Schedule For Saturday, May 27

Welcome to our programming for 2017! The beauty of WordCamp is that you don’t have to register for any sessions in particular – just come and go (quietly) as you please. All sessions are 45 minutes in length with 15 minute breaks in-between. Sessions will be recorded for WordPress.tv at a later date so you won’t miss a thing.

The Happiness Bar will run in the Atrium from 9:00am – 4:45pm.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Please double check the schedule the day of the event. As our speakers are volunteers, we occasionally have unavoidable last minute cancellations.

Remember, there will be no tickets sold at the door, so register now!

Track Information

Content Creators: Easiest sessions. Little prior WordPress experience is expected.

Site Creators: Some prior WordPress experience would be beneficial for these sessions, but is not required. Small amounts of HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript might be presented in some talks.

Code Creators: Advanced WordPress concepts, HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript will be presented.

Time Scotiabank Auditorium Room 1 Room 2
8:00 amCoffee & Registration in Lobby
8:45 amOpening Remarks in Scotiabank Auditorium
9:00 amTips for Creating Effective Site And Blog Content Laura HawkinsDiving into the Divi Framework Crystal PicardBuilding apps with the WordPress REST API Gavin Anderegg
10:00 amWordPress Security for Beginners: Simple Steps to Build Your Master Plan Adam W. WarnerA CSS Adventure Kathryn PresnerHow to Troubleshoot WordPress Performance Issues Carl Alexander
11:00 amField Guide to Caring for a Developer Allison TarrHow to Change Lives with WordPress, Including Your Own Andrea RennickIt Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Bringing Modern Dev Best Practices to WordPress Chris Van Patten
12:00 pmCatered Lunch in Atrium
1:00 pmPanel: Rocking A WordPress Business Christina Varro, Meagan Hanes, Mike Tanner, Shelly Peacock, Brian RotszteinYou Don’t Have to Sacrifice Your First Born to Make a Child Theme: A WordPress Story Sarah RennickHow To Get From Employee/Freelancer To Plugin Business Owner Brad Touesnard
2:00 pmGuardians of the Website: Awesome Toolkit Vol. 1 Jean-Francois ArseneaultHow I Build A Profitable Fan-Based Website By The Seat Of My Pants Dan ParkerLocal WordPress Development with Docker Pascal Martineau
3:00 pmHow to Leverage Your WordPress Skills for Big Money Maxime JobinHow to Organize Information on Your Website Shanta R. NathwaniWP-CLI: Save Time by Managing WordPress from the Command Line Shawn Hooper
4:00 pmSneaking in Good UX Without a UX Budget Anthony D PaulHow to “Plugin” Into Social Media Anita KirkbrideWordPress As a Static Website Generator Mitch MacKenzie
5:00 pmClosing Remarks in Scotiabank Auditorium
6:30 pmAfter Party at The Pub (Alumni Crescent, across from Wickwire Field)