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Three things we hope you take away from WooConf 2017

October 30, 2017 - 9 Comments

A little over a week ago, I traveled to Seattle along with designers and developers, freelancers and agencies from across the wide world of Woo, for WooCommerce’s annual gathering at WooConf.

For me, it was the culmination of 10 months of work that started early in January, when I came on board to plan the content. From 15 Skype calls to chat about what different people wanted from a conference to two days of talks, demos, and workshops, I hope that together we delivered on what I heard our community ask for.

Read on for three things we hope those who joined us onsite or via the live stream took away from WooConf 2017.

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Win a golden ticket to WooConf

May 12, 2017 - 1 Comment

We’re hosting a conference this October for WooCommerce developers, the one and only WooConf! In fact early bird tickets went on sale just last week.

Our theme for this year is open eCommerce, and in the spirit of the gathering we’re running our golden ticket competition for the third time. One lucky person will win a paid trip to join us at WooConf for two days of talks, workshops, and learning.

In 2014 Sinisa from OVER Clothing won the golden ticket and joined us in San Francisco. Last year Steven Sashen of Xero Shoes and Chris from Advantage Learn were joint winners and made it all the way to Austin.

Perhaps this time it’ll be you who we see in Seattle? Read on to find out how you can enter.

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Announcing WooConf 2017: get all the details and reserve your spot

May 2, 2017 - 19 Comments

The last two WooCommerce Conferences were a treat, bringing the WooCommerce community to San Francisco and then Austin for multiple days of talks, workshops, and invaluable impromptu chats between sponsors, developers, and our support team.

We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing WooConf back for a third round in October 2017, this time in Seattle, Washington. And with this iteration we’re narrowing our focus to provide the best experience we can for developers, from agency owners to freelancers.

Keep reading to get more details on this year’s WooConf, plus find out how you can save $200 by buying your ticket now.

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What we learned from WooConf about selling tickets online

April 21, 2016 - 12 Comments

Our second WooConf took place earlier this April, and what an event it was. We had an incredible lineup of speakers, fantastic lunches and happy hours, and all the networking we could handle.

We’ve already shared some of our learnings from WooConf itself, but we wanted to dive a bit deeper and tell about part of the journey we took to get from “we should do that again” to “oh heck, we’re actually doing it!” And that part of the journey is the ticketing experience.

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When we announced the availability of WooConf tickets, a new extension was already in action behind the scenes — one that we’ve released for you to use, too!

When we sold tickets for WooConf 2016, it was with a solution we’d developed ourselves: the new Box Office extension for WooCommerce. With Box Office, attendees don’t have to go offsite to sign up for your event. You can sell tickets, customize email communications, and check in attendees on-site, all from the familiar WooCommerce interface.

Using Box Office and running our own major event gave us an incredible learning opportunity. It allowed us to understand the extension inside and out, find out what triggered attendees to buy tickets, and glean knowledge that we could use for future WooConfs.

Read on to find out what we learned — and what knowledge we can share with you — about running a successful event website.

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5 major takeaways from WooConf 2016

April 14, 2016 - 11 Comments

Between April 6-8, hundreds of store owners, developers, and ninjas descended upon Austin, Texas to do just one thing: eat tacos.

Okay, so maybe two things: eat tacos, and celebrate the world’s leading eCommerce platform at the second annual WooCommerce Conference (or as we lovingly call it, WooConf).

Between April 6 and 8, hundreds of WooCommerce store owners, developers, and team members descended on Austin to celebrate our second annual WooConf.
Austin, TX hosted our second annual WooConf, an event chock full of learning, networking, and great food.

There’s already been a ton of coverage about WooConf 2016, and in the coming weeks we plan on making even more available, including speaker slides and session videos. But while you wait, we thought we’d give everyone a look at what our team took away from the event — specifically, the five biggest educational takeaways.

Dive on in to get a look behind the scenes at our second WooConf, and to learn a little bit more about the central themes that emerged from our speakers’ talks this year.

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WooConf 2016 is coming: see what’s in store & get your ticket

February 16, 2016 - 2 Comments

Heard about WooConf? We’re excited to be hosting the second ever conference dedicated to all things WooCommerce this April in Austin, TX.

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WooConf 2016 is on the horizon. Join us?

WooConf 2014 in San Francisco drew over 300 passionate store owners and developers together. On the back of its success and the feedback from those who joined us, we are creating a platform for our community to gather again for two full days of talks, networking, and workshops.

WooConf presents a unique opportunity for WooCommerce users to connect, this time in Austin at the exquisite Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater.

Read on to find out why WooConf is the place to be this April, and what this conference can offer you no matter what you’ve done (or are planning to do) with WooCommerce.

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Announcing WooConf 2016 (and the Golden Ticket competition!)

December 18, 2015 - 2 Comments

After much anticipation, we’re thrilled to announce our second conference dedicated to all things WooCommerce, WooConf.

Our team is now running full steam ahead with planning for April 6-8 in Austin, Texas. It’s going to be a great one, and we hope we get to see many of you there.

WooConf 2016 is coming. Join us?
WooConf 2016 is coming. Join us?

If you’re new to WooConf, we’re keen to give you an introduction. We’ll also explain how you can win an all-expenses-paid pass to the conference, our coveted Golden Ticket.

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