What happens when you dive into working with WordPress and discover the worldwide community that supports it? You might just learn that “doing it wrong” has a totally different meaning than you originally thought.
Marc Gratch wraps up the day with his personal story of “Doing it Wrong” and how he came to be involved in the WordPress community, and share some ideas about how you can get involved, too.
WordPress is used to power apps, e-commerce systems, data stores, and massive news sites, but did you know you can also use it to write a blog? 🙂 It’s true!, and Nile Flores can show you how during her session “Blogging and Content Creation for WordPress.” She’ll provide some easy-to-implement tips on getting past a creative block, sharing your knowledge with the world, and making your content SEO-friendly.
Everyone tells you to write more; no one tells you what to write, or more importantly, how to be helpful. Chris Lema brings his experience in crafting timely, helpful content to Oklahoma City as he presents “The Buyer’s Journey – a Content Strategy for Your Blog or Business Website.”
Security of any platform can be difficult, but how do you secure one of the biggest targets on the web? Gerroald Barron knows from experience, and can help you get started securing your WordPress site when you attend his #WCOKC talk “Beginner WordPress Security.”
We’re excited to have Trisha Salas present “Accessibility Tips, Tricks & Best Practices for Plugin Developers” at WordCamp OKC 2016. As a member of the WordPress Accessibility Team and a developer for The Events Calendar, Trisha brings her experience to WordCamp OKC in a session that you won’t want to miss.
We’re proud to include Natasha Martin in our awesome lineup of speakers for WordCamp OKC. Natasha brings great experience in web development to our event, and has spoken about web design at the OKC WordPress User Group. Now, we’re excited to have her represent OKC as one of the local speakers on the WordCamp stage.
Join us in our second session of the day as Natasha shares about “Marketing for WordPress.”
WordCamp is a great way to build and strengthen the local WordPress community, which is one reason we’re excited to kick off the event with local developer and community builder Aaron D. Campbell, talking about Being a Good Citizen in the WordPress Community.
Aaron has been a regular contributor to WordPress for the last eight years, and even co-lead the WordPress 3.6 release (which is a pretty big deal). He’ll help us find out how we can help make WordPress better through good community citizenship.
Here at WordCamp OKC, we’re excited to provide attendees with a broad range of topics from knowledgable speakers, and thanks to our single track we’ve made it easier to hear them all! No need to pick and choose which sessions to attend and which to watch online later; no rushing down the hallway as one talk ends and the other begins in another room. Just a great time of listening, learning, and visiting.
Along with the listening to the informative talks, we’ve built in lots of time for community-building and the ever popular “hallway track” with time in between talks to chat with the speaker and your new friends, post a selfie, grab some coffee, call your mom, or just stretch your legs a bit.
Food and visiting go together, so in addition to a classic Oklahoma BBQ lunch, we’re providing an afternoon snack time during the event (sorry, no nap mats, though).
See the schedule and read the descriptions for each session, then take a minute to tweet out which sessions you’re most excited about and encourage the speakers. Don’t forget to include #WCOKC.
See y’all in just a few weeks!
We had a lot of great talks submitted for this first-ever WordCamp in Oklahoma, and with only a small number of available slots it was tough to pick just the right ones. We decided to focus on the building blocks of WordPress: community, content, security, and business.
With that in mind, we’re excited about this diverse group of WordPress bloggers, business people, developers, community organizers, and contributors, and are confident that their talks will encourage, inform, and entertain everyone who attends this year.
Visit the Speakers page on our site to learn more about each of them, and look for the schedule to be published soon.