Shopify Build Awards

Come see which apps and themes have been deemed this year’s best and brightest.

>_ Give me the Gist

Step inside the green bag. Get hands-on in our sandbox with other Dev Entrepreneurs including App Developers, Agency Partners, Theme Developers, and Open Source Contributors. It’s all happening in real life June 25, 2024 in Toronto.

Get your Ticket(s)

>_ It won't be a drag

product booths, demos, lightning talks

Meet the Team

Go deep on what’s new in Summer ’24 Edition and collab with Shopify product teams in real time.

partner talks, round tables, meetups

Community Learning

Developer-to-developer real talk with the best in the business.


f*^k around + find out

Mess with Shopify Extensions, tinker with our APIs, and get feedback to enhance your app.

Unfettered access

Grow your app

Get hands on with the latest tools from the world’s fastest growing commerce platform.

Face-to-face interactions

Workshop Big Ideas

Nothing unlocks creativity being in a room full of wildly talented builders and developers.

Meals, snacks, afterparty

Come play at our office

Mindmeld with the like-minded people who are pushing our tech to new heights.

>_ Rub Elbows

Hosted by

  • Tobi Lütke


  • Harley Finkelstein


  • Glen Coates

    VP of Product

  • Vanessa Lee

    VP of Product

  • Mani Fazeli

    VP of Product

  • Eytan Seidman

    Director of Product

  • Michael Clarke

    Director of Product

  • Andrew Bialecki

    Cofounder and CEO of Klaviyo

  • Erin Ren

    Development Manager

  • Liam Griffin

    Senior Developer Advocate

  • Elizabeth Kenyon


>_ Burning Questions


Do I need to be a Shopify partner to register?

Yes, you need an active Shopify Partner account to come to Editions.dev, and your Partner ID is required to register. Anyone who buys a ticket with an invalid Partner ID will have their ticket refunded.

Do I need to be able to code to get the full experience?

Editions.dev is a developer-first event, meant for people who build apps, themes, and custom storefronts. You’re welcome to come if you don’t code, but some of the programming (like the more technical workshops and demo talks) may not be for you.

Can I modify or cancel my registration?

Deadline for refunds is 11:59PM June 23, 2024. If you need to make changes, holler at us.

I need a visa to travel to Editions.dev. Can Shopify help?

If you need a letter of invitation for your visa application, register for Editions.dev then submit an invite letter request. Our mobility team will be in touch. The VISA Letter Request Form will close on May 31st.

What are the accessibility options at the venue?

Our goal is to make Editions.dev accessible and welcoming for everyone. The Enercare Centre is fully accessible, and offers gender-neutral washrooms, prayer rooms, and parent rooms. Programming on the mainstage will have closed captioning. If you have other accommodation requests, reach out.

Whoa Toronto is busy in June. Where should I stay?

Airbnbs are a great option if hotels are looking $$$. Or take advantage of our conference rate at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel.

Any travel discounts?

Take advantage of our discounts with Delta Airlines or use Shopify’s VIA Rail Corporate Code: 15565. GO Train / UP Express discounts will also be available as we get closer to June 25.

I need a tax invoice.  How can I get this?

Please email editions.dev@shopify.com to request a tax invoice for your order.

Is the event being recorded?

The Mainstage portion of the event will be recorded and shared post-event.

Can we see a copy of the schedule?

Yes, the schedule and programming will be available on editions.dev from the week of Jun 17th.

How do I get to the Enercare Centre?

Enercare Centre's address is 100 Princes' Blvd #1. The entrance will be on the  west side, at the Heritage Court Entrance off Nunavut Road.
You can access the complex by taking local TTC transit, Go Train, or by car. Paid parking will be available at the Enercare Centre. For more information, visit the Exhibition Place's website here.

Where can I relax during the event?

During Editions.dev, if you're looking for a place to unwind, we have several relaxing spaces available:

  • Main Stage Couches
  • Book Bar
  • Heritage Court
  • Atrium
  • Outdoor Tables

Feel free to use any of these areas to rest and recharge at your convenience.

Any more Qs?

We got you. We’ll be spinning up a partner Slack channel in the coming weeks. If you need anything before then, just reach out.


