Schedule

Please check this schedule regularly as adjustments will be made. Final sessions and speakers are being added in the next few days.

Pre-Conference (Friday, Feb 19)

Main Conference

Kid’s Weekend Activities (RB 120)


Friday, Feb 19th

Beginner’s 101 Course (RB 120)

If you have never used WordPress before, this is the workshop to attend. This post will gives more details on the subjects covered.

Time WordPress 101 Beginner’s Course (RB 120)
8:00 amRegistration 🎫
8:55 amOpening Remarks 📢
9:00 amDecisions / Education Ptah Dunbar, Syed Balkhi
10:00 amInstallation and Setup Ptah Dunbar, Syed Balkhi
11:00 amGetting Started with WordPress Ptah Dunbar, Syed Balkhi
12:00 pmLunch 🍔
1:00 pmWordPress Themes Ptah Dunbar, Syed Balkhi
2:00 pmTroubleshooting Ptah Dunbar, Syed Balkhi
3:00 pmPlugins Ptah Dunbar, Syed Balkhi
4:00 pmQ&A Ptah Dunbar, Syed Balkhi
4:30 pmClosing Remarks 📢

Freelancer’s Workshop (CBC 155)

Whether you use WordPress or not, this full day workshop is devoted to those who want to become better freelancers. Here’s more detailed information.

Time Freelancer's Workshop (CBC 155)
8:00 amRegistration 🎫
8:55 amOpening Remarks 📢
9:00 amGoing from Hobby to Freelance Steven Alig
9:25 amSales and Pricing Strategies Ben Stoffel-Rosales
10:00 amFreelancers: 3 Great Ideas For Reoccurring Revenue Georgina Lewis
10:25 amHow To HandOff a Project To a Client David Yarde
11:00 amHow To Fire A Client Louise Treadwell
11:25 amBranding – Precusor to Design, Marketing, Development Karen Dimmick
12:00 pmLunch 🍔
1:00 pmGiving Great Support to Angry Customers Mindy Postoff
1:25 pmTips On How To Handle Your Accounting & Taxes Frank Corso
2:00 pmSo You Want to Be a Freelancer Marc Benzakein
2:25 pmWhat Running a Restaurant Taught Me About Client Relations Adam Soucie
3:00 pmManaging Expectations Steve Zehngut
4:00 pmQ&A Panel
4:30 pmClosing Remarks 📢

BuddyCamp Miami (CBC 232)

Developers and BuddyPress Users: This is the workshop to be in on Friday February 19h. Read more details here.

Time BuddyCamp Miami (CBC 232)
8:00 amRegistration 🎫
8:55 amOpening Remarks 📢
9:00 amState of the Buddy John James Jacoby
10:00 amHow to Contribute to BuddyPress Rocío Valdivia
11:00 amBuddyPress 101 David Bisset
12:00 pmLunch 🍔
1:00 pmDevelopers: Teach Everything You Know Carl Alexander
3:00 pmBuddyPress: New And Upcoming Features Rocío Valdivia
4:00 pmQ&A Panel
4:30 pmClosing Remarks 📢

Saturday, Feb 20th

Our main day of the conference is stuffed full of a variety of topics and includes a number of informative lightning talks.

