Schedule

Schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday below.

Friday, June 28th

Time 101 201 301 401
7:30 amRegistration / Check-In
8:00 amDomains & Hosting Suzette FranckControl What You Can Control: On Page SEO Sud ShanmugabaskaranHTML & CSS Foundations Brad Parbs, Josh BrotonTopics to be picked by attendees John James Jacoby, Jeremy Felt, Zack Tollman
9:00 amComponents of a Good Website Kari SharpE-Commerce Functionality Brad GriffithType on the Web Andy ChristianTopics to be picked by attendees John James Jacoby, Jeremy Felt, Zack Tollman
10:00 amAbout WordPress, Navigating the Dashboard & Getting Started with Your Blog Andy NathanType on the Web Andy ChristianTemplate Hierarchy Brad ParbsTopics to be picked by attendees John James Jacoby, Jeremy Felt, Zack Tollman
11:00 amPlanning and Implementing Your Navigation, Creating Pages & Posts John WondrasekSimple CSS Modifications Using Inspector; Intro to Child Themes Nick PeltonWhat’s Your Query? Jarrod PyperTopics to be picked by attendees John James Jacoby, Jeremy Felt, Zack Tollman
12:00 pmLunch (on your own)
1:30 pmDefining Plug-Ins & Widgets; Setting Up Your Sidebar Joshua AlexanderTemplate Hierarchy Brad ParbsCreate Great User Documents Gloria AntonelliTopics to be picked by attendees John James Jacoby, Jeremy Felt, Zack Tollman
2:30 pmSetting Up Your Custom Home Page with Widgets & Slider Kari SharpSuccessfully Migrating WordPress Collin MatthewsUnderstand the Black Box of Arrays and Objects: DEBUG! Dusty FilippiniTopics to be picked by attendees John James Jacoby, Jeremy Felt, Zack Tollman
3:30 pmBreak
4:00 pmPreparing & Using Images for Your WordPress Site Helena DenleyText Widget for the Non Coder Gloria AntonelliGit’ting Started: Everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask about Git Mike Van WinkleTopics to be picked by attendees John James Jacoby, Jeremy Felt, Zack Tollman
5:00 pmResources for Reaching Your WordPress Potential Suzette FranckThe Path to Becoming a WP Developer Kari SharpTopics to be picked by attendees John James Jacoby, Jeremy Felt, Zack Tollman

Saturday, June 29th

Time Foreman Architect Engineer
8:00 amRegistration
9:00 amOpening Remarks Aaron Holbrook
9:30 amStop Making Things Pretty & Start Designing Michelle SchulpNo One Cares About Your Content (Yet) Cliff SealWriting high-quality WordPress plugins Brad Griffith
10:30 amCreating an agile WordPress design process Chris FordPutting WordPress in a Suit & Tie: WordPress in Corporate America Rachel BakerGrow Your Business NOW: Maximize Marketing Efficiencies With WordPress Erik Wolf
11:30 amRocking the Responsive Web Josh Broton[PANEL] Designers and Developers, Bridging the Gap Aaron Holbrook, Jessica Duenke Paterik, Dusty Filippini, Reid Peifer, Michelle Schulp
12:15 pmLunch (on your own)
1:45 pmFrom pixel to user – creating themes that satisfy the design and are usable Becky DavisContent Strategy for WordPress Stephanie LearyInteracting with External APIs Ben Lobaugh
2:45 pmThe Overlap of Emotion and Usability Ross Johnson[PANEL] Commercial Themes & Plugins Q&A Brian Richards, Adam Pickering, Jake CaputoA Real World Design Process Reid Peifer
3:30 pmSnack Time! (Join us at the Cupcake Truck downstairs!)
4:00 pmOptimizing your site for (business) performance Monte MartinWordPress Town Hall Matt MullenwegA Web Site is Not Enough: How to Build an Online Marketing Strategy and Measure Results Kathy Sharo
5:00 pmYou’re a Professional: How to Avoid Overshoot & Lost Profits Chris LemaTales of a Plugin Developer (Don’t repeat my mistakes!) Tobias Bäthge

Sunday, June 30th

Time Foreman Architect Engineer
9:00 amAccessibility & WordPress: Developing for the Whole World Joe DolsonLand Bigger Clients While Working From an Island Matt MedeirosPlugin Unit Testing for WordPress Tom Jenkins
10:00 amWhy Your Website Isn’t “Set it and Forget it” Mika Epstein[Panel] The Zen of Freelancing Aaron Holbrook, Kyle Unzicker, Drew Poland, Andy StrattonHi WordPress, Meet Vagrant Jeremy Felt
11:00 amRunning a WordPress Theme Shop Adam Pickering[PANEL] WordPress Face-to-Face: Fostering your local (and digital) Community John James Jacoby, Dusty Filippini, Andy ChristianEnhancing Developer Creativity With Git Zack Tollman
12:00 pmLunch (on your own)
1:30 pmWordPress Goes to College: A Case Study Gordon WrightScoping Projects to Reduce Stress, Headaches and Angry Mobs Lisa Sabin-WilsonJavaScript Performance Techniques Carl Danley
2:30 pmHiring and Working with a Developer Eric Lewis[PANEL] WordPress Business Owners Heather Acton, Nick Pelton, Kiko DoranBuilding apps with Backbone.js and WordPress K. Adam White
3:30 pmFree Speech, Free Press, Free Software Joe BoydstonDesigners and Developers: Creating New Revenue Streams using WordPress Gene Hammett