Schedule

As with prior years, we will have curriculum for wizards of all ages, from first years to final years. New to 2015, we will have a hands-on instructional day where you can hone your skills in the safety of a classroom.

Friday, 13 November

Workshop Day – More Speakers Coming!
Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Time Workshop Room One Workshop Room Three Workshop Room Two
9:00 amBeginning Theme Development David Laietta, Micah WoodSearch Engine Optimization (SEO) Nile Flores, Chris EdwardsGetting Started with WordPress Topher DeRosia, Zac Gordon, Judi Knight
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmBeginning Plugin Development Devin Vinson, Josh Pollock, Josh ShashatyContent Production Jennifer Cox, Angelica Yarde, Andrea La-RosaGetting Started With WordPress Topher DeRosia, Zac Gordon, Judi Knight
4:00 pmEnd of Day One

Saturday, 14 November

Registration begins at 8 a.m.
KidsCamp: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with regular lunch break)
Learn more about KidsCamp

Time Design Development 1 Development 2 User
8:40 amOpening Remarks – Atrium
9:00 amTeaching Your Clients How to Use WordPress Nile FloresHow Do You Grow Your Garden of Knowledge? Pull Mandrakes! Jessica StewartLet WordPress Speak to Your Users: Introducing wp.a11y.speak() Jeffrey de WitMust Have Blogging Tools Frank Corso
10:00 amMobile-First Design: How and Why Mobile Design Comes First Jesse PetersenYou Should Probably Be Using PHPStorm Josh ShashatyBrickPress – Merging LEGO Master Builder Techniques with WordPress Adam SoucieCustom Built Themes vs. Premium Themes: Advantages and Disadvantages of Both Jean Perpillant
11:00 amThe Good, the Bad and The Ugly: Rapid Fire Website Critiques Judi KnightBest Friend || Worst Enemy: WordPress Multisite Taylor McCaslinBe a Good 3rd Party Developer Citizen Chad WindnagleLive Streaming on a WordPress Site Bess Auer
12:00 pmOffsite Lunch
2:00 pmManaging Project Expectations and Roadblocks David YardeWordPress REST API & Amazon Web Services Adam BradfordAn Introduction to PHP Classes Micah WoodWordPress Plugins I Can’t Live Without Thomas Giella
3:00 pmWordPress and the Chamber of Single-Page Apps Daniel Walker, David KhourshidFive Events In The Life Of Every WordPress Request You Should Know Josh PollockThe Ultimate Guide to UTMs Chris Edwards
4:00 pmBut Why? Designing For Strategy Michelle SchulpDefence against the Dark Arts: Writing Secure WordPress Plugins and Themes Jonathan BrinleyIntroducing WordPress Multitenancy Cliff SealRepurposing Your Blog Posts: How to Save Time byExtending the Life of Your Content Andrea La-Rosa
5:00 pmEnd of Day Two
7:00 pmAfter Party at Big Belly

Sunday, 15 November

Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Contributor Day! (during afternoon sessions)

Time Business - Sponsored by Liquid Web Business for Developers Panel Workshop
9:00 amNetworking Brunch
10:00 amWhen Giving It Away is a Mistake 15 Years of Lessons Learned About Being Too Nice Scott MannLessons in Plugin Development: Successes and Failures of a Large Free Plugin Chris WiegmanUX Panel Paul Hershey, David Yarde, Jeffrey de Wit, James Tryon
11:00 amWordPress Growth Hacks Chris LawsonMischief Managed: Handling Support & Remote Teams Trey Praytor, Kimberly LipariSecurity Panel Russ Sanderlin, Topher DeRosia, Jonathan Brinley, Frank Corso, Chris Wiegman
12:00 pmGoogle Analytics Mike HansenFive Strategies to Boost Profits James AubeleEducation Tech Panel Susanna Miller, Zac Gordon, Gregg Pollack, Josh Murdock
1:00 pmLunch
2:00 pmWork Smarter not Harder: WordPress for the Average Business Tim SissonThe Hidden Benefits of Difficult Customers Brian JesseeBusiness Panel Scott Mann, James Tryon, Adam SoucieContributor Day Anthony Burchell, Jeffrey de Wit
3:00 pmWordPress for Everyone: Case Studies for Non-Profits, Education, and Bloggers Angelica YardeTime Management is not Arithmancy Stephanie BrinleyGoogle Analytics Panel Mike Hansen, Nile Flores, Chris Edwards
4:00 pmThe Forgotten 30% James TryonSelling WordPress: Save or Make Them Money Scott BuscemiMultisite Panel Taylor McCaslin, David Parsons, Andrea La-Rosa
5:00 pmClosing Remarks