This weekend I took my first ever trip to Canada for WordCamp Vancouver. This one-day WordCamp took place at the downtown campus of British Columbia Institute of Technology. Among the city skyscrapers, mountain peaks could be seen soaring up in practically every direction. A beautiful city, for sure.

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#WCYVR held three tracks this year, split roughly between Beginner, Business and Developer sessions. At this point, I’ve attended and spoken at several WordCamps, both in the United States and Europe, and tend to run into a lot of familiar faces. WordCamp Vancouver offered an entirely new cast of WordPressers. In fact, I only ran into one person that I already knew, Tracy Apps from Wisconsin. Fortunately for me, she was speaking at WCYVR and I was able to catch her talk, which was also the first session of the day in the Developer Track. I was also able to catch a couple other talks from people who I had previously known only by reputation. I even got a shoutout during Colin Dowling’s talk when he spotted me in the audience. 🙂

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How to not design like a developer with Tracy Apps

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10 Things Website Owners Need to Know with Linda Mork

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Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Sales and Grow Your Business with Colin Dowling

WordCamp Vancouver wrapped up with an afterparty at Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar overlooking Vancouver Harbour and the shores of North Vancouver; however, many attendees weren’t satisfied with ending the camp there and proceeded to other venues, myself included.

I want to thank WordCamp Vancouver for making my first trip to Canada such a wonderful one, and for being such outstanding ambassadors for British Columbia. I can’t wait to visit again and write more about our WordCamp travels.