Schedule

Saturday, November 19th

Time Small Business / Security (classroom) Brand / Content / UI (atrium) Higher Ed / Enterprise (auditorium)
8:30 amRegistration
9:00 amOpening Keynote
10:00 am10-ish Tips to Make WordPress Your Friend Kerch McConlogueHow to brand your WordPress site Tippi Thole (Bright Spot Studio)Troubleshooting WordPress Performance Andrew Taylor (Pantheon)
11:00 amSupport Starts Here: How to go the extra mile to make and KEEP your customers happy Lauren Jeffcoat (WPML)A/B Testing: Which Way Does Your Duck Face? Mike Demopoulos (BoldGrid)Branching WordPress into 3 Distinct Environments – A Retrospective on WordPress at a Research University Pam Patterson (Yale Center for Teaching and Learning)
12:00 pmLunch
1:30 pmMaking Free Things Work for You Kat Slump (Flywheel)A Year Learning (and Teaching) JavaScript Deeply Zac Gordon (JavaScript for WordPress Master Course)WordPress for Schools Cameron Barrett (Newark Public Schools)
2:30 pmWordPress Security for Beginners: Simple Steps to Build Your Master Plan Adam W. Warner (SiteLock)Taking a Realistic Approach to Starting out in WordPress James SollerWordPress in the Classroom: International Affairs James Stocker (Trinity Washington University)
3:30 pmWe Are All Making This Up: Lessons For The WP Dev From Improv Dwayne McDaniel (Pantheon)How to Promote (and Profit From) Your Content Nicole Kohler (WooCommerce at Automattic)Ready, Set… Engage! Using WordPress to keep a large community active Kristina Romero (KR Media & Designs)
4:30 pmFrom freelancer to “feelancer”: Three keys to less stress and more success Antti KoskenroutaHow to Plan an Insanely Easy Content Marketing Workflow for Your WordPress Blog Mia Orantes (Creative Analytics)Enterprise Websites on a Small Business Budget Curtiss Grymala (Ten-321 Enterprises)
5:20 pmClosing Remarks
5:30 pmDinner Break

Sunday, November 20th

Time Small Business / Security (classroom) Brand / Content / UI (atrium) Higher Ed / Enterprise (auditorium)
9:30 amRegistration (Sunday)
10:00 amI Learned to Code Through WordPress and So Can You Beth SoderbergManaging WordPress Dependencies in Single and Multisite Environments De’Yonté Wilkinson (Cornershop Creative)Moving From Inbox to WordPress – Building an Enterprise Knowledge Management Portal David Zweigel (U.S. Department of State)
11:00 amEverything You Know About Freelancing is Wrong (Panel) Andy Stratton (Sizeable Interactive), Drew PolandHow Responsive Images Work in WordPress Sal FerrarelloSite Directories and Member Profiles: A Custom Post Type Story David Dashifen Kees (University of Illinois)
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmPitch and Roll Liam Dempsey (LBDesign)Intentional Flexibility: Using ACF to Build an IA Driven WordPress Custom Theme Vajaah E. Parker (The Web Development Group)Scaling Up WordPress on Amazon Web Services Russell Heimlich (Spirited Media)
2:00 pmHow to Use WordPress to Build Your Nonprofit Website Andy Stitt (Deliberate Media Solutions)Get Involved! Contributing to the WordPress Community Courtney O’Callaghan (Smithsonian)Developing Courses for WordPress Joe Casabona (WP in One Month)
3:00 pmBuilding a Community of Learners: Using Open-Source Software to develop a Docent Training Hub Ryan King (Smithsonian)Creating Video for your WordPress Blog Isabelle Garcia (VINUBIS)Managing a WordPress network after migration Timmy Gelles (Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at JHU)
4:00 pmClosing Remarks