Schedule

Saturday, April 30th

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
8:45 amOPENING REMARKS
9:00 amYour Ultimate Checklist after Launching Your WP Site Patrick AlexanderWooCommerce Basics Patrick ElwardThird Coast Review: How an all-volunteer team is building a new website Nancy S Bishop
10:00 amBackward Compatibility as a Design Principle Boone GorgesThe good, the bad & the ugly of finding & keeping work as a freelancer Lisa GhisolfCustomer Information Security in E-Commerce Andrew Wikel
11:00 amCommunities and the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense Josepha HadenIntro to WordPress Hooks Ian WilsonUnderstanding Google Analytics Ken Granger
12:00 pmLUNCH & MINGLING
1:00 pmSo You Think You Can’t Video Jessica GarbarinoMarketing for the Anti-Social Joshua AlexanderBreakdown of Common Beginner Struggles & Solutions Adam Silver
2:00 pmMake WP_CLI Work For You: Extending WP_CLI With Custom Commands Chris WiegmaneCommerce Speed Demon: The Pursuit of 800ms Zach StepekSEO Audit Techniques Ryan Erwin
3:00 pmIncreasing Quality and Security With PHPCS Topher DeRosiaBut Why? Designing For Strategy Michelle SchulpBuddyPress and bbPress John James Jacoby
4:00 pmGiting the Hang of Version Control David ParsonsCreating A WordPress Website That Works From the Start Nile Flores10 Keys to Success Vincent Wondra
6:00 pmAFTER PARTY

Sunday, May 1st

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
9:00 amHow to Transition from Freelance to Agency Bret CohenCuring Design Complacency Stacy Kvernmo
10:00 amCommand Line for the Beginner Jim BirchPasswords, Attacks, and Security Oh My! Michele ButcherWordPress Upgrade Anxiety No More: 5 Steps to Having a No Surprise Upgrade Dustin Meza
11:00 amNever Launch without Training Becky DavisBlogging for Business Andrew NathanUnleashing the Magical Powers of WP_Query Dustin Fillippini
12:00 pmLUNCH & MINGLING
1:00 pmUsing WordPress for Bloggers Maddy OsmanUsing Podcasts to Grow & Market Your Business Jeff LargeInformation Architecture for Normal People (Growning beyond posts, pages, categories and tags) Mary Fran Wiley
2:00 pmProject Management: The Life Cycle of a Web Design Project Hilary FosdalChoosing your WordPress Development Crew Steve BennettDisastrous Deals to Profitable Projects: Comparing My Best and Worst Client Experiences Kyle Maurer
3:00 pmCLOSING REMARKS