Earlier this week, the first conference dedicated to WooCommerce took place and from all accounts, it was a success. Held at 969 Market in San Francisco, CA, over 300 people attended WooConf to learn about WooCommerce and eCommerce in general. While I didn’t attend the event, there are several people who have published their experience online.
- Torquemag – Interview With Mark Forrester, Co-founder of WooThemes
- Tony Perez – A Day With the Woo
- Bob Dunn – WooCommerce Conference, It’s all About the People
- Skyverge – WooConf 2014 Recap
- Prospress – WooConf 2014: The Best WooConf Ever
On the night before the event, WooCommerce surpassed 5 million downloads.
It’s pretty neat that the night before #WooConf we hit 5 million downloads for WooCommerce! Thanks everyone :) http://t.co/iQAbnpMLzV
— WooThemes (@WooThemes) November 3, 2014
In an interview on Torquemag, Mark Forrester, the co-founder of WooThemes hinted at WooConf becoming an annual event. “We’ve had loads of really positive feedback over the last couple days from a lot of the attendees (we sold out at 320 attendees) so there’s definitely good reason for a follow-up in 2015.”
Earlier this year, there was some question as to whether the presentations would be recorded. The official Twitter account for WooThemes confirmed that sessions were recorded and will be released starting next week.
@thenbrent @jeffr0 We are indeed. Stay tuned on social next week :)
— WooThemes (@WooThemes) November 7, 2014
We want to hear from those who attended the event. What did you think and would you like to see it become an annual thing or perhaps more than one per year with different locations?
Not actually held at the holiday in… Held at the Village… a pretty cool space, too http://969market.com/