WordCamp Savannah 2010


We will post additional schedule information as it is finalized. The session times for Saturday are still a little bit in flux as we try to accommodate all the speakers’ schedules.


9 – 5 Full-day Newbie Workshop.
See “Get Your WordPress Here!” for details. Since this workshop is only relevant for some people, separate tickets are required.
5:30 – 7:30 pm Casual meet and greet.
Come one, come all and meet your fellow attendees. Stop by for a quick glass of tea, get an advance look at who makes up the local community, and meet visiting speakers and WordPress experts before everyone’s crazy busy with presentations. We might have some snacks to keep you going until you eat dinner (maybe with someone you meet here!)


Time Using WordPress (user/blogger/business) Making WordPress (design/development)
8:00 am Registration (Coffee donated by StudioPress)
8:45 am Welcome/Announcements
9:00 am Showcase: What Can You Do with WordPress?
9:30 am WordPress 3.0, In Case You Missed It
Jane Wells
Beginner PHP/CSS
Shayne Sanderson
10:00 am Hidden Gems/Favorite Features
Sheri Bigelow
Writing Your First Plugin
Mark Jaquith
10:30 am Break/Group Activity 1
10:45 am Site Demo: A Wedding
Anthony Bubel
2010: A Theme Odyssey
Matt Thomas
11:15 am Site Demo: SCAD Radio
Caila Brown
Customizing Themes/Child Themes
Sara Cannon
11:45 am WordPress for Dummies, Live Q&A
Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Themes
Matt Mullenweg
12:15 pm Lunch from Angel’s BBQ, donated by Automattic
1:30 pm Functional Themes Automating Your Plugin with WP-Cron
Dan Cannon
2:00 pm Adding BuddyPress to Your Site
John James Jacoby
Contributing to WordPress Core
Andrew Nacin
2:30 pm Post Templates vs. Custom Post Types
Ptah Dunbar
WordPress + jQuery
Daryl Koopersmith
3:00 pm Break/Group Activity 2
3:15 pm Social Media Plugins
Judi Knight
Hooking into Comments
Beau Lebens
3:45 pm Essential Plugins for Small Business
Amanda Blum
WordPress + Google Summer of Code
BuddyPress Event Calendar – John James Jacoby
Visual CSS Editor – Daryl Koopersmith
4:15 pm Top Multisite Plugins
Andrea Rennick, via Skype
WordPress + Google Summer of Code continued
Visual CSS Editor – Daryl Koopersmith
Theme Revisions/Editor – Andrew Nacin
4:45 pm Break
5:00 pm What’s Next for WordPress? Q&A with Members of the WordPress Core Team
Matt Mullenweg, Mark Jaquith, Jane Wells, Andrew Nacin
5:45 pm Closing Remarks/Sunday Announcements
6:00 pm Go Get Yourself Some Dinner (Afterparty details to come)

SUNDAY 12 – 5 pm

Sunday will include “unconference” sessions suggested/voted on/determined by speakers and attendees on Saturday, a potluck lunch, a genius bar where you can ask experts for help with your WordPress woes (including a few consultants, in case you want to hire someone for a project after WordCamp), casual networking, and an Update! station to help you get your site onto the current version of WordPress if it’s running an older version.

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