WordCamp Vancouver Recap

WordCamp Vancouver 2015 was another wonderful event thanks to the efforts of many people.

We’d like to start by thanking our generous sponsors whose financial support made this event possible.

Outstanding Sponsors: Bluehost, PlanetHoster, WiredTree, Jetpack.
Superb Sponsors: GoDaddy.
Splendid Sponsors: Dreamhost, WPML.
Venue Sponsor: BCIT.
Pacific Ocean Sponsors: Microsoft, Washington State University, Green Geeks, Odin Hosting.
Georgia Straight Sponsors: Sucuri.
Burrard Inlet Sponsors:  Modern Tribe.
False Creek Sponsors: Ivy Cat, Camp Tech, Sparkjoy Studios, Creative Mornings, Prospress, WP Engine, KIMBO Design, Jukebox Print, Sticker Giant.

We would also like to thank all the marvelous volunteers who gave their time to ensure the day of the event went smoothly.

The speakers this year were all amazing. We want to thank them all for their top notch presentations.

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:


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 in the two main tracks 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.

If you are looking for the slides from your favourite presentation, we collected most of the slides below:

Understanding & Combating Global Censorship with WordPress
John P. Gamboa

Reimagining Content Creation
Reid Peifer

Designers & Developers: Cats & Dogs Living in Harmony
Kirsten Starcher

Stepping outside the bubble
Kalen Johnson

Content-First Content Management
Mandi Wise

Google Analytics for Objective SEO and Diagnostics
Alycia Mitchell

Who Works on What in WordPress
Drew Jaynes

Behind the curtain of WordPress multisite
Jeremy Felt

Slow sites suck. Make your site hum with HHVM.
Richard Tape

Debugging CSS
Stephanie Hobson

Robot OOP
Andrew Woods

Building theme components with the WP REST API and Angular.js
Nathan Shubert-Harbison

The Future of JavaScript
Rami Sayar

Siege and Beyond: An Intro To Benchmarking and Stress Tests
Michael Schroder

From WordPress.com to Self-hosted
Luiza Libardi

Help Me Help You: The Art and Science of Getting Good WordPress Support
Kathryn Presner

Shortcut to choosing your WordPress Theme
Katya Boudjelloud

Why Security Matters
Ben Martin