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WordCamp Toronto 2014

#WCTO is taking place on November 15-16 at Humber College's Lakeshore Campus.

RSVP'ing for this meetup DOES NOT register you for WordCamp Toronto. You'll need to purchase tickets separately!

All details can be found @ http://2014.toronto.wordcamp.org


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  • Dejan

    Note to all attendees: please take a few minutes to complete our feedback survey:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12S1tF6PFrzFnoNnR41Z_0jS9jQAjN7o4qhA3YzIdR9g/viewform?c=0&w=1

    November 17, 2014

    • Shanta R. N.

      If you want to complete the one at WordCamp Central, you can fill it out here: http://central.wordca...­

      November 28, 2014

    • Andy M.

      Shanta: Good to know. I had heard about that one being put together but this is the first time I've seen it. :)

      November 28, 2014

  • Conrad H.

    This was my first Word Camp, and it made a thoroughly positive impression. I attended sessions in different tracks on both days.
    * Adrian Roselli made an excellent accessibility case
    * Kathryn Presner introduced child themes AND made them seem doable
    * Kate Newbill gave new dimension to backing up data, plus quite a bit more
    * Brian Rotsztein had wonderful insight into using content tactics
    * David Bird gave a whole new reason to use Google Analytics
    * Alex Rascanu opened eyes to new depths for SEO
    * Mendel Kurland showed a way to communicate structured data that I didn't know existed
    * David Hamilton showed concrete examples of long form content
    * Renee Moore shared great content on plugins
    These are just the sessions I attended. Imagine how much more learning is coming available through the presentations being uploaded to the Word Camp site!
    I have not attended any other event that gives such a high value for dollars/time/effort invested.

    2 · November 20, 2014

  • Dejan

    Now is the time to vote for our Andy!
    Without him ‪#‎WCTO and WPToronto‬ would be impossible! Please go here: http://www.blogto.com/news_flash/2014/11/help_select_torontos_top_tech_contributor_of_2014/ and vote for Andy!

    1 · November 19, 2014

  • John G.

    http://canadianwarpoetryww1.wordpress.com/
    Ah! My first blog ever! No longer a blogging virgin nor a WordPress virgin! Can't seem to get the editor though to have my featured image despite it being accepted etc... in the editing, preview, saved functions etc... it defaults to the template front page header image!:( Per Karen Hogg: Not exactly sure what you mean or it might be what you personally feel rather than think.

    1 · November 18, 2014

  • David H.

    Very interesting talks on a wide range of topics. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and catch up with others in the tech community.

    November 18, 2014

  • Tom A.

    It was awesome - so many familiar faces and a few new friends!

    November 18, 2014

  • Matt S.

    Excellent WordCamp! It fun to be a part of and meet so many great people and to learn some tips and tricks.

    1 · November 18, 2014

  • Dejan

    Now is the time to vote for our Andy McIlwain! Without him ‪#‎WCTO‬ would be impossible! Please go to the blogTO http://www.blogto.com/ from November 19th (Tomorrow) - 23th and vote for Andy!

    1 · November 18, 2014

  • Karen H.

    I appreciate the work of all the volunteers and organizers, they did a fabulous job. I have a dream that one day we will all find ways to work together without pre-conceived labels and the GTA will be an example of an inclusive community.

    2 · November 18, 2014

  • Alex C.

    first time at WordCamp, I thought it was well organized. Met lots of great folks who were helpful and inspiring. Also a bunch of new resources and topics to learn thanks to some of the great sessions.

    November 17, 2014

  • Ken D.

    Hi all,
    My first WordCamp and I really enjoyed it. Lots of great info, and as a freelancer who works primarily by myself, it was really refreshing to be able to talk to people who speak the same language. Got a list of topics to explore further and a bunch of new contacts. Thank you!
    Ken Dirschl

    1 · November 17, 2014

  • Elizabeth S.

    I would like to thank everyone (organizers, volunteers, presenters, sponsors, attendees, etc.) What an amazing event. This was my first time being exposed to WordPress and WordCamp. I have learned so much

    Highlights:
    1. research your hosting provider & domain name (thanks Al)
    2. never download free theme, plugins from the internet that are not WordPress approved; I definitely don`t want any unwanted surprises
    3. check out WordPress TV
    4. join the meetup group (done)
    5. Plan your website with post it notes (thanks Santa)
    6 great effective marketing; marketing yourself is limitless through plugins (thanks Brian and Renee)
    7. Google analytics can help with what is useful for you
    (thanks David)
    8. most of all keep on asking questions.

    I came out of this camp loaded with knowledge, a goal and wanting to learn so much more.

    An amazing feeling. now for the music...

    James Brown I FEEL GOOD

    2 · November 17, 2014

  • Alfred A.

