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I'm Keir Whitaker — I work in the Offline Marketing team at Shopify. You can my read latest blog posts, find out more about me & listen to the web industry podcast I co–host. You'll also find me on Twitter and Instagram.


A Day with Shopify — Bristol 2016

Last December Shopify Partners hosted the inaugural “A Day with Shopify” in Bristol, UK — a one day event bringing together the Shopify Partner ecosystem for a day of learning, sharing, and networking.

You can read a full report on the Shopify Partner Blog which includes a write-up of the unique pre-event “Strange Bingo”!

What started off as a “what if” idea last September turned into reality when we launched in late October. Ultimately, 100+ partners, from 12 countries, and a full quota of the Shopify team spent the day hearing from six speakers covering a wide variety of topics from growing your agency to how to turn an app into an income. Whilst the keynotes were great I have heard that the conversations during the day, and especially on the guided tour of Brunel’s steamship SS Great Britain, were also extremely valuable and have led to numerous collaborations.

I had the pleasure of being MC for the day — it’s something I enjoy and having a lot of friendly, and familiar faces, in the audience added to the fun. Bar one sweaty moment involving a livestream and the sound emerging from, of all places, the projectors speaker all went well.

We’ll be hosting more events in later 2017. Keep an eye on the Shopify Partner Blog and social accounts for updates.

This article was published by Keir Whitaker on February 14, 2017 in the Shopify category. You can view the blog archives, subscribe to RSS updates, and see a full list of my contributions to other publications. Articles are also availabe on Medium. Discuss this article with me by email.