That time of the year has once again arrived for Toronto developers, content publishers, website administrators, and strategists who work in the expansive world of WordPress, the leading content management system in the world, to gather and discuss the future of this digital publishing ecosystem.
WordCamp Toronto 2017 will take place on September 30 and October 1 at the Ryerson University campus, specifically on the seventh floor of the Ted Rogers School of Management on Dundas Street. More than a dozen sponsors, including the likes of GreenGeeks and SiteGround, who are integral o the future of WordPress have contributed to make this Toronto conference possible. Organizers estimate that 500 WordPress enthusiasts will be in attendance this year, and the speakers expected to present range from bloggers to developers and from SEO specialists to content marketers and creators.
WordCamps conferences are organised by the vast community of WordPress users around the world. The focus at each conference is to continue to position WordPress as the powerful digital publishing tool it has become thanks to the interest of users; to this effect, one of the speakers will be Andrea Middleton, a woman who discovered WordPress in 2006 when she was interested in starting a wine blog. These days, Andrea is the manager of WordCamp Toronto, and she is a clear example that extensive tech skills are not required to jump into the WP ecosystem.
Another featured speaker at WordCamp Toronto this year is John Centofanti, an American marketing strategist whose clients include major retail chains in the United States as well as tech firms offering services that are normally difficult to market. Another speaker not to be missed is Jason Eke, a local canoe maker who has been successfully using WordPress for nearly a decade; Jason specializes in digital photography and video content.
Aside from tech, marketing and publishing, WordCamp Toronto will also feature fun events such as KidsCamp for the youngest attendants, after parties and even an opening dinner that will tentatively include a mechanical bull riding competition.