Friday, March 24th – BuddyCamp Miami & REST API Workshop Guide

Friday, March 24th is filled with so much learning, networking, and fun that things might feel overwhelming. So, we hope this guide for BuddyCamp Miami / REST API Workshop will provide you with all the information and answers that will need.

Location, Direction & Map:

BuddyCamp Miami will be held at FIU’s Graham Center building (GC) in Room 140 (Auditorium).

FIU Graham Center
11198 SW 8th St,
Miami, FL 33174


We highly recommend you enter FIU campus from the 8th street entrance. From the North or the South find your way to campus using the Turnpike, exiting EAST on S.W. 8th Street (U.S. Highway 41 – Tamiami Trail). Once on 8th Street, go East two traffic lights to SW 112TH Avenue, and turn right. After entering campus, you should see a WCMIA sign instructing you to take your first Left.

Here is a Google Map to help with direction:


We have reserved free STUDENT parking (Floors 3 to 7) in the (PG6) TechStation. DO NOT  PARK IN ADMIN OR FACULTY & STAFF SPACES.


  1. Go to this link (Chrome Desktop Users: Please try another browser.) before attending the conference on Friday: (Chrome Desktop Users: Please try another browser.)
  2. Fill in the license plate # and information about your vehicle (this information will be kept private and only to be used by FIU Parking Department).
  3. Once you register your vehicle DO NOT HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN FOR ANY OTHER DAYS. One time register will cover you for the entire conference.
  4. If you bring a different vehicle on different days, you’ll need to use the link again and register the different vehicle.

Registration & Workshop Details:

To get to the BuddyCamp in Graham Center (GC) Room 140 (morning) or Graham CenterGC Room 280 (afternoon) from the parking garage you will have to take a 5-minute walk through FIU campus. From the parking garage cross the street by the bridge and walk through the Engineering & Computing Science building. Take the sidewalk RIGHT of the lake towards the Green Library. Enter the Library and exit on the opposite side by the Starbucks. Make a LEFT after you exit and make a RIGHT through the double doors by Einstein Bros Bagels into the Graham Center (GC) building. Go straight down the hall and RIGHT after you walk by the big screen on your RIGHT you will see the room (Auditorium) 140.

Registration will be in the workshop room. We will have a list so no need to bring anything but yourself (and your laptop, notebooks, etc.). We will have blank name tags and markers. Registration starts at 8 a.m… The workshop will start with brief opening remarks at 8:55 a.m

Time BuddyCamp Miami / REST API (GC140 then GC280)
8:00 amRegistration
9:00 amBuddyPress 101 David Laietta
10:00 amTaming BuddyPress Tanner Moushey
11:00 amBuddyPress Case Study: Total Wellness Challenge Tara Claeys
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmHow To Use The WordPress REST API Andrew Taylor
2:00 pmBuilding A WordPress + BuddyPress Mobile App Brian Messenlehner
3:30 pmState of BuddyPress John James Jacoby
4:30 pmEnd of Day Remarks


Lunch will be provided for all workshops. Everyone will be provided a lunch ticket and have a variety of restaurants and dining area to choose from. Here a list options to choose from:

  • Graham Center (GC)
    • Pollo Tropical
    • Subway
    • Burger King
    • Café Bustelo
    • Barnes & Noble Café
    • Einstein Bros Bagel
    • Jamba Juice
    • Sushi Maki
    • Chili’s
    • Almazar Greek and Middle Eastern Cuisine
    • Fresh Food Company
  • Market Station (PG5)
    • Chick-Fil-A
    • Moe’s Southwest Grill
    • Papa John’s
    • Salad Creations
  • Mango Building
    • Panda Express
    • Taco Bell
    • Starbucks ( Also in 1st floor of Green Library (GL) )

We will have plenty of signage up to help with directions and we provide you with all the information you will need at the time of registration on Friday.

Code of Conduct

WordCamp Miami first priority is the safety and respect of all attending. If you see something that isn’t right, let us know. If you’re not sure whether something should be mentioned or not, refer to our Code of Conduct.