Schedule

Friday, March 18

Registration Opens 8:00 am | Lunch 12:00 pm | Workshops End 4:30 pm

Time Ballroom Mark C. Pope Anne Cramer
9:00 amWordPress Design for Beginners Mickey Mellen, Kathy DrewienBeginner WordPress Development Micah Wood, Aaron ReimannGetting Started with WordPress Judi Knight, Kyle Bowman

Saturday, March 19

Registration Opens 8:00 am | Happiness Bar Open 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Time Ballroom Paul Duke Mark C. Pope Anne Cramer
8:45 amOpening Remarks
9:00 amKeynote
10:00 amBusiness: Sales and Pricing Strategies Ben Stoffel-RosalesAll Users: Using WordPress in The World Of Higher Education Rachel CardenDevelopers: Best Practices for Building WooCommerce Plugins Daniel EspinozaAll Users: Codeless Contribution – Making WordPress Better as a non-Developer Zachary Skaggs
11:00 amAll Users: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Rapid Fire Website Critiques Judi KnightDevelopers: SAAS and WordPress Lew AyotteAll Users: Accessible Websites: What are they and why should I care? Nancy ThankiBusiness: Should You Teach WordPress as Part of Your Business Model? Val Hudgins
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmAll Users: SEO Goes Local Rich OwingsBusiness: How Freelancers & Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs Can Build Their Biz w/WordPress Brian M HilliardDesign: The Design Dilemma: Who’s The Website Really For? Mallie HartDevelopers: WAG the Blog: Using WordPress, Ansible, and Git to Build Your Website Evan Volgas
2:00 pmDevelopers: Take your Website from “Not” to “Hot” with JQuery! Tamil PeriasamyAll Users: Awarding Behavior and Altering Businesses with WordPress Brian RichardsAll Users: Page Builders Showdown Aaron ReimannAll Users: Frameworks for Freelancers- Double Time IT! Shelly Peacock
3:00 pmAll Users: Panel: How to Get to the Top of Google Jenny Munn, Tom Nguyen, Mickey MellenAll Users: 5 Ways WordPress Can Change Your Life Shayda TorabiDevelopers: The CIA Mindset – Securing your WordPress Code David BrumbaughBusiness: Transitioning From Consulting to Products Jason Coleman
4:00 pmAll Users: Making the most of Divi Aaron ReimannDevelopers: WordPress REST API Basics Russell FairDevelopers: Decoupled Development with WordPress JSON APIs Matt CheneyAll Users: WordPress and WooCommerce: The Perfect eCommerce Combination Mitch Canter
5:00 pmAfter Party

Sunday, March 20

Registration Opens 8:30 am | Happiness Bar Open 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Time Ballroom Paul Duke Mark C. Pope Anne Cramer
8:45 amOpening Remarks
9:00 amAll Users: How to choose a theme Nicky PinkAll Users: What I learned building 48 websites for 48 nonprofits in 48 hours Adam WalkerAll Users: Smart Writing for Business Websites Tom TortoriciBusiness: How to Stop Giving Your Business Away Scott Mann
10:00 amBusiness: Taking Your WordPress Freelance Business To The Next Level Melanie G. AdcockDevelopers: Using Composer with WordPress Micah WoodAll Users: Creating Content Strategies for WordPress Angelica YardeDevelopers: AWS & WordPress Hosting – A beginners guide Carel Bekker
11:00 amBusiness: Self Employed Through WordPress David LaiettaAll Users: How My Shortcomings in WordPress Make Me a Better Contributor Lisa MelegariDevelopers: The Truth About the Environment (A Primer For Professional WordPress Development Practices) Tom McFarlinAll Users: Finding the best tools to make things happen Mickey Mellen
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmAll Users: Building Better Websites Through Collaboration, Communication, and Consistency Julien MelissasDevelopers: Using WP-CLI to Create Your Own Managed WordPress Hosting AJ MorrisDesigners: Using Firebug to Learn to Customize WordPress Sites Michael EarleyBusiness: The Power of Recurring Income Nathan Ingram
2:00 pmAll Users: Do you really need a 2 kg pocket knife? Choosing the Best Ecommerce Solution for your Site Kate NewbillAll Users: Must Have Blogging Tools Mallie HartAll Users: The Zombie Cure: Content Strategy for Better Websites Melissa EgglestonDevelopers: Plugin Reviews Demystified (How to Review a Plugin) Ipstenu (Mika Epstein) – Keynote Speaker
3:00 pmAll Users: Website Security – The Big Picture w/ Simple Steps to Take Lew AyotteAll Users: Invest in WordPress by Investing in Yourself: The State of Wellness in the WordPress Community Rich RobinkoffDevelopers: Introducing WordPress Multitenancy Cliff SealAll Users: A Non-Coder’s Secret Weapon to Building Custom Applications Naomi C. Bush
4:00 pmClosing Remarks – Prize Winners Announced