    Outstanding! Great content. Good organization.

    1 · November 17, 2014

  • Edward C.

    Good Event. Well organized and thought out.

    1 · November 17, 2014

  • Sanjay D.

    As a new user of Wordpress this was a fantastic experience! The networking opportunities, content and organizations was great.

    November 16, 2014

  • John G.

    Okay. No wait a minute : my very first day for WordCamp Saturday November[masked] went far better than expected and it was not just "okay"! Get yourselves down to Humber Lakeshore for Sunday November[masked] - BE THERE! You won't regret it.

    1 · November 15, 2014

    • Brent K.

      Glas you liked it!

      November 16, 2014

  • Andrew A.

    Great job to the organizer team, volunteers, and speakers! I just moved to Toronto and this was an incredible event to meet some new like-minded people. Looking forward to being involved with more local events.

    3 · November 16, 2014

    • Brent K.

      Thank you Adam - we will be having a social before the holidays - hope to see you there!

      November 16, 2014

  • Peter W.

    unfortunately I didn't get a ticket in time and there was no waiting list

    November 16, 2014

    • Brent K.

      Sorry you didn't get in Peter. Hope to see you next year and also at the meetups

      November 16, 2014

  • Jemma F.

    My first time going. Was super impressed by the overall management of the event, speakers, volunteers and so glad things were accessible. Many thanks, look forward to 2015.

    1 · November 16, 2014

    • Brent K.

      So glad you enjoyed it. 2015 here we come!

      November 16, 2014

  • Brent K.

    Awesome

    1 · November 16, 2014

  • Jeanette L.

    Third te I attended WordCamp. Lots of learning/helpful people/new ideas. Thanx to all organizers and presenters.

    1 · November 16, 2014

  • Meesh B.

    So sad to be missing it this year! (first missed one in 4yrs!) Have a great time y'all! learn lots!

    November 14, 2014

  • Jessica D.

    Made my own responsive schedule for the weekend. Check it out if you're having trouble viewing the wcto website schedule on your phone. Sorry about all the colours, designers! Don't kill me :) http://wcto.jessplease.com

    5 · November 15, 2014

  • Tracy B.

    Really excited about going to my first WordCamp! Question about food... good idea to bring stuff? I'm celiac so not sure if anything there will suit?

    November 14, 2014

    • Meesh B.

      Hey Tracy

      Fellow Celiac here. I'm not going this year, but can tell you from experience over previous years to bring your own food to be safe. There may be some options (there have been before) but they are very limited (especially in the morning... carbs and coffee) And question EVERYTHING. I checked the "gluten free" option for my meal when registering, spoke to the catering manager personally before lunch, and STILL almost ingested gluten. (they forgot there was soy sauce on the chicken... :facepalm:) (luckily I didn't trust the colour of the "natural juices" and questioned them again discovering the truth)
      The Campus is also quite isolated, so not easy to quickly hop out to find something to eat on the break. So pack a breakfast/lunch & snacks and Have a great time!!

      November 14, 2014

  • Elizabeth S.

    Does anyone know if we have to pre-register for the workshops/key note speaking a head of time.

    This is my first time and beginner to WordPress. What things should I be bringing to this event?

    November 14, 2014

    • David H.

      First-timers are definitely welcome. You don't have to pre-register for workshops or sessions - your ticket to WordCamp will get you into everything, but come early to sessions to ensure you have a seat. You don't have to bring a laptop or tablet with you - but it might be good if you want to work on your site or try things out between sessions. A lot of people just bring a notebook.

      For more info, you can check out a "Field Guide" to WordCamp we put together a few years ago: http://2012.toronto.w...­

      November 14, 2014

    • Shanta R. N.

      Come to Marc's session in the morning to get you started.

      November 14, 2014

  • Conrad H.

    This is my first Word Camp, and I'm looking forward to the experience. I've printed the presentation schedule, read through the descriptions, and chosen my first preferences for each time slot.

    One question: Since it's impossible to attend every session, will recordings of sessions be available afterward?

    For anyone willing to share notes of sessions, please look for the fellow with yellow glasses. That's me, and I'd very much appreciate being able to share notes.

    1 · November 14, 2014

    • David H.

      Hi Conrad, this is something I deal with every WordCamp - wanting to go to four sessions that are happening at the same time.

      Luckily, most speakers will be providing links to their presentations on SlideShare (with a list of them posted to the WCTO website shortly after the event closes). And WordCamp presentations from Toronto, and the rest of the world are recorded and available on WordCamp.tv. So, you can essentially relive WordCamp whenever you want.

      November 14, 2014

  • Edward K.

    Looking forward to this weekend!
    My first WordCamp.
    Does anyone know if WiFi will be available?

    November 14, 2014

    • Shanta R. N.