Schedule (download pdf)

Nourish Area 7:15 - 8:15 Breakfast meetups
7:15 - 8:15 Breakfast meetups
Mainstage 8:30 - 1O:00 Kickoff + Editions Debrief
8:30 - 1O:00 Kickoff + Editions Debrief
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch (Nourish area)
Mainstage 15:30 - 16:45 Fireside chat with Tobi & Andrew (+ more surprises!)
15:30 - 16:45 Fireside chat with Tobi & Andrew (+ more surprises!)
620 KING ST W 17:00 - 20:00 Afterparty.dev
17:00 - 20:00 Afterparty.dev
App Growth Stage
Extensibility Stage
Storefronts Stage
Community Stage
Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Roundtable 1
Roundtable 2

10:15 - 10:35

Going global: Building apps & themes for new regions

Find out what it takes to succeed in Shopify's priority markets. Includes market insights and how to tackle translation and localization, along with which colors, content density, and customizations work best in different regions.

  • Jaimie Wolman
  • Matt Cane

10:55 - 11:15

3 steps to level up app security

Make your app more secure by learning about common issues, what they could cost you, and what you can do protect yourself.

  • Danny Vacar
  • Jay Dancer

10:35 - 10:55

From zero to Zapiet: A developer's path to retail innovation

Tune in for the story behind the fully remote, totally bootstrapped company, Zapiet, and learn what it takes to build something innovative in the ecommerce space.

  • Andy Cargill, Zapiet

11:35 - 11:55

Built for Shopify: Making apps merchants love

Learn how to build an app merchants love—from performance to integration to design—as we preview the new requirements for achieving Built for Shopify status.

  • Jonathan Zazove

10:35 - 10:55

All in on GraphQL

See for yourself why GraphQL is the best and easiest way to build apps on Shopify, and get insights into Shopify's new product direction (Products 2.0).

  • Shayne Parmelee

10:15 - 10:35

The future of Shopify's product data model

Learn where the product model on Shopify is headed. Includes changes to Product API, swatches, and taxonomy, along with how these changes affect the way consumers discover products.

  • Agatha Krajewski
  • Nahom Workie

10:15 - 11:00

Shopify Plus: Marketing secrets

Let's take a look at what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to getting more Plus merchants to use your app. For anyone looking to refine their current tactics or discover a new approach.

  • Mladen Rangelov, Shopify
  • Rachel McClung, Shopify
  • Sasha Ojagh, Shopify
  • Edward Upton, LittleData

10:15 - 11:00

Checkout extensibility 201: Complex use cases

Learn how to take full advantage of Shopify’s platform customizations with Checkout Extensibility. Includes how to combine Checkout UI Extensions with Shopify Functions to unlock powerful use cases.

  • Steven Janczy

Required before attending this event:

Node.js v18+, Node.js package manager, Shopify CLI (more details here)

13:30 - 14:15

$$$$ mastermind

What does it take to turn a passion project into a prosperous full-time career? Come swap insights with other seasoned developers who've successfully navigated the transition.

  • Mark Perini, ICEE Social
  • Dhruv Patel, AfterSell by Rokt
  • Kailah Bharath, Unified (Moderator)
  • Roy Pereira, Unified

Required before attending this event:

Mark Perini, ICEE Social
Dhruv Patel, Aftersell/Rockt
Kailah Bharath, Unified Moderator/Host
Roy Pereira, Unified

12:30 - 13:15

I <3 GraphQL

Have a GraphQL success story or nightmare to share? Come join our panel of experts to talk about your experiences and strategies—including ways you've gone about migrating from REST.

  • Darius Gai
  • Shayne Parmelee
  • Scott Walkinshaw

13:30 - 14:15

Commerce M&A insiders

Industry veterans share their insights, perspectives, and strategies for securing funding or getting acquired, along with practical advice on business growth. For anyone who wants to attract investors or scale their app to the next level.

  • Jordan Taub, WeCommerce
  • Tiantian Feng, Shopify
  • Austin Simon, Relay

14:30 - 15:15

AMA with Checkout leadership

There's been lots of exciting news about the new Checkout experience and upcoming Checkout Extensibility migration. Come share your questions and thoughts with Checkout product leaders as we wind down the day together.

  • Michael Elmgreen
  • Josh Davey
  • Manuel Darveau
  • Christine Zoltok
  • Mani Fazeli

14:00 - 15:00

Building high performance storefronts with Hydrogen

Come optimize a Hydrogen storefront in this hands-on workshop. Learn patterns for squeezing the most out of performance so whatever custom storefront you build always offers a fast, responsive shopping experience.

  • Scott Dixon

12:30 - 13:15

AMA with the Themes team

We've had lots of anouncements in the theme world lately. Come share your questions and thoughts with the Theme team, along with your hopes for the future.

