Infinite thanks to our community sponsors!

Thank you to our generous WordPress community sponsors! These are sponsors who pledge to support the WordPress community in a certain region (or, in some cases, the whole world). Their support allows us to concentrate on creating stupendous, volunteer-organized events for the WordPress community.

Outstanding community sponsors:

bluehost_main_logoBluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. Join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.

wiredtreelogo600wideWiredTree provides Managed VPS and Managed Dedicated Servers to WordPress users worldwide from our Chicago-based data center and offices. Every WT server is backed by 24×7 telephone support, ticket support with 15 minute average response times, and is fully managed and monitored by WiredTree to maximize uptime and minimize frustration. All servers come ready-to-run with cPanel/WHM and are optimized and security hardened with firewall and anti-spam out of the box. With experience in SSD technology, MariaDB, Memcached, WordPress plugins, server optimization, and LiteSpeed Web server, WiredTree can take your site’s performance to the next level.

planethoster-WEBPlanetHoster offers premium hosting solutions to WordPress users worldwide. Whether it’s shared hosting, managed VPS, dedicated servers and much more, PlanetHoster’s customers report that these affordable, feature-packed hosting solutions exceed their expectations. Their certified engineers are very experienced with WordPress. They work hard to assure that your WordPress site will run very fast and will be hosted in a secure, 24/7 monitored environment. If you want to offer the best latency to your visitors by being hosted whether in Europe or in North America, PlanetHoster might be right for you.

PlanetHoster offre aux utilisateurs de WordPress partout dans le monde des solutions d’hébergement web premium. Que ce soit de l’Hébergement Mutualisé, des Serveurs Cloud, des Serveurs Dédiés et bien plus, l’Hébergement Web de PlanetHoster surpassera certainement vos attentes. Leurs techniciens certifiés sont très expérimentés avec WordPress. Vous pouvez être assuré que votre site web WordPress se chargera très rapidement et sera hébergé dans un environnement sécuritaire & surveillé 24/7. Offrez la meilleure latence à vos visiteurs en étant hébergé en Europe (France) ou en Amérique du Nord (Canada)!
PlanetHoster, Host Your World.

jetpack-logo-horizontal-940x198Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites by connecting to WordPress.com. This connection enables Photon (global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look-and-feel of your site without needing extra plugins. More information can be found at jetpack.me

Superb community sponsors:

GoDaddy_logo-1GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 12 million customers worldwide and 57 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.

Splendid community sponsors:

wpmlOnTheGoSystems is the author of WPML and Toolset plugins. WPML turns WordPress websites multilingual. It works with caching, SEO and E-Commerce plugins, and allows the building of complete multilingual sites. WPML powers simple blogs as well as corporate and enterprise sites. OnTheGoSystems is always looking for exceptional people to join the team. To learn more about our products and open positions, you can visit: http://www.onthegosystems.com/

dh_logo-a-2014-940x198DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web hosting and cloud services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service DreamCompute. More information can be found at http://dreamhost.com.

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/

Accommodations and Transportation

Howdy all!

Every year we welcome members of the WordPress community who travel from out of town to attend our WordCamp. We try to make it easier for everyone to attend so here is our annual run down of advice and recommendation for accommodation and transportation within Vancouver.

Arriving in Vancouver

If you are arriving via air, it’s inexpensive and easy to get from the airport to any Downtown destination taking the Canada Line rapid transit rail link from the airport. In almost all cases the cost from the airport is about $9 and $3 on the way back. Ticketing machines accept bills, coins, debit and credit cards. It takes about 30 minutes to get from the Airport to Downtown. Cabs from the airport to Downtown usually cost about $40 and take about the same time, sometimes longer when there’s bad traffic. Public transit in Vancouver is offered by TranslinkGoogle Maps offers reliable public transit directions.

If you are traveling via train or bus you will arrive at Pacific Central Station which is adjacent to the Main Street Skytrain station. There is construction on that station right now but you can still catch trains to get you downtown.

Hotel Recommendations

We’ve gathered a few hotel recommendations for you:

Sandman Hotel, rooms starting around $160 per night
St Regis Hotel
, rooms starting around $179 per night
Rosedale on Robson
, rooms starting around $170 per night
Holiday Inn Vancouver, rooms starting around $175 per night
Hotel Le Soleil, rooms starting around $186 per night
Opus Boutique Hotel, rooms starting around $270
Fairmont Vancouver, rooms starting around $360 per night

All of these hotels are within walking distance of the WordCamp venue.

There is also a number of great apartments/rooms for rent on AirBnb, raging from $45 to $250+ per night. While we cannot recommend specific rentals, we’ve heard great things about using AirBnb and do recommend the service as a whole.

Transportation information

As a reminder, the venue for WordCamp Vancouver 2014 is BCIT Downtown Campus located at 555 Seymour Street – Vancouver, V6B 3H6. The venue is in the heart of Downtown Vancouver and within walking distance of several hotels.

We recommend walking, biking or using public transit to get to BCIT Downtown Campus. If you use public transit, please get off at Granville station (using expo/millenium line) or Vancouver City Center (using Canada line).

If you are arriving by car,  please note that the BCIT parking lot will be closed that day. There are other public parking lots nearby, notably on Seymour St. Parking on the street may be difficult and/or costly.

Use these tools to help plan your trip to the BCIT Downtown Campus:

Map

We’ve prepared a helpful map of many key and recommended locations around Vancouver. Including the airport, venue, the after party location and all of the recommended hotels from above. We’ve also added a number of recommended activities, restaurants and attractions for out of own attendees. Please note that BCIT, the WordCamp venue is indicated by the blue WordPress logo whereas the after party location is indicated by the grey logo.

WordCamp Vancouver Schedule is up!

Hello everyone!

We are very excited to announce that our schedule of speakers is now up! We have many great speakers covering a wide range of topics.

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

We have also extended the early bird ticket sales until Friday so you have a few more days to save on your ticket – but don’t wait too long!

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

Speaker submissions deadline is July 5!

Update: Speaker submissions have closed; all those that have applied will receive notice by July 15th!

Want to share your knowledge or experiences with the community at WordCamp Vancouver? We’d love to hear from you! Speaker submissions are due by the end of day (PST) on Sunday, July 5, so head over to the Speaker Callout page and fill in the simple form to apply. Selected speakers will be notified by July 15, giving plenty of time to prepare, and will be honoured at a special speaker’s dinner the Friday evening before the big event. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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