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Schedule

Sunday, July 27

Sunday Sessions

We will have a full slate of presentations scheduled on varying WordPress topics with three different tracks going throughout the day. We will have topics on Using WordPress, Design, Development, Marketing, Social Media, Business, and more. We will be serving coffee and water throughout the day and hopefully providing a lunch and snacks for your enjoyment.

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9:30 amPower Launch Formula: The Secret to Launching Successful WordPress Websites Gabe WahhabWordPress Security: What you need to know Sam HotchkissTaking a Look at Joomla! – Inspired by WordPress Michael BabkerGetting Started with WordPress Development Nikhil Vimal
10:30 amjQuery: The good, the bad, and the anonymous Vasken HauriBe a Lean UX Team Machine Gloria AntonelliSass Basics Greg RickabyHow I Tell a Customer They are Wrong and Make Them Love Me Marc Benzakein
11:30 amNONCE Upon a Time in WordPress Cal EvansStructuring Content in WordPress Jamie SchmidUsability matters: An innovative new way to make your site an accessible experience Rachel MagarioDo More with Your Traffic: Defeating Bounce Rate & Bringing Visitors Back with WordPress Zach Bowers
12:30 pmLunch (Provided)
2:00 pmSetting and Converting Goals with WordPress Dustin DreesExploring the Design Process Stacy KvernmoWordPress as an Enterprise Web Platform Regan Jacobson, Tamara Edmond, Mark JacobsonLoving Linux Pat Hartl
3:00 pmEthics in Web Development Faison ZutavernGetting your first 1,000 blog visitors Latoya FreemanSo I Married a Developer Alison Barrett, James BarrettA Bike, A Bus, or an Automobile: My 5 Year Career as a Developer Dan Beil
4:00 pmManaging the Business Blog Development Process Jim MoroneyWordPress without Themes!? David Kryzaniak30 Second Videos David Kocol

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Thursday, July 24

Milwaukee WordPress Meetup

7:00PM – C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions, 222 E. Erie Street, Suite 330, Milwaukee

For those who want to get in a little early on the WordPress fun, we are having our normal monthly WordPress Meetup on the night before WordCamp starts. We’ll chat about WordPress, get to know each other, and probably grab a bite to eat.

We will be meeting at our normal Meetup site, C2 Graphics. Please, join the Milwaukee WordPress Meetup and RSVP here if you plan to attend. C2 will be providing Pizza and refreshments for the night and we will have another great WordPress discussion.

Join the Milwaukee WordPress Meetup

Friday, July 25

Foundation Friday Workshops

Back by popular demand are our Foundation Friday WordPress Workshops. These workshops are meant to bring people up to par and ready for the weekend. We will be having intro workshops for Users, Theme Developers, and Plugin Developers. We listened to feedback from last year, and this year we will be having tables where you can work with your laptops and will be presenting a more structured curriculum to prepare you for your journey with WordPress. These workshops are limited participation with each one registering a maximum of 40 attendees.

Time Theme Design and Development Workshop Plugin Development Workshop Business Site Management Workshop Blogging Basics Workshop
8:00 amDesign Principles Michelle SchulpActions & Filters Dustin Filippini, Dan Beil, Brad ParbsIntro to the WordPress Dashboard Emma Edgar
9:00 amIntro to PHP Suzette FranckCustom Post Types Dustin FilippiniCreating Posts and Pages Herb Ripka
10:00 amAnatomy and Architecture of a Theme Julie KuehlCustom Fields and Metaboxes Dan BeilImages in WordPress Jan Wilson, Becky Davis
11:00 amChild Themes, Starter Themes, & Theme Frameworks Heather ActonAdvanced WP_Query Alison BarrettSelecting and Installing Themes Lisa Ghisolf
12:00 pmLunch (Provided)
1:00 pmTemplate Hierarchy Brad ParbsExploring the WP Database Dustin HartzlerSelecting and Installing Plugins Joshua Alexander
2:00 pmBasic WordPress Template Tags John HeimkesSecurity for Your Plugins Brad ParbsMenus, Widgets, Page Templates, & More Kari Sharp
3:00 pmIntro to the WordPress Loop Eric SherredIntro to the WordPress APIs John James JacobyWriting Good Business Content Mike McCallisterBecoming a Better Blogger Andy Nathan
4:00 pmSubmitting Plugins to the Repo Sam HotchkissSocial Media & Your Business Mary Jane SanchezContent Architecture Shanta Nathwani

WordCamp Charity Hackathon

8:00am-??? – UWM SoCE & Bucketworks

We will join together to help out one Wisconsin based non-profit organization to provide a full web presence for their organization. WordPress experts will join forces to each provide their specific expertise to a WordPress project for a select non-profit organization. This is a great opportunity for any attendee to lend a hand while learning from other WordPress pros. Everyone is invited to come lend a hand, no matter your level of experience. More than just designers and developers are needed. We will also be looking for people to test the product, write content, help with social media, provide training, and more.

