WordCamp Toronto 2016 occurred this past weekend at Ryerson University in Dundas Square (the “Times Square” of Canada). The two day event was comprised of WordPress developers, bloggers, marketers, designers, and enthusiasts who traveled near and far to tune in to a variety of speeches, as well as hone in on their WordPress skills.
Here’s a recap of the event in photos…
The event’s opening remarks. This year’s WordCamp Toronto was made possible by 11 organizers, 20 volunteers, and 38 sponsors. This is also the first time the camp was held downtown.
The view of Dundas Square in Toronto. Can you spot Ryerson University (where WordCamp Toronto occurred)?
Free stickers?! WordCamp Toronto did not disappoint.
The official Wapuu of WordCamp Toronto. Can you take a stab at who he’s dressed as?
Words of wisdom: “Plugins are not like Pokémon…you don’t want to catch them all,” said WP Engine’s Dustin Meza during his speech, WordPress Upgrade Anxiety No More: 5 Steps to Having a No Surprise Upgrade.
WP Engine’s Dustin Meza, Asha McElfish, and Andy Bourque attend to attendee questions about WordPress.
During a break attendees gather along Ryerson University’s corridors to mingle and eat lunch.
What’s your digital superpower? Guests joined the WP Engine booth to take photos and share their story. (Share your own story using #wpedigitalhero).
WordCamp Toronto goers crowd around the WP Engine booth to chat all things WordPress.
During his speech, Advanced Online Marketing for WordPress, WP Engine’s David Vogelpohl discussed everything from A/B testing, to Google Analytics, to un-Conversion Rate Optimization.” Words of advice: “The No.1 thing that moves the needle in A/B testing isn’t changing the layout; it’s changing the content and words,” said Vogelpohl.
A lovely WordCamp afterparty occurred at the gastropub BATCH, where clients and friends of WP Engine were invited for free hors d’oeuvres and beverages (Rio Olympic spectating was also involved).
How do you measure success as an independent blogger? It’s not just about making money, according to Brian Rotsztein.
And that’s a wrap! Toronto is an incredibly amazing city and we are truly honored to have been able to participate in this event, as well as soak in all the knowledge that was shared by so many talented people. Until next time!
What was your favorite part of #WCTO16? Let us know by leaving a comment!