Schedule

Thursday		June 6th		7pm		Milwaukee WordPress Meetup
Friday			June 7th		10am		Setup
Friday			June 7th		1pm		Beginners' Workshops
Friday 			June 7th		7pm		Speaker/Sponsor Reception
Saturday 		June 8th		8am		WordCamp
Saturday 		June 8th		7pm		After-Party
Sunday 			June 9th		10am		WordCamp
Sunday 			June 9th		6pm 		Teardown

Thursday, June 6 – WPMKE Meetup

7:00PM – A Special Edition of the Milwaukee WordPress Meetup featuring John James Jacoby up close and personal

Debugging WordPress – We will be learning the keys to debugging WordPress and getting to the bottom of all of those problems you have with your WordPress site, custom theme, or plugin. JJJ, core dev for WordPress, WordPress.com VIP, and lead dev on BuddyPress and BBPress will get down and dirty and let us know how to find all those WP bugs that are hiding.

This is a great opportunity to get out and meet some of your fellow WordCampers before WordCamp begins. We will be having some food and drink at the Meetup and giving ample time to mingle and talk. Following the meetup, we will be looking for volunteers to help begin the event setup.

Friday, June 7 – Foundation Friday

Foundation Friday gets you started in using or developing with WordPress! Come for an afternoon long WorkShop getting you started on the fundamentals of WordPress. The day will be starting at 1PM and going until 5PM with 4 solid hours of WordPress learning with the following tracks:

1PM – 5PM – WordPress User 101

This workshop will teach you what you need to know to get your own WordPress website up and running. A group of WordPress pros will guide you on a lecture and hands-on training to show you what is needed to get on the web using WordPress. This is great for a WordPress beginner and no previous knowledge is needed. You will learn the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, where to go to get your WordPress site, how to create posts and pages, how to choose themes, how to add plugins, and more!

1PM – 5PM – WordPress Developer 101

This workshop will get you started in developing your own themes and plugins using WordPress. Our WordPress Development Pros will show you the ropes so you can get started customizing your WordPress install to your heart’s content. This workshop is great for someone who has a knowledge of WordPress and has run their own site and has a good understanding of HTML and CSS with a basic knowledge of PHP. You don’t need to be an expert in any, though. You will learn about custom post types, custom taxonomies, template tags, template hierarchy, actions, filters, and more!

Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9 – Weekend Presentations

Time Board Room Shop Studio
7:00 amSaturday Sessions
8:00 amRegistration Begins
8:45 amOpening Remarks
9:00 amCreation is Good, Context is Great! Phil GerbyshakWordPress is a CMS, Dammit! Aaron HolbrookWhat is UX? Cynthia Thomas
10:00 am7 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Aaron SarayFish Fingers and Custard: How to get your client exactly what they want when they don’t even know they want it James BarrettTheme Selection Field Guide Gloria Antonelli
11:00 amScoping Projects to Avoid Stress, Headaches and Angry Mobs Lisa Sabin-WilsonTheme Choices, When To Have A Baby Josh LeuzeUsing SEM to Make Your Website Visible Allie Kelly
12:00 pmSaturday Lunch
1:30 pmBuilding Authority and Audience with WordPress and Google Author Michael McCallisterSpring Cleaning for Your WordPress Site Rose FieldsGetting SASSy – Fun with CSS Preprocessors Brad Parbs
2:30 pm4 Keys To Great Content Christina ZilaScrubbing WordPress – The Actions Timeline John James JacobyE-Commerce in WordPress Becky Davis
3:30 pmJavaScript beyond $(document).ready() Evan SolomonStop Giving S** Away for Free and Start Feeding Your Family! Heather ActonBlog Monetization 101: 8 ways to make money with your WordPress site Jon Olsen
4:30 pmManaging Risk and Selling Value Rob MartinA Website Is Not A Poster: Designing Successfully For The Web Michelle SchulpA WordPress Development Workflow Josh Betz
5:30 pmFrom Design to Theme Luke SummersSEO for WordPress: Plugins and Best Practices Scott OffordThe Admin Backend: Building an Experience for the OTHER Users Jamie Schmid
7:30 pmAfter Party @ Milwaukee Brewing Company Featuring complimentary brewery tour, pint glass, free samples. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are also provided
7:00 amSunday Sessions
10:00 amThe good, the bad & the ugly of finding & keeping work as a freelancer Lisa GhisolfHow to Use Marketing Without the Shenanigans Patrick RaulandWriting Neighborhood Friendly Javascript Applications Paul Sanchez
11:00 amControl What You Can Control: On Page SEO FTW Mike ZielonkaAdventures of Project Management Jessica DunbarWhy is My Site So Freakin’ Slow!? David Kryzaniak
12:00 pmSunday Lunch
1:30 pmSupercharge Your WordPress Site with Inbound Marketing Luke Summerfield, Gabe WahhabThe Importance of Blogging to the Maker/DIY Community Pete ProdoehlIntermediate Plugin Development Dan Pastori
2:30 pmHow To Generate Leads With WordPress Joshua Alexander, Andy NathanWhen and How to Build Your Own Theme Bridget WesselKeeping it Real With Contracts Drew Hart
3:30 pmWays To Reduce Your Code Footprint Faison ZutavernHow to Start and Market a Profitable Online Business through WordPress Kimanzi ConstableFostering a Local Tech Community Dustin Filippini
4:30 pmWordPress as a Document Hub & Corporate Intranet CMS Samer SultanMaking WordPress Multilingual Mert SahinogluDesigners don’t bite: A guide to hiring a WordPress website designer Dan Nisbet