Magento Imagine 2016 has wrapped and it appears that everyone survived! Albeit a little bit tired and a little less money in the bank, it was otherwise a success and a great time! The theme this year was "We Are Magento" and it was embraced by all who attended. This was Magento's first Imagine as an independent company so it was exciting that they celebrated the diversity, creativity, and shared passion of the thriving global community of engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, and inventors—from the trailblazing merchants who know exactly the kind of customer experience they want to create, to the technologists and innovators who help them realize their vision. Magento made some important announcements about how Magento Commerce continues to innovate to support this global community. Of course Magic Johnson wowed the crowd Tuesday night, and the parties are always fabulous, but here are other key highlights. Enjoy!
Recognizing Excellence Across Our Ecosystem
Imagine is all about recognizing the best among our merchants, partners and developers. We kicked off with awards for our incredible Magento Masters, representing the 20 most active members of the Magento developer community. Our very own Brent Peterson is right in the middle of the picture in a bright blue shirt!!
At Imagine 2016 we talked a lot about the trailblazers of commerce. We honored the winners of the 2016 Imagine Excellence Awards, recognizing the exceptional creativity, innovation and success of merchants across the global Magento ecosystem. These trailblazing merchants who are conquering the wild country of commerce with Magento inspire us all.
Fun Stuff and Events
#PreImagine Cocktail Party hosted by @interactive4’s @ignacioriesco, and @magentogirl Fun was had by all!
The Big Dam Run - which was hosted by Wagento. Rumor has it that the run was the best part of Imagine ;)
Lots of exciting things are happening with Magento over the next year - Cloud, B2B, Magento 2.1 (to be released in June), plus lots more! Everyone walked away from the conference with an energy and an excitement to improve Magento further and bring better technology and features to our clients sites. Here's to 2016 being an amazing year for Magento and our clients and always looking forward the next Magento Imagine! :)