WordCamp Boston-ON THE WAY
WordCamp Boston is officially on the calendar!
WordCamp Boston will be July 18-19th at Boston University.
George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
The venue is accessible via the Green Line “B” Branch at the “BU Central” stop. Parking will be available but not free, we encourage you to take public transportation if possible.
Attendees can park in the Granby lot at BU for a $12 flat rate. This is about a 5 minute walk to the venue.
Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline, 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline
This hotel is about 1 mile from the conference venue, also in Brookline along the MBTA Green “C” Line, in a nice residential neighborhood, surrounded by brownstones and tree lined streets.
- Special rate for WordCamp Boston attendees: Jul 17 & 18 $199 p/n. This rate is subject to availability and can be sold out at anytime so book early.
- Reservation department: 617-277-1200
- Booking Code: WCB
- Booking Link: WordCamp Boston Rooms
Not included: Room tax (11.7%) & Parking – currently $32 p/n
The Courtyard By Marriott, 40 Webster Street, Brookline
This hotel is about a 2 mile walk from the Boston University George Sherman Union, or you can use the MBTA Green line (Green line C inbound to Kenmore, switch to outbound B line, or just take the C line inbound to Hawes Street and walk half a mile).
Q & A WITH WORDPRESS CORE DEVELOPERS
Presented by Konstantin Obenland in Auditorium, Ballroom, Keynote, Upstairs.
XSS, CSRF, SQLI, WTH(?!?): THE TRUTH ON THEME SECURITY
Presented by Michael Cain in Developers, Upstairs.
VISIBILITY = OPPORTUNITY
Presented by Bobbie Carlton in Auditorium, Ballroom, Keynote, Upstairs.
CONTRACTS AND COPYRIGHT FOR THE DEVELOPER, BLOGGER AND WORDPRESS GURU
Presented by Louise Leduc Kennedy in Ballroom, Beginner, Business Owners / Entrepreneurs.
GIT STARTED WITH VERSION CONTROL
Presented by David Parsons in Beginner, Developers, Upstairs.
LOCAL AND STAGING ENVIRONMENTS FOR MULTI-PERSON DEVELOPMENT THAT ACTUALLY WORK!
Presented by William P. Davis in Advanced, Developers, Upstairs.
HTTP/2 AND YOU
Presented by Zack Tollman in Developers, Intermediate, Upstairs.
CONTENT MIGRATION: BEYOND WXR
Presented by Matt Johnson in Advanced, Developers, Upstairs.
EXPLAINING HARD THINGS TO HUMANS
Presented by Fred Meyer in Auditorium, Beginner, Developers.
BUILD A SOCIAL NETWORK WITH WORDPRESS AND BUDDYPRESS
Presented by Daniel Miller in Auditorium, Developers, Intermediate.
Presented by Michael McWilliams in Business Owners / Entrepreneurs, Intermediate, Upstairs.
7 WAYS TO TURN YOUR COMPANY WEBSITE INTO A LEAD MAGNET
Presented by Christina Inge in Ballroom, Business Owners / Entrepreneurs, Intermediate.
HOW MUCH CAN I CHARGE? PRICING ISN’T JUST A NUMBER
Presented by Adam Juda in Auditorium, Beginner, Freelancers.
USING THE YOAST SEO TOOL TO THE FULLEST
Presented by Sandy Edwards in Ballroom, Beginner, Business Owners / Entrepreneurs.
A BETTER INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE
Presented by Jesse Friedman in Ballroom, Beginner, Designers.
START SELLING IMAGES WITH WORDPRESS IN UNDER 10 MINUTES
Presented by Scott Wyden Kivowitz in Ballroom, Beginner, Users & Bloggers.
Presented by Mike Toppa in Auditorium, Beginner, Freelancers.
Presented by Aaron Reimann in Ballroom, Beginner, Social Media / Marketing, Users & Bloggers.
CONQUERING WORDPRESS WITHOUT KNOWING ANY CODE
Presented by Steffinie Blankenship in Auditorium, Beginner, Business Owners / Entrepreneurs, Users & Bloggers.
HOW BEING A MUSICIAN MADE ME A BETTER DEVELOPER
Presented by Ryan Kanner in Beginner, Developers, Upstairs.
BLOGGING FOR BUSINESS
Presented by Amy CQ in Ballroom, Beginner, Business Owners / Entrepreneurs.
HOW TO CREATE OUTSTANDING CONTENT
Presented by Suzette Martinez Standring in Ballroom, Intermediate, Users & Bloggers.
WORDPRESS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE FUTURE: A LOOK AT THE POWER OF WP-API
Presented by Phil Crumm in Advanced, Auditorium, Developers.
THE FINAL 20%
Presented by Jeremy Green in Developers, Freelancers, Intermediate, Upstairs.
PODCASTING ON A BUDGET WITH WORDPRESS
Presented by Paul Michaels in Ballroom, Business Owners / Entrepreneurs, Intermediate.
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WEB/WORDPRESS ACCESSIBILITY
Presented by Jordan Quintal in Auditorium, Designers, Developers, Intermediate.
BEST FRIEND OR WORST ENEMY: MULTISITE NETWORK DO’S & DON’TS
Presented by Taylor McCaslin in Auditorium, Developers, Intermediate.
WORDPRESS UPGRADES: READY, SET, GO!
Presented by Dustin Meza in Business Owners / Entrepreneurs, Intermediate, Upstairs, Users & Bloggers.
DEVELOPING WORDPRESS THEMES USING MODULAR SASS
Presented by Michael DeWitt in Auditorium, Developers, Intermediate.
SMALLER, FASTER WEBSITES
Presented by Mat Marquis in Auditorium, Ballroom, Keynote, Upstairs.
SATURDAY, JULY 18TH
5:30pm at Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline (1200 Beacon Street, Brookline)
Light appetizers and a cash bar.
Parking available at the Holiday Inn for $5 or street parking.
SUNDAY, JULY 19TH
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Matt Johnson is co-founder and CTO of Alley Interactive, a full-service digital agency in New York City that works with large media companies and non-profit organizations. Matt has led the development of many large content sites with, including Capital New York, The New Republic, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Chalkbeat, Foreign Policy Magazine, and Kveller.com.
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SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING
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Jordan Quintal is a successful Online Multipreneur, a seasoned Web Developer, as well as a WordPress Contributor and Community Member. Jordan is the current President at The Genius Web Media Inc. that was founded , which specializes in WordPress Development and Web Accessibility.
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