Category: events

Social Media Camp 2015

Six years ago I was approached by a casual acquaintance named Chris Burdge, asking if Victoria was ready for a big social media event (something on par with what we had seen for SEO, WordPress and a few other technology-specific conferences up to that point in history). I honestly wasn’t sure, but figured … heck, …

Challenge Accepted – A Personal Post [Part 1]

My friend and Social Media Camp co-founder Chris Burdge put out a challenge. I realized there was a lot of stuff I have been up to that I’d love to share with the world, so what the heck – I’d share some of mine. Challenge Accepted. Problem is, I have too much to say. So …

WordCamp Victoria 2012

I have had the absolute pleasure of hosting WordCamp Victoria for the last 3 years, and we are set to have another one on January 14th, 2012. Unlike the last 2, I am going to speak at this one. My topic is Social Comment Systems: Integration and Comparisons. To make it easier for people to …

Campin’

I wrapped up the one-day WordCamp Victoria 2011 on Saturday, January 22nd. And, without pause, tickets went on sale for Social Media Camp 2011 – with a goal of putting on an absolute top-notch, world-class Social Media event right here in Victoria. If you were at the last Social Media Camp, the next one will …

Learn WordPress, Support A Great Cause

We are launching a new WordPress User Group in Victoria. If you are even half as excited about WordPress as I am, please join! In conjunction with the upcoming WordCamp Victoria on January 22nd, I am presenting an Introduction to WordPress workshop for our inaugural meeting. The meeting fee is $20, to be split with …

Social Media Presentation in Vancouver

On October 18th, I was invited by the Cambie Village Business Association to speak about social media for businesspeople in their organization and community. Many in attendance were retailers, but there were several other types of businesses represented too. I often speak about social media, so that’s not the particularly interesting part. What was very …

My Crappy E-Book – DELIVERED!

Want to get 10,000 followers on Twitter!?! No, I’m not going to charge $0.99 (or 2 for $1.97), as promised, and the first 1,000 people to retweet it will not get a free copy. This advice is free – for everybody: The number of followers you have on Twitter means absolutely nothing. Remember the old …

Victoria British Columbia Officially Proclaims “Social Media Day”, June 30th

Victoria, British Columbia, the Capital city – for visitors, there are lots of great things to see and do. But did you also know it’s the capital city for technology and social media? It was big news when the technology industry eclipsed tourism in 2007. But what about social media? Well, the industry here might …