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Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest comes to Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont

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This weekend marks the end of STEAM Week with the Rocky Mountain  STEAM Fest here in Longmont. A custom die cut sticker will be at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, where hundreds of attendees will take in exhibits and participate in building, doing and making. There will also be a combat robot competition, and let's be serious who doesn't want to watch a bunch of robots battle?


STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals. The objectives of the STEAM movement are to place Art + Design at the center of STEM. This event will help turn learning into a fun, interactive experience. If you head over to stemtosteam.org, you'll see their mission.



Thanks to the Maker Bolder team, this event has the mission of connecting Makers, Entrepreneurs and Educators into a larger Colorado community. There will be hands-on learning, gears grinding, hackers iterating and tinkerers talking.

Their design features five colored hexagons, each representing an element of the STEAM acronym. STEAM as an acronym is a modification of STEM, with the addition Art and the modification of M for Making and Engineering for Entrepreneurship. Then you see the STEAM FEST branding in small type in the top of sticker. It's bright, it's creative, it's all things STEAM, and the custom die cut really helps the shapes pop off of any background.

The sticker helps highlight each area of interest in STEAM. Taking a look at the sticker, you'll see that on the red hexagon there's an atomic icon for Science, on the blue hexagon there's a spaceship for Technology, on the green shape there's a light bulb to represent Entrepreneurship, on the yellow Arts shape is a painter's palette baord and lastly on the purple hexagon is a gear to highlight the role of Making in the STEAM movement.

While STEM is very popular nationwide, STEAM efforts really try to enhance the offerings to include all types of learners, and STEAM Fest is an attempt to fill visitors with awe and give them a chance to tinker, hack, build,  fly, drive, and dabble

These are all lofty goals and an important mission in today's world. But let's have some fun learning! Tickets are on sale the MakerBolder.com website and at the door this weekend on site.

Wapuu plays badminton at WordCamp KC and circles are heading to Chicago

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Two major league cities will hosting WordCamps this weekend, with Chicago and Kansas City representing. When WordPress developers and enthusiasts get together, great things happen. That's why we choose to support the many events that happen all around the world. This weekend, however, we get to spend some time on the ground in the Midwest, with Wapuu in the house, plus a sweet die cut sticker.

WordCamp Chicago


In the Windy City, we are sending custom circle stickers to one of our longest-lasting gatherings at WordCamp Chicago. They have a black background with a three-arrow design and an artic blue color for the event text. Thanks to the venue host Chicago-Kent Law School for the space for the weekend.

WordCamp Chicago is a casual, locally organized conference covering everything related to one of the world’s favorite platforms: WordPress. Chicago’s local WordPress community is vibrant. WordCamp Chicago draws some of the most talented speakers, generous and innovative sponsors, and an enthusiastic and diverse group of attendees.

You can find them on Twitter @WordCampChicago and on Facebook at @WordCampChicago.

WordCamp Kansas City


Heading to Missouri-Kansas line for the 2017 edition of WordCamp Kansas City for yet another superlative sticker sheet with Wapuu playing badminton, a event tearoff with a badminton bird, and a couple WordPress logos.

Use #wckc as the hashtag on all the socials to track the event live, and connect with the team at WordPressKC on Twitter and @wordpresskc on Facebook.

If anyone has never been to a WordCamp or is thinking about going to a WordCamp, the content team published a really great blog post about How to Rock WordCamp KC - A WordCamp Guide for All!

To all our WordCampers, have a great weekend!

Techstars Events All Over: Startup Weekends in Newfoundland, Athens, Yankton, Norman and the Mexico UnSummit

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Five total Techstars events with Startup Weekends in Oklahoma, South Dakota, on the Canadian island of Newfoundland, in Athens, Greece, and in Mexico. Lots of Startup Weekend logos on die cuts and one really sweet sticker sheet.

Startup Weekend Western NL


Let's start in Newfoundland, the most easterly province of Canada, where Viking explorers first landed. Grenfell Campus, part of the Memorial University of Newfoundland in the city of Corner Brook. Startup Weekend Western NL. This team went with a die cut sticker and a classic Startup Weekend beaker design in kelly green and their event logo in strong sans serif type. Best of luck to the teams on their ideation.

