00pm: Happiness Bar-- Break out your laptops, knowledge and questions regarding WordPress. Get feedback, learn something new or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers and developers.

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  • #39: Information Architecture: Building a Strong Foundation, Stephanie Lummis

    ***Classroom space is limited to 30. Please only RSVP if you know you can make it*** --What to Bring-- Yourself, your questions and your laptop or mobile device so you can show us your WordPress site whether it is just beginning or around for a while. --7:00-7:15pm-- Get comfy, fill up on snacks, cake and lovely refreshments and get ready to add to the conversation! . --7:15pm: Presentation by Steph Lummis... Information Architecture: Building a Strong Foundation-- Information Architecture (IA) is the foundation that supports your website. Without a strong IA, usability and findability will fail, leading site visitors to the back button. In this session you'll learn: - what is IA - how to create an IA that aligns with audience needs - different organizational structures and schemas - best practices for navigating and searching - creating effective page layouts --Bio-- Stephanie Lummis is a seasoned User Experience (UX) strategist and practitioner with over 20 years of experience. She works closely with clients to understand their business and craft customer-centric experiences that focus on measurable results. Stephanie has led over 100 User Experience projects, providing strategic consulting in digital strategy and transformation, user experience and usability, information architecture, accessibility, content strategy and web writing, and web governance. She has been an independent UX Consultant since 2017, after spending 12 years as a User Experience Lead at a digital agency. Prior to this, Stephanie spent 10 years in Vancouver, first as EMarketing Manager with a corporate email service provider, then as Product Manager of a visual search engine. Her industry experience ranges from government and economic development to tourism to post secondary education. Stephanie loves to share her knowledge and has presented at many national conferences on topics including web writing, mobile user experience, content strategy, usability and content governance. She was a lecturer for the first post-secondary Internet marketing degree program in North America at the University of British Columbia. She created and facilitates a User Experience course for Saint Mary's University Executive & Professional Development. Stephanie has been a volunteer role model with Techsploration for the past 12 years. She has a Business Administration degree from Acadia University. --8:00pm: Happiness Bar-- Break out your laptops, knowledge and questions regarding WordPress. Get feedback, learn something new or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers and developers. Twitter: @stephanielummis LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanielummis/

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  • Meetup #38: Targeted Keywords with Nadia Nasrallah

    Volta Labs - Halifax's Super Hub

    What to Bring Yourself, your questions and your laptop or mobile device so you can show us your WordPress site whether it is just beginning or around for a while. 7:00-7:15pm Get comfy, fill up on snacks, cake and lovely refreshments and get ready to add to the conversation! Special thanks to Websavers Hosting for being our March Snack Sponsor! . 7:15pm: Presentation: "How To Find Highly Targeted Keywords While Crushing Your Competition In Google's Search Engine: No Black Hat Tricks" with Nadia Nasrallah. Are you wondering how you can get great rankings in Google Search? Nadia will help you through the ever-important process of picking the right keywords so you can stop spinning your wheels and let search engines spin their own wheels as you beat the competition. Here are some highlights: 1. Finding the right balance between monthly keyword searches and keyword competition. 2. How to assess keyword competition by analyzing Google's top 10 search results. 3. Ideas for types of keywords to choose for your business. 4. How to keep an organized keyword list. 5. Using the alphabet soup technique. 6. Comparing keyword tools. 7. What to expect when starting an SEO campaign. How long it will take to see results by showing a real life example. Nadia is a website support specialist, WordPress trainer, and software trainer. Her new company, Ascend Code IT Support and Training helps businesses grow by providing a help desk support ticketing system for your website needs. She has a background in Psychology, Web Design, and Programming. 8:00pm: Happiness Bar Break out your laptops, knowledge and questions regarding WordPress. Get feedback, learn something new or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers and developers.

  • Meetup #37: Writing a Privacy Notice for Your Website with Victoria McIntosh

    What to Bring Yourself, your questions and your laptop or mobile device so you can show us your WordPress site whether it is just beginning or around for a while. 7:00-7:15pm Get comfy, fill up on snacks, cake and lovely refreshments and get ready to add to the conversation! . 7:15pm: "Handle with Care: Writing a Privacy Notice for Your Website & Small Business" by Victoria McIntosh Do you collect personal data from your website visitors? Are you using tracking cookies or collecting email addresses? Does your business ask for names or home phone numbers? If collecting personal information, a privacy notice is a must. Privacy regulations mean you must inform users on your intentions toward their data. Victoria McIntosh explains what privacy notices are, why you need one, and how to start writing it. Bio: Victoria McIntosh is an information and privacy professional in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Holding a Masters in Library and Information Science, she puts the pieces together. On request she will audit, assess or inventory your data landscape. Victoria is also a Certified Information Privacy Technologist, bringing privacy expertise her clients. Presently she offers freelance consulting through her business: Information in Bloom Management Services. (https://victoriamcintosh.com/informationinbloom/) 8:00pm: Happiness Bar Break out your laptops, knowledge and questions regarding WordPress. Get feedback, learn something new or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers and developers.

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  • Meetup #36: Basic Sales Funnels with Crystal Picard

    Volta Labs - Halifax's Super Hub

    What to Bring Yourself, your questions and your laptop or mobile device so you can show us your WordPress site whether it is just beginning or around for a while. 7:00-7:15pm Get comfy, fill up on snacks, cake and lovely refreshments and get ready to add to the conversation! . 7:15pm: Presentation with Crystal Picard: Basic Sales Funnels During this presentation, we will be discussing Sales Funnels. What they are, how to plan them, and what platforms you can use to implement one of your own. 8:00pm: Happiness Bar Break out your laptops, knowledge and questions regarding WordPress. Get feedback, learn something new or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers and developers.

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