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Custom WordPress Wapuu Sticker Sheets ready to rock in Nashville at the third annual WordCamp US

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The Grand WordCamp of them all is upon us: WordCamp US. A rotating festival held every year for two years in each location, this is the largest WordCamp of its kind in the world, and this year, Nashville plays host to WordCamp US 2017.

Wapuu is en route ready to rock on his sticker sheet. There's rockstar Wapuu, two event location stickers, with the highway shield design and the boots, a Tennessee State Flag sticker and a WordPress logo, then a rooster that's lit, and one last WordPress logo that says "Howdy."

WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. Contributors work on the WordPress Core to help develop the open source technology that powers nearly 25% of the modern Internet.

Music City Welcomes WordCamp US


WordCamp US 2017 will be held at Music City Center, 2.1 million square feet of conference awesomeness in the heart of Nashville. WordCamp'ers will groove on the downtown location where they can take in Nashville’s many offerings.

Or, hang out in Music City Center, as it doubles as a gallery for public artwork. There are 50-plus artists and more than 100 pieces of stop-and-gaze artwork. The installation features paintings, suspended pieces, new media, mosaics, and light works throughout the building.

It's not a WordCamp without and After Party, which will be at the Adventure Science Center where they are more exhibits to explore, food, drinks, a photo booth, and karaoke.

Shoutout to all of the organizers at the local WordCamp Nashville team for their work on the ground in advance of this event, and all of the global WordPress team that's making it a great experience.

WordCamp US Schedule and State of the Word


The WordCamp schedule is packed with speakers and of course, the annual "State of the Word" address from Matt Mullenweg, the founder of Automattic and creator of WordPress. Other talks center on using WordPress themes, best practices in web design and discussion topics like how diversity can make businesses, organizations and conferences better or how the WordPress community can be leaders in helping fix the lack of diversity in tech problem. You can both learn and be inspired, while at the same time networking and enjoying a great community and location for a conference.

https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/schedule/

The hashtag to follow is #WCUS, and you can find all of the social accounts, from Facebook WordCampUSA to Twitter @wordcampus and Instagram @wordcampus.

Event Stickers are a great way to extend your brand


Stickers also engage your audience in ways that are unimaginable. We see dozens of a events a week pass through our shop, and it never ceases to amaze us how creatively some organizing teams approach their events. You can go with a logo sticker, or a sticker sheet like WordCamp. The possibilities are endless with our many custom stickers. Just add your unique take to tell your story.

WordPress is WordCamp Rochester's super power as they bring a Kodak moment to their custom sticker sheet

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When the weekend rolls around, we have our sponsor spotlight shining on many volunteer-led events all around the country. Today we're telling the sticker story of WordCamp Rochester and their sticker sheetWordCamp Rochester will be November 18 at SUNY Brockport, and we wanted to send them a shoutout for all of the hard work going into this weekend. It's all about the venue sponsor, and they've offered their space for this second-ever WordCamp Rochester--thanks to the team at the Rochester WordPress Meetup group.

Stickers are a fun and different way to promote your brand and delight the people at your event. With sticker sheets, you have the chance to have a few designs occupying the same space, and when WordCamp gets to work, they bring in a lot of great elements.

Let's take a closer look at what makes up an iconic event sticker.

Designing a great event sticker sheet


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With WordCamp stickers, we see great design and fun local tie-ins to each sheet that comes through the shop. If you know anything about Rochester, New York, then you know it's the third-largest city in the Empire State and the home of many major American corporations, most famously the Eastman Kodak Company.

With this iconic brand in mind, the designers brought in the WordPress branding with Wapuu clutching an old Kodak camera with a collection of photographs. Then there's two other WordPress logo stickers with the city skyline of Rochester wrapped around the top. Lastly, you'll see the five different peel offs that feature funny sayings that WordPress lovers will instantly recognize, like "I don't make free websites" and "WordPress is my super power!" Many a web designer has been asked to help someone out for free, or for "exposure," and this sticker sheet plays on that familiar conundrum.

WordCamp: Learn about WordPress with like-minded folks


For those not familiar with WordPress or WordCamp, a WordCamp is a volunteer-led, community-oriented conference that focuses on everything WordPress, which is one of the most-popular digital publishing solutions for the modern Internet. Small businesses, solo entrepreneurs, massive media companies--they're all using WordPress to power their content management and delivery.

WordPress is an open source project, which is just one of the many reasons we've supported their events for years. We love the informal natures of these events and that it's by WordPress users in their local communities. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. This helps the local WordPress community flourish by learning not only from each other, but from a great lineup of speakers who want to share their knowledge.

