Women Working in WordPress Panel this Thursday

When: Thursday May 25th 2017 at 6:30pm

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King St East, Hamilton, Ontario

Organizer: WordPress Hamilton Meetup



Join us for our next meetup! Come and meet other WordPress users, developers, bloggers and more in and around Hamilton.

Presentation: Panel – Women Working in WordPress

We’ll be having a panel of women working in the web industry in a variety of roles – who all have a hand in WordPress. We’ll be talking about how they got into the IT field, developing skills and more.

This will be a moderated panel with some time for QA afterwards.

Panelists confirmed:

Donna Peplinskie – JavaScript Wrangler @ Automattic
Olga Kwak – entrepreneurial marketer @ OK Digital Content
+1 TBD


6:30pm – doors open, networking

7pm-8pm – panel + Q&A

8:pm-? – Networking

Grab a coffee, tea or soft drink before heading up at one of the nearby cafés.

Intro to Internet of Things with Particle Photon


When: Saturday January 21st 2017 from 9:30am – 4:00pm

Where: CoMotion On King at 115 King Street East (3rd floor), Hamilton, Ontario

Organizer: Hamilton Internet of Things Meetup (@hamontiot)


Cost: $25


Interested in microntrollers? Internet of Things? Electronics? Then this workshop is for you. Participants will learn what microntrollers are. Some very simple electronics. How microntrollers/electronics can be used to send sensor data to the internet. How to use the data from and control an internet connected device remotely using different web services.

The hardware we willbe using is called the Photon from Particle and we will also use the Particle Cloud IoT platform to connect the Photon to the Internet. Thanks to our sponsor Netquity, every participant will get to take the Photon kit home after the event.

No experience is required. Just some enthusiasm and interest in learning about this emerging technology called Internet of Things. But, if you have some experience with Arduino then you will feel right at home using the Photon programming environment.

All you need to bring is a laptop. Light refreshments will be supplied.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Students welcome, but minumum age for attendance is 16.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

CoMotion is located in downtown Hamilton so getting here by public transit is easy. During the wekend there’s lots of parking within a few blocks.

What should I bring into the event?

You will need a laptop running either windows (Win7 or newer), Linux, or MacOS.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets may be refunded until 1 week before the event. After that contact the organizer to transfer your ticket to someone else.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?



Holiday Razzle Dazzle next week



When: Tuesday December 13th from 5pm-7pm

Where: CoMotion On King at 115 King Street East (3rd floor), Hamilton, Ontario

Cost: $5



Featuring delicious food from Ramped Up Catering, brews from Collective Arts Brewing, cash bar, door prizes, and much more!

Mingle and network with young professionals from all over the city, including the 22 Hamilton HIVE member groups. We’re also collecting non-perishable goods to donate to the local food banks.

This is one event that deserves a spot on your calendar!


First ever F#ck up Friday event October 21st



When: Friday October 21st 2016 from 8:00am – 10:00am

Where: CoMotion 302 at 302 Cumberland Avenue Hamilton, Ontario

Organizer: CoMotion 302



bronwynEver feel like you are doing everything wrong while everyone else has got it right? That’s where F#ck Up Fridays come in. It allows entrepreneurs to share their stories of where they “f#cked up” and what they learned from it.

Everyone gets to share their stories and swap ideas. Once a month will feature a different keynote speaker and then open discussions. Meet with others and remind yourself you aren’t a F#ck Up.

Join us for the inaugural session October 21, with Keynote Speaker Bronwyn Mondoux.

Some of the topics covered include:

– HR Practices, contracts, and documentation

– Red flags & when to walk away

– Pricing structure & getting PAID!

– Confidence & Control (when it’s worth it, and when you let it go)

Breakfast will start at 8am with time for networking, then Bronwyn starts at 8:30!


CoMotion one year birthday social

When: Tuesday September 13th 2016 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario

Organizer: CoMotion on King (@CoMotionOnKing)



Come party with us as we celebrate our one-year birthday as CoMotion!

UPDATE: Over 175 people RSVP’D! Limited tickets left. Get yours quick!

Appetizers, drinks, music and mingling will make for an unforgettable night. Plus, we’ll be opening up our brand new rooftop patio!

See what’s in motion for another year at CoMotion and network with fellow Hamilton entrepreneurs and small business owners.

