WordCamp Vancouver 2015

Hello subscribers to WordCamp Vancouver 2014,

We just wanted to let you know about this year’s camp. Please join us at BCIT downtown on Saturday, August 15th, 2015, from 9am to 5pm (registration starts at 8am).

Unlike last year’s developer-centric event, this year will be more general: any and all things WordPress-related.

Please sign up for this year’s email updates at https://vancouver.wordcamp.org/2015/

See you there!

 

P.S. We also have tickets available and we’re accepting applications for Speakers (until July 5th), Sponsors, and Volunteering.

 

WordCamp Recap

WordCamp Vancouver 2014 was a great success this weekend.  We want to give a number of thanks and share a few things with you as a way to recap the event.

First off, we’d like to give another huge thanks to all of our sponsors. Without their generous support, WordCamp simply wouldn’t be possible.

WordCamp Pillars: Bluehost and Wiredtree
WordCamp Champions: Code Poet, DreamHost and PlanetHoster
WordCamp Accomplice: WPML
Venue sponsor: BCIT
English Bay sponsors: Forge & Smith, Jukebox Print, Lynda.com, KIMBODESIGN, Washington State University, Creative Mornings and Sparkjoy Studios
False Creek: Swanton Design, iWitness Design, IvyCat and Checkfront

Additionally, a huge props to all of the volunteers and speakers. Their involvement is crucial to making WordCamp Vancouver the quality event that we’ve had since we started a few years ago.

Finally, we’d like to thank everyone who attended WordCamp Vancouver 2014 over the weekend. Without your presence and enthusiasm, we, the organizers wouldn’t be putting this together. So thank you, thank you, thank you!

Our volunteer photographer Wendy Crumpler took a series of great pictures. You can find them here: https://plus.google.com/photos/104922361296609891454/albums/6040770007690005441?authkey=CJmhx8G6yLKnvwE — thank you Wendy!

If you missed a talk you really wanted to see, or just wanted to take another look at a code example or another detail, we’re pleased to let you know that all of the talks were recorded and will be published on WordPress.tv within the next few weeks. We’ll send everyone an email once those videos are available. In addition, all of our speakers have shared their presentation slides with us. You can grab them here:

Getting Started With Unit Tests
CURTIS MCHALE
http://slides.com/curtismchale/getting-started-with-unit-testing#/

App-ifying WordPress
MANDI WISE
https://cloudup.com/c9_Y8uVfT1h

How To Build A Custom Widget
MEL KARLIK
http://karlikdesign.com/wordcamp2014/slides.pdf

Tips for writing secure plugins and themes
BEN LOBAUGH
http://ben.lobaugh.net/uploads/writing-secure-plugins-and-themes/#/

Functions.php And How To Quit It
TABBY CHAPMAN
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YZDRvQjEp5AjdJe5fzsN8MNU0wFxpsNOcrgPJaJ-3yA/edit#slide=id.g34b7ab49d_034

Future Responsive Today – Embracing mobile-first with <picture> and FlexBox
MORTEN RAND-HENDRIKSEN
http://mor10.com/presentations/flexbox/

WP <3 Elasticsearch
XIAO YU
https://speakerdeck.com/xyu/wp-elasticsearch

WordPress Single Page Web Apps
ALESSANDRO BIAVATI
https://alebiavati.github.io/presentation-wp-single-page-apps/#1

Advanced Custom Fields – Beyond the basics (lightning talk)
MERRILL MAYER
http://www.slideshare.net/MerrillMayerKoolKatW/acf2-36394611

Introduction to the command line (lightning talk)
TANNER MOUSHEY
http://tannermoushey.com/2014/07/25/fear-command-line/

Responsive web development made easy with CSS and the mobble plugin (lightning talk)
CHRISTINE RONDEAU
http://bluelimemedia.com/wcyvr-2014/

How to create your own robot (lightning talk)
ROBERT DALL
https://cloudup.com/cEc9zSuP3Kf

