Schedule

Please note that the time and track information below is not yet final, and minor adjustments are expected. BuddyCamp Miami (May 9th) schedule will be posted soon. Please check this schedule regularly before you attend WordCamp Miami.


Fri May 9 Beginners  ·  Fri May 9 BuddyCamp  ·  Sat May 10  ·  Sun May 11

Friday, May 9th (Beginner’s Workshop)

Time Beginner's Workshop (May 9th)
9:00 amRegistration
9:45 amBuying Domain Names / Selecting Hosting / WordPress .ORG vs .COM Syed Balkhi
10:30 amInstallation and Setup David Laietta
11:15 amGetting Started with WP Steven Alig
12:00 pmLunch
1:30 pmAll About WordPress Themes Zac Gordon
2:15 pmPlugins Hristo Pandjarov
3:00 pmTroubleshooting WordPress Gabriela Levit
3:45 pmGeneral WordPress Q&A Hristo Pandjarov, Zac Gordon, Syed Balkhi, Gabriela Levit, David Laietta
4:30 pmClosing Remarks

Friday, May 9th (BuddyCamp Miami)

Time BuddyCamp Miami
9:00 amRegistration
9:45 amBuddyPress 101 Sarah Gooding
10:30 amBuddyPress 2.0 And Beyond John James Jacoby
11:15 amThe Best Of BuddyPress Plugins Karla Campos
12:00 pmLunch
1:15 pmBuilding Mobile Apps With BuddyPress Brian Messenlehner
1:30 pmDevelopers: Getting Involved With BuddyPress John James Jacoby
2:15 pmScaling BuddyPress Michael Eisenwasser
3:00 pmBuddyPress Theme Dos/Donts Tammie Lister
3:45 pmbbPress 101 Jared Atchison
4:30 pmOpen Q&A And Closing Remarks Michael Eisenwasser, John James Jacoby, Sarah Gooding, Tammie Lister

Saturday, May 10

Time Users Track Designers Track Developers Track
7:30 amShuttle Service from Garages until 9:30am
8:00 amRegistration Starts
8:30 amOpening Remarks
9:00 amBe the Peacock: Online Branding For New Bloggers Rebecca GillIntro to Theming with SASS Josh EatonFirst There Was The Command Line Adrian Cardenas
9:45 amContent is NOT King … It’s Core! John CarcuttStaying Productive & Sane Working From Home Alison FoxallBuilding Themes in 2016 Aaron Jorbin
10:30 amLead Generation With WordPress Rosie TaylorResponsify All the Things! Tracy RottonWriting Testable WordPress Plugins Jonathan Brinley
11:15 amReal WordPress Security – Kill the Noise Dre ArmedaA Website Is Not A Poster: Designing Successfully For The Web Michelle SchulpI don’t hate you, I just hate your code Brian Richards
11:45 amLunch
1:15 pmThe Next Generation of Bloggers Anna TuttleCreate a Killer Video for Your Blog Pascal DepuhlCool Things To Do With Rarely Used Templates Zac Gordon
1:30 pmKickstart Your Non-Profit or Small Business with WordPress Rick TuttleUser Experience, WordPress, and the Future Cody LandefeldDesigning Web Applications Noel Tock
2:15 pmGet Your Site Built Without Getting Burned Amanda BlumHomeschooler to Hero Mika EpsteinPlaying Nicely with Other Plugins Pippin Williamson
3:00 pmHow to Keep Your WordPress Site Running Mason JamesGetting Comfortable With Child Themes Kathryn PresnerBuilding Web and Mobile Apps with WordPress Brian Messenlehner
3:45 pmWordPress and Journalism Rebekah MonsonE-commerce and WordPress with WooCommerce Sze LiuDatabase Deployment Strategy: Avoid Merging Brad Touesnard
4:30 pmWordPress Podcasting: The Panel Dre Armeda, Brad Williams, Suzette Franck, Matt Medeiros, Pippin Williamson, Brad TouesnardI Can’t JavaScript, and So Can You! Mark Jaquith
5:15 pmClosing Remarks Day One
6:00 pmNetworking Party

Networking Party Info and Directions

Sunday, May 11

We are proud to host a business track for a second year in a row. Business track is good for any business owners or freelancers. If you still want to learn more about WordPress, our Explorer track covers a wide range of topics suitable for any level of WordPress user or developer.

Time Business Track Explorers Track Workshops
8:00 amShuttle from Garages until 10:00am
9:00 amNetworking Brunch
10:00 amManaging Yourself, Projects and Clients Diane KinneyTips for Better Website Conversion Jackie JimenezWordCamp For Kids Sarah Gooding, Tammie Lister
10:45 am10 Things We’ve Learned Building a Product Business Nathan HangenSo Obvious, You Miss It! Blanca Stella Mejia
11:30 amThe Business of WordPress Karim Marucchi, Carl Hancock, Cory Miller, Syed Balkhi, Chris LemaPodcasting with WordPress Jared Easley
12:15 pmLunch
1:30 pmPricing Your Development Projects Chris LemaWorking With a Pesky Host David Parsons
2:15 pmSuccesses and Failures of A Large Free Plugin Chris WiegmanWordPress Themes And Plugins Hector Torres
2:45 pm
3:15 pmCrush your Marketing Fears and Grow An Audience Matt Medeiros
4:00 pmBusiness Q&A Panel Syed Balkhi, Matt Medeiros, Chris Lema, Nathan Hangen, Chris Wiegman, Diane KinneyWordPress Beginner’s Q&A David Parsons, Jackie Jimenez, Hector Torres
4:30 pmClosing Remarks / Giveaways

Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary (May 9-11, 2014)