Yesterday, I had the pleasure of giving a talk at WordCamp Calgary 2017 called Campaigning With WordPress: Design and Story Telling Lessons From The World of Political Web Design. At the request of many attendees I’ve attached my slides for download and viewing via Slide Share below.
Thank you once again to the entire team that put on WordCamp Calgary 2017. They did a fantastic job and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to chat about the intersection of WordPress and the Political technology world. I hope everyone had a great time at the talk.
For the third straight year, Armadillo Studios Inc., was a not only a sponsor of Calgary WordCamp 2016, but one of the co-organizers. This year’s edition of Calgary WordCamp built off the tremendous success of the last two years and was a two-day WordPress extravaganza for a sold out crowd of 150 attendees.
It was an honour to be apart of WordCamp 2016 and to see the WordPress community continue to grow in this amazing city. The entire organizing committee is ecstatic at the reception we received from the community once again and are incredibly thankful to all our sponsors, volunteers and speakers who made WordCamp Calgary 2016 the best one yet.
August 31st, 2015 is the nine year anniversary of Armadillo Studios Inc., so it’s time for a little reflection and celebration. Over the past nine years the Web Design world and Social Media landscape has evolved at a dramatic pace.
Here are some interesting tid-bits about when Armadillo Studios first launched:
- Facebook was still only available for College Students and didn’t have Fan Pages, Business Pages, etc.,
- Twitter wasn’t in existence.
- Other tools such as Foursquare/Swarm, Groupon, Instagram, Snapchat hadn’t launched and wouldn’t launch for a couple more years.
- WordPress was a still in version 1.5 and was considered solely a blogging platform.
- Mailchimp wasn’t available to the public for E-mail newsletter creation.
- Obama was still a state senator and the upcoming social media revolution in politics was barely an afterthought. Nationbuiler wouldn’t appear as an online tool for another 5 years.
- Flash was one of the dominant methods of developing web sites.
- The Web 2.0 phase was just kicking off and the concept of Mobile Responsive web sites wasn’t even on the communities radar.
- … and most importantly, nobody knew who the Kadashians were at the time.
A lot has changed since Armadillo Studios was incorporated in the summer of 2007, but the commitment to quality web services and customer relations still stands. It has been a pleasure to work on a variety of exciting projects and to collaborate with a fantastic roster of great clients.
So here’s to another 9 wonderful years of web design goodness.
For the second straight year, Armadillo Studios Inc., was a not only a sponsor of Calgary WordCamp 2015, but one of the co-organizers. This year’s edition of Calgary WordCamp set a new standard for the WordCamp community, with a sold out crowd of 150 attendees, a packed after party and three solid streams of in depth WordPress content for users of all background.
It was a great pleasure to be apart of WordCamp 2015 and to see the WordPress community continue to foster in our energetic city. The entire organizing committee is ecstatic at the reception we received from the community this year and are incredibly thankful to all our sponsors, volunteers and speakers who made WordCamp Calgary 2015 the best one yet.
We’re all planning to take a few weeks off to reenergize, but we’re looking forward to make WordCamp 2016 even better. Stay tuned.
It goes without saying that I’m a huge fan of WordPress. Not only is WordPress Armadillo’s core speciality and go to Content Management System (CMS), but it is also one of the easiest to use, intuitive and powerful tools out there for creating robust web sites. So it is with great pleasure that I get to announce that not only is Armadillo Studios a sponsor of WordCamp Calgary 2014 on June 14th, but I am also one of the core co-organizers of this year’s edition.
If you’re unfamiliar with WordCamp Calgary, here’s a bit of an intro into the event.
WordCamp Calgary 2014 is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. This year’s edition is planned for June 14th at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
This year’s conference is not only dedicated to celebrating the growing WordPress community in Calgary, but looking at how we can push WordPress to being more than just a “blogging tool”. Through a series of sessions, panels, hands-on workshops and events we are aiming to help grow the WordPress community in the city. This year’s one-day conference is jam-packed with great content for a wide spectrum of WordPress users – from content editors all the way to hard-core coders.
There is something for everyone at WordCamp Calgary 2014.
So if you interested in attending WordCamp Calgary and helping to build the great WordPress community in the city, make sure you register today!