Current Schedule! (subject to change)

Friday Meet & Greet (7:30 at Avondale Brewery)

Saturday (at the BJCC East Meeting Halls)

Time Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
8 am Registration Opens
9:00 – 9:40 am Brian Krogsgard
WordPress for Beginners
John Householder
WordPress Ecommerce: Not so scary anymore!
Tammy Hart
Enqueues, Includes, and Defines, Oh my! The foundations of plugin and theme development
9:50 – 10:30 am Brian Krogsgard
WordPress for Beginners
Joel Norris
Using Theme Frameworks for rapid development and sustainability
Mike Schinkel 
Hardcore Custom Post Types
10:40 – 11:20 am Ryan Imel
100 Plugins You Need In Your Life
Vid Luther
WordPress for Business – You have an SEO’d website that’s fast, now what?
Mike Schinkel 
Hardcore Custom Post Types (continued)
11:30 – 12:10 am Ryan Roenigk
5 Tips for Success When the Project Team Involves More Than Just You
Sheri Bigelow
Crackerjack CSS
Chris Reding 
Beyond the browser:  Creating a restful webservice with WordPress to power an app or act as an API.
12:10 – 12:50 pm


12:50 – 1:20 pm

WordPress Bingo with Jane!

1:30 – 2:20 pm

Lightning Sessions, & Sunday Showcase

2:30 – 3:10 pm Judy Knight
Oh My, So Many to Choose From.. . How to Pick a Theme
Michael Fields
Extendable Extensions
Fun with Integration: Using WordPress APIs to connect sites to everything else
3:20 – 4:00 pm Cliff Seal
Empowering NPO’s with WordPress
Wade Kwon
How to Win Awards and Influence Readers in 439 Days and 668 Posts
Relate all the things!
4:10 – 4:50 pm Karla Archer 
Blogging and Dating: Not so Different. What your business or brand needs to know for attracting visitors.
CSI: WordPress — Getting Into the Guts
Micah Wood
Doing Ajax in WordPress
7:30 pm WordPress After Party at the Pale Eddies Pour House

Sunday (at Samford University)

Time Sessions
Workshop 1 / sessions
Workshop 2
12:50-1:00 lightning presentation with Stephen Lovell: The Ups and Downs of Using WP as a platform in Academia
1:00 – 1:40 pm Marna Friedman
There’s a Plugin for That
Kelly Housholder
Running your freelance business – A Workshop
Dan Gavin
Responsive Web Design – Workshop
1:50 – 2:30 pm George Ortiz
Stop creating content for the sake of creating content
Kelly Housholder
Running your freelance business – A Workshop (cont)
Dan Gavin
Responsive Web Design – Workshop (cont)
2:40 – 3:20 pm Nathan Ingram
WorryProof WordPress: Backup Strategies for your Web Site
Kelly Housholder
Running your freelance business – A Workshop (cont)
Hack Room
3:30 – 4:10 pm Stephanie Moss
Scan it! Incorporating QR codes into WordPress
Steve Burge
How to Make Great Tutorial WordPress Videos
Hack Room
4:20 – 5:00 pm Carol Shepherd
3rd Party Plugin Integrations and Signup: Can we improve the user experience?
Bill Robbins
Using a Network Installation to Distribute Content to a Family of Sites
Hack Room

16 Responses to Schedule

  1. Rebecca says:

    Is this a “hands-on” working conference or teaching only…..??

    • Kelly says:

      There will be some hands on sessions and some teaching sessions. Are you interested in a specific talk or workshop? If so, I can find out for sure whether or not it is hands on. My workshop, “How to be a freelancer” will be hands on and you can see a description if you click on the workshop title. All day saturday we’ll have a “WordPress Help Desk” where anyone can bring their laptops and ask questions to the experts. If you have any other questions, ask away!

  2. Janet says:

    Do you have to be an AAF / AIGA Birmingham member to attend?

  3. Janet says:

    Thank you! I’ll do that.

  4. ROGENIA says:

    Can you pay cash for a place at this workshop? If so, where.

    • saracannon says:

      you can bring cash to registration day of if you like, but we can not guarantee that we will have a tshirt or lunch reserved for you. thanks!

  5. Laura Maxwell says:

    Are the 9:00 and 9:50 WordPress for Beginners sessions the same, or they Part I and Part II ?

  6. Martina says:

    So many topics to choose from! Will we get access to slides for all the presentations or only those we attend and do we need to sign up for the various tracks/sessions ahead of time?

    • You don’t have to sign up ahead of time for a presentation. It’s up to the presenter to share slides, but many put them on slideshare the same day. We’re also recording the presentations for publishing at a later date. So if you miss one, you can watch it later – though not as live and awesome : )

  7. Summer says:

    how will the taped sessions be made available? and will they be free for attendees or for purchase?

    • saracannon says:

      slides will be posted online soon, and videos at a later date all for free! check out for videos from others camps as well.

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