Keep Learning! Slides, Speakers, & Videos

We’ve had requests for how to find slides and watch videos for all the sessions, so we’ve put together a list of links & tweets (so you can follow the speakers!) sharing the slides of all the presentations we’ve been able to locate. Know about one we don’t? Share it in the comments!

Videos

Videos of many of the presentations will eventually be available on WordPress.tv. Until then it’s a great source of talks from other WordCamps.

Slides

Listed in order of the day…

Your WordCamp Itinerary

We’ve heard from a few people who looked at the jam-packed schedule and couldn’t decide which presentations to attend. You might even be thinking, “is this WordCamp for me?”

WordCamp Seattle: Beginner Edition has something for everyone!

There’s no wrong way to pick which sessions you attend, but we made some “itineraries” for those of you seeking some direction. Of course, if none of these seem right for you, you’re free to attend whichever presentations you want! (And if you miss one, they’ll all be on WordPress.tv in the coming months.)

Pro Tip: If you’re not sure what a presentation is about, click its title on the “Schedule” page to read a description.

The Total Novice

If you’ve never logged into WordPress or you can’t remember the last time you did, these sessions will ease you into WordPress. By the end of the day, you’ll know your way around and be ready to dive in yourself.

  1. The WordPress Dashboard Demystified – Bob Dunn
  2. What Does That Mean, Exactly? A Primer for WordPress Technology – Kelli Wise
  3. WordPress: .com vs .org – Jeanette Chapin
  4. WordPress for All — Formatting Accessible Content – Mark Root-Wiley
  5. Pick one:
    • 12 Non-Techie Ways to Speed Up Your Website – Kristie Hill
    • There are no dumb questions: Q&A with the WordPress Help Twins – Leslie Stewart & Kelli Wise
  6. Keynote: A Guide to Surviving WordPress for the Technically Challenged – Kimberly Gauthier

The Consultant & Business Owner

Many people make a living building or working on WordPress websites. Even more business owners use WordPress to power their own sites. This track blends business and WordPress to help you get more clients and improve your own site.

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  1. An Introvert’s Guide to Building Your Business Through Meetups & Conferences – Eric Amundson
  2. A Website is Not a Product, It’s a Service: Setting Expectations to Build Long-Term Relationships – Raven Gildea
  3. Setting Up Shop with Woocommerce – Andrea Salkey
  4. WordPress Security 101: Steps Every Business Owner Should Take to Safeguard Their Business’ Virtual Presence – Andrew Villeneuve
  5. Using Images to Build Your Audience in 3 Simple Steps –Heather Johnson
  6. Keynote: A Guide to Surviving WordPress for the Technically Challenged – Kimberly Gauthier

The Creative & Design Mind

For the creatives and designers, WordPress is one of the most common CMSes for which to design. These topics will teach you some of the tech that implements your designs and show you tools and ideas to inspire your next project.

  1. Pick whatever sounds interesting. You’re a creative mind that needs to start in its own direction.
  2. HTML is for Everyone – Andrew Woods (If you’re designing website, you’re designing for HTML)
  3. Pick one:
    • Your First Child (Theme) – Gaelan Lloyd (Learn how WordPress themes get modified with your designs)
    • WordPress: .com vs .org – Jeanette Chapin
  4. What is a Theme Framework and Is It Right for Me? – Sheila Hoffman
  5. Using Images to Build Your Audience in 3 Simple Steps –Heather Johnson
  6. Keynote: A Guide to Surviving WordPress for the Technically Challenged – Kimberly Gauthier

The Techie & Aspiring Developer

Ready to nerd out and ease into WordPress development? We’ve got the perfect set of presentations for you.

  1. Solving WordPress Problems for the Non-Expert – Laura Dodson
  2. HTML is for Everyone – Andrew Woods
  3. Your First Child (Theme) – Gaelan Lloyd
  4. What is a Theme Framework and Is It Right for Me? – Sheila Hoffman
  5. Enrichment time. Pick what sounds interesting.
  6. Keynote: A Guide to Surviving WordPress for the Technically Challenged – Kimberly Gauthier

All Day: Help Desk & Networking

dog-624952_640Got a specific WordPress question you need help with? There will be a WordPress help desk staffed with experts all day to help you with your questions and website problems! Bring your questions and leave with answers.

There will be great networking and conversation throughout the day, in the halls, between sessions, and over lunch. If you find a topic particularly interesting, keep the conversation going with fellow attendees in between sessions and over lunch.

Looking to connect with other attendees online? Then the #wcsea hashtag is for you! Use it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram so we can all follow along on your journey through WordCamp Seattle: Beginner Edition.

We can’t wait to see you there! Don’t have your ticket yet? There are still a few left! Buy your ticket now.