If you are part of the WordPress community in Canada, chances are you’ve either heard of—or are about to hear of—WPTeach. In existence for only two years, WPTeach and its proprietor, Al Davis, has quickly made itself an important hub for all things WP: platform news, tutorials, event announcements, user discussion, theme and plugin reviews, community news and more.
The year was 2003. Apple started selling music for 99¢, cloning animals was all the rage, and SARS showed the world that Toronto’s mayor was an idiot. And on May 27, the first release of WordPress (version 0.7) hit store shelves. Well, the Internet shelves… you know what I mean.
The evening of January 23, members of the local WordPress community held an open meeting to discuss this year’s upcoming WordCamp. We talked about what went well last year, what could be improved, and what challenges we expect to have along the way.
The organizers of WordCamp MTL 2012 are meeting up to begin planning for WCMTL 2013, this summer. We invite members of the community who want to be involved to join us to discuss logistics and programming of WCMTL as well as to accept task assignments so that we can start working on this ASAP.
The WordCamp Montreal 2012 call for speakers is officially open! The deadline is June 18.
The ideal speaker has a WordPress-related topic they are passionate about and that they can present in 45 minutes with attractive PowerPoint/Keynote slides and detailed coherent explanations. Designers, Bloggers, Businesses and Developers are all welcome! Talks can be in English or French. Your topic should be specific to WordPress.
After an engaging 33-comment facebook discussion about the best plugins and strategies to use building a bilingual site, we’ve decided to make this the topic of our second-ever “Hello World!” event, which invites all WordPress users and developers to a learning and discussion oriented meetup that isn’t necessarily about coding (unlike the more regular developer_meetup()).