This event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

  • Doors open at 6:30pm.
  • Delicious apps from Ramped Up Catering
  • Craft beer from Collective Arts
  • Live art-pop original music performed by award-winning singer-songwriter (and CoMotion member), Pip.
  • DJ Fullerton spinning a special party mix of epic proportions. Deep house, future funk, vaporwave, hip hop and summer vibes.
  • Special promotion on CoMotion memberships

Get home safe after the event

We’re thrilled to have partnered with Uber for this event. First-time riders can receive their first ride FREE up to $15 with the Uber app. Sign up with the code COMOTION1YR at


New Virtual and Augmented Reality Group


When: Thursday June 2nd 2016 at 7:00pm

Where: Halton Hive @ 901 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario


Organizer: Halton-Hamilton Virtual Augmented Reality Group


The Halton/Hamilton Meetup group is to bring together local businesses, developers, users and the curious into the worlds of VR and AR.   2016 will be the biggest year for VR/AR ever!!    We have secured two top sponsors  (MEUK Corporation which is a local Technology Commercializer and Buon Appetito to keep our reality engines going!!)

Very happy that SUBPAC will be running demos of both their Tactile Vest and Seat.  Very Cool and Very effective!   #NOWYOUFEELIT


Patio party next week



When: Tuesday May 31st 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: CoMotion 302 (formally known as Platform 302) at 302 Cumberland Avenue, Hamilton, ON




It’s Party Time!


Join the Comotion Group May 31 for a Patio Party! Food, Fun, Drinks to be had! This shindig will kick off around 4pm, with performances to commence at 5:00pm at the 302 Cumberland location.

Wait… was that performances? Yes, you will be the star of the show!


Have you heard of Lip Sync Battle?

It’s gone viral people! And now it is coming to us.

Put on your best dress baby, pick your favourite song and get ready to perform!

Everyone is invited to perform two songs.

For those who don’t want to sing, you get to be the panel of judges! You decide: who deserves to be champion?

In case you aren’t familiar with Lip Sync:

It’s good, real good!

This event is totally a community thing. We ask that you bring something scrumptious or a beverage of some sort. Please confirm your attendance and if you are bringing a guest along. Get read for some fun in the sun and awesome performances!


Open as a Way of Being with Chris Moore



Chris Moore is the former Chief Information Officer at the City of Edmonton, an advocate of an Open Ecosystem, Open Government and Open Innovation. Chris has been described as transformational, innovative and refreshing.

While in Edmonton Chris was the driving force behind the City of Edmonton’s Open Data and Open Government Strategy. Chris has returned home to Ontario and more specifically is very excited to be a Hamiltonian.

Chris would love to share the Edmonton Open Government story and create a space for a “Next Steps” conversation about Open Government in Hamilton.


When: Thursday June 9th 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: CoMotion On King @ 115 King Street East

Agenda: Talk will start promptly at 7pm, with plenty of time for networking and discussion before and after.

Audience: This isn’t just for tech gurus – anyone interested in open data, open government and related topics is welcome to attend!



Hamilton Feminist Edit-a-Thon



When: Sunday April 10th 2016 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: CoMotion On King – 115 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Organizers: Meg Smith (@megthesmith) and Erin O’Neil (@erinlauraoneil)



Wikipedia has a gender bias problem. Their own surveys have indicated that only about 8–16 percent of Wikipedia editors are female and a 2009 Wikimedia Foundation survey showed only six percent of super editors (more than 500 edits) were female. This is an issue for many reasons, including reports of harassment of female editors on Wikipedia forums.

The lack of female editors on Wikipedia also creates a bias in the content generated by their editor community. We need more women participating to ensure that women are represented equally in the massive fabric of human history that is Wikipedia. One approach to address this bias is running female edit-a-thons, which are growing in popularity and have taken place across the globe.

We are proud to be hosting a feminist edit-a-thon on April 10 at CoMotion on King (@CoMotionOnKing) to bring together our incredible community of women in this city and bring some much-needed new knowledge to Wikipedia!

No experience with editing or wikipedia required, but you will need to bring a laptop (or let us know if you’ll need access to an extra one – we can facilitate that too!). All feminists welcome – men included!

The event is free but please register to indicate that you plan to attend. Organizers will email all registrants with important ahead-of-time preparation (just a few easy steps!) that you need in order to start editing right away at the event. 

We are SO GRATEFUL to edit-a-thon sponsors Ladies Learning Code Hamilton and CoMotion on King!

*Please note that the CoMotion on King facility is currently not accessible by elevator. Our sincere apologies for this – if this is a barrier please let us know and we will do our best to find a solution!


State of the Motion



When: Thursday April 7th 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: CoMotion On King – 115 King Street East 3rd Floor Event Space


Organizer: CoMotion on King (@CoMotionOnKing)


We’ve been in operation for six months and with over 50 companies in our space we want to celebrate!

Tasty appetizers from RampedUp Catering and delicious beer from 20 Valley Brewery. DJ Fullerton spinning the partiest mix all night of old school hip hop, waybacks, and deep vibes.

PLUS a big surprise announcement from the CoMotion team!

Come celebrate the Motion at CoMotion and network with innovative and ambitious professionals in Hamilton!


Editor’s note: I doubt this actually matters, but for the sake of transparency I have financial interests in CoMotion.