Workshops and Tracks at WordCamp Rochester 2017


Rochester’s WordCamp will divide its workshops over three tracks, from basic to professional.

The Beginner/Blogger Track is for people who are new to website design, blogging, or WordPress. The sessions are designed for novices who want to blog or be on the web for other personal projects. Likewise, operators of small businesses or non-profit organizations will learn how to promote their enterprises using their own websites with no coding or other technical knowledge.

The Intermediate/Flex Track is one step up and intended for site owners, established bloggers, and entrepreneurs to learn how to communicate with a designer, how to blog effectively, and how to tell whether projects are going well. The overall focus is on website content. Attendees in this track need familiarity with HTML, the basic coding language of the Internet.

The Designer/Developer Track will find interest among professionals and DIY WordPress builders. The sessions here will focus on the graphical end of design and customizing website themes. Skill with HTML and CSS is recommended.

Event Stickers are perfect for any gathering


WordCamps aren't the only events that use stickers or sticker sheets. 5K races, fundraisers, and school groups all use sticker sheets. After all, you get more bang for your buck with a sheet of a few stickers, and if you design it around a theme, you can even tell a story on that sheet, with the peel offs serving as an interactive piece of art for your attendees. These WordCamp sticker sheets peel easily to slap on a laptop or another free piece of swag like a paper notebook, and when people leave your event, they enter the world as a brand ambassador for your community.

Try out our custom stickers for your next event.

First Ever WordCamp for Publishers Visits Denver for a Weekend of Developing the News Business

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WordCamp for Publishers is a community-organized event bringing together folks who use WordPress to manage publications, big or small. Check out the action live on Twitter at their hashtag


For the Denver edition of their WordCamp for Publishers, the organizing team designed a die cut sticker that mimics the comment icon you see in social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, where the comment box signifies engagement and interaction. In the news business, red as a color is one of the three primary colors in design, with black and white being the other two. Red often connotes "BREAKING NEWS" that you'll see on many local news broadcast channels, or the famous CNN red on cable news. But this group of WordPress enthusiasts is concerned with digital publishing, and they are heading to the Mile High City to participate in best practices and collaborate on building open source tools for publishers.

This event is for anyone who actively manages a  publication with WordPress. Educational tracks will focus engineering, product, and editorial. The speakers and attendees will come from national media organizations and smaller publications, and we've seen lots of activity already on Twitter where people are traveling from all over to visit the beautiful State of Colorado in the summer. There's a lot of energy and enthusiasm for this niche because right now the news business is changing rapidly and with digital publishing, more messages are reaching more consumers more of the time. The acceleration of news delivery, from status updates to app alerts means news consumers have many choices, and WordCamp for Publishers seeks to build new connections between the people who are producing the news.

WordCamp Montreal Presents Custom Event Stickers to Promote Ninth Annual WordPress Gathering

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When it comes to technology, we're big aficionados of WordPress. So we're ultra stoked for this weekend and the ninth edition of one of our favorite events: WordCamp Montreal. These weekend-long gatherings bring together WordPress enthusiasts, the world’s most popular blogging and CMS software. Developers, designers, web professionals, and bloggers will come together for WordPress-related talks, workshops, and networking.

They printed up a custom event sticker that highlights themes from their website and make for a perfect carry along parting gift for all attendees. This sticker sheet has two peels, one with Wapuu eating poutine gravy covered fries, a Canadian delicacy in Quebec and throughout the country. If you haven't tried poutine, you must. Trust us. It's a standard in greasy spoons in the North East here in America, and throughout Canada. Then there's this year's branded sticker with the graphic design from the website they themed and updated for this year. Two designs for the price of one, which is why you can't beat a sticker sheet for versatility and creativity.

And it's more than just stickers! Each year WordCamp Montreal offers a wide variety of talks and discussions about and around WordPress. Their speakers are passionate, expert volunteers who love to teach about WordPress and publishing on the web.

For this year's event, the schedule is organized into three different rooms with concurrent tracks. The goal of the hardworking organizers is to ensure that any WordPress user, whether they are an experienced WordPress developer or a novice blogger, always has at least one talk going on that will be interesting to them. This is why WordCamps are such awesome spaces to learn and grow: anyone can walk away from a WordCamp with lots of new knowledge and ideas for making the most of WordPress.

