Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

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The organizing team would like to send a massive thank you to everyone for attending WordCamp Calgary 2014.

This year’s WordCamp was a fantastic day of great content, networking and community building for the WordPress community in Calgary. With close to 130 attendees and 10 hours of speaker and panels we hope everyone left yesterday with some more great knowledge and ideas.

And as the organizing committee transitions into the decompression and wrap up phase, we’d like to send out a few thank yous to everyone who made WordCamp such a success.


Continue The Learning

Before we start, we also wanted to send a quick note to encourage you to continue learning about WordPress and make sure you support The Calgary WordPress Meet-up Group. They are currently looking for a venue sponsor since Melrose shut down, so join the group, get in touch with the group organizers and keep the momentum going.

Also make sure you follow the other great tech communities in Calgary – such as our good friends at The Chic GeekPixels and Pints and YYC js.


Thank you to our volunteers

A massive, massive thank you to all our volunteers for their hard work and dedication for making WordCamp happen. Without our team of dedicated volunteers working the registration table, recording the sessions, manning the Pro Bono Lounge and running lunch this conference wouldn’t have been what it was.

So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!


Thank You To Our Speakers & Panelists

We also want to thank our speakers and panelists for not only giving up their time to prepare and give their presentations, but for also providing the top notch content to make WordCamp Calgary so great. Without our Speakers and Panelists we wouldn’t have had the content to make this day possible.

So thank you to:

Take a minute and show them some love by following them on twitter and/or visiting their websites.


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

And of course a massive thank you to all our sponsors, without your support the conference wouldn’t be possible.

Local Sponsors

Print Sponsors

National Sponsors


… And last but not least, we want to thank you once again for attending, participating and supporting WordCamp Calgary 2014. You are all brilliant, amazing and spectacular.

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… We look forward to seeing everyone at WordCamp Calgary 2015.

The Organizing Team.

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IMPORTANT – Schedule Updates & A New Session

We hope everyone is getting excited for WordCamp tomorrow. We wanted to send a quick note that we have a couple of small schedule updates to announce.

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances Nicolas will not be able to attend WordCamp this weekend, so instead Ernest Barbaric has stepped up to the plate to present a fantastic talk called – Finding Your Voice – Learning From 6 Years of Failure.
  • Based on attendee feedback, we’ve made a small modification to the schedule and removed the extra half an hour for the Mentor Lunch. Because of this change all of the afternoon sessions now line-up and you won’t have to worry about leaving the middle of one session to catch the next.
Time Content Creators Code Creators Pro Bono Lounge
10:00 amRegistration
10:30 amOpening Remarks/Welcome To WordCamp
11:00 amFinding Your Voice – Learnings From 6 years of Failure Ernest BarbaricPro Level Workflow Michael C. Breuer, David Luecke
12:00 pmDesigning Your Site With Intent Mike TigheAdvanced Theming with HTML5 Michael C. Breuer, David Luecke
1:00 pmMentor LunchPro Bono Lounge
2:00 pmInside the Black Box of Web Design Pricing Jeff ArchibaldReclaiming the Editor Sean Goresht
3:00 pmGenerating Success from your WordPress site, How To Get Exposure In a Crowded Online Market. Irene Seto, Ernest Barbaric, Tony Tighe, Erin RosarBuilding Themes For Clients: What You Need To Know When Handing Over The Keys To End Users. Andrew Forbes, Dan Stephenson, Aleah Dunfield
4:00 pmEverything WordPress: Ask The Experts, Be An ExpertWordPress 3.9.1 Walkthrough Kurt Archer
4:30 pmEverything WordPress: Ask The Experts, Be An Expert [Continued]

24 Hours To WordCamp Calgary

With 24 hours until WordCamp Calgary kicks off, we figured we would post a few things to do to get you excited and ready.

  1. Familiarize yourself with our schedule and plan out your day. We did make a small change to the afternoon line-up, so you no longer have to chose between missing sessions as both track in the afternoon start at the same time.
  2. Explore the archives of WordCamp.TV to get a feel for all the great content you’ll be exposed to on Saturday.
  3. Start brainstorming the questions you’d like to ask at our Everything WordPress: Ask The Experts, Be An Expert panel.
  4. Start warming up those tweeting fingers and get to know the Wordcamp Hashtag – #wordcampyyc.
  5. Follow us on Facebook, so we can send you any last minute changes.
  6. … and of course rest up. It’s going to be a fantastic day.