  • Acca Yeung
  • Mladen Rangelov
  • Nic Day

15:00 - 15:30

Partner talk: Optimize your Shopify app listing for growth

Learn how to optimize your app listing to increase visibility and installs. Includes ways to leverage Shopify ads, along with app pricing and categorization strategies.

  • Deb Mecca, Causeway 305

13:00 - 14:00

Turbocharge your Shopify Functions development workflow

Learn your way around the latest development and debugging features for Shopify Functions. Includes new ways to use the Discounts and Cart Transform APIs to test and debug Functions—both on Shopify and in your local environment.

  • Nick Wesselman

Required before attending this event:

15:00 - 15:20

Demo talk: Build apps fast with the Remix template

Accelerate your app development with the Shopify Remix template. Learn your way around key features and benefits, and find out how it makes building apps so much easier.

  • Elizabeth Kenyon
  • Paulo Margarido

14:00 - 15:00

Extend your app with Flow

700,000+ merchants use Shopify Flow to automate tasks across their store. Learn how to build triggers and actions that extend the functionality of your app and connect with both Shopify and other apps merchants use.

  • Paul Nuschke

Required before attending this event:
  • Shopify Flow app installed in your development store.
  • An API toolclient like CURL, Postman, or Insomnia.

13:00 - 14:00

Build experiences that feel native with customer account extensions

In today’s competitive ecommerce landscape, personalization isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity. Come learn what you can do to make every buyer feel uniquely valued—right from their account interface.

  • Mathieu Lagacé

Required before attending this event:

14:30 - 15:15

Shoptank: App demo showcase

Watch live as four stellar developers demo their apps to our panel of seasoned Shopify developer judges. The goal? Try to earn their app a spot on each judge's go-to tech stack.

  • Peter Tivy, Teifi
  • Stephanie Mace, One Rockwell
  • Sean Pieres, MindArc
  • Mat de Sousa, The Wide Company

13:10 - 13:30

Surviving scale

Hear all about Ask Phill's wild ride, from how they expanded from 8 to 65 members without external funding, to their transition from founder-led to management-led, to how they built community and achieved sustainable growth.

  • Martijn Wijsmuller, Ask Phill
  • Paul Veen, Ask Phill

13:50 - 14:10

Wins & fails: Building themes as a solopreneur

Learn how Brenda, founder of Coquelicot.io, navigated the unique challenges of building, launching, and maintaining a theme in the Shopify Theme Store as an agency of one.

  • Brenda Storer, Coquelicot.io

14:10 - 14:40

Panel: Hot topics with Storefronts leadership

Get the latest insights from Shopify Storefronts leadership on everything from Liquid and Hydrogen to Metaobjects. Includes biggest learnings, challenges they want to solve, and how they're thinking about the future of Storefronts.

  • Vanessa Lee
  • Mathieu Perreault
  • Kevin Clark

14:50 - 15:10

Building the best Liquid sites

Learn best practices for building sites with Liquid. Includes how to approach customization and performance optimization.

  • Guilherme Carreiro

12:30 - 13:00

Panel: How to make the most out of Built for Shopify

Join devs from Judge.me, Seguno, and Qikify as they share the benefits of winning Built for Shopify status, including how it helps increase growth. Then learn what it takes to make your own app BFS-worthy.

  • Taylor Nguyen, Qikify
  • Rob Johnson, Judge.me
  • Chris Geiss, Seguno
  • Moderator: David Moellenkamp

13:50 - 14:10

Shop: Build mobile experiences that reach millions of shoppers

Build innovative mobile experiences with Shop through the Shop Minis developer platform. Includes a demo showing how Shop amplifies your reach and drives business growth.

  • Mitchell Sidharta
  • Quique Fagoaga

12:50 - 13:10

Building awesome Hydrogen sites

What traits and features do the best Hydrogen sites share in common? Learn what it takes to create, develop, and deploy a high-quality Hydrogen site.

  • Juan Pable Prieto

13:30 - 14:00

Test-driving the Hydrogen visual editor

Empower your whole team to build Headless storefronts with the Hydrogen Visual Editor. Includes how to collaborate across teams to design, develop, and merchandise your store so you ship faster, iterate more, and convert better.

11:15 - 11:35

What's new with checkout extensibility

Dive into the latest Checkout Extensibility updates from Summer Edition '24. Includes key use-cases, practical examples, and other resources to help you build.

