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London
  • 12-13 September
  • Tobacco Dock
  • Sold Out

London has been a commerce center for centuries, and in the digital era, things are no different. As one of the world's largest ecommerce markets, London is a draw for merchants and developers alike from all over the region. Join us at our London Shopify Unite event to connect with local developers, meet with Shopify staff, and hear from partners who understand the unique opportunities that the local market offers.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dion Almaer

    Dion Almaer

    VP Engineering, DX, Shopify

    Dion Almaer is a VP of Engineering leading the Shopify developer experience and working to ensure developer success on Shopify. He has worked on developer products and platforms throughout his career, working at startups and BigTech companies such as Google, Hewlett-Packard and Palm, Walmart Labs, and Mozilla.
  • Liat Zakay

    Liat Zakay

    Director of Strategic Growth, Shopify

    Liat Zakay is a tech entrepreneur, leading Strategic Growth at Shopify. She founded Donde Search, an AI and Computer Vision company acquired by Shopify. Before founding Donde Search, Liat served in an elite tech unit in Israeli intelligence and Magshimim, Israel's National Cyber Program. With her 15+ years of unique experience in the tech ecosystem — in AI, Computer Vision, and Cyber—Liat is a sought-after mentor for startups and institutes.
  • Surma

    Surma

    DX Engineer, Shopify

    Surma is an engineer at Shopify, aiming to make developers feel at home, increase their productivity and empower them to build whatever they need. He's an advocate for the open web platform and relentlessly questions the status quo of software engineering. Prior to joining Shopify, Surma was a Developer Advocate at Google.

Schedule

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Schedule for 12 September

9:00–4:00
Badge Collection
Registration

9:00–10:00
Breakfast
Lounge

10:00–10:45
Keynote
Main Stage

We're kicking off the return of Shopify Unite with a journey through our product releases and platform evolution. Join our community and product leaders, as we share how developers around the world are extending Shopify to make commerce better for everyone.

10:45–11:00
Break

11:00–4:30
Office Hours

11:00–12:00

Track 1: Shopify Talks (30 min. each)

Shopify Dev Tools to Improve Your App Building Process
Main Stage

Improving the developer experience for building apps is a top priority for Shopify. In this talk you'll learn about the latest improvements made to Shopify's developer tooling built to support you through the entire development process like; Polaris and the CLI 3.0, and get a sneak peak of what Shopify plans to work towards in the future.

Building Powerful Checkout Customizations with Checkout Extensibility
Main Stage

Shopify's new Checkout Extensibility features provide a range of powerful new ways to customize Shopify's checkout. This talk will outline the key components that make up checkout extensibility, how they interact with each other, and when to use each feature to help you. You'll leave with a better understanding of the checkout extensibility landscape and how to use it to build the next generation of customized checkout experiences for merchants.

Track 2: Guided Workshops (60 min.)

Learning Liquid Through Building Theme Sections
Workshop 1

This workshop is for developers looking to learn how to work with Liquid and make customizations to existing themes. In this practical session, we'll explore how to create theme sections, and blocks, and enhance themes by implementing new features. We'll also explore how our new Liquid documentation makes it easier for developers to learn how to leverage this templating language.

See workshop prerequisites here

Track 3: Guided Workshops (60 min.)

Build a Product Page with Hydrogen
Workshop 2

Get hands-on with Hydrogen, a React-based framework for building headless storefronts. Hydrogen is built for Shopify commerce with all the features you need for a production-ready storefront. It provides a quick start, build-fast environment so you can focus on the fun stuff: building unique commerce experiences. In this workshop, we'll scaffold a new storefront and rapidly build a product page.

See workshop prerequisites here

12:00–1:00
Lunch
Lounge

1:00–2:00

Track 1: Shopify Talks (30 min. each)

The State of Shopify Theme Development
Main Stage

Building on what was shared on Shopify Editions we'll talk about Shopify's vision for Liquid and themes. We'll also cover theme-related tooling and example workflows to help you level up your theme development game. Whether you're an experienced theme developer or just getting started this talk is for developers keen on getting more out of theme development.

High Performance Headless Storefronts With Hydrogen
Main Stage

Hydrogen has been built to power headless storefronts that are both performant and dynamic, traditionally competing priorities. In this talk, we'll dig into the recent advances in web technologies that allow Hydrogen to achieve incredible performance scores. Through the power of streaming, React Server Components and edge-rendering, Hydrogen enables custom storefront developers to build fast and dynamic ecommerce experiences.

Track 2: Guided Workshops (60 min.)

