Schedule

Saturday, April 16th

Time User (Auditorium) Design (T-140) Development (T-112)
8:00 amRegistration
8:30 amOpening Remarks
9:00 amGetting Started with WordPress Sheila OliverTips from the Hall of Fame: Making engaging, responsive websites Georgina LewisIntroduction To the REST API David Bisset
9:50 amTurning Your WordPress Blog into an eBook for Fame and Profit* Lisa MelegariConditional Love: Using WordPress conditional tags to write more effective themes Christian NolenDo WordPress Better with the WordPress REST API Josh Pollock
10:40 amBe a Google Analytics Master Chris EdwardsFrom Generalist to Specialist: How to be successful by nailing down a design niche Derek HartThe Modern JavaScript Developer’s Toolbox Micah Wood
11:30 amWordPress Hosting: Happily ever after Gary KovarWordPress Dev for the Rockstar Professional Kenny HarperJavaScript Q & A Micah Wood, David Bisset, Josh Pollock
12:20 pmLunch (T-141)
1:40 pmAccessibility: Empathy in action Robert Jolly
2:30 pmPage Builders Showdown Aaron ReimannDesigning and Developing for Mobile (and the Future) Mike HerchelWordPress: I Didn’t know it could do that! David Laietta
3:20 pmImprove Your Website Speed Irina BlumenfeldCustom Themes vs. Premium Themes Jean PerpillantIntroduction to Plugin Development Bruce Chamoff
4:10 pmPanel: Future of WordPress James Tryon, David Laietta, Kathy DrewienBranding: The precursor to design, marketing, and development Karen DimmickBeyond the Basics: Building security into your development projects Neill Feather
5:30 pmAfter Party

Sunday, April 17th

Time User (Auditorium) Business (T-140) Development (T-112)
8:30 amCoffee & Connections
9:30 amBackups, Updates, and Security Russ SanderlinTurning Any Client into an Ideal Client Steve DimmickOpen Code Review (Happiness Bar)
10:20 amHow to Delight Your Customers with WordPress: 10 ways to use inbound marketing to build your business Nicki HicksAre You “Whys” Enough For Success? Kat RoedellUsing WP-CLI to Create Your Own Managed WordPress Hosting AJ Morris
11:10 amHarnessing the Voices in Your Head: How to interview and write for client projects Beau MoffattMoving up the Food Chain: Finding and landing 5 and 6-figure projects Bill GadlessLeveraging Your Git Workflow to Improve Quality and Communication Jonathan Brinley
12:00 pmLunch (T-141)
1:30 pmConnection + Education + Inspiration Equals: My journey into community Kathy Drewien
2:20 pmTesting the Waters to Succeed Rob TaylorPanel: Lessons learned and wisdom gained Demian Seiler, Scott Mann, Angelica Yarde, Nicki HicksHuman Code: Using development principles to improve how we work together Trey Praytor
3:10 pmHarnessing The Power of Video on the Web & Social Media on A Budget Wes BenwickWorking for Myself: The first 30 days Demian SeilerAdopting Plugins: Saving abandoned plugins from the scrap heap David Gewirtz
4:00 pmCreating Content Strategies for WordPress Angelica YardeHow to Stop Being Too Nice and Make What You’re Worth Scott MannOvercoming Legacy Projects Zach Wills
4:50 pmClosing Remarks