Slides from WCYVR 2016 Sessions

Talks from the three tracks will be posted on shortly, but until then you can access slides and additional resources from all of your favourite presentations below.

Keep checking back as we will add more links as they are supplied by this year’s speakers.

I’ve Been Hacked | Additional Resources
Aftaab Gulam

Just Press Publish
Alycia Mitchell

Troubleshooting WordPress Performance
Andrew Taylor

Tools Managing Multiple Sites
Christina Varro

The Dashboard 101
Jill Binder

On Creativity: A Freelancer’s Journey through Boredom, Desperation, Success, then it gets Boring Again, & Finally More Things Happen
Kelvin Cech

Using Custom Post Types to Control Access
Max McClanahan

Five Figure Freelancing
Nathan Reimnitz

Do it in code! A guide to creating a custom site structure plugin in WordPress.
Peter Hebert

It’s always the Embeds
Robert Dall

How to Convert Website Visitors into Business Leads
Scott Towne

How to Not Design Like a Developer
Tracy Apps

WCYVR 2016 Recap

WordCamp Vancouver 2016 was another successful 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:

Venue Sponsor: BCIT
Orca Sponsors: BoldGrid, Bluwhost, Jetpack, RED Academy, WooCommerce
Black Bear Sponsors: Go Daddy, Pantheon
Eagle Sponsors: Clearly, DreamHost, WPML, Plesk, Sparkjoy Studios
Chinook Sponsors: Prospress, Clever Banana Studios
Beaver Sponsors: Eggbeater Creative, Sticker Giant, Green Geeks

We would also like to thank all the wonderful 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 within the next few weeks. We’ll send everyone an email once those videos are available.

WordCamp Vancouver is tomorrow!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at WordCamp Vancouver 2016 tomorrow!

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 charcoal grey WordCamp shirts over the weekend in case you have any concerns. Also feel free to email – 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.


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).


There will be coffee and some pastries available during registration and we’ll be serving a proper lunch at 12pm.


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.

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!

Buy WCYVR Tickets by Friday to Guarantee Shirt Size

We’ve got an awesome t-shirt swag item at WordCamp Vancouver this year, but in order to guarantee that you get your desired size you’ll need to purchase your ticket by Friday, August 12th at 9:00am.

If you purchase your ticket after this date/time, you’ll still be able to pick up a t-shirt at the registration table, but will have to pick a shirt from a limited selection of sizes the morning of the event (on a first come, first serve basis).

Tickets for WordCamp are only $25 and include access to the day’s talks and the after party in the evening, a delicious lunch, and other great swag items (stickers anyone…?).

Don’t delay! Buy your tickets here.


Just a Few Days Left for Speaker Submissions!

Speaker submissions are due on Friday, July 15th (5pm PST), so there’s only a few days left to get yours in for WordCamp Vancouver 2016.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to share your knowledge or experience with the local WordPress community! We have development, business, and beginner conference tracks, so there will something for everyone at this year’s event. All speakers will be honoured at a special dinner the Friday before WordCamp.

Apply now on the Speaker application page.


Early Bird Tickets Available

Buy yours by June 30th for our early bird price of only $20. On July 1st, the price goes up to $25.

Lunch and some cool WordCamp swag is included with every ticket purchase, which probably makes WordCamp Vancouver the best conference deal in town all summer 🙂

Get your tickets here today:

Reminder that Speakers and Sponsors get in for free. Applications for speakers are open until July 15th.

Call for Speakers

Want to share your WordPress know-how or experiences with the community at WordCamp Vancouver this year? We’d love to hear from you!

This year, WordCamp Vancouver will have multiple tracks—a developer track, a business track, and a beginner track—and we need speakers to help us fill all three with top-notch programming for our attendees.

Speaker submissions are open until Friday, July 15 (5pm PST).

You can submit your talk idea on the Speak at WordCamp Vancouver page.

Those speakers selected for this year’s event will be notified within two weeks of the submission deadline, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare. All speakers will also be honoured at a special speaker’s dinner the Friday evening before the big event.

Looking forward to seeing all of the great submissions come in, and thanks for your contributions in helping make this year’s event another success!