WordCamp Brisbane Gold Sponsor VentraIP Australia

We would like to thank another of our amazing gold sponsors, VentraIP Australia.

VentraIP Australia is the largest privately-owned web hosting provider and domain name registrar in Australia. Their goal is to offer customers of all sizes access to powerful enterprise-grade web hosting services and award-winning 24/7 Australian support, at an affordable price.

VentraIP Australia is 100% Australian owned and operated, and has been a key player in the Australian market for almost a decade now. By providing industry-leading innovation, outstanding customer service, and award-winning technical support it has amassed a growing base of more than 150,000 customers who trust the company with their domain names, web hosting, dedicated email hosting, SSL certificates, and virtual servers.

With the recent move to offer all customers free access to 24/7 Australian phone support, VentraIP Australia has become the most recommended web hosting provider in Australia. Make the move to VentraIP Australia and experience the VIP difference with Australia’s fastest web hosting platform, built for your business and optimized for WordPress.

VentraIP, WordCamp Brisbane thanks you for your support.

WordCamp Brisbane Bronze Sponsors

WordCamp Brisbane would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.


Bronze Sponsors


iCreate is a creative agency of 10 designers and developers on Brisbane’s Bayside. iCreate love’s WordPress, and build a lot of bespoke websites, apps and web services that use WordPress.

Look out for the iCreate dev team at the bar – they love both technology and beer, you’ll find them talking tech with everyone over a nice cold one at the after party.


WPML turns WordPress websites multilingual. It works with caching, SEO and E-Commerce plugins, and allows the building of complete multilingual sites. WPML powers simple blogs as well as corporate and enterprise sites.

WPML allows users to translate everything in the site, including content, menus, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.


Sticker Sponsor


StickerGiant is an e-commerce company that prints custom stickers and product labels. They make it fast and easy to order with quality guaranteed. Every sticker has a story. What’s yours?


T-Shirt Sponsor


If you are looking for fun innovative ways to get your brand some better exposure in the market place, the guys at Eye Catcha Promo Products & Print will show you the way. Always on the lookout for something different, they have been working with web design and graphic design houses for over 20 years to help their clients get their name out there. Branded flash drives to mobile phone pop socks, ultra-thin mouse mats to printed clothing. They are the official suppliers this year of the WordCamp t-shirts and will be attending the event.


WordCamp Brisbane thanks all our sponsors for their support.


WordCamp Brisbane is running under the auspices of Linux Australia, we’re extremely grateful for the service which Linux Australia provides the open source communities of Australia and we’re proud to be a Linux Australia Event.





What To Expect At WordCamp

If you’ve never been to a WordCamp and don’t know what to expect, our good friend Troy Dean from WP Elevation put together some awesome testimonial videos that will help explain what you can expect from a WordCamp.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve had a number of questions about WordCamp about what to expect over the weekend. We’ve tried to cover them all here, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

I missed out on a ticket, can I please have one?

We have unfortunately sold out 🙁 If you are interested in getting a last minute ticket, you can add your name to the waiting list, however it’s unlikely there will be any available at this stage and our waiting list already has a number of people on it. We promise to have more tickets available for the next #WCBNE.

Are the sessions being recorded?

Yes! We are aiming to record all the sessions and upload them to WordPress.tv after the event.

Will there be WiFi?

If everything goes to plan then yes! We’ve made provision for WiFi at the venue.

What time does it start?

The first sessions will kick off around 9am on each day, however please arrive earlier for registration if possible so we can give you your badge and shirt. Registration will be open from 8am and you’ll only need to visit the registration desk once.

What time does it end?

The sessions will wrap up at about 5pm both Saturday and Sunday, however we also have an afterparty on the Saturday night. The afterparty runs from 6:30pm until midnight but you can come and go as you please, just remember to bring your badge. There will be food at the afterparty so there’s no need to get dinner beforehand, but we won’t stop you if you are so inclined.

Do I need a laptop?

You won’t need a laptop, however we do recommend having something such as a laptop, tablet or notepad to take notes on as there will be lots of valuable learning from our amazing speakers.

What if I have a problem on the day?

Please see one of our awesome volunteers for any issues you run into. They will be wearing purple shirts and will be able to help or direct you to someone who can.

What’s the hashtag?

We love seeing your tweets and photos from WordCamps! Please use the #WCBNE hashtag on social media, and please use uppercase.

How do I get there?

We’ve got a whole page on getting to WordCamp.

I can’t make it anymore, can I have a refund?

We can’t make any guarantees either way, but please let us know.

Any other questions?

Contact us on through our contact form or see one of our volunteers at WordCamp.

Speaker Announcements: Our final speakers

This is it, the last of our super speakers for WordCamp Brisbane 2017!

With only a couple of days until WordCamp and tickets well and truly sold out, it’s our pleasure to wrap up our speaker announcements with the final three speakers to be gracing us with their presence this weekend.

Peter Shilling

Peter is a partner at The DMA, a Sydney based WordPress agency, while a developer at heart he spends more time in the business development and project strategy areas these days.

Peter was an organiser for WordCamp Sydney in 2016 & 2014 and helps organise the Sydney WordPress meetups.

Presenting: Domain Names & DNS

Everything…you didn’t know or potentially thought you knew,  but in fact you don’t really know and should.

