WordCamp Boston 2017 is set to occur this week (July 22-23) at Boston University. The two-day event will be filled with lecture-style sessions, panels, and workshops all geared toward WordPress and tech.

WP Engine will be attending #wcbos this year as a Gold Sponsor and we’re excited to meet our customers in this area! Here are some things we thought you should know about this year’s event.

Stop by our booth

Stop by the WP Engine booth to talk WordPress, meet a few of our team members, and pick up some free swag. We have a new t-shirt design that you will love! Hint: Rockets. You can also enter for your chance to win a Nintendo Switch (the winner will be announced on day two!).

Sessions we’re looking forward to

Enterprise-grade WordPress Development: Building Bulletproof Software that is Ready for the Masses

In this presentation, WP Engine Software Engineer and WordPress core contributor Steven Word will discuss what distinguishes good WordPress development from great WordPress development to help you become more familiar with best practices of the industry.

The Biggest WordPress Myths, Uncovered

WordPress aficionado Lauren Jeffcoat will debunk some of the greatest myths about WordPress in this session. She will provide various reasons for the skeptics on why they should reconsider WordPress as a CMS.

Content Creation: The Real Deal

Once you’ve created a website, what are the next steps? In this session, Maura Webster will provide seven important strategies for successfully and easily creating content to help bring people to your beautiful WordPress site.

Playing Ball with Plugins

To build a plugin that stands the test of time, Marc Gratch will provide some useful tips on plugin development. Topics covered will include hooks, filters, overwriting functions, and more.

See here for the full schedule of sessions at WordCamp Boston:

Two years Earlier

WordCamp Boston in 2015 was the first WordCamp I had ever been to, and it happened to be the first event I went to with WP Engine. I had just started working at WP Engine a few months before WordCamp Boston, so let’s just say I was a little excited. I took pictures of everything!

The guy I happened to sit next to on the plane…

Learning to maneuver around Boston’s public transportation

I also had a strange obsession with connecting to the “Harvard” wifi network…so I headed to a coffee shop and made that happen, pretending to work on a super complicated Harvard assignment (ahem drawing).

Shayda Torabi, Marie Dodson, and Taylor McCaslin from the WP Engine team at brunch before the second day!

Dustin Meza and Jeffrey Hogan from the WP Engine team in classic mirror selfie

Meeting someone at WordCamp that I had been emailing about getting him a WP Engine t-shirt, and running into him in person!

Going to a WordCamp helped me see that WordPress empowers. It empowers you to build and to dream. By checking out at WordCamp, you can meet people who are doing the same thing.

Alright, WordCamp Boston.. we’re coming for you!

What are you the most excited for at WordCamp Boston? Leave a comment and let us know.

About the Author

Rachel Graham is a Marketing Events Planner at WP Engine. In her spare time, she enjoys doodling and meeting new people! You can check out her website at yodoodle.com.