Check this schedule regularly as adjustments are happening. Final information is being added in the next few days.

HUGE Pre-WordCamp Miami 2017 Social Meetup
Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 6:30 PM


(Friday, March 24)
Main Conference
(Sat/Sun, March 25-26)
Kid’s Activities
(Sat/Sun, March 25-26)

Saturday, March 25th

Our main day of the conference is stuffed full of a variety of topics and includes a number of informative lightning talks.

Time WordPress 102 Track (CBC 155) Content / Design (RDB 1100) Developers Track (CBC 232)
8:00 amRegistration
8:30 amOpening Remarks (CBC-155)
9:00 amHow To Secure Your WordPress Site Paul GilzowYou Are Not Your Audience: How to Create User Centered Design Tracy AppsClean Architecture in Plugins & Themes Diana Espino
9:40 amFinding Useful Plugins: How To Extend WordPress Past a Simple Blog Meagan HanesMarketing for Nerds Diane Kinney, Carrie DilsJoomla Extension Directory vs. WordPress Plugin Directory Aleksander Kuczek
10:20 amBreak – AMA: Victor Santoyo (Sucuri)Break – AMA: Mason James (WPValet)Break – AMA: Mark Jaquith
10:50 amCSS-Tricks: A Poster Board WordPress Site Chris CoyierTaking SEO Beyond the Green Dot Rebecca GillCustom Roles and Capabilities in WordPress Pete Nelson
11:30 amWordPress & Drupal: Community and Contribution Differences and Lessons Mike HerchelDIY Design: Think Like A Designer When Creating Your Site Michelle SchulpPHP 7.1 Cal Evans
12:15 pmLunch
1:30 pmHow To Decide If Page Builders Are Right For You Eduardo CarreiroGetting Real Business Results from Your Content Marketing Efforts David JohnsonSecurity for Your Webserver: How to Protect Your Website By Protecting The Server It Runs On Chris Wiegman
1:40 pmTech And The Power of One Miles LiftonManaging Multiple WordPress Websites in 2017 Steven AligREST API Case Study: Shawn Hooper
2:10 pmBeginner’s Guide To WordPress And Ecommerce Christie ChirinosHow to Create Compelling Content That Increases Traffic and Sales Syed BalkhiIntroduction to Automated WordPress Deployments Carl Alexander
2:50 pmBreak – AMA: Andrew Wikel (WooCommerce) Andrew WikelBreak – AMA: Kyle Putnam (FlyWheel) Kyle PutnamBreak – AMA: Andrew Norcross Andrew Norcross
3:20 pmScoping eCommerce Projects Patrick RaulandThe Current State of UX 2017: Trends, What Works, Future Predictions Karla CamposA Better User Experience With The WordPress Customizer Andrew Taylor
4:00 pmEcommerce Q&A: Making More Money And Avoiding Mistakes Bradley Cummins, Andrew Wikel, Chris Christoff, Patrick RaulandBuilding Your Expertise Branding Online: The What, the Why, and the How Anthony MiyazakiAmp Up Your Admin Amanda Giles
5:00 pmEnd of Day Remarks & Giveaways (CBC-155)
6:00 pmAfter Party

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Sunday, March 26th

Our last day of the conference is a perfect fit for business professionals, general WordPress users.

