Wrapping up #wchamont

That’s a wrap!  Thanks so much to all who attended to make the event such a success.

Thank You to…

Our sponsors. We wouldn’t have been able to pull this off without your support: Fused, WooCommerce, Bluehost, Jetpack, Pantheon, GoDaddy Pro, Hamilton Economic DevelopmentHuman_Code, Orbital, WPML, DreamHost, plesk, Testlauncher, RocketCloud, Innovation Factory, WinningWP, GES Law Firm, People in Connection, Live Composer Page Builder

McMaster Innovation Park. Thank you for all your help in setting up and hosting our event!

Our speakers. Without you, there’d be no reason for anyone to attend.

Our volunteers. You were amazing. From registration, to room hosts, to video recording the two tracks and more, there’s no way we could have run this event without you.

Our attendees. What good is a WordCamp without attendees?

Our caterers and hosts. The Village Green for providing breakfast, lunch, coffee, refreshments, and snacks for the entire day, and Snooty Fox for hosting our speakers’ dinner.

Our website and branding. A huge thank you to Eder Saos for our wonderful branding work, and Marlon Lulgjuraj for getting our website up and running!

You’re all awesome!


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Presentations slides are being published to the site as we receive them from our speakers and update the page 🙂


Videos will be submitted to WordPress.tv and shared on our Videos page as soon as we can.


Craving more WordPress community goodness? Check out the Hamilton WordPress meetup group!

Until next time…

Brian Hogg, Chad Fullerton, Shanta Nathwani, Nick Tomkin, Adam Wills, Rebecca Kallsen, Eder Saos

Final details for attendees

We are looking forward to seeing you Saturday June 4th!  Please note that we nearly sold out, and there will be no tickets available at the door.  You’ll need to grab one over on the tickets page.


Registration will open at 8am, with our opening remarks shortly after 9am.  While there will be some light snacks and coffee/tea available you’ll probably want to grab some breakfast beforehand.


We’ll have some swag to give away, so you may want to bring a small bag to carry them around if you won’t have a car to throw the goodies into.


McMaster Innovation Park has confirmed parking will be free.  So feel free to park in the lot, conference parking, or across the street if both are full.


Seating will be chairs only in rows (no tables), and while you could bring your laptop and use it on your lap there will be no plugs available for powering them.  Most speakers will make their slides available afterwards, and feel free to bring paper/pen to take notes!


We have done our best to accommodate all special requests.  If you did not request a special meal during registration, please do not take any of the vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals until attendees with special needs have been accommodated, and there is a restaurant just around the corner from the venue if needed.


The after-party is happening at the nearby Ye Olde Squire, which is a short walk away, at 6pm.  Be sure to keep your nametag/badge to get in!


Reach out on our contact page and we’ll do our best to help!

Call for Volunteers

WordCamp Hamilton 2016 is now looking for volunteers!

We need a team of people who want to help make WordCamp Hamilton 2016 as pleasant as possible. Our volunteers help from everything from ensuring that the registration process runs smoothly to ensuring that we’re capturing video of all of the talks.

Learn more about the volunteers opportunities available at WordCamp Hamilton 2016.

Volunteer signups are now closed.

Calling All Speakers for WordCamp Hamilton

Speaker presentingWordCamp Hamilton 2016’s call for speakers is now open! Our WordCamp is Saturday June 4, 2016, but we intend to lock our speaker schedule in early.

Do you have something to share about WordPress that will benefit the community? Are you a dynamic and organized speaker who can engage an audience and deliver great value? We’d like to hear your idea for a 45 minute talk to be delivered as part of this event.

Submit a Speaker Application

This Year’s Tracks

We will be offering two tracks this year, with a mix of different types of talks.

We’re looking for a wide range of interesting and informative content for diverse audience with a lot of converging WordPress related interests. So fill out a speaker application!

Topic suggestions

The topics, tracks and schedule this year will be entirely dictated by you, the Speakers, based on what you are offering to present. That being said, if you are eager to present, but are looking for inspiration, here are some ideas to get you started:


  • AODA Accessibility compliance
  • Building accessible WordPress themes
  • How to perform an accessibility audit
  • Finding an accessible WordPress theme
  • Accessible web forms
  • WAI-ARIA and JavaScript best practices
  • A11y issues from the disabled perspective


  • Theme development best practices
  • Leveraging the WordPress plugin architecture
  • WordPress Multisite best practices
  • Leveraging the Transients API
  • Development environment set-up and best practices
  • How to code with unit testing
  • Introduction to Backbone.js and WordPress


  • Blog writing 101
  • Using the new Media Galleries introduced in 3.8
  • Working with video
  • Creating and maintaining a bilingual website with WordPress
  • Enhanced comments with third party services
  • SEO best practices and plugins
  • WordPress basics


  • Women in WordPress / Girl Geeks
  • WordPress-related Open Source projects looking for contributors
  • Getting involved and contributing to WordPress


  • Pricing WordPress-based projects
  • WordPress project lifecycle
  • The business of WordPress plugin/theme development

See something you’d like to talk about? AWESOME!

Don’t see your topic on this list? AWESOME!

Either way, if you’ve got an idea, please click the link below and we’ll be reviewing them on a FIFO (first-in first-out) basis.

Submit a Speaker Application

** We’ll be accepting submissions until mid April. Get yours in soon! **

Welcome to WordCamp Hamilton

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Hamilton is officially on the calendar! WordCamp Hamilton will be Saturday June 4, 2016 at the McMaster Innovation Park.

WordCamp Hamilton is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.