November 15, 2014 — If you are new to WordPress, this session teaches you how to make the most of the awesome functionality provided with WordPress core to build your website or blog. Itl covers the latest and greatest features of using WordPress utilizing featured images, tags and categories, native galleries and audio playlists, menus, widgets, and the Theme Customizer to preview modifications to themes before pushing them live on the server, all from a website owner perspective.
July 9, 2014 — Harness the power of the WordPress database to streamline and standardize data collection and display of similar information utilizing several very popular plugins that allow you to create web magic without touching code. This session covers how to setup and configure Custom Post Type UI, CodePress Admin Column and Advanced Post Type Order to manage and display your information easily.
May 9, 2014 — If you are a theme developer, using Sass or Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets is a time saving way to write your code and it is easy to learn once you are familiar with CSS. In this session, learn how to harness the power of variables, nesting, and mixins and take advantage of everything that Sass has to offer to write awesome code. In order to get the most from this session, you must have a good understanding of HTML and CSS.
February 1, 2014 — This session is for beginners that are new to WordPress and would like to learn the essentials of how to setup a website utilizing WordPress’ awesome built-in features such as the blog, themes, widgets, and plugins. I will also cover the basics of what you need to do to maintain and manage your site, as well as resources for where to get help in the community and online.
October 28, 2013 — This talk assists you in identifying your key interests and learning style to determine whether you should pursue content creation, design, development, SEO and marketing, web hosting and server side technologies, teaching WordPress, writing documentation and contributing to WordPress, organizing meetups, or what other area you should focus on, along with valuable resources to nurture your WordPress goals.
September 30, 2013 — “Post Launch Setup” includes task lists such as setting up security monitors, backup scheduling, configuration up of stats and caching programs, automating post broadcasts, activating JetPack, testing contact forms, and prepping your site for search engine optimization. Most of these tasks can only be performed after a site has gone live and DNS has fully propagated. This session outlines the steps used to successfully launch a WordPress site.
February 3, 2013 — This session will show you what to look for in a plugin, how to download and install them safely to your site, how to provide and get feedback on the plugins you try, as well as some recommendations for plugins that will compliment every site you build.