Speaker slides round-up

Here is the list of slides from the sessions, we’ll be adding the rest as they come online:

Ryan Markel – Code Review: Keeping Things Secure, Clean, and Performant

David Smith – Making Simple Things Really Complicated: High Availability for WordPress

Teresa Lane – Content Modeling

Andy Nathan – 7 Scientifically Proven Steps To Engage Your Blog Readers

Mike Hale – Automating WordPress Plugin Development with Gulp

Jason Yingling – Getting to Know Underscores

Nile Flores – How to Make the Most out of Yoast SEO

Lucas Lima – Building a Simple Project Plan for WordPress Projects

Michele Butcher – Password, Attacks, and Security, oh my!

Chris Flannagan – Plugin Development 101

Shelly Peacock – Frameworks for Freelancers

Gregory Ray – Hardening WordPress, Again

Joe McGill – Optimizing Your Themes for Responsive Images in WordPress

If you know of one we haven’t posted yet let us know @wordcampstl

Last minute notes on the After Party (and Community Day)

For those of you going to the after party.  If you’re taking the metrolink downtown, get off at the stadium stop.  If you’re driving, Ballpark Village offers 3 hours of free parking before 9pm with validation or street parking is free after 7pm.  Of course Uber is always an option too.

And regardless of whether or not you’re able to attend tonight we really hope that you will join us tomorrow for more WordCamp, we’re going to have some more speakers, contributors day, kids camp, our second keynote from Aaron Jorbin, and an Open Discussion/AMA on WordPress.  Not to mention a delicious lunch from Pi Pizza and Fitz’s Root Beer!


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Getting to WordCamp

If you plan to come by car, train, bus, bike or horse you might need to check this out…

First off, for those of you are going to be using MetroLink, MetroBus and riding a bike to get to WordCamp, WUSTL has a brochure with a map that includes locations of MetroLink stops, MetroBus stops, bike racks, and more here.


If you’re going to be driving to WordCamp St. Louis, click “Continue Reading” for more information. Continue reading Getting to WordCamp

Do you speak WordPress? Come speak at WordCamp St. Louis!

Submission deadline: April 1, 2016

Do you work with WordPress?

Are you a developer, designer, blogger, journalist, activist?
Do you run your business on WordPress?
Are you in or from the St. Louis metro? Are you part of Cardinal Nation?
Has WordPress changed your life? (That can happen.)

Whatever your story, we’d like to hear it.

Whatever your tips, tricks or techniques, we’d like to learn them. And why you prefer them to other techniques, methods or whatever. Why do you think something is a best practice? Why should it be?

In return, you’ll get the undying gratitude of the STL WordPress community; your talk on WordPress.tv (maybe); some awesome culinary concoctions at the Speakers’ dinner and all the smooth Kaldi’s coffee you can drink on site.

Are you in?

Just fill out the form below by April 1. We’ll be back to you within two weeks!

If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times – once for each topic.

Please note:

Your talk should educate or enlighten the community, or both, way more than it promotes your products or company.

It should also embody the values of WordPress.

That means:

We are inclusive and welcoming, and positive. Recommend one solution over another? Perfectly fine. Just frame your recommendations as, “I’ve found that with X I could do this faster, make it prettier, whatever … Y had/has these limitations … (not Y was bad or wrong.)

And we do have a code of conduct. In short: Be kind.

We are all about the GPL. We probably all use tools that aren’t GPL. (Photoshop, for instance.) When we speak at WordCamps, the themes and plugins we recommend from the stage need to explicitly embrace the GPL. Questions? Ask!

SPEAKER SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED…if you submitted a proposal, look for an email from the speaker selection committee next week.

Welcome to WordCamp St. Louis 2016

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp St. Louis is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp St. Louis will be May 14th and 15th at Washington University.

Subscribe using the form in the sidebar to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!