This year, I joined to organizing team to help organize the first Montreal do_action_mtl charity hackathon event that are focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. The event will be taking place on October 14th at Shopify Montreal. This year’s selected organizations are:
On a spur of the moment, I whipped up late excuses generator website for my colleagues who need a valid and believable excuse for being late. I haven’t touched code in almost 2 years, so this was a fun little exercise for the evening. There is a lot that I have to relearn. Some of the excuses here have been recycled from our Slack channel. Perhaps my next project could be a late excuse bot? 😀
Click here to visit my Late Excuses Generator
On July 16th, I delivered a workshop on WordPress For Beginners at Cloud.ca, as part of the workshop series leading up to WordCamp Montreal. It was a great evening. We had about 20 attendees. Here are my slides for the workshop on Slideshare
Over the course of 2 hours, we did a quick overview on the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, a walkthrough on how to setup WordPress, its components, plugins and how to create a simple website. Thanks to Jonathan Perlman, one of the TAs, who provided each student temporary hosting with fresh installs of WordPress on the Dawson College server. Props to our TAs of the evening: Ann Cascarano, Brian Zerkler, Elida Arrizza, Élise Desaulniers, Jonathan Perlman and Kathryn Presner.. who helped guide the students throughout the workshop and also answering questions during the Q&As.
Welcome to my new website! I am super happy about soft launching this site today because it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for so long. I’m also excited to be blogging again. I will be blogging about my work, my process, my thoughts on design and technology, sharing freebies, and much more.
I want to take a moment to say thank you and dedicate this inaugural post to a bunch of people who have motivated and inspired me as a visual designer to expand into UX and web development: the amazing Montreal WordPress community (Ryan, Kathryn, Michal & Elida…it only took four WordCamps for me to switch my site to WordPress!), the mentors and organizers of Montreal Girl Geeks and Ladies Learning Code, Adrian, Christian, Isabel, Benoit, and my teacher Ziad.
Thank you. Come again 🙂