I Am Presenting Two Sessions At WordCamp Calgary 2016

This year’s WordCamp Calgary on May 28 & 29 is looking very different this year and for the first time will be two days.  Saturday will resemble a classical WordCamp YYC day, with speaker sessions, panels, Q and A, etc. On Sunday the event will be much more “hands on” with site clinics, how-to Q&As and more.

Calgary doesn’t have many web technology/web development conferences, so if you work as designer, developer, digital marketer, blogger, or creative you need to grab a ticket for only $40 and get down to Fort Calgary on the 28th and 29th for what I have no doubt will be a great weekend of learning and networking.  The attendees at WordCamp every year are some of the smartest and most interesting people in our industries in the city, so come out, hang out, have fun and learn a ton!

I have the pleasure of presenting again at WordCamp Calgary (my first time since 2014). I’ll be presenting two brand new sessions at this year’s conference – one on each day of the conference.

WordPress for Podcasters (May 28, 2016)

Podcasting is becoming more popular every day – because it’s becoming easier to create a podcast every day. This session assumes you already know how to create your audio and/or video content for your new podcast, and will walk you through some of the tools that make it easy to publish and promote your podcast online easily by customizing your RSS feed, embedding and hosting your own media content, integrating with popular social media sites, submitting to iTunes and Google Play Music and more.

Setting up your podcast website to maximize your exposure can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve learned a lot by trial-and-error while I was getting Fireside Chat established, and I’ll be sharing it all with you to help you get up and running as easily and quickly as possible.

Themify Flow
The Last Theme You’ll Ever Need!
(May 29, 2016)

The WordPress community is flooded with frameworks and tools to make your site development easier. The Themify Flow framework is a great new development tool that makes it easy to create any design you can imagine without writing a single line of code!  In this session I’ll show you how to get up and running with Flow and walk you through how to build a custom theme in less than an hour!

If you plan to attend this session you can “play along” easily if you have your laptop with a WordPress site and the Themify Flow theme installed and active.

I am in no way affiliated with Themify, I am just a big believer in this product.

I am looking forward to WordCamp Calgary 2016, and am very happy to be returning as a speaker (in 2014 I was a panelist on the Building Themes for Clients: What You Need To Know When Handing Over The Keys To End Users panel).  If you’re also attending WordCamp Calgary 2016 be sure to track me down and come say “Hi!”.