WordCamp Coming to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

Posted on by . Filed under News.
offical wapuu of WordCamp Halifax
Meet ‘Wabster’, WordCamp Halifax’s official wapuu!

This May marks a very special month for people in Atlantic Canada. Not only will the first signs of spring appear in the area (finally), but a new conference will be popping up as well.

WordCamp Halifax is happening on May 27th at Marion McCain Building at Dalhousie University. This will be the first WordCamp in Canada East of Montreal, making it the web-related event of the season for Maritimers.

 

Get To Know Halifax

Halifax is best known for its friendly community and beautiful harbour. Take in cafes, beer gardens, the Citadel Hill, a farmers market and more pubs than you can count! May is a lovely time of year on the peninsula with lots of sunshine and occasional shower. Be sure to check out the newly built Central Library downtown – a spectacular architectural feat. Spend the whole week in Halifax to take road trips to other beautiful parts of the province: wine tours, U-picks and quaint fishing villages can all be found within a few hours drive away from the capital.

WordCamp has affordable accommodations if you want to stay close to the venue. More information can be found here.

 

What To Expect At WordCamp Halifax

With a mere $25 price tag, attendees can expect to enjoy:

  • Catered lunch
  • Swag bag with lots of goodies
  • Happiness Bar where attendees can get one-on-one help with their website
  • Lots of networking with people from a multitude of industries and skill levels
  • 25 local, national and international speakers
  • 21 informative sessions in three tracks
  • An After Party five minutes from the venue, with affordable bevvy’s & snacks (you know how Haligonians love a good kitchen party!)

The team has worked hard to bring diverse programming to this inaugural WordCamp with three tracks of learning:

  • Content Creators: Easiest sessions. Little prior WordPress experience expected
  • Site Creators: Some WordPress experience would be beneficial for these sessions, but is not required. Small amounts of HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript might be presented in some talks
  • Code Creators: Advanced WordPress concepts, HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript will be presented.

 

We can’t wait to see everyone this May, so nab a ticket. With a limited seating of 185, you’ll have to grab one before they’re gone!

Leave a Reply