Schedule

We’ve got a packed schedule this year! Note that sessions are subject to change based on speaker availability and last-minute adjustments. We’ll do our best to communicate all changes on the site.

Saturday, October 3rd

Time Content & Marketing (L1017) Beginners (L1012) Intermediate (L1005) Security & Performance (L1004) Developer (L1006)
8:00 amSetup
8:30 amRegistration / Coffee & Carbs
9:30 amOpening Remarks (Common Area)
10:00 amDon’t let content hold your website back. Jai SanghaPiecing Together the WordPress Puzzle Mary Anne ShewBest Friend or Worst Enemy: Multisite Network Do’s & Don’ts Taylor McCaslinDon’t Drop the Ball (WP Updates) Mike DicksonHelp Me Help You: Practical Tips for Designers from A WordPress Developer Dara Skolnick
10:45 amMorning Break 1
11:00 amGrow Your Ideal Audience with Content Marketing Brian RotszteinWordPress Development for Non-Developers: An Introductory Tour Under the Hood Jessica GardnerPut a Map On It! Enhanced Geolocation and Mapping with Geo Mashup Jeremy ClarkeWordPress Upgrades: Ready, Set, Go! Dustin MezaUsing Actions and Filters to Make Plugins Your Own Brian Hogg
11:45 amMorning Break 2
12:00 pmContent Doesn’t Grow on Trees – An Introduction to Content Strategy Jamie SchmidPages vs. Posts: The mystery is solved! Joe RozsaHow to A/B Test with WordPress: Conversions Aren’t Just for Landing Pages Brendan Sera-ShriarBuilding a Better Security Posture Ben MartinDeveloping WordPress Themes Using Modular Sass Mike DeWitt
12:45 pmSaturday Lunch
2:00 pmDigital Marketing with WordPress David MackeyUsing the Editor the Proper Way Seth AllingIntro to WP-Cli Justin HoweYour Theme, Plugin, Site Has a Security Vulnerability – Now What? Aaron D. CampbellIntroduction to WordPress unit testing Carl Alexander
2:45 pmAfternoon Break 1
3:00 pmLet Me Tell You A Story: WordPress As A Storytelling Tool Kevin A. BarnesMultilingual Content and WordPress Élise Desaulniers, Alexandre SimardHow to build a Child Theme Laurie M. RauchSpeed Up Your Site! (Intermediate) Meagan HanesSystematic Holistic Speed Paul Bearne
3:45 pmAfternoon Break 2
4:00 pmGoogle Analytics for Objective SEO and Diagnostics Alycia MitchellEcomm 101 Al DavisHow to Use CSS3 in WordPress Suzette FranckSpeeding up your WordPress Site (Advanced) Alan LokHTTP/2 and You Zack Tollman
5:00 pmAgency Chat (Livestream)
8:00 pmAfterparty @ Duke of Devon

Sunday, October 4th

Time Agency (L1017) Beginners (L1012) Community (L1005) Design & Freelance (L1004) Developer (L1006)
10:00 amGetting Their Hands Dirty: Bringing Clients Into Every Step of the Iterative Web Process Linn Øyen Farley, Avery Swartz, Mark AikmanGaining (and not betraying) User Trust in e-Commerce Andrew WikelYou Have 2 Hands Shayda TorabiHow I Made a Living Using WordPress Without Knowing a Line of Code Andrea ZoellnerHere Be Dragons – Debugging WordPress Rami Sayar
10:45 amSunday Morning Break 1
11:00 amBuilding and Maintaining a Distributed Workforce: A Startup Story Jen FisherFacet-nating! – Using FacetsWP Shanta R. NathwaniWordPress Accessibility: Spreading the word! Jordan QuintalManaged WordPress Demystified Alex SirotaSystematic Unit Testing Scott Grant
11:45 amSunday Morning Break 2
12:00 pmGathering Sales Intelligence Through Web Design Jeremy PoundBuilding defeatharper.ca: lessons from a first-time WordPress developer Don BoothCommunity Consultation Creates Compelling Content Chrissie PollockUser Experience Design and Business Innovation Mashups That Add Value Christine McGladeWriting Secure Code Shawn Hooper
12:45 pmSunday Lunch
2:00 pmScoping and Budgeting Projects with Usage Modeling (Workshop) Tom Auger4 Step User’s Guide from Local Installation to Live Server Conrad HallA Noob’s Journey To The Core Ryan WelcherDelightful Design with the Kano Model Jem RosarioLearning About REST APIs through the WordPress HTTP API Daniel Pataki
2:45 pmSunday Afternoon Break 1
3:00 pmScoping and Budgeting Projects with Usage Modeling (continued) Tom AugerOn the move, migrations made simple Jonathan PerlmanContrib2Core – WordPress hackfest! Dejan Markovic, Tom Auger, Paul Bearne, Aaron D. Campbell, Ryan WelcherPlease Design Responsively tracy appsAPI Simple Talk Hector Jarquin and Ting Yang
3:45 pmSunday Afternoon Break 2
4:00 pmDevelopers and WordPress Monetisation (Panel) Andy McIlwain, Brent Kobayashi, Dejan Markovic, Benjamin MoodyImage Grid Plugins Jacques B SurveyerContrib2Core Continues (drop-ins welcome!)How to Rank Your WordPress Site at the Top of Google Allan PollettCreating Customizer options for themes and plugins Rick Radko