WordPress events slated for May in Toronto and Vancouver

This May will be a merry month indeed for WordPress fans in Canada; two great events, WordCamp in Toronto and WordCamp: Developers in Vancouver will be held in that month to share knowledge and hear from experts about the versatile publishing platform.

WordCamp Toronto

For 2011, WordCamp Toronto is changing up its format. No longer a multi-day event, WordCamp will now be a one-day, 24-hour “unconference” event May 14–15th, running from 8 a.m. till 8 a.m. Sessions throughout the day and night will focus on WordPress fundamentals, growth, optimization, coding, development and monetization, with stations set up at all hours to encourage self-directed learning and collaboration. The venue hasn’t been revealed as of yet, but it has been decided — as Andy McIlwain reports on his blog, it’s part of a contest:

There’s a “contest” to identify the location, which has been chosen (but not announced). Clues given suggest a central downtown location. (Some references were made to the CN Tower, setting up tents and teepee’s, etc.) Personally, I’m thinking harbourfront or hotel.

For more information or to register, click here.

WordCamp: Developers

This one-day conference “by developers for developers” will focus on all sorts of issues related to the technical side of WordPress. Content will be in two tracks: WordPress UX in one, and pure development topics in the other. Experts on all manner of content within these two streams are still being requested for this conference. To apply to give a 30-minute presentation at WordCamp, click here.

This day-long event on May 5th is part of Open Source Week in Vancouver, and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at SFU Harbour Centre. For more information or to register, click here.