Schedule

Friday, July 24th

Foundation Friday Workshops (Novice Classes)

We will be presenting three workshops on Friday to get you started with different areas of WordPress.

Theme Designer/Developer Workshop

What you will learn – You will learn the basics of designing and creating a WordPress theme and will be able to get yourself started on the way to creating custom websites with WordPress.

What you should know – You should have a basic understanding of how to use WordPress to manage a site, and beginner knowledge in using HTML, CSS, and design principles.

Developer Workshop

What you will learn – You will learn the basics of getting down and dirty in WordPress development to start developing more advanced functionality for WordPress themes and plugins.

What you should know – You should have a basic understanding of how to use WordPress to manage a site, and a beginner to moderate knowledge in HTML, CSS, and PHP.

User Workshop

What you will learn – You will learn the very basics of using WordPress from what it is, what it can do for you, and the principles of managing your first WordPress site. You will then advance to learn topics about customizing your site through the use of plugins and themes.

What you should know – You should know that you want to have a website and what a website is. The beginnings of this course will start out with the very basic principles and then advance on to ways you can customize your site with settings, plugins, and themes.

Friday Workshop

Workshops will run from 9am – 3pm. Times below are relative. Some topics may last longer than others and may be talked about earlier or later. The workshops are meant to be done together rather than as separate talks.

Time Developer Workshop (Room 7220) Theme Workshop (Room 7230) User Workshop (Room 7240)
8:00 amRegistration
9:00 amSetting Up a Local WordPress SiteSetting Up a Local WordPress SiteWhat is WordPress and what can it do for me?
10:00 amCustom Post TypesDesign PrinciplesWhat’s Next? Hosting, Backup, Themes, Plugin, Images, Media…
11:00 amCustom Fields and MetaboxesYour First ThemeIntro to the Dashboard
1:00 pmActions and FiltersChild Themes, Starter Themes, and Theme FrameworksChoosing and Customizing Themes
2:00 pmUsing WP_Query

Saturday, July 25th

Saturday Sessions (Daytime)

Time Room 7220 Room 7230 Room 7240 Room 7970
8:00 amRegistration
9:00 amOpening Remarks
9:30 amBuilding Better Themes Josh LeuzeA HeroPress Case Study Topher DeRosia​Google Analytics Doesn’t Have to Suck Zach BowersFundamentals of eCommerce Patrick Rauland
10:30 amPowerful Local Development Environments with Vagrant and friends Brad ParbsOrganizing a large site – posts, taxonomies & facets, oh my! Becky DavisHow to Write Dynamic Content For Your Blog Andy NathanExploring WooCommerce Caleb Burks
11:30 amWordPress 4.3 John James JacobyMontagues and Capulets: Ending the Feud Between Designers and Developers Michelle Schulp, Dan BeilFinancial Business Planning for Freelancers Heather ActonCreating an Engaging Community and Membership Site Michael Tieso
12:30 pmLunch (Provided)
2:00 pmTheming WooCommerce Bridget WesselGetting Help for your WordPress Site Andrew WikelGrowth Hacking Your Way to Success With WordPress Eric SherredThe Fundamentals of Web/WordPress Accessibility Jordan Quintal
3:00 pmBusiness in the Front, Party in the Back: Lessons in Admin UX Kyle MaurerGetting ‘Real’ with Hue: Using Color and Noise to Make Design Feel Tangible Taylor SmithThe Importance of Estimating Jess JurickContent Architecture and Navigation Shanta R. Nathwani
4:00 pmTop 10 WordPress hacks Justin Howe11 Things you should do with a new WordPress install Steve HeuserYou Have 2 Hands Shayda TorabiAccessible WordPress – Best Practices Dennis Deacon

WordCamp After-Party (Saturday Night)

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 at 7pm. The location will be disclosed at the conference. This is a chance to network with other attendees, speakers and sponsors. It is open to all conference attendees. Name badge must be presented for admission.

Sunday, July 26th

Sunday Sessions (Daytime)

Time Room 7220 Room 7230 Room 7240
9:00 amRegistration
10:00 amCode Review for Teams Josh BetzGood WordPress Gone Bad – How To Troubleshoot WordPress When Things Go Wrong Damon SchopenMarketing Secret Agents and Using Their Intel Dustin Drees
11:00 amWordPress Security for beginners Joshua AlexanderLet Me Tell You A Story: WordPress As A Storytelling Tool Kevin A. BarnesVideo For Small Businesses David Kocol
12:00 pmLunch (Provided)
1:30 pmOOCSS, SMACSS & BEM for Modular, Scalable CSS Alec RippbergerSecurity is an iIlusion Jessica DunbarPower your Podcast with WordPress: Why Now Is the Time To Start Mike Hale
2:30 pmLinux for WordPress Developers / Administrators Jon Valcq, Matt GreenIntroduction to Optimizing WordPress for Website Speed Nile FloresField Notes: Running a Successful eCommerce Business on WordPress. Zach Stepek
3:30 pmBreaking Up With “var_dump()” Pat HartlAuthor Experience in WordPress David SkarjuneContent Doesn’t Grow on Trees – An Introduction to Content Strategy Jamie Schmid

Saturday & Sunday

Happiness Bar (Throughout the Day)

Throughout the day, WordPress experts will be manning the “Happiness Bar” (WordPress WorkBench) 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 you can even volunteer to help out at the happiness bar!

Thursday, July 23rd

Milwaukee WordPress Meetup

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. Join the Milwaukee WordPress Meetup now.