Startup Weekend Athens University


Heading east from the Atlantic, we visit Startup Weekend Athens hosted at Impact HUB Athens. The event helps individuals with interests in technology, design, engineering, business and manufacturing. They have a die cut sticker in a pleasing pastel green, that features the Startup Weekend beaker adorned with laurels in a nod to their Grecian roots.

Startup Weekend Yankton


Over in South Dakota, we join this startup community for the second Startup Weekend Yankton. Their green-and-grey die cut sticker is a circle shape that centers the Techstars beaker desogm on top of the historic Meridian Highway Bridge, which is now a non-motorized walking and cycling path. The bridge spans the Missouri National Recreational River that is also featured on the sticker design. We are excited for teams to get together and start building new business ideas, and we dig the local flavor on this custom event sticker.

Startup Weekend OU


Startup Weekend OU returns to the University of Oklahoma at OU's Innovation Hub, where over the course of 54 hours and entrepreneurship blitz will take ideas from conception to validation. They have a rectangle shaped sticker on a green background with an illustration of the Memorial Union clock tower and the OU logo in their branding. Again, great localization on this custom sticker that stands out for folks that know the area.

Mexico UnSummit


We'll end south of Mexico City in the town of Cuernavaca for Techstars Mexico UnSummit 2017. This gathering brings together the organizers and facilitators of Startup Weekend in all of Mexico, with the goal of uniting the entire national community to learn from each other and share experiences from different communities.

They have a slick custom sticker sheet with a map peel off, two branding text stickers (one with the hashtag #TacosyTequila that we just love), two Mayan-meet-tech event stickers for a total of four magenta-hued stickers and one navy blue. Powerful design, bold color and creative layout make this sticker sheet worth every attendee's laptop real estate.

Pretty cool event because it will give a change to focus energy on advancing the vision of Startup Weekends for years to come. Each city and group brings a perspective to the table, and we look forward to seeing more innovation from our neighbors and friends in Mexico. It's these international partnerships that help strengthen bonds.

More about our Techstars partners


Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond. Techstars Startup Programs include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, and Startup Week

Startup Weekend Oxford, Cluny & Mexico City 2017

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We have three Techstars startup events in progress for the weekend ahead, with a returning favorite and a few new installments to highlight. All events take place in other countries, with Mexico, France and England on deck for a weekend of business, building and networking. Die cut stickers were the order of the weekend, and we'll discuss all of the custom shapes and designs below.

Let's start in Mexico City, where we are revisiting after three other events last year. For this edition of Startup Weekend CDMX 2017 they have a deep black sticker sheet that has five peel offs, with four circles featuring the city's iconic Angel of Independence statue known locally as El Ángel and a small rectangle for the event branding.

Our favorite from last year's Mexico City Startup events was the Startup Weekend Kids version. It goes to show that you can build a community with hard work and innovative ideas, and they are working hard in Mexico's capital to create opportunities for entrepreneurship. Check out their Twitter account @SWMexicoCity to follow the action live, and if you're in town head over to venue sponsor WeWork to join the event.

Heading to Startup Weekend Oxford, England, we have a first-ever gathering at one of the oldest universities in the world (Oxford--think the Harvard of the UK). Their custom shaped sticker with scalloped sides call attention to the spire-filled skyline of the town, with the historic Christ Church Cathedral and Tom Tower on each side of the sticker. Big thanks to The Oxford Launchpad at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford for holding court during the weekend. If you're inclined to check in, follow Startup Oxford on their Twitter account @OxfordSW.

Finally, we finish in Cluny, France for another first time event, with teams gathering in this town that was founded in the early 900s. Cluny holds many stories in its rich history, and teams will harness their creativity in groups as they prepare to launch the next great idea. You can watch the weekend unfold on their Twitter account @SWCluny. They have a rectangle sticker on white with large, blue type highlighting the event's name, with the Startup Weekend beaker in front of the spire of the local abbey. They use the complementary color of yellow to give some contrast to the blue, and it makes for a standout design.

