Saturday Schedule

Presentations will be in four main rooms: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

Saturday, August 2nd

Time The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens
8:00 amRegistration Opens
9:15 amTools to Better Manage and Grow Your Blog Syed BalkhiDesigning WordPress: A Drama in Four Parts Siobhan McKeownIntroduction to Plugin Development Craig RalstonJavaScript Performance: Fundamentals, Tools & Techniques Max Cutler
10:00 amFollow The Yellow Brick Road: Avoiding Dangerous and Low-Quality Plugins and Themes Rami AbrahamDesigning Dashicons: what I learned about icons and the web Ben DunkleWordPress Examples Toolkit: Keep it Simple and Learn by Example Richard DinhPut a little Backbone in your WordPress! Adam Silverstein
10:45 amLeveling Up: From Bashful Beginner to WordPress Warrior Beth Soderberg, Courtney O’CallaghanBuilding and Managing Large Multisite Networks Sam HotchkissBootstrapping your plugin Marko HeijnenHow To Read and Write WordPress Media Code Scott Taylor
11:30 amFrom housewife to hero: giving back and moving up Andrea RennickGetting Sassy with WordPress Tracy RottonCustomize the WordPress admin with the Piklist framework Kevin Miller, Steve BrunerCode Philosophy Daryl Koopersmith
12:15 pmLunch
1:15 pmFree Software, Free Labor, and the Freelancer: The Economics of Contributing Boone Gorges
2:00 pmBlogging Basics (Dangerous Writing) Mary Beth CoudalBeyond the Code Noel TockBest Practices for Plugin Development Jake GoldmanAdvanced Advanced Custom Fields Jared Novack
2:45 pmThrowing Your Blog’s House Party Without Breaking Your Mom’s Vase Jeanne Brooks6 Ways to Up Your Theme Game Tracy LevesqueThe Road to the Right Membership Plugin Chris LemaHigh Performance WordPress Mikel King
3:30 pmTroubleshooting Common WordPress Problems Kevin CristianoUnit Testing WordPress Plugins with PHPUnit Daniel ConvissorNONCE Upon a Time in WordPress Cal EvansAccessibility Beyond Coding: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility Svetlana Kouznetsova
4:15 pmYour Business Blog Matters! M. Shannon HernandezWordPress for your Content, CiviCRM for your Contacts Dana SkallmanSupporting Your Themes While Staying Sane Kathryn PresnerAdvanced Topics for WordPress Development Andrew Nacin

Happiness Bar

Got a burning WordPress question you want answered? Having trouble with your site and want some expert help? Then the Happiness Bar is the place for you!

WordPress experts will be available to help you with your questions all day on both Saturday (except for lunch and the keynote) and Sunday.

Beginner Workshops

If you’re just starting out with WordPress (or don’t know where to start), this is the place for you. There are two workshops on Saturday, each divided into two sections:

9:15am – 12:15pm – Introduction to WordPress

WordPress 101
Presented by: Shanta Nathwani

  • .COM vs .ORG
  • Themes & Plugins
  • Pages & Posts
  • Categories & Tags

Overview of the WordPress Dashboard
Presented by: Marc Benzakein

  • Overview of the Dashboard menus
  • Common WordPress settings
  • How to create/edit posts & pages
  • Adding users
  • How to manage comments
  • Managing menus & widgets

2pm to 5pm – Customizing WordPress

Choosing & Customizing Your Theme
Presented by: Jamie Schmid

  • What is a theme?
  • Where to find themes
  • Choosing your theme
  • Installation & activation
  • Customizing/theme options

Adding Functionality to your site with Plugins
Presented by: Kiko Doran

  • What can plugins do?
  • Finding and Installing Plugins
  • Useful Plugins
  • Troubleshooting tips

While a computer isn’t required, we recommend you bring your own laptop to follow along.

August 2-3, 2014 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge