WordCamp Vancouver is tomorrow!

It’s finally here: WordCamp Vancouver 2015. Welcome, everyone! Here’s some additional information and reminders to make the most out of your stay with us this weekend.

Code of Conduct

We want everyone who participates in WordCamp Vancouver to have a safe, enjoyable experience. Our Code of Conduct extends to all attendees, speakers, and organizers, so please be sure to give it a read before arriving. Volunteers and organizers will all be wearing purple WordCamp shirts over the weekend in case you have any concerns. Also feel free to email support@wordcamp.org – your feedback is very welcome.

Location and Registration

BCIT and WordCamp registration will be open as of 8am at 555 Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver. From the front door, follow the WordCamp signs up the escalator to the right.

For a helpful map and more details about getting around town and to the venue, see Accommodations and Transportation and our About page.

Schedule

The schedule is on our website, with opening remarks at 8:50am in the downstairs room and the closing remarks set at 5pm. The after-party will be from 6-9pm (see below). Contributor Day on Sunday will be from 10am-4pm.

Catering

There will be coffee and some pastries (including gluten-free muffins) available during registration and we’ll be serving a proper lunch at 12pm.

No catering will be offered during the contributor day on Sunday but there are plenty of nearby cafes and affordable restaurants; a volunteer or organizer would be happy to make suggestions.

After-party

The after-party will be upstairs at the Rogue, 601 West Cordova Street (same venue as last year) from 6-9pm. Here is a map from BCIT to the Rogue.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we’ll be serving some appetizers (including some vegan- and gluten-free friendly options) and two drinks on the house.

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.

Thank you!

We, the organizers and volunteers of WordCamp Vancouver, have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time. Thanks and we’ll see you tomorrow!

WordCamp Vancouver Contributor Day on Sunday August 16th

WordCamp Vancouver this year will be followed by a Contributor Day on Sunday, August 16th. It will take place 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.

We will be working on:

  • code/bugs in core
  • documentation
  • working on videos on wordpress.tv (mostly subtitling)
  • support forums

I you have experience contributing already, we’d love to see you there as well. You can help others and if you’re interested, maybe even lead a group.

BCIT Downtown
555 Seymour St.
Room #830
10am-4pm

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

Early Bird Tickets

Date and Venue: WordCamp Vancouver date and venue are confirmed. See you at BCIT downtown on Saturday, August 15th, 2015.

Update: We’re extending early bird pricing to July 17th, so everyone has a chance to see the schedule before committing to early bird tickets.

Early bird tickets: Now available! Buy yours before July 14thJuly 17th for our early bird price of only $20. On July 15thJuly 18th, it goes up to $25. Lunch as well as a drink or two at the after party will be included with every ticket.

https://2015.vancouver.wordcamp.org/tickets/

Reminder that Speakers and Sponsors get in for free. Applications for speakers are open until July 5th.

 

Conduct: We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment. Everyone present will be expected to follow our Code of Conduct. Please read it: https://2015.vancouver.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/

 

WordCamp Vancouver 2015

Welcome to the new site for WordCamp Vancouver 2015, our conference that focuses on everything WordPress! Unlike last year’s developer-centric event, this year will be more general: any and all things WordPress-related.

It will take place at BCIT downtown on Saturday, August 15th, 2015.

Sponsors: In order to be able to fund WordCamp Vancouver, we need the community’s help. If you’re a WordPress-based business, use WordPress, or just love WordPress, please consider sponsoring WordCamp.

Speakers: What good would WordCamp be without great presentations? If you’re interested in speaking, please apply on our speaker page.

Volunteers: We need day-of volunteers to help out with all sorts of things; the event just wouldn’t be possible without some friendly faces to give us a little help. Take a look at our volunteering page.

Stay tuned, everyone! More info will be coming soon. If you’d like to get updates as we make them available, please subscribe in the sidebar on the left.

Flynn, Jill, Kirk, Enej, Andrina, Joey, Charlene