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 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.