  • Simon Bolduc
  • John Persano

10:55 - 11:15

Unlocking buyer experiences: the new customer account API

Take a closer look at aspects of the Customer Account API that might not be obvious by just looking at the reference doc. Includes ways to leverage the Customer Account API.

  • Shawn Lee-Kwong

11:35 - 11:55

Liquid vs. Hydrogen

Get a rundown of what each stack is good for, and when you should use each. For anyone who still has questions about which option they should choose.

  • Ben Sehl

11:15 - 11:35

Is headless really that hard?

We've all heard the complaint that Headless is unnecessarily complex. And we're seeing a shift toward standardization as a result. Is it time to rethink the role of Headless in modern commerce? Let's talk.

  • Michal Klim, Commerce-UI

11:00 - 12:00

Under the hood of the new products data model

Get the lowdown on what’s new, what’s been deprecated, and what these changes mean for you. Crucial for anyone who wants to stay ahead of the curve and adapt their applications to the latest API updates.

  • Nahom Workie
  • Eric Walker

Required before attending this event:

10:15 - 11:00

Build a Shopify theme with theme blocks

Learn your way around theme blocks, block presets, and the new layout styles system. Includes how to set up block targeting and style extensions for theme blocks—two critical new features that unlock flexibility when it comes to crafting storefronts.

  • Kate Park
  • Ken Meleta

Required before attending this event:

A beta flag added to your store - please send your shop ID by email to liquid-storefronts-editions-dev@shopify.com to access the required beta flag.

Development store must use the Theme blocks developer preview.

11:00 - 12:00

Admin extensions: Meet merchants where they work

Create a seamless experience with Admin Extensions, from showing up right where merchants run their store to letting them use your app without getting ejected from their workflow.

  • Phiroze Noble

11:15 - 12:00

Trading notes on app pricing

Getting the pricing structure right for your app can be tricky. Join a panel of pricing experts as they lead a discussion around different pricing models and explore the benefits and risks of each approach.

  • John Hogan, Shopify
  • Jordan Graham, Mantle

10:15 - 11:00

AI & the future of apps

Let's talk about the use of AI in Shopify apps in this freewheeling roundtable, led by two Shopify partners who've been working with AI for years.

  • Ben Parr, Octane AI
  • Amit Porwal, Wiser

12:50 - 13:10

App-ortunities: What merchants want you to build next

Get a jump on what merchants will be looking for next with an inside look into research revealing the biggest, ripest opportunities emerging across the ecosystem today.

  • Michael Clarke
  • Sadia Latifi

13:30 - 13:50

Trials & pricing models that convert

Get a clinic on how to win at pricing—from weighing different pricing models to the importance of transparency. Includes a look at Shopify's latest offering: Managed Pricing.

  • John Hogan
  • Lisa Tang

14:10 - 14:30

App Store 2025: How we're helping you grow

Learn the secrets to maximizing your reach across Shopify and getting more people to use your app, delivered right from the Shopify App Store team.

  • John Nguyen
  • Katrina Bautista

14:50 - 15:10

How I grew my business using App Store Ads

Learn from someone who's been there. A Shopify partner who's found success running ads on the Shopify App Store shares what it takes to make your own ads pay off.

  • Michael Hall, Helium

12:30 - 12:50

Code less, create more: go faster with declarative app capabilities

Find out what direction the Shopify platform is moving in, and what's being done to reduce toil for the developers who build here.

  • Shaun Stanworth

13:10 - 13:30

Way beyond ads: Future proofing with web pixels

Give mercharts better visitor data, richer analytics, higher performing ads, and a more personalized buyer experience, all while future-proofing your app for incoming changes, like PCIv4 compliance and the sunsetting of the ScriptTag API.

  • Josh Davey

15:10 - 15:30

Writing performant Shopify Functions

Learn essential strategies and best practices for writing performant Shopify Functions. Includes common pitfalls, elements you need to verify, and techniques for simulating performance locally.

  • David Cameron

14:30 - 14:50

Payments extensions 101

Build a Payments Extension that’s natively integrated with Checkout—all in the Shopify CLI. Includes everything from processing gift card payments to building better buyer experiences.

  • Nick Chen
  • Rahil Virani

14:30 - 15:15

AMA with Checkout leadership

There's been lots of exciting news about the new Checkout experience and upcoming Checkout Extensibility migration. Come share your questions and thoughts with Checkout product leaders as we wind down the day together.

  • Michael Elmgreen
  • Josh Davey
  • Manuel Darveau
  • Christine Zoltok
  • Mani Fazeli