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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Life As A Modern Rock Radio DJ, Part Deux

I was on The Zone @ 91.3, Victoria’s finest modern rock radio station on June 4th, for a cool little Friday night segment they call My Turn. It’s where they let a knob like me take over the radio (thankfully for their listeners, this only happens for an hour). Unlike regular DJ’s, they actually let […]

Twestival Victoria

Don’t miss Twestival Victoria, a fantastic event organized by a great group of Twitter folks in Victoria. To participate, you don’t have to love Twitter (or Facebook, or social media). You need only love being a part of a global movement to help the less fortunate children in our world. I’ll be there, and I […]

WordCamp Victoria 2009

After attending WordCamp in Surrey recently, I decided it was time to organize one in Victoria. And what a HUGE response there has been! We already have over 60 people signed up, have 7 sponsors, and 98 followers on Twitter at @yyjWordCamp. All this in a couple weeks … If you use WordPress, or want […]

Social Media Club, Victoria, British Columbia

Not very long ago, as we were delving into the intricacies of the social media revolution unfolding before us, my long-time friend, and now colleague, Catherine Novak and I decided it was time to launch the Victoria chapter of Social Media Club. If somebody had told us then what this would lead to today, we […]

Twestival Victoria – September 11, 2009

Are you still on the fence? What the heck is a Twestival? Is it going to be a bunch of computer geeks sitting around staring at their iPhones? No, actually – it’s going to be an exciting evening filled with entertainment, good people, and great food. I’m particularly keen to see Mike Vardy perform live […]