⚡= Lightning Talk; 👥 = Panel

Time How-To Track (CBC 155) Content & Design (CBC 232) Developers Track (RDB 1100)
8:00 amRegistration 🎫
8:30 amOpening Remarks – CBC 155 📢
9:00 amHow To Know If You’ve Been Hacked Victor SantoyoHow to Keep a Client Happy Christina SieglerBeyond the Basics: Building Security Into Your Development Projects Binod Purushothaman, Logan Kipp
9:45 amHow To Create A Multilingual Website In WordPress Shawn HooperBecoming The Client Your Developer Loves Michelle SchulpWriting Multilingual Plugins and Themes John Bloch
10:30 amHow To Deal With Comments Ernie HsiungTools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility Rachel CardenApplication Security For WordPress Developers Chris Wiegman
11:15 amHow to Start New Blogs for Your Clients ⚡ Fridelande RosasHow to Shoot the Perfect Video ⚡ Pascal DepuhlDebugging WordPress Customizations ⚡ Ibis Arrastia
11:30 amHow to Backup Your WordPress Site ⚡ Patrick AlexanderKeeping Myself In Line – With WordPress! ⚡ David LaiettaUsing Third Party Code to Create Unique and Meaningful Solutions ⚡ Devin Walker
11:45 amLunch 🍔
1:15 pmHow To Create A Community With WordPress ⚡ Catalina ValenzuelaSassify Web Development ⚡ Michelle MarinHTTP/2 The (Not So) New Language of the Web ⚡ Adrian Cardenas
1:30 pmHow To Make The Most Out Of The WordPress Community ⚡ Marc GratchHow To Build A Good Landing Page ⚡ Alex OliveiraCreating Themes For Clients ⚡ Jean Felisme
1:45 pmHow to Grow Your Email List Six Digits and Beyond Syed BalkhiEnterprise Level Project Management Isn’t For Wimps John James JacobyImproving Your Website’s Performance Irina Blumenfeld
2:30 pmHow To Get the Most Out of Yoast SEO Nile FloresBe Authentic in your Content in 3 Simple Steps Elyssa Fernandez, Elisha FernandezPHP7: The Big 5 Cal Evans
3:15 pmHow To Launch A StartUp On WordPress Karla CamposDouble-, Triple-, and Quadruple-Dipping with Online Content Dr. Anthony MiyazakiPractical PHP Deployment with Jenkins Adam Culp
4:00 pmCommunity Involvement and Bettering Yourself Mike HansenStyleguide Driven Development Jose L PimientaIntroducing WordPress Multitenancy Cliff Seal
4:45 pmHow To Build An Online Store With WooCommerce Patrick RaulandThe Immutable Law of Social Media #REALationships Jim GilbertGrunt and the Art of Plugin Maintenance Mark Jaquith
5:30 pmEnd of Day Remarks 📢

🎉 🍕 🍻 Saturday After Party Info and Directions 🎉 🍕 🍻


Sunday, Feb 21st

Room Changes for Sunday

  • All Users Track Moving to RB 120 (Ryder Business Building)
  • Kids Workshops Moving to CBC 140

Our last day of the conference is a perfect fit for business professionals, general WordPress users, and developers looking to improve their JavaScript skills.

⚡= Lightning Talk; 👥 = Panel

Time Business Track (CBC 155) All Users (RB 120) Learning JavaScript Deeply (CBC 232)
8:00 amBreakfast Social ☕
8:30 amBreakfast Social/Registration ☕
9:00 amCain & Obenland In The Morning! – CBC 155 Konstantin Obenland, Michael Cain
9:45 amBootstrapping Your WordPress Business – Going from 0 to 10 Employees Scott MannSo I Have a Website, Now What? Michele ButcherModern Javascript Workflows Camden Segal
10:30 amProduct Marketing Tips for Commercial Plugins Chris LemaHow To Promote Your Brick And Mortar Business Sandy EdwardsAdvanced Topics of Javascript Nizar Khalife Iglesias
11:15 amIs It Time To Diversify Beyond WordPress? 👥 Chris Christoff, Andrew Norcross, Karim MarucchiPower of User-Generated Content ⚡ Shayla PriceIntro to AngularJS Josh Pollock
11:30 amIs It Time To Diversify Beyond WordPress? (cont’d)Social Media Advertising And WordPress ⚡ Nicole PerpillantIntro to AngularJS (cont’d) Josh Pollock
11:45 amLunch 🍔
12:45 pmThe Cost and Challenges of Selling a WordPress Product James LawsTake Your Blog From Blah to Bold: Create Credibility, Visibility, and Profitability Elayna FernandezUse Cases for JavaScript Frameworks Zac Gordon
1:30 pm7 Lessons I Wish I Knew Before Starting An Agency Matt MedeirosAccessibility: More than headers and alt-text Stephanie BrinleyIntro to React Bruno Cunha
2:15 pmCoffee’s for Closers (But Only If You Have An Established Sales Process) Adam LamagnaSocial Media Road Trip: Leadership, Engagement and Community Building Dr. Nancy RichmondMy Experience Converting a WordPress Plugin to a Backbone App Kevin Stover
3:00 pmHow To Scale Your Business 👥 Bill Gadless, Andrew Norcross, Kimberly Lipari, Karim MarucchiWordPress Upgrade Anxiety No More Dustin MezaSingle Page Web Apps As WordPress Admin Interfaces Using AngularJS & The WordPress REST API Josh Pollock
3:45 pmGrowing From Freelancing/Small Teams To Big Companies Bill Gadless, Chris Christoff, Andrew NorcrossKids PanelQ&A Panel
4:30 pmEnd of Conference Remarks & Giveaways