WordCamp Albuquerque Schedule

Friday, August 24 – Holiday Inn [map]

Time All Participants
6-9 pm Meet and Greet Reception
Holiday Inn
WordPress Hackathon
Concurrent with the reception (same place, but probably in a different room; take your beer or wine with you), designers, developers, and publishers will form teams to create awesome websites for local organizations. More info to come. Sponsored by NMTC and ABQ Sprout.

Saturday, August 25 – Southwest University of Visual Arts [map]

Time Designer Developer Publisher/User
8-8:45 Checkin/Registration
Pick up WordCamp ID and swag; get coffee; schmooze, etc.
8:45 Opening Remarks
Karen Arnold, Automattic
9:15 Designing For WordPress: Throwing Out the Blank Canvas
Kevin Conboy, Automattic
Enterprise Class WordPress: Going Big with WordPress
Jake Goldman, 10up
Finding Your Sweet Spot: How to Choose The Perfect Blog Subject
Melissa J White, Blogshop
10:15 It’s a Lot Like Building a House
Adam Baney, Mindshare Studios
Core Competency: Things You Might Not Know about How WordPress Works (but should)
Alex King, Crowd Favorite
Flying high: Making a Living Blogging about Model Airplanes
Carlos Reyes, RCadvisor.com
11:05 Break
11:30 Building a Better CMS: Making it Beautiful for the People who Maintain the Website
Ray Gulick, Evo
Hide The Keys To The Castle: Tips and Tricks to Harden and Obfuscate Self-hosted WordPress Sites
Robert De Young, CGMA, Blue Lotus Works, LLC
WordPress is Just the Beginning
Kimanzi Constable, author
12:30 Lunch
1:45 The Benefits of WordPress-Specific Web Hosting
Jamii Corley, Southwest Cyberport
High-Performance Front-End Development
Ben Byrne, Cornershop Creative
A WordPress Legal Primer
Sophie Martin, NM Law Review & Sophie Martin Public Relations LLC
All Tracks
Happiness Bar
Bring your WP website issues to the experts for a brief appointment and get free diagnosis and assistance.
Happiness Engineers: Deborah Beckett,
Darrell L.L. Houston,
Karen Arnold (all of Automattic), and others
2:45 WordPress goes to School: WordPress for Educational Institutions
Mark Cararra, Tucumcari Public Schools
Hooked on Actions
Bryce Corkins, BC Design
Chat me up! Using Social Media to Promote your Blog
Lauren MacEwen, SM Cubed Consulting
3:35 Break
4:00 Designer/Developer Publisher/User Bonus Using Cloud Applications to take your Site from Good to Great
Sean Wells, Twilight Design Studio
Happiness Bar
Panel Discussion: Making a Living as a Designer or Developer with WordPress
Moderator: Kevin Conboy, Automattic
Panelists: Jake Goldman, 10up; Ray Gulick, Evo; Alex King, Crowd Favorite; Melissa J White, Blogshop
Making Your WordPress Theme Your Very Own
Max Bloom, Ground Floor
5:00 Closing Remarks
7-10 pm After Party
Holiday Inn

Sunday, August 26 – Southwest University of Visual Arts [map]

Time All Participants Just for Kids
9-noon WordPress Hackathon Wrapup/Presentation
Hackathon projects started Friday night will be completed and presented. Hackathon includes designers, developers, and publishers. Sponsored by NMTC and ABQ Sprout.
WordPress Kids Session
Kids (w/parents, please) will set up their own wordpress.com sites, selecting and implementing themes, widgets, etc. Big success at last years WordCamp.
Karen Arnold, Automattic

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