Schedule

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Sunday, July 16

Time Literary Hall Theater Map Room
10:30 amContributor DayBeginning WordPress Benjamin BradleyIntroduction to HTML Karen Wolf
12:15 pmLunch
12:45 pmContributor DayBeginning Marketing Lauren JeffcoatIntroduction to CSS Ellen Amaral
2:30 pmSnack break
2:45 pmContributor DayBeginning Branding/Design Ashleigh AxiosIntroduction to JavaScript Zac Gordon

Workshops and Contributor Day will wrap at 4:30pm!


Saturday, July 15

Registration begins at 8 am.

Time Theater, Track 1 Banneker, Track 2 Map Room, Track 3
8:00 amMorning yoga upstairs with Zac Gordon
9:00 amOpening remarksOpening remarksOpening remarks
9:15 amWhat I’ve Learned from asking, “How did you built that?” Joe CasabonaBeing Agile at a Small Agency Mark WahlPixel Imperfect: A Practical Approach To Responsive Design Michelle Schulp
10:00 amStronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community Ed FinklerRunning an Agency: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Job Clifton GriffinModern CSS: You can do it! Alexis Findiesen
10:45 amGrowing open source communities on GitHub Ben BalterIt’s Not You, It’s Your Ticket: Ticketing Lessons from your Apartment Emilia Kubo KirschenbaumSVG 101 Sang-Min Yoon
11:30 amWebsite Usability & Libraries: a WordPress based approach Tim SThe art of stealing Teia AtkinsBe Better By Doing Less: Front End Automation Jason Wasser
12:00 pmLunch from local food trucks
1:30 pmDemocratizing dynamic Mobile interpretive tools with WordPress Deepti BoddapatiSupport, Customer Experience, and WordPress Kyle M Brown
2:15 pmParlez-vous Taxonomy? Savannah GignacEssential Tools for Productivity (and knowing when to try the new toy) Tara ClaeysDon’t Fear the Regex Sandy Smith
3:00 pmThe Andy Warhol Museum Website Redesign Desi Gonzalez, Marty Spellerberg10 Reasons Why Your Site Is Nowhere To Be Found On Google (And What To Do About It) John VictoriaEfficient plugin design using advanced WordPress hooks Nick the Geek
3:30 pmBreak
4:00 pmPlaying Ball with Plugins Marc GratchBuilding Traffic with Passion, Social Media & Engagement Corey BrownDoes your website “spark joy”? Refresh and declutter your website to attract your ideal clients Lisa Petrovich Smith
4:45 pmHow to Understand & Use HTTP Without a CS Degree Jay De LanoyHow to be Dope and Lit on Social Media – Be an Online Community Activist William JacksonFour Data-Driven Ways to Overcome Redesign Drama Emily Patterson
5:30 pmModern WordPress Theme Development with Sage 9 Casey DriscollHow to Deliver Pain-Free Content Migrations for WordPress Redesign Projects Mia Orantes

8:00pm – 11:00pm: WCDC After Party! Open to all conference attendees. Come back to the historic Carnegie Library to enjoy a night of conversation, drinks, snacks, board games, karaoke, and fun. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks served from 8-10pm.

Friday, July 14

Registration begins at 8 am.

Time Theater, Track 1 Banneker, Track 2 Map Room, Track 3
9:00 amOpening remarksOpening remarksOpening remarks
9:15 amGrowing WordPress in the Federal Government: Sites.USA.gov Kyle Jennings, Ken FangHow to be the G.O.A.T. at Social Media Campaigns Tkeyah LakeBeginners Guide to WordPress Workflow Tessa Kriesel
10:00 amDecentralized Content Strategy for the National Park Service Tori Peterson, Rebecca WyattHow Kiplinger used WordPress for a paid digital service Greg Krehbiel
10:45 amWordPress for Intranet Knowledge Management David Zweigel5 Steps to Personal and Website Security Adam WarnerAdding Functionality with Custom Post Types and Custom Fields Shayna Diamond
11:30 amHow a Local Government Ditched a Proprietary CMS and Embraced WordPress Maureen Dilg, Katie PegoraroAlternative Hacks: WordPress security from the outside looking in Daniel OlsonAn exploration of Users and Roles Aaron Jorbin
12:00 pmLunch from local food trucks
1:30 pmOn Internationalization and Localization Pascal BirchlerFrom the Frontlines: Battling Technical Debt Lauren BurtonRaiders of the Lost Archives Michael Dance
2:15 pmUn-Scaling WordPress Mike SchroderEffective Bug Discovery and Management Scott StancilAccessibility is More than an Add-On: The Responsibility of the Open Source Community Marissa Goldsmith
3:00 pmUsing WordPress To Get More Women To Run For Office Christie ChirinosEasy Design Tips for Non-Designers Annie SmidtScreen Readers Galore: Creating Accessible Rich Sites with ARIA Lindsey Kopacz
3:30 pmBreak
4:00 pmUsing WordPress to Bridge the Digital Divide Josepha HadenABCs of A/B testing and how to start testing in WordPress Antti KoskenroutaCode Security Fundamentals George Stephanis
4:45 pmThe Passion of Change Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)Measuring your organization’s impact with MORI Ryan SholinTen tips for securing your WordPress JavaScript Adam Silverstein
5:30 pmHow to Win at Information Architecture John CornthwaitWordPress is for Blogs? CMS Diversity in Museums Courtney O’CallaghanAdvanced Topics in WordPress Development Andrew Nacin