Domain Names and the Domain Name System are some of the key building blocks that keep the internet running. Come and learn a little more about how it all works.

In this session you’ll learn about:

  • the industry that keeps your domains up and running
  • who regulates domain names, where to get help
  • new GTLD domains like .sydney and .shop
  • the basics of DNS
  • Understanding how DNS can help you make a website move much easier

Michael Visser

Michael is a WordPress Plugin developer specialising in e-Commerce (that means 99% WooCommerce), his free and pro plugins have clocked 825,000+ downloads and he’s adopted an abandoned Plugin from w.org which continues to power 40,000+ stores likely without store owners even realising…

Michael has worked alongside leading e-Commerce Plugin developers and has a past in retail technology solutions. He presented at WordCamp Denmark and volunteered at WordCamp Europe in 2016, since moving back to Brisbane in February he’s attended several WordPress Brisbane Meetups and this month started the WooCommerce Brisbane Meetup. Come say hi!

Presenting: Extending WordPress and WooCommerce core

Join Michael as he shares his favourite practical WordPress and WooCommerce code snippets that can be applied to WordPress sites. Session content is aimed at WordPress site integrators and WooCommerce store owners but there’s content that new WooCommerce store owners may want to jot down for future reference. We will cover as much content as possible before switching to Q&A format.

Noel Tock

Noel is a Swiss digital nomad that loves creating products online. His typical day to day consists of WordPress, Front-End Design and Product Management. Above all, he’s also one of the three partners at Human Made, a WordPress.com VIP Partner where he oversees products like Happytables, Nomadbase and startup partnerships such as United Influencers.

Presenting: Product-Driven Websites: Achieving Results from Day One

How do you design and make decisions for the WordPress websites you build? As competition increases, the process through which websites are produced will become increasingly important. In his talk, Noel will tackle this challenge from a product-focused approach – to help you build more successful websites, quicker.

WordCamp Brisbane Silver Sponsor Bluehost

WordCamp Brisbane would like to acknowledge the generous support of our silver sponsor Bluehost.

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.

Bluehost, WordCamp Brisbane thanks you for your support.

WordCamp Brisbane Silver Sponsor Prospress

WordCamp Brisbane would like to acknowledge the generous support of our silver sponsor Prospress.

Prospress build internet things on WooCommerce to help people prosper with WordPress.

Our flagship product, WooCommerce Subscriptions, is used to sell everything from small batch, award winning coffee to eco-friendly craft boxes for kids. It’s used to sell energy food to elite athletes, salsa dancing lessons, carbon offsets, pet food, socks, soap, and dental supplies that also help improve the oral health of people who can’t access the dentist.

We’re proud to create open-source software used by thousands of inventive entrepreneurs.

Prospress, WordCamp Brisbane thanks you for your support.

WordCamp Brisbane Silver Sponsor GoDaddy

WordCamp Brisbane would like to acknowledge the generous support of our silver sponsor GoDaddy.

GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 12 million customers worldwide and 57 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.

GoDaddy, WordCamp Brisbane thanks you for your support.

WordCamp Brisbane Coffee Sponsor Human Made

As humans, we need some basic things for survival, things like air, water, wifi and of course, most importantly, Coffee!

We would be remiss in our responsibility as WordCamp organisers if we did not supply you with a lifeline supply of the finest Barista made coffee available in Brisbane, and this has been made possible by the generous sponsorship from Human Made.

Human Made is a WordPress development agency that brings open source to big publishers and enterprise-level clients.

We hire the best people, regardless of location. Our team consists of some of the world’s most respected WordPress developers including WordPress Core lead developers, the lead developer of the WP REST API project, the team lead of the European WordPress Polyglots, and many more.

We are leaders within the WordPress community both as a company and through the individual efforts of our team members. We’re highly active in contributing to all aspects the WordPress project and respected worldwide for our community standing.

We’re looking for senior engineers in Asia-Pacific. Come join us!


Human Made, WordCamp Brisbane thanks you for your support.

WordCamp Brisbane After Party Sponsor The Code Company

After a long day of having your mind blown by amazing speakers at WordCamp Brisbane, there is nothing better than letting your hair down, having a cool drink and catching up with old friends, or making new ones, and that is why we have the WordCamp Brisbane After Party, and this would not be possible without another of our awesome sponsors The Code Company.

The Code Company are an Australian technical agency, specialising primarily in WordPress development. Solving complex technical problems for corporates, publishers and government alike.

The Code Company, WordCamp Brisbane thanks you for your support.

WordCamp Brisbane Gold Sponsor Conetix

WordCamp Brisbane would like to acknowledge not just those companies that are generous enough to be gold sponsors, but also those that help grow and support our local WordPress community, and there is no finer example of this than our gold sponsor Conetix.

Conetix has for over 10 years helped countless businesses and developers build their own customised web hosting solution. Using a hands on business approach and years of experience, Conetix delivers a tailored hosting environment that meets web professionals needs at every level.

With a continued focus on superior hardware and intelligent automation systems, Conetix is able to provide enterprise grade solutions ranging from basic WordPress web hosting through to advanced and fully managed WordPress hosting. 

Conetix, WordCamp Brisbane thanks you for your support.