nopCommerce Days 2017, our third annual conference, was held in New York on 16-17th of November. Hosting the conference in the USA for the very first time was a very challenging task for our team. So it feels great that we have handled it and with more success than before.
Speeches & Presentations
We were happy to get so many responses from potential speakers when just announced the nopCommerce Days 2017. It’s a sign of our common success. When compiling the conference schedule, we tried to take into account different job profiles of our attendees and make a mix of tech speeches for experienced nop developers and more general talks for eCommerce managers and business owners. It was exciting to learn about the complexity and diversity of tasks that are being solved with the help of our platform and how fast our users react on new market challenges.
Marketing & Community
One of the most important purposes of this conferences was to tell our partners and users in more details what we do to promote the platform, to widen the community and how we can cooperate with them for mutual success. Last two years, we were focused on the platform marketing. For us becoming more well-known means getting more users and growing the business of the existing ones. We were glad to get the feedback and in next few months we plan to share more content from our users: case studies, articles, meet more often on local/regional meetups and just stay in touch.
When it comes to informal discussions, networking is the most valuable part of the conference. It’s always about the people you meet! This time we had more networking slots during the event, and we hope nopCommerce Days attendees also enjoyed the time at Tonic Bar after the first conference day and cocktails at AMA’s. Cheers :)
We analyzed the post-conference survey results and noticed that the core of our community - developers would like to have more complex technical sessions while managers were looking for more information on nopCommerce infrastructure. We will definitely try to incorporate your wishes next time.
During the Q/A session and after, we have heard many suggestions for the product improvements. We are going to examine them and implement most needed features in the nearest version. We also want to stress that the best way to suggest your features is by adding them directly to our Github project here.
As it was our third conference we wanted to share some figures on how we grew since nopDev Days 2015. Figures will speak for themselves.