Schedule

Please check this schedule regularly as adjustments are sometimes made.


Pre-Conference (Friday, May 29th):
Front-end & WordPress Theme Course | BuddyCamp Miami | Beginner’s 101 Course


Main Conference:

Sat May 30th  |  Sun May 31st

Friday, May 29th

Beginner’s 101 Course

Time WordPress 101 Beginner’s Course
8:00 amRegistration
8:55 amOpening Remarks
12:00 pmLunch
4:30 pmClosing Remarks (In The All Users Track Room – CBC 155)

Front-End / WordPress Theme Course

Time Front-End & WordPress Theme Course
8:00 amRegistration
8:55 amOpening Remarks
9:00 amDiscovering Design: Break It Before You Build Michelle Schulp
10:00 amCSS: Responsive Media Queries Ibis Arrastia
11:00 amThe Beauty of CSS Preprocessors – An Introduction to Sass Enrique Canals
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmThe Core Concepts of WordPress Themes David Hayes
2:00 pmBuilding Themes From Scratch Using Underscores Morten Rand-Hendriksen
4:00 pmQ&A Panel
4:30 pmClosing Remarks (In The All Users Track Room – CBC 155)

BuddyCamp Miami

Time BuddyCamp Miami
8:00 amRegistration
8:55 amOpening Remarks
9:00 amBuddyPress 101 David Bisset
10:00 amCultivating Community John James Jacoby
11:00 amCreating Private Networks with BuddyPress Rami Abraham
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmMove all the things to BuddyPress! Brian Messenlehner
3:00 pmState Of The Buddy John James Jacoby
4:00 pmQ&A Panel
4:30 pmClosing Remarks (In The All Users Track Room – CBC 155)

Saturday, May 30th

Time How-To Track Content & Design Developers Track (Sat)
8:00 amRegistration
8:30 amOpening Remarks
9:00 amHow-To Manage All of Your WordPress Sites with Jetpack Chase LivingstonPersonal Branding: Stand Out From The Crowd Online Nancy RichmondIntro to Git Adam Culp
9:50 amHow To Improve Your SEO With WordPress Sarrah VesselovThe Quick Tech Checklist for Your WordPress E-Commerce Website Hristo PandjarovIntroduction To AJAX In WordPress Josh Pollock
10:40 amHow to Start a WordPress E-commerce site using WooCommerce Sze LiuContent Marketing + WordPress: A Match Made Online Darcy SullivanModernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch Taylor Lovett
11:30 amHow to Take Your WordPress Site Security to the Next Level Chris WiegmanStreamlining the Web Design Process Using Style Tiles Stephanie BrinleyBeyond The Post: Pushing the limits of Custom Post Types Dan Beil
12:05 pmLunch
1:25 pmHow To Start A WordPress Membership Website Steve BurgeBlog Topics: How to come up with articles for your blog Chris LemaBuilding Web Apps with WordPress Jason Coleman
2:15 pmHow To Find The Best WordPress Plugins For You Adam SoucieConstructing a large informational site Becky DavisWP-CLI: Save Time by Managing WordPress from the Command Line Shawn Hooper
3:05 pmHow To Structure Your Content In A WordPress Site Shanta NathwaniHow To Speak Unicorn: Improving Designer/Developer Collaboration Michelle SchulpCache Money Business Mark Jaquith
3:55 pmHow To Optimize Your WordPress Site Matt CromwellUnderstanding your Project before you start James TryonIntegrating Third-party APIs with WordPress Nikhil Vimal
4:45 pmHow To Contribute to WordPress Without Coding Michele ButcherDesigning for Informational User Experiences: A Responsive Web Design Workflow Morten Rand-HendriksenDev Like You Mean It: Using Vagrant to take your development to the next level Doug Stewart
5:30 pmEnd Of Day Remarks
6:00 pmNetworking Party at Dave & Busters

Networking Party Info and Directions

Sunday, May 31st

We are proud to host a business track for a third year in a row. Business track is good for any business owners or freelancers. If you still want to learn more about WordPress, our All Users track covers a wide range of topics suitable for any level of WordPress user. And for the first time we are bringing “mini-workshops” to our Developer track on Sunday. Mini-workshops will fit any range of WordPress developer.

Time Business Track All Users Developers Track (Sun)
8:30 amRegistration
8:45 amBreakfast Social at the CBC Lobby
10:00 amThe Highs & Lows of the 7 year WordPress Product Journey Cory MillerMove all the things to WordPress! Brian MessenlehnerGenesis Mini-Workshop (Part 1) Andrea Rennick
10:40 amFirst Things First – Your Business Model Counts Chris LemaHow To Step Up Your Videos Pascal DepuhlGenesis Mini-Workshop (Part 2) Jesse Petersen
11:20 amMarketing Your Product (Launch & Beyond) Syed BalkhiUsing Expertise, Authority and Trust in Your Content to Boost Search Ranking Lisa MelegariIntroduction to Plugin Development Topher DeRosia
12:00 pmBuilding and Leveraging Your Reputation Aaron CampbellAvoiding Dangerous and Low-Quality Plugins and Themes Rami AbrahamWriting WordPress Plugins with Standards Devin Vinson
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmContract Basics for Web Professionals Chrissie ScelsiGathering Sales Intelligence Through Web Design Jeremy PoundIntro to WP-API Justin Sainton
2:15 pmGrowing Your Non-Profit With WordPress Tim SissonBuilding Client Side Web App using WP-API Roy Sivan
3:00 pmPANEL: Expectation Management and Retaining Clients Bill Erickson, Jared Atchison, Karim Marucchi, Aaron Campbell, Jesse PetersenWriting For The Web Nakeesha CharlesIntro to Developing Web Sites with WordPress and AngularJS Joseph Van, Ben Newton
3:45 pmPANEL: Sales, Onboarding, Customer Support Mason James, Chris Christoff, Cory Miller, Andrea Rennick, Syed BalkhiOpen Source CMS: How Joomla and WordPress Influence Each Other Jason NickersonBuild Your Dev Environment with Docker Jonathan Brinley
4:30 pmEnd Of Day Remarks

May 29-31st, 2015