ABOUT STARTUP WEEKEND


We sponsored Startup Weekend events all around the world because they are a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 2900 past events in 150 countries around the world.

In just 54 hours, participants experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

If you have an idea for a startup, then great. We hope you pitch for the weekend. If you don't have an idea, that's quite alright! Go and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched and maybe something strikes your interest. The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process.

WordCamp Miami and San Diego 2017

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We're on two southern coasts in America this weekend sponsoring custom sticker sheets at WordCamps, one of our favorite events to provide in-kind stickers for attendees and organizing teams. Both of these sheets highlight what we love about the WordPress community: great design and creative approaches to problem solving. With only a little bit of space, sticker sheets offer a lot of options for your artwork.

WordCamp Miami is one of the ultimate WordPress meetups, especially at this time of year. No matter if you're a blogger, marketer, student, eCommerce store owner, designer, there's a track for you. There's a even a workshop for Kids where GoDaddy, a fellow sponsor, will be providing basic hosting and domain name account to all kids on Saturday. Pretty cool.

But let's dive in their sticker sheet: look at this custom design for WordCamp Miami this year. Talk about instant classic, with plays on some of the best movies of all time. There's a Back to the WordCamp peel, a Raiders of the Lost CMS, I am a WordCamp Goonie, a Stranger Things cutout, a GI Joe themed sticker, and some Transformers with WordPress logos. What a tour de force of design and creativity from left-field. We see a lot of WordCamp sticker sheets, and this one is one of a kind.

WordCamp Miami is one of the longest-running WordCamps and one of the largest volunteer-run community tech events in Miami. There will be over 800 bloggers, developers, marketers, and kids on this weekend during their ninth gathering.

WordCamp San Diego is a (naturally) laid-back, local affair for Southern Californians gather for world’s favorite platform: WordPress. The San Diego WordPress community is an active group, and they always bring in a star-studded list of inspiring speakers, generous sponsors (we love WordCamps!) and an enthusiastic and diverse group of attendees. This year WordCamp San Diego will be returning to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown, close to many popular attractions, hotels, and restaurants.

They had fun with their sticker sheet, including a beach-ball hugging Wapuu, and some nautical peel offs, with a sailboat, a WordPress-logo-as-sun peel, a mask and snorkel (oh how we'd love to be diving in an ocean at the moment) and a fish and seagull pairing. You can create a fun story with these characters. You can practically feel the sand between your toes, hear the waves and feel the breeze. This sheet finishes off with a Ron-Burgundy approved "Stay Classy" mini event sticker with the date of this year's WordCamp San Diego.

At StickerGiant, WordPress is where we create our sticker stories. If you're not up to speed with WordPress, here's the quick skinny: WordPress powers a reported 60 million websites, and provides a free, open-source platform for website management and blogging.  It's been around since 2003, and it's a great way to get into web design, eCommerce and creative expression on the internet.

Stickers Sheets for WordCamp Atlanta and St. Louis 2017

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We have a stellar doubleheader WordCamp weekend with customized sticker sheets heading to WordCamp St. Louis and WordCamp Atlanta. We are always amped to talk about WordPress stickers, and these sheets have local flavor, seasonal flair and everyone's favorite mascot, Wapuu.

WordCamp St. Louis


St. Louis WordCamp has the Gateway Arch as the dominant theme for this sticker sheet, which keeps a blue monotone across the sheet with slight variations on the blue for illustrative purposes. There are five total stickers on this sheet, which means plenty of applications for WordPress stickers.

Shout out to the St. Louis organizers for putting together such an awesome WordCamp schedule

 WordCamp Atlanta


Atlanta WordCamp went with a St. Patrick's Day theme all over the sheet, with pot of gold, rainbows, gold coins, a sweet Attendee tear-off and Wapuu hugging a pot of gold. So many options for attendees to have fun with this sheet. The sessions look really interesting, and we have to say thanks to the Atlanta organizers for all their hard work behind the scenes.