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  • Kurt Archer: WordPress 3.9.1 Walkthrough

    Kurt Archer: WordPress 3.9.1 Walkthrough

    WordCamp Calgary 2014Speaker: Kurt Archer

    October 1, 2014 &#8212 Front-end Developer Kurt Archer walks users through all the new features and shortcuts of WordPress 3.9.1. (commonly referred to as Smith). By the end of this session, you’ll have some more tricks in your web design and content creation arsenal.

  • Gabriel Koen: Launches - Lessons Learned

    Gabriel Koen: Launches – Lessons Learned

    Big Media & Enterprise Meetup in San Francisco, CaliforniaSpeaker: Gabriel Koen

    September 30, 2014 &#8212 Gabriel Koen from PMC (Variety.com, Deadline Hollywood) presented “Launches: Lessons Learned” at the recent Big Media & Enterprise Meetup in San Francisco, California.

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  • Ernest Barbaric: Finding Your Voice – Learnings From 6 years of Failure

    Ernest Barbaric: Finding Your Voice – Learnings From 6 years of Failure

    WordCamp Calgary 2014Speaker: Ernest Barbaric

    September 30, 2014 &#8212 It took over 6 years of failure, and trying thousands of tips, tricks and best practices to build an audience and a blog presence. One morning, everything changed. The right words came out through the keyboard, they connected with the right people, traffic quadrupled almost instantly, Publications came knocking and business started coming in from across the globe.

  • Jonathan Daggerhart: Introduction to using WordPress

    Jonathan Daggerhart: Introduction to using WordPress

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: Jonathan Daggerhart

    September 27, 2014 &#8212 This introduction to WordPress walks the fine line between abstract concepts and specific use-cases for many administrative tasks within WordPress. The goal of the presentation is to not-only teach you how to navigate and use different functionality with WordPress’s dashboard, but to also provide understanding as to why the differences in functionality exist. By the end of the presentation, you should understand how to use WordPress to effectively create and manage simple websites. Topics covered: common settings, pages, posts, categories & tags, themes, widgets, and plugins.

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  • Eric Andrew Lewis: An Introduction to wp.media

    Eric Andrew Lewis: An Introduction to wp.media

    WordCamp Philly 2014Speaker: Eric Andrew Lewis

    September 25, 2014 &#8212 One of my favorite WordPress releases is 3.5, when Daryl Koopersmith banged out umpteen lines of JS to gives us the new Media experience. It was a game-changer for the admin interface experience, and will echo in WP eternity. A utilitarian fill-out-form-and-submit-page will (probably) never go away. But JavaScript (with an MV* framework) is key to building user interfaces to deal with complex data in user friendly ways. Let’s go there.

  • Xiao Yu: WP <3 Elasticsearch

    Xiao Yu: WP <3 Elasticsearch

    WordCamp Vancouver 2014Speaker: Xiao Yu

    September 25, 2014 &#8212 We know intuitively that searching in WP kinda sucks; the flaws in a traditional datastore (a.k.a. MySQL) make fixing these problems extremely hard. Elasticsearch complements WP and allows us to solve these issues to transparently provide a better user experience. Take a look at how and why Automattic is using Elasticsearch and how to leverage it for your own site too.

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  • Greg Douglas: Ride The Lightning: A Case Study For Roundabout.com

    Greg Douglas: Ride The Lightning: A Case Study For Roundabout.com

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2014Speaker: Greg Douglas

    September 25, 2014 &#8212 This talk will include a peek behind the curtain of one of my own websites from early conversations and design questionnaire to the project board that includes the UX/UI, fonts, color scheme and design inspiration to the finished WordPress website. There will be tools and tips for how to think creatively when designing for WordPress… Also I will ask the co-developer for this site to join me on stage for the Q & A portion of the talk to assist in answering questions about development of this website.

  • David Pisarra: Calendar Your Way to Success

    David Pisarra: Calendar Your Way to Success

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2014Speaker: David Pisarra

    September 25, 2014 &#8212 This presentation on Creating Editorial Calendars will make blogging/podcasting a hassle free experience. It is designed for both potential and experienced writers/podcasters to realize and organize, how much information they have at their disposal to create a truly awesome creative experience

    Every creator of content faces the same dilemma – what to write about – it can cripple a budding successful career. But with an editorial road map, and a flashlight, success is all but guaranteed.

    There will be a live demonstration of how to organize loads of information into bitesized interesting units to produce blog posts and podcasts on a regular basis.

    Viewers will gain an insight into their own topic areas depth and breadth and have a renewed vision for their success.

  • Merrill Mayer: Advanced Custom Fields – Beyond the basics

    Merrill Mayer: Advanced Custom Fields – Beyond the basics

    WordCamp Vancouver 2014Speaker: Merrill Mayer

    September 25, 2014 &#8212 This talk will cover use of ACF in non-blog oriented websites. It will focus on using ACF in a custom post type. It will demonstrate custom queries along with custom prev/next posts.

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  • Mel Karlik: How To Build A Custom Widget

    Mel Karlik: How To Build A Custom Widget

    WordCamp Vancouver 2014Speaker: Mel Karlik

    September 25, 2014 &#8212 Widgets are a great way to deliver added content or functionality to a WordPress site. I’ll show you step-by-step how to create a simple custom widget then see how you can distribute theme with a theme or as a stand-alone plugin.

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