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WordCamp Auckland 2017


We are heading way down under to New Zealand's most-populous city this weekend for WordCamp Auckland 2017 where a (really cool!) sponsored kiss cut sticker sheet will be greeting some Kiwi WordCampers. The event is branded with a cyan and navy colors and a nautical theme, and you see this theming all over their site on the sheet.

We have to say, WordCamp Auckland really brought it with a six peel sticker sheet that includes two Wapuu tear offs, a couple WordPress logos, the WordPress mantra "Code is Poetry," a custom event logo and (our favorite, natch) a StickerGiant fireball peel. Very nice of them to add us on their sticker sheet, and we want to give big ups to the team for the creativity and the inclusion. We sponsor events like WordCamps every weekend, and it's nice to get some love from the organizers.

Wapuu is super localized in this sheet, which is rad. Get this, he is hugging a Kiwifruit (the native fruit), sporting a Maori tattoo on his left shoulder, holding got a skewer of a delicious local sausage (they make some good sausages down there), plus he's wearing a hei matau necklace that symbolizes the fish hook in Maori culture and a hat that looks like a kiwi bird. Very fun local tie-ins, and then there's a bluescale version as well--nice touch. Hat tip to the intricacy of this layout in a small space.

You can connect with WordCamp Auckland on Facebook and Twitter, and follow the event hashtag #WCAKL2017.


Second annual JoomlaDay Florida


This past weekend, our sponsored die cut stickers were on site at for the second-annual JoomlaDay Florida. We were a part of this event last year, and we were very happy to be back. They have a custom shaped sticker of the Joomla! logo. The mark represents what Joomla is about, a community coming together as one. The mark is made up of four "J's" rotated and linked together that represent the community coming together as one. We really dig that message, and it's just one reason we sponsor these tech events.

All About Joomla

Joomla! is content management system, or CMS, that allows users to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Because of it's ease-of-use and flexibility, Joomla! has become one of the most-popular tools on the internet.

The name Joomla is a phonetic spelling for the Swahili word "Jumla," which means "all together" or "as a whole". This name was chosen from thousands of community suggestions, and even went through an arduous review session by branding and marketing professionals who also felt that Joomla was the best choice.

Joomla Helps Power the Web

What's really cool about Joomla is that it's an open-source solution that's free to everyone and it's the only content management system made up of volunteers.
Joomla! currently powers over 5.5 Million websites worldwide including: CNN Greece, Eiffel Tower, Harvard University, Linux, Guggenheim, MTV Greece, and the musical group Gorillaz. Joomla has been downloaded over 68 Million times and is downloaded every 3 seconds from the Joomla Home Page. The forum has over 673,000 registered users and over 725,000 topics. Joomla is available in 68 lanuages— the largest number of languages of any CMS.

For two days, the community gathered and talked about Web Design and had Joomla! discussions, panels and presentations from the world's top experts and leaders. One big part was that attendees learned about what is on the horizon for Joomla! with the version 4 release coming soon.

Events On Site at JoomlaDay Florida

Workshops for the novice and professional happened all weekend, and folks were trained by some of the most skilled Joomlers in the community with workshops on Joomla Administration, Security, Templating, and Joomla Applications.

In the Expo area participants were able to get up-close and personal with sponsors (stickers were present!) and find custom Jooma solutions to help websites.

No one should leave a Joomla! event without the opportunity to become Joomla Certified, and the group Open Source Matters provided the first Joomla Certification testing on the East Coast at this years JoomlaDay Florida.

We can't wait to see how the community evolves by the third edition of JoomlaDay Florida next year.

Startup Weekend Bermuda, Cork & Startup Weekend CEG Edition


We are doing some serious globetrotting this weekend, with Techstars gatherings in three countries, including two island nations. We'll be sending die cut stickers to Bermuda, Ireland and India, and we have a few stories for each of these stickers. Startup Weekends are all about entrepreneurship and community, and that's why we sponsor these events with our stickers.

Without further ado, we begin our journey.


Let's Head to the Caribbean

On the main island of Bermuda (did you know there are 181 in the entire territory?), Startup Weekend Bermuda has a classic rectangle die cut sticker on our premium white stock. They're using the Startup Weekend beaker design with orange, cyan and a pastel green that create a bright, tropical color treatment. Plus, there's a small bubble with the "i" for inspired business, which is the theme for the weekend. Thanks to all the coaches and mentors and the organizing team. With winter returning here at the home office in Colorado, the pink-and-blue sandy beaches of Bermuda sound mighty nice right now.


Off to the British Isles

On the third largest island in Europe, Startup Weekend Cork takes over Ireland's "rebel city" (they had some serious beef during the War of the Roses) for a weekend of inspiration and business building. They have a super fresh die-cut sticker with a custom shape that features a bunch of twists and turns. The centerpiece of this sticker is the bold, red type topped by the city skyline, and there's an event hashtag that brings home the message of where to connect to the masses. You can connect with #SWCork folks at the weekend on Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.


To the Bay of Bengal

On India's Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu state, where Startup Weekend Chennai will be rocking a super-fun, high quality vector illustration of a Madras style building on their die cut sticker. This will be a fun sticker for any laptop because it's so visual and distinct to the local architecture. And check out the swag package that each Startup Weekend Chennai Team gets:

  • $300 worth of Google Cloud Platform credits to build mobile and web apps.

  • Free .co domain.