Time Business Track (CBC 155) Users Track (RDB 1100)
8:00 amBreakfast Social
8:30 amBreakfast Social & Registration
9:00 amLessons From Marketing Disasters Shilpa ShahKids And Code Sandy Edwards
9:45 amGrow Your Business by Elevating The Experience Scott MannKids Panel Kimberly Lipari
10:30 amThe Owner’s Dilemma: How to Stay at the Top of your Game Without Burning Out, Becoming Boring, or Needing to Live in Your Mom’s Basement Sherry WallingImportance of Landing Pages Alex Oliveira
11:15 amBusiness Panel: Business Longevity: Building Something that Will Last Jon Brown, Sherry Walling, Karim Marucchi, Rebecca Gill, Scott MannWordPress Without Borders – Scaling for Growth Hristo Pandjarov
12:00 pmQ&A Session With Panelists Sherry Walling, Karim Marucchi, Rebecca Gill, Scott MannA Simple Way to Customize Your Site Liam Dempsey
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmBusiness Panel: Challenges of Owning and Maintaining a WordPress Business Diane Kinney, Brian Rotsztein, Carrie DilsDoes Social Media Make You Happy Dr. Nancy Richmond
2:15 pmBusiness Panel: The Inside Track: Making More Money Diane Kinney, Troy Dean, Carrie Dils, Scott MannZero to Zen Rachel S Lucas
3:00 pmSeven Figures from Scratch with Online Communities Troy DeanHow We Built a Custom Charity With WordPress And No Custom Code Naomi C. Bush
3:45 pmBusiness Panel: You Want to Build an Agency? Brian Rotsztein, Shayla Price, Troy Dean, Scott MannGetting Back Up Again – Developing With Mental Illness Adam Soucie
4:30 pmClosing Remarks & Giveaways (CBC-155)

Learn Javascript Deeply

Developers looking to improve their JavaScript skills will have a full day of insights and learning.

Time Learning JavaScript Deeply (CBC 232)
8:00 amBreakfast Social
8:30 amBreakfast Social & Registration
9:00 amOpening Remarks (CBC-155)
9:10 amJavascript Made Simple Zac Gordon
10:00 amCallbacks, I Promise to Explain Nizar Khalife Iglesias
10:50 amAngular Ecosystem 101 Peter Carabeo
11:40 amIntro to GraphQL for REST developers Michael Dyer
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmA PHP Developer’s Adventures in React : Building Plugin Admin Interfaces Jonathan Brinley
2:20 pmBuilding Content Apps with VueJS Josh Pollock
3:10 pmIntroduction to Redux with React Auston Bunsen
3:45 pmJavaScript Q&A Panel Peter Carabeo, Michael Dyer, Jonathan Brinley, Auston Bunsen, Zac Gordon, Nizar Khalife Iglesias, Josh Pollock
4:30 pmClosing Remarks & Giveaways (CBC-155)

Friday, March 24th

WordPress 101 Beginner Course (Located At HUBB Co-Working – Not FIU, But Nearby)

If you have never used WordPress before, this is the workshop to attend. Read this guide for all the info you need.

Time WordPress 101 Beginners Course (at HUBB)
8:00 amRegistration
9:00 amDecisions / Education
10:00 amInstallation and Setup
11:00 amGetting Started with WordPress
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmWordPress Themes
2:00 pmTroubleshooting
3:00 pmPlugins
4:00 pmQ&A
4:30 pmEnd of Day Remarks

Freelancer’s Workshop (FIU: Room PG6-112)

Whether you use WordPress or not, this full day workshop is devoted to those who want to become better freelancers. Read this guide for more details.

Time Freelancer’s Workshop (PG6-112)
8:30 amRegistration
9:30 amOpening Remarks
9:40 amTools of the Trade (for Freelancer/Small Business Owner) Jason Mazier
10:25 amTalking to Clients About Scope and Specs (Using Wapuu) Jodie Riccelli
11:10 amFrom the Front Lines: Finding and Closing the Right Clients Krystal Galewski, Leah Halbina
11:55 amPricing Your Services: Are You Selling Yourself Short? Louise Treadwell
12:40 pmLunch
1:50 pmHow To Be A More Productive Freelancer Pascal Depuhl
2:15 pmHow to Train Clients to Use Their WordPress Site Allie Nimmons
3:00 pmUpping Your Freelance Game Melanie G Adcock
3:45 pmThe NO Badger Zone: How to Get New Business Without The Hard Sell Shelly Peacock
4:30 pmFreelancers: Q & A
5:00 pmEnd of Day Remarks

BuddyCamp Miami / REST API Workshop (FIU: Room GC 140 and after lunch GC 280)

Developers and BuddyPress Users: This is the workshop to be in on Friday March 24th. Read this guide more details here.

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