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]

Three Reasons To Pick-up A Ticket For WordCamp Today

Besides the obvious answers of great content, fantastic swag and amazing networking opportunities – here are three reasons why you should pick-up a ticket to WordCamp Calgary today.

  1. To make things easier for catering and badge printing the team will be forwarding on official numbers later today (Wednesday June 11th). By registering early it ensures we have your food order in and that you’re not one of those attendees with a hand written badge.
  2. Although we will take some registration at the door, we will still require you to purchase a ticket online [no cash tickets at the door]. So why not save yourself the headache by reserving a ticket before hand.
  3. Oh! And one last thing. There are also less than 25 tickets available WordCamp Calgary. So picking a ticket up before hand will guarantee a spot before we sell out.

The All Important WordCamp Calgary 2014 Schedule

You’ve picked-up your ticket (or at least will be picking up a ticket soon) and now you need to plan your day. Well, you’re in luck as last week we launched the WordCamp Calgary 2014 Schedule. So why not check out the official schedule below.


Please Note: The Afternoon sessions are all an hour long, not a half an hour long as it shows. (Except for Kurt Archer’s WordPress 3.9.1 session which is a half an hour long)

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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]

We also have the full schedule available in a easier to read Google Docs format.

Important Notes

  • Badge Pick-up and Registration starts at 10:00am sharp in the Heritage Hallway.
  • Content Creator sessions will be happening in Macdonald Hall and Code Creator sessions will be happening in the Classroom.
  • Opening remarks, Mentor Lunch and the final panel – Everything WordPress: Ask The Experts, Be An Expert will all occur in Macdonald Hall.
  • Yes, you are allowed to jump between tracks. Even if you said you’d be interested in the Code Creators track you can still attend the Content Creator sessions. There are no restrictions.
  • The WordPress Schedule creator has a bit of a wonky kink in it, so please note the following
    • The Pro Bono Lounge runs from 12-4 in the Heritage Hallway
    • The Mentor Lunch will run from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in Macdonald Hall
    • The Afternoon sessions are all an hour long, not a half an hour long as it shows. (Except for Kurt Archer’s WordPress 3.9.1 session which is a half an hour long)
    • The first session in the afternoon for the Code Creators starts at 2:00pm in the Classroom and the first session in the afternoon for the Content Creators starts at 2:30pm in Macdonald Hall

Meet Build Studio & Good Company

good-&-build---sponsor

As we mentioned before sponsorship is one of the key reasons that WordCamp Calgary is able to put on a full day of quality content for a minimal cost. Without the generous sponsorship of our national and local sponsors, WordCamp wouldn’t happen. It’s also why we are so excited to shine the spotlight on two of our local sponsors Build Studio and Good Company.

Both Build Studio and Good Company are fantastic champions of not only the WordPress community and WordCamp itself, but also great ambassadors of our fair city. Both companies provide top notch web design and branding services for their clients.

Build Studio’s resume includes great projects for espy, CalgaryIsAwesome.com and MidWest Surveys. While Good Company’s roster of works include TEDxYYC, Chris Turner’s Federal by-election campaign and Village Brewery. Both agencies are top notch members of the Calgary Community, so send them some love by visiting their web sites, sending them a note or connecting with them on Social Media.