There is one event that brings people from around the world to fly to Las Vegas. Imagine Commerce, mostly referred to as Imagine, is a three day event, organised by Magento Inc. 2,500 merchants, developers and commerce experts meet in Vegas to discuss current trends in e-commerce, of course with a focus on Magento.
Our team will be represented by Andreas von Studnitz, who has a busy schedule to savor the days in Las Vegas to the fullest.
Community Driven Events
Imagine is a great opportunity to get to know the Magento community. If you arrive a few days before the Imagine Commerce 2016, you can take part in a lot of activities, which are hosted by Magento, Magento partners or other companies and community members.
For all developers and those interested in Magento on a code level, a hackathon takes place on Saturday and Sunday before Imagine Commerce. This hackathon is organised by Fabrizio Branca. It’s fully booked so we are positive to see a great outcome from these two days of coding.
Magento Imagine Run
As a healthier addition or as an alternative to the hackathon, Brent Peterson organises the annual Magento Imagine Run, this year it’s named ‘Imagine A Big Dam Run’. The trail leads you through “tunnels and adventures”, all in a desert terrain, to the Hoover Dam. It takes place on Sunday morning, so you are advised to finish the run before temperatures are rising.
On Sunday, there’s also Pre-Imagine, the official Imagine Pre-Party. The biggest community event of this eventful week invites you to enjoy the view of Vegas from the Wynn Sunset Terrace. It’s already sold out with more than 500 participants.
April 11, 2016 will definitely not be your average Monday. Whether you are at the Wynn Hotel in Vegas or at your workplace, prepare for a information flood coming your way. About 40 talks and sessions bring announcements around Magento, e-commerce case studies and best practices. Until Wednesday, Las Vegas will see an increase of orange objects, clothing and swag.
On both Monday and Tuesday, evening events ensure you can spend the evening hours of these busy days talking to other Magento folks.
Platinum Partner dotmailer hosts the official Platinum Party at Imagine Commerce on Monday evening. This VIP party requires a registration.
Legendary Imagine Evening Event
Just so we’re clear: this is the official title – Legendary Imagine Evening Event. On Tuesday evening, Encore Beach Club will become a busy place when the Magento community comes together to party. The venue usually is home to David Guetta, Audien, Skrillex, Avicii and others.
The busy Magento days will come to an end on Wednesday evening, so Andreas can take a deep breath on Thursday before leaving Las Vegas. We’re looking forward to get some freshly imported news and stories once he is back.
Author: Sonja Franz
Sonja Franz is the Head of Communications at integer_net. She especially enjoys organising events. Sonja is a Magento Certified Solution Specialist for Magento 1 and Magento 2 and has been awarded as a Magento Master in the category “Maker” in 2017, 2018 and 2019.