Freelance Camp 2012

Today I went to Freelance Camp 2012 at The Network Hub in New Westminster, primarily to do some networking, learn some new stuff and try something different.

First, thank you! to the organizers. You guys did a fantastic job of making the day awesome! Easy registration, check in, lunch, prizes … Literally everything rocked. The price was great since it included lunch and the proceeds go to charity. Way to go!

I attended two sessions on mobile websites and mobile marketing, learned how to help clients understand the price of your services and their project, the importance of blogging for business and how to generate content, how Macs are awesome (this I knew) and did some chair yoga (ouch). Also had a nice lunch of molettes at Pamola bakery.

This all took place inside the River Market at New Westminster Quay, a place Chris and I visited and hated a few years ago. The Quay has put a TON of work into renovating and updating the entire space, and brought in some amazing restaurants and a few stores.

Perhaps the coolest place of all is Vancouver Circus School! It looks incredible and is super busy all day! There was a small group of women having part of their “stagette” there and others talking about a birthday.

But I digress.

All in all it was a great day of learning and exploration. I also rediscovered the Quay here and hope to come back to check it out along with the rest of New West’s changes.