April 19 – Social Meetup / le 19 avril – Rencontre Sociale

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It’s time for our first social meetup of 2016! Join us in Outremont for a few drinks, see old friends and make new ones, and maybe even chat about your latest WordPress endeavours. We’re a friendly bunch, so we’d love to see you, whether you’re an old-timer or new to the Montreal WordPress scene.

Time and Location

Event: WordPress Montreal Social Meetup
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
RSVP: Required
Venue:

Brasserie Lorbeer
381 Laurier Avenue West
Montreal, QC,
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Métro: Laurier

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March 23: Uncle Jake Needs a Website


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Sooner or later, every web designer or developer gets a request for help from a good friend or family member. How do you decide when to say Yes or No? Should you always be paid? How do you manage the expectations and changes to the relationship? What’s different about this kind of ‘client’ and what should you be prepared for? Come and learn the art of negotiating delicate deals that involve loved ones, and how to manage the process so that it doesn’t come back to bite you next Thanksgiving/Christmas.

Belinda DarceyPresenter: Belinda Darcey

Belinda Darcey has been working in web design for 16 years. At her indie design shop, DolceDesign, she creates visuals for websites, mobile apps, billboards, trade show promo pieces, fake tattoos and… well you get the picture. She has bartered and brokered deals with relatives, exes, friends of exes and the odd client.

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Time and Location

Event: Uncle Jake Needs a Website
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 7-9:00pm
RSVP: Required
Venue:

Notman House
51 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC H2X 1X2

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February 9: Keeping Your Content Fresh: Strategies for Personal and Business Blogging


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February 9

Keeping Your Content Fresh: Strategies for Personal and Business Blogging

Our expert panelists will share their experiences and tips for crafting compelling content to keep your blog fresh and engaging. Whether you’re blogging for fun or writing for a corporate blog, you’ll come away with practical ideas you can use right away to reel in readers.

Panelists:

Andrea Zoellner is a blogger, content consultant, and recent adopter of the oxford comma. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Concordia University and a DEC in Communications. She is a freelance copywriter at Automattic and a marketing consultant at Viki.com, a video streaming service.

Dan Levy is Content Strategist at Unbounce, the landing page builder for marketers. A journalist by training and a marketer by accident, he previously served as Editor of the award-winning multiplatform magazine Sparksheet and as a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Jennifer Doré Dallas is a corporate dropout turned travel blogger at Moi, mes souliers, a freelance writer and community manager for diverse clients in different sectors. Passionate about the IT world and the mysterious realm of blogging, she has been navigating the WordPress interface for years.

Liesl Barrell is the co-founder and CEO of Third Wunder, a digital agency specializing in marketing for brands looking to change and disrupt how we do business around the world. She’s an award-winning agency veteran, a seasoned writer, public speaker, and passionate community leader for women in technology.

The panel will be bilingual and questions taken in French or English.

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Time and Location

Event: Keeping Your Content Fresh: Strategies for Personal and Business Blogging
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
RSVP: Required
Venue:

Centre cloud.ca (formerly RPM)
420 Guy St.
Montreal, QC H3J 1S6
Métro: Gare Lucien-L’Allier

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November 10: The Unbearable Likeness of Design: How to build a unique WordPress site

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The Unbearable Likeness of Design: How to build a unique WordPress site

Why do so many websites look the same? To answer this question, we’ll first look at trends in web design over its short history, and examine how modern tools and practises have contributed to a more homogenous-looking internet. We’ll examine the web design process from two perspectives—the designer’s and the developer’s—and discuss how the blurring of those roles impacts design. Along the way, we’ll discuss the various merits of following or bucking trends. Finally, we’ll offer some constructive advice to help you—whether you’re a designer or not—add an individual touch to your WordPress designs.

Sarah SemarkSarah Semark designs and develops themes as a Theme Wrangler at Automattic. A former Montrealer now living in the UK, she has never been any good at sitting still. She’s been to 45+ countries and she starts to get antsy if she hasn’t crossed a border in a month. You can usually find her tapping away anywhere there’s a power outlet—from ramshackle Soviet sleeper trains to a hut in the Amazon. When she’s not busy conquering foreign lands, Sarah likes obsessing over typography, collecting impractical footwear, and drinking glasses of wine the size of her head.

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Time and Location

Event: The Unbearable Likeness of Design: How to build a unique WordPress site
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
RSVP: Required
Venue:

Centre cloud.ca (formerly RPM)
420 Guy St.
Montreal, QC H3J 1S6
Métro: Gare Lucien-L’Allier

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September 21: WooCommerce Meetup

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Sell all the things

Sell All The Things: Getting the Most Out of WooCommerce
Fifteen members of the WooCommerce team will host an Ask Me Anything-style meeting for this month’s meetup. They’ll focus on helping you get the most out of using WooCommerce, and will include some short presentations on a few unique things you can do with the plugin. Whether you’re looking to start an online store, are a freelance developer seeking an invoicing solution, or just aiming to sharpen the tools in your WordPress toolbox, you’ll pick up something useful at this unique meetup.

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