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:
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
Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleaderBenny Goodman, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience we think you’ll enjoy.
There was an error with the original build of the Canadian English 3.6 that was giving version 3.6-beta3-24485. I have fixed the build if you have the incorrect version then use the built-in updater now, or re-download on the right.
I would like to thank everybody that is using the Canadian English localization (l10n) of WordPress. We are currently over 4,000 downloads. We have now made the release.
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