  • Demo Pod for winning team and 2 complementary passes for first 3 team at August Fest

  • @Works - Incubation call for top 5 teams.

  • 1-Year Annual TiE Membership for the winning teams.

  • Meetings with Mentors and Investors ( after the event ) for taking the prototyped product forward.

We are proud sponsors of these Startup Weekends because they bring people together and they feature creative energy like nothing else. More about Startup Weekends from Techstars:
The hardest part of starting up is starting out

At Startup Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.

In just 54 hours, you will 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. Your community is here to help you — find an event today!

WordCamp Bangkok 2017


We are so very pleased to be in the Thailand this weekend for the third-ever WordCamp in the Land of Smiles.

WordCamp Bangkok has a classic sticker sheet with a Wapuu on it as the main element. There are also peel-offs for Bangkok's historic Grand Temple temple (or Wat in local parlance), WordPress logos and the Code is Poetry slogan that defines all WordCamps. Wapuu is wearing traditional Thai clothing and he's carrying a banana stalk. Bananas have a special role in Thai culture, with the leaves and stalks used in ceremonial activities and everyday life.

They gave us a nice shoutout on their blog, and we sure do love returning the favor. They have a sticker with their hashtag #WCBKK where you can follow along as the weekend unfolds.

WCBKK WordPress Workshops for Children

In conjunction with WordCamp Bangkok 2017 and with the kind hospitality of Web Courses Bangkok, there will be working with a few international volunteers to run free WordPress workshops for students on Sunday, February 19th after the conference.

The goal of the workshops is to introduce WordPress to a younger audience and to show different aspects of the software to kids who are interested in writing or developing with it.


DevOpsDays Down Under in Sydney


This Thursday and Friday, December 1st & 2nd, DevOpsDays Sydney is gathering together with custom kiss cut event stickers on our white stock. It has the gear-and-cog graphics of all DevOpsDays, but it features a multi-colored design on a circle-topped square shape that somewhat mimics the silhouette of the iconic Sydney opera house. With bold colors and clean lines, this sticker will pop off the back of a laptop, an office window, or anywhere that the user sticks it.

DevOps, or development and operations, is a movement that promotes the collaboration and communication of software developers, business managers, and other information-technology (IT) professionals, while also automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. The DevOps project aims to create a culture where the business of technology (building, testing, and releasing software) can happen rapidly, more often, and more reliably. Enter DevOpsDays, a volunteer-run, global organization that brings the spirit of DevOps to the masses with conferences uniting people from across the software spectrum.

The program for DevOpsDays Sydney is packed with sessions, speakers, brainstorming and tea(!). We want to send out a huge thanks to the organizing team behind the scenes, and all of the speakers who have given their time and will be on stage presenting to the crowd. And of course, to everyone on site this weekend: Have fun and get your learn on.

Global Startup Weekend Means Innovation Around the World


Wow is all we can say about Global Startup Weekend. Ten different TechStars startup weekend sponsored stickers are traveling the world this weekend, and we couldn't be happier for our startup community, and we couldn't be prouder of our organizing teams. Here's to everyone involved from Canada to Italy to Greece to England to California to South Korea to Australia to France to Canada to Honduras and Colombia.
Startup Weekend Santa Cruz is a grassroots event, organized by volunteers who currently live and/or work in Santa Cruz. This is a unique opportunity for developers, designers, social justice advocates, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, students, engaged citizens, marketers, product managers, changemakers, nonprofit leaders, startup enthusiasts and many others come together to team up and build several new social enterprise startups in just 54 hours! Startup Weekend is part of the largest entrepreneurial community with 80,000 past attendees of 905 weekend events in 501 cities within 135 countries, as of 2014. This is big, and we are excited to see which companies sprout during our weekend!

Startup Weekend Quebec City has a custom shaped startup weekend cannon beaker ready to blast some entrepreneurial energy across Canada. Startup Weekend Exeter features a black rectangular sticker with a peel-off of the startup weekend beaker inside. Startup Weekend Rome has the Startup Weekend beaker wrapped in the famous Colosseum with bold grey text. Startup Weekend Trikala printed up a custom shaped silhouette of the local clock tower, located within the medieval fortress of the old town. Startup Weekend Santa Cruz has a green circuit board on a square with a black hand cupping the SW (Startup Weekend) and SC (Santa Cruz). Startup Weekend Mackay has a black square with rounded corners and pink rocket ship along with the Startup Weekend logo branding. Startup Weekend Seoul sports a green circle with a vector outline of the city and mountains and their event hashtag. Startup Weekend Strasbourg has a lime green custom shape with the Startup Weekend lab people and the outline of the local cathedral. Startup Weekend Ottawa has really detailed sticker, with a flying loon as the dominant theme, a crown atop with a beaver and trees below, and a hashtag #hustle in the middle under the Startup Weekend beaker that has a maple leaf coming out in a bubble. Startup Weekend Pasto has the lab people in local attire and some Andean style art part of the branding. Startup Weekend San Pedro Sula is an Education themed Startup Weekend, and the lab people are wearing mortar boards. A rocket flying off completes this sticker.

Whew that's quite a roster! One of the coolest parts of these global sponsorships is that we get to see little slices of regional life in these places, with stickers that represent the cultures and cities in unique (and colorful!) ways. We look forward to seeing the ideas that come out of this weekend of innovation around the world.