Toronto Wapuu Drawing Contest

Toronto Wants A Wapuu

What’s a Wapuu, right? It’s okay. Everyone looks at me funny when I say “Wapuu.” It sounds very video game.

Here’s Wapuu:

Original Wapuu image
Original Wapuu

Cute little guy, isn’t he?

Ottawa has a Wapuu.

Montreal has a famour poutine eating Wapuu.

In fact, Montreal has two Wapuu. The 2016 Wapuu is munching a bagel.

Halifax has a Wapuu.

And yes, to be fair, Ottawa actually has 3 Wapuu.

Heck! Nuremberg has 7 Wapuu!!

Toronto has none. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Bupkiss. A nineteen hand (for all you cribbage players). Have a look at all the Wapuu. (All links open in a new tab.)

Toronto Wapuu Drawing Contest

It’s open to everyone. Every age. Every location.

Draw a Wapuu that represents Toronto.

Maybe it’s hugging the Skydome or Continue reading “Toronto Wapuu Drawing Contest”

ClickToTweet – Because Everyone Wants To Be Heard

By Robin Macrae

We all want to be heard. Sometimes we have very little control over how that gets done. ClickToTweet puts some of that control back in our hands.

ClickToTweet comes in two forms:

  1. Plugin
  2. Service

The plugin is great when you control the site. It’s the service you need when control is in someone else’s hands. That might be because you’re posting on someone else’s site. It might be because, like WordCamp sites, you are unable to install plugins.

Every WordCamp site is part of a multi-site installation. That means you get whatever plugins are installed by the super-administrator of the multi-site. For WordCamp, that means your only Continue reading “ClickToTweet – Because Everyone Wants To Be Heard”

Sponsor Spotlight: SiteGround | “The Beauty of Community”

Image of Site Ground logo

Thank you to SiteGround, a Platinum Sponsor, for supporting WordCamp Toronto 2017.

Sponsors truly make it possible to continue these informative, community-supportive, and inspirational conferences that take
place all over the world.

SiteGround’s Story

SiteGround’s mission is to be real craftsmen in what they do. Since 2004 they’ve been mastering the craft of forging Continue reading “Sponsor Spotlight: SiteGround | “The Beauty of Community””

KidsCamp is coming to WordCamp Toronto

Joy at kidscamp

WordCamp for Kids

I am so excited!  KidsCamp, is set to run Saturday, September 30, 2017.  I can’t wait to meet the next generation of WordPress experts.

This is the first time we’ve tried this in Toronto and we’ve put our own touches on it to make it a really special part of WordCamp Toronto 2017.

KidsCamp Workshop

For kids aged 7-14, accompanied by a parent, we’ve created an all-day workshop where kids can create their own blog from scratch.  Don’t know WordPress?  No worries there – this workshop expects no previous Continue reading “KidsCamp is coming to WordCamp Toronto”

10 tips for making the most of your WordCamp speaking opportunity

For attendees, see the companion post, 5 keys to a rewarding and enjoyable WordCamp experience, and note that these tips are of potential value in having reasonable expectations for what you’ll get from a WordCamp event.

When you’ve put the time and effort into a WordCamp presentation, don’t misfire on some basics in delivering it.

WordCamp Toronto 2014 session image.
WordCamp Toronto 2014 session image.

This post has tips on making the most of your WordCamp speaking opportunity. It’s not a guide or advice on preparing the presentation itself but rather, having developed a good one, getting the most from it. There are lots of tutorials, guides and advice specific to Continue reading “10 tips for making the most of your WordCamp speaking opportunity”

5 keys to a rewarding and enjoyable WordCamp experience

For speakers, see the companion post, 10 tips for making the most of your WordCamp speaking opportunity. You may find some of the tips for attendees here to be helpful in your preparation.

Are you ready (question mark) image.You’re planning to attend WordCamp Toronto this year, have a ticket and now you’re thinking that a bit of preparation would be a good idea. Congratulations! You’re going to get a lot more out of the event with that in mind.

Even if you have attended a WordCamp, most of us just show up and wing it. Don’t. You’ve started to think about it so here are some tips from my experience at tech gatherings for OS launches to product introductions to user conferences such as WordCamp.

The first tip is to state the obvious. The more time spent reviewing and evaluating session choices and getting organized for WordCamp, the better the experience and more useful the content will be for you. Admittedly, speakers vary widely in the quality of their presentation descriptions. The casual nature of the event means Continue reading “5 keys to a rewarding and enjoyable WordCamp experience”

Call for Volunteers

WordCamp Toronto 2017 (#wcto, @wcyyz) is officially open!

WordCamp Toronto 2017 is being held at Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Sunday, October 1, 2017
Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management

55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C3

(on Dundas midway between Yonge and Bay, 7th floor)

We are looking for volunteers to help with everything from shooting event video, registration, Continue reading “Call for Volunteers”

Call for Sponsors

WordCamp Toronto is organized and hosted by the local WordPress community for the WordPress community and funded by the WordPress community. As such a grass-roots event, WordCamp Toronto has always relied upon the generous support of businesses. Without it, the event simply could not exist.

We are currently looking for sponsors who will help us make this year’s WCTO as great as possible! What’s in it for you, you ask? Connection with hundreds of attendees eager to learn who the players are and what each has to offer.

This year we are expecting 500 attendees at the event, which we once again are holding at Ryerson University. As a sponsor, you support the WordPress community and have Continue reading “Call for Sponsors”

Call for Speakers

WordCamp Toronto 2017 (#wcto, @wcyyz) is officially open!

WordCamp Toronto 2017 is being held at Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Sunday, October 1, 2017
Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management

55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C3
(on Dundas midway between Yonge and Bay, 7th floor)

We are looking for speakers who can engage our attendees while Continue reading “Call for Speakers”

Welcome to WordCamp Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Toronto 2017 is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Toronto (#wcto, @wcyyz) is happening Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management.

The venue is located at 55 Dundas St. W., midway between Bay St. and Yonge St. on the south side. We’re on the 7th floor.