So you still cowboy code your infrastructure…
ZACK TOLLMAN
https://speakerdeck.com/tollmanz/so-you-still-cowboy-code-your-infrastructure-dot-dot-dot

Magic with CSS Pseudo-Selectors
MORGAN KAY
https://wpalchemists.com/2014/07/wcyvr/

Accessibility with CSS: Making websites better for everyone
STEPHANIE HOBSON
http://stephaniehobson.ca/2014/05/14/accessibility-with-css-making-websites-better-for-everyone/

wp.awesome! WordPress JS helpers
LUKE WOODWARD
http://lkwdwrd.com/slides/wp-awesome-wordpress-js-helpers/wp-awesome/

Finally, since WordCamp Vancouver is run as a non-profit event under the WordPress foundation’s umbrella, we’d like to share our final budget numbers with the community. This is just another step by which the WordPress community demonstrates its openness and transparency:

WordCamp Vancouver 2014 Public Budget - Sheet1

Please let us know if you have any questions here in the comments or email us at vancouver@wordcamp.org.

We’ll be holding another WordCamp Vancouver in 2015 — no plans yet, but we’ll keep you posted!

WordCamp Vancouver Schedule

Time Conference Room (#280, downstairs) Atrium (#825, upstairs)
9:00 amGetting Started With Unit Tests Curtis McHaleCANCELLED – Creating Wholehearted Experiences Steve Fisher
10:15 amApp-ifying WordPress Mandi WiseHow To Build A Custom Widget Mel Karlik
11:15 amTips for writing secure plugins and themes Ben LobaughFunctions.php And How To Quit It Tabby Chapman
1:00 pmFuture Responsive Today – Embracing mobile-first with <picture> and FlexBox Morten Rand-HendriksenWP <3 Elasticsearch Xiao Yu
2:00 pmWordPress Single Page Web Apps Alessandro BiavatiAdvanced Custom Fields – Beyond the basics (lightning talk) Merrill Mayer
2:10 pmIntroduction to the command line (lightning talk) Tanner Moushey
2:20 pmResponsive web development made easy with CSS and the mobble plugin (lightning talk) Christine Rondeau
2:30 pmHow to create your own robot (lightning talk) Robert Dall
3:00 pmSo you still cowboy code your infrastructure… Zack TollmanMagic with CSS Pseudo-Selectors Morgan Kay
4:00 pmAccessibility with CSS: Making websites better for everyone Stephanie Hobsonwp.awesome! WordPress JS helpers Luke Woodward

After Party @ Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar, 601 W. Cordova St.

After a great  day of talks, panels and networking, join us for the WordCamp Vancouver After Party. A great chance to talk WordPress with fellow WP enthusiasts in a relaxed setting.

WordCamp Vancouver after party at Rogue

This year, we’ll be hosting the After Party at the Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar in Gastown, just a few minutes walking distance from the WordCamp Vancouver venue.

The party starts at 6pm and the address for the restaurant and bar is 601 W. Cordova St.

 

Please note that while an I.D. is not required to be present at the after party, the restaurant may require 2 pieces of I.D. if you’re going to be drinking alcohol. Drinking age in B.C. is 19.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, food and drinks will be provided by WordCamp. You will also be able to purchase your own food and drinks if you wish.

 

map of  WordCamp to after party

WordCamp Vancouver Contributor Day on Sunday July 27th

We are pleased to announce that part of this year’s WordCamp Vancouver will be a Contributor Day on Sunday, July 27th at BCIT downtown campus between 10am and 4pm. If you have ever been interested in learning about ways you can contribute to WordPress in coding and non-coding ways, this day is for you. I you have experience contributing already, we’d love to see you there as well, and maybe help others or even lead a group.

BCIT Downtown
555 Seymour St.
Room 840
10am-4pm

More information about Contributor Days: http://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/handbook/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/

If you would like to join us, please sign up here:

 

https://vancouver.wordcamp.org/2014/contributor-day/