      It should be plentiful!

      November 14, 2014

    • Brent K.

      Yep, we've got plenty-o-wifi

      1 · November 14, 2014

  • John G.

    Hello all! I am a Word Press Virgin! I probably wish to choose WP to start "blogs" and "blogging." I will be volunteering at this event this weekend. If you think you know of anyone, anything, any resource, website, local nice person(s), friendly helpful innovative incentives, cool smart "tricks" for absolute beginners to make the learning curve less steep, etc....please introduce yourself. Also you can check out my current Facebook page to get an idea of the masses of content including imagery that I daily deal with. All ideas, suggestions, recommendations, tips, advices, are welcome!
    Tx
    John

    November 14, 2014

    • Shanta R. N.

      Start with the talk by Marc Benzakein! He's always a treat to hear and I'll be there if you want to come by. We seem to go to a lot of the same meetups so it will be nice to meet in person.

      November 14, 2014

  • Flavian D.

    Looking to become more proficient with Wordpress. Any online intermediate tutorials/videos on Wordpress functionality, tools and plugins? Hoping a ticket to this weekend's WordCamp Toronto opens up.

    November 11, 2014

  • Matthew F.

    Looking forward to another great weekend! Counting down the days.

    1 · November 11, 2014

  • Sanjay D.

    Looking forward to this event!

    1 · November 11, 2014

  • Karen H.

    Hey Andy,
    I am fairly sure I signed up a long while back but don't know if I went to that link, it says Sold Out, how do I check if I am on the attendance list?

    November 11, 2014

  • Andy M.

    Reminder: RSVP'ing to this meetup **DOES NOT** register you for WordCamp Toronto!

    If you RSVP'd here but did not register/purchase a ticket, then you're not on the attendee list.

    This information has been in the meetup description from day 1, but we've had issues in the past with people still RSVP'ing and expecting that to get them on the WordCamp attendee list. (It doesn't.)

    2 · November 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    November 10, 2014

  • John

    Really looking forward to finally attending WordCamp!

    November 10, 2014

  • Darleen W.

    Wordcamp is sold out

    November 9, 2014

    • Andy M.

      We usually sell out a week or two in advance. Check the registration page for any freed up tickets.

      November 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to learn wp from basics...i enrolled into a program and it got cancelled due to lack of new learners like me. I want to build a website and manage my blogs. Any suggestions...would be sincerely appreciated...

    October 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nathan, Thank you, I will check it out...

      October 22, 2014

    • Linda R.

      I went to a Wordpress group meet-ups for beginners when I was working with my first premium template and found it very, very helpful

      October 26, 2014

  • Dejan

    How to Survive WordCamp: a Guide for n00bs:
    http://www.carriedils.com/wordcamp-tips/

    October 25, 2014

  • JW

    Any job board associated with this Group? Would like to find some freelance developers to collaborate on projects.

    October 14, 2014

    • Niall F.

      Hi, not sure if this is allowed on Meetup but happy to take and freelance WP requests you might have :)

      October 14, 2014

    • Brent K.

      Hi there - definitely allowed & encouraged. JW, you can also post here: http://www.meetup.com...­

      October 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone, just wondering when would be the best time to visit this event? I doubt I will be able to go both Saturday & Sunday.

    October 2, 2014

    • Janis

      The schedule hasn't been posted yet

      October 11, 2014

  • Diana

    Hi guys,
    I missed last year's and I just found out about this one. Probably the meetup emails got buried in my inbox.

    Anyway, is the talks line-up available yet?

    Thanks

    September 15, 2014

    • Andy M.

      We're currently waiting on confirmations from accepted speakers. Once those are set, we'll start publishing the schedule.

      September 15, 2014

  • Niall F.

    I just arrived in TO a few months back, looking forward to seeing what the meetups are like this side of the pond :)

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • Andy M.

    Hey folks! We've got some updates for you this week. New organizers (Jordan Quintal & Dejan Markovic), new website, new logo, and more sponsors. :) http://2014.toronto.wordcamp.org/2014/08/22/planning-updates-new-organizers-logo-site-tweaks-sponsors/

    3 · August 22, 2014

    • Jasmine V.

      Awesome news! And the new logo is rad!

      August 22, 2014

  • Ben F.

    Yup YUp YUP!

    2 · August 9, 2014

  • Linda R.

    I couldn't find a link on the site to register as an attender yet.

    July 16, 2014

    • Andy M.

      Tickets will be going on sale later, likely in early-to-mid September. Keep your eyes on 2014.toronto.wordcamp.or­g for updates.

      1 · July 16, 2014

  • Pat N.

    I wish I could be there guys. I'm going to be traveling around South Asia from Oct-Dec. I hope it's just as awesome as last year. All the best!

    1 · July 14, 2014

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