WordCamp Boston 2016 Recap


Photo courtesy of Wayne Kurtzman

WordCamp Boston – 7 years and going strong! We are fortunate to have such a great community of WordPressers, such a great history of awesome WordCamps in Boston, Rhode Island and Maine, and dedicated organizers since 2010.

All the continued success would not be possible without the great team of organizers and volunteers for 2016. Our 2016 organizers: Tom Beach, Moira Ashleigh, Mel Choyce, Kelly Dwan, K.Adam White, John Eckman, Jim Reevior, Duane Mitchell, Steve Word all contributed, showed their strengths, time and devotion to #WCBOS.

The WordPress community in the North East is strong and growing. Our attendance this year was strong, we are getting closer to our 600+ that we had a few years ago. The amount of submissions for speaking was impressive, we just wish we had room for more. Our thanks go out to the speakers that donated their time and shared their expertise, and a big thanks to those that submitted and didn’t get chosen. Hope you will all apply next year!

Our goal this year was to have a wide variety of tracks and to make our camp Accessible as possible. Hopefully we touched everyone with our schedule: Higher Ed, WordPress 101, Users, Designers, Developers, and a Contributors Day [whew, just thinking about all of that makes me excited to see the videos of the sessions I missed!]

This was our first year with Communication Access Realtime Tranlation or CART services, a big thank you Norma and White Coat Captioning, and Stanley, Amanda and Stacey for the great technical transcripts – everyone enjoys seeing the accurate live captioning.

And a great big thanks to all our sponsors, because without your support, we could not do any of the things we did over the weekend – The location- at Boston University, CART Services, Happiness Bar support, Awesome Swag, After party, Contributors Day, lunch, snacks and of course…COFFEE!!

The IS&T APPLICATIONS department at Boston University supported WordCamp Boston this year helping us secure the location and helping us get together a higher ed track.

Looking forward to a bigger and better 2017 WordCamp Boston.

Our videos have all been submitted to WordPress.tv  some of them are up already – look for them all of them to be up shortly. Slides can be found here.