Creating Custom Shopify Checkout Experiences with Checkout UI Extensions
Workshop 1

For the first time, developers can create Checkout customizations. This workshop will cover the core concepts behind building with Checkout UI extensions, including; generating extensions with the Shopify CLI, choosing extension points, using the Checkout UI component library, persisting data to metafields, and controlling navigation. To get the most out of this workshop participants should have experience with GraphQL, Node.js and React.

See workshop prerequisites here

Track 3: Guided Workshops (60 min.)

ShopifyQL: A Data Querying Language Built for Commerce
Workshop 2

Deliver analytical experiences and insights for your clients with minimal effort. ShopifyQL lets you directly and accurately query the data within a Shopify store so you can deliver business insights without needing to transform the data. In this workshop, we'll explore the ShopifyQL language and use the starter app template from the Shopify CLI to create a custom visualization using the ShopifyQL API.

See workshop prerequisites here

2:00-2:15
Break

2:15–3:15

Track 1: Shopify Talks (30 min. each)

Customize Your Store's Business Logic with Shopify Functions
Main Stage

Shopify Functions allows merchants to finally unlock their backend business logic. This talk will cover why Shopify Functions was created; what technology powers Functions; and how to get started building your first Function including what APIs are available to customize; and what resources you can use to jumpstart development.

Make Your App Stand Out Using Our Latest Design Guidelines
Main Stage

Looking for actionable ideas on how to improve your apps? Our App Design Guidelines (ADGs) give you well-defined principles that you can use to make your app stand out. In this talk, we'll go over why we created them, what they are, and show examples to help you better understand the ADGs and why to follow them.

Track 2: Guided Workshops (60 min.)

Render, Notify and Automate with Shopify Metafields
  • Abe HaskinsSenior Staff Developer Advocate, Shopify
Workshop 1

While metafields are easy to understand, creating a metafield strategy and taking the time to deploy it effectively can take time. As a Shopify partner, you can help guide a metafield strategy and/or put it into action. In this workshop, we'll go through some more advanced metafield implementations and explore new and creative use cases where they can be used. Among the exercises we'll be querying external databases to identify upsell opportunities and setting up automations using metafields in Flow.

See workshop prerequisites here

Track 3: Guided Workshops (60 min.)

Effective Ways to Improve Your Online Store Performance
Workshop 2

When it comes to storefront performance, you no longer need to settle for “acceptable”. Leveraging modern browser technologies and recent Shopify features, it's possible to have an Online Store and have it perform well too! In this workshop, we will dig into some theme code, identify areas for improvement, and then develop the code to improve the store's speed score and the user experience.

See workshop prerequisites here

3:15–3:30
Break

3:30–4:30

Track 1: Shopify Talks (30 min. each)

What Merchants in EMEA Need – Opportunities for App Developers
Main Stage

There are millions of merchants on Shopify and they all need different apps to solve different problems. As a developer, it can be hard to know what merchants are looking for. In this talk, we'll cover specific opportunities and share insights into examples of global and regional needs in EMEA for which app developers can build upon.

Track 2: Guided Workshops (60 min.)

Create a Volume Based Discount in Rust with Shopify Functions
Workshop 1

Shopify Functions unlocks the ability for developers to customize Shopify's business logic. This workshop will cover how to create a new discount based on Functions using Rust, and how to deploy and test the function on a development store. After this workshop, you'll have built a Shopify Function that automatically applies volume discounts at checkout that you can then use as a basis for your own app.

See workshop prerequisites here

Track 3: Guided Workshops (60 min.)

Build a Product Page with Hydrogen
Workshop 2

Get hands-on with Hydrogen, a React-based framework for building headless storefronts. Hydrogen is built for Shopify commerce with all the features you need for a production-ready storefront. It provides a quick start, build-fast environment so you can focus on the fun stuff: building unique commerce experiences. In this workshop, we'll scaffold a new storefront and rapidly build a product page.

See workshop prerequisites here

4:30–6:00
Happy Hour
Lounge

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Tobacco Dock

Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF, UK
A stylized view of the Tobacco Dock

Tobacco Dock is one of London's most historic commerce sites. Built in 1812, the dock was a hub for precious cargo—including wine, furs, molasses, and of course, tobacco—arriving from all over the world. Today, Tobacco Dock is an award-winning events center that features 16,000 square meters of meeting space. Tobacco Dock is located in Wapping, a bustling area of London that features Dickensian buildings, cobbled streets, and bustling pubs.

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Sponsors

  • Deloitte
  • Astound commerce
  • Recharge
  • Rise.ai

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