The Hackathon will begin at the WordCamp venue during the morning on Friday and continue throughout the day. After WordCamp workshops end, people are welcome to continue hacking on the site throughout the night at Bucketworks, only a couple floors down in the Grand Avenue Mall. Representatives from the non-profit will be on hand to learn about WordPress and work alongside those creating the site.

We will be posting an official announcement on the Hackathon and selected Non-Profit soon.

Speaker/Sponsor Reception

We’d like to thank our gracious sponsors and speakers. Our sponsors allow us to give you a great WordCamp experience at a very low ticket price. Our speakers have been gracious enough to volunteer their time to speak to you, some even paying their own travel expenses to visit Milwaukee. We plan to thank them with a special reception so everyone can get to know each other. This is open only to speakers, sponsors, and organizers.

Saturday, July 26

Saturday Sessions

We will have a full slate of presentations scheduled on varying WordPress topics with four different tracks going throughout the day. We will have topics on Using WordPress, Design, Development, Marketing, Social Media, Business, and more. We will be serving coffee and water throughout the day and hopefully providing a lunch and snacks for your enjoyment.

Time Ayrshire Brown Swiss Holstein Jersey
8:00 amRegistration
9:00 amOpening Remarks
9:30 amAvoid Deployment Surprises and Frustration with Vagrant Joel ClermontWordPress Multisite Networks John James JacobyCheck & Double Check: Internal QA is Vital Lisa Sabin-WilsonBrain Based Conversions! Using Psychology & Neurology to Boost Website Conversions Luke Summerfield
10:30 amWordPress for Nonprofits Kevin A. BarnesHow I Became a WordPress Hacker Mike ZielonkaWordPress Security – Kill the Noise Dre ArmedaUsing WordPress as an application platform. Dan Pastori
11:30 amJavaScript Best Practices for 2014 Ralph HolzmannPlease Design Responsively Tracy AppsWP Community Game Show Jen MyloBuilding Better Widgets Josh Leuze
12:30 pmLunch (Provided)
2:00 pmCo-Creating and Co-Designing Support Systems That Strengthen Your WordPress Business Josh PollockWordPress Wizardry Without Code – Customizing the Admin Suzette FranckSVG is for Everybody Chris CoyierCreating and Promoting Compelling Content Through Blogging Scott Offord
3:00 pmThe WordPress JSON REST API Ryan McCue, Rachel BakerDesign Is In The Details: How Decisions Shape Communication Michelle SchulpMonetizing Your WordPress Blog (Beyond the Banner Ads) Syed BalkhiStop Eating Resources and Optimize Your WordPress Site Jeff Matson
4:00 pmIntroduction to Custom Theming Heather ActonCreating Effective Content Penny RossAdvanced Topics in WordPress Development Andrew NacinA Comparison of WordPress Hosting Companies Bridget Wessel
6:00 pmAfter-Party

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WordPress Happiness Bar

Throughout the day, WordPress experts will be manning the “Happiness Bar” doing their best to make you happy. These experts will be available for questions on your WordPress site and any problems you may be having. Come ready with questions or volunteer to help out at the happiness bar.

WordCamp After-Party

Following a long day of WordCamp, everyone needs to let loose and relax while talking with fellow attendees. We will be having an after-party shortly after the last session ends so you can network with other attendees and speakers. This is open to all attendees and you will need to present your badge for admission.

This year, the WordCamp After-Party will take place at the Miller Time Pub, which is only blocks away from the venue. More info on the after-party will be posted prior to the event.

WordPress Happiness Bar

Throughout the day, WordPress experts will be manning the “Happiness Bar” doing their best to make you happy. These experts will be available for questions on your WordPress site and any problems you may be having. Come ready with questions or volunteer to help out at the happiness bar.

July 25-27, 2014 at UW-M School of Continuing Education