To learn about the history of WordCamp Montreal (200920102011, 2012, 20132014, 2015, 2016) visit the Montreal WordPress Community website. They've been at it for a while, and they know how to throw a great party.

Wapuu Down Under at WordCamp Brisbane and Patriotic Stickers heading to WordCamp Boston

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We've got two wonderful destinations for sticker sheets this weekend, with WordCamp Brisbane and WordCamp Boston each receiving custom shaped peel offs that feature stunning full color graphics and localized designs.


For those new to custom web development platforms, WordPress is one of the top digital publishing tools on the internet. This open source software powers over 28% of the web. WordCamps contain lecture-style sessions, panels, and workshops about WordPress and the tech industry.

We've used WordPress for some time, and we're proud sponsors of WordCamps all around the world. When the WordPress local community gets together, magic happens, whether people are learning about content management or networking at an After Party.

Let's begin stateside and then head Down Under to talk all about custom sticker sheets. What's always cool is how the designers at WordCamp incorporate their ideas into the overall website design and WordPress theming.

WordCamp Boston


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Our friends in the Bay State welcome WordCamp Boston 2017 with a patriotic-themed sticker sheet, with five different peel offs in a red-and-white palette. There's some appropriate colonial iconography like a furled WordPress flag and a ship's steering wheel, all done up of course with WordPress logos. It's a simple, yet effective, use of a sticker sheet, where the layout is economical and creative, and with great vector design and good aesthetic, this sheet will travel wide. The design team styled the website in a similar fashion, with an antique map and a muted earthy background that calls back to colonial times. Boston University will play host to this year's event.

 WordCamp Brisbane


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The team at WordCamp Brisbane 2017 went with our clear product for their sheet that boasts four peels off, with four different Wapuu's. Two of these Wapuus are the same, both sporting a customary bush hat, with one in a full color treatment and in black and white. You'll note that these are also kangaroo Wapuus, with a little joey WordPress logo peeking out of the pouch. The third Wapuu is the classic mascot in yellow and the blue WordPress ball. The fourth Wapuu is on the event branding, which features the Brisbane skyline. What's super unique about this sticker sheet is that it's printed on our clear sticker material--what you see there in the artwork above is how we display a proof for a clear sticker, with the clear background in blue.

You can see below how the stickers apply when they are not on the sheet itself. Pretty nice use of bold colors and simple lines. Kudos to the designers for embracing the clear product option!

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They have a full slate of content for all attendees, a great location at QUT Garden Point Campus in the Cube Building, and a super cool element they brought in for this year: Badges, where sponsors (like us!) can display on their website or social profiles.

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Big Thank You to All Organizers


As with all WordCamps, these events are 100% volunteer powered, which is of the main reasons we've sponsored for so long. So shoutout to the teams in Brisbane and Boston. Thank you for all that you've done for your community in advance of this weekend.

 

Wapuu Headed to a Packed House at Inaugural DC WordCamp

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Our Nation's Capital will hold its first-ever edition of WordCamp DC, a inspiration-filled weekend where the WordPress community will gather for three days at the historic Carnegie Library. It's going to be a packed house, as the event has already sold out, which is in an indicator of how popular WordPress is in the District of Columbia.

Sticker Sheet Design


They ordered up a super fun sticker sheet with three different Wapuu peels, a highly detailed illustration of the Carnegie Library, where the event is being held, a diamond shaped sticker of the District of Columbia with a script highlighting the "Inaugural" edition, and then an orange-and-blue event name brand peel off. It's on a light pastel colored background so all of the Wapuus in yellow really pop, as do the navy blue and orange themed peels.

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More about WordCamp DC


The schedule is also loaded, with three tracks over three days featuring a variety of sessions, from WordPress theming and running federal websites to WordPress for political campaigns. There is always so much to learn and new people to meet at a WordCamp, and since it's community-run, the energy is good.

Shoutouts for Organizers, Sponsors and Venue


We are proud to be grouped with some other great sponsors in the WordPress community, and you should check out their services. We truly enjoy sponsoring these WordCamp event all around the world.

We want to thank all of the organizing team for their hard work, and we wish attendees a productive and educational weekend.

Lastly, we certainly wanted to give a shout out to the venue: Wow! Being in DC is all about the history and the architecture, so having a setting that dates back to 1903 when Teddy Roosevelt dedicated the building. It's right in Mount Vernon Square north of the National Mall and Chinatown. It was the first Carnegie library in DC (there are now four) and the first public library in the District. There's some fun things to see and do in the building, and we hope folks that attend spend some time soaking in the atmosphere of the area.