WordCamp Sacramento 2017 is happening Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

  • Saturday runs from 8:40 am to 5:00 pm, with a fantastic lunch.
  • A Networking Reception will be held immediately following the event on Saturday, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Sunday runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a spread of afternoon treats and delights.
  • The purchase of a Community Sponsor Ticket includes an invitation to the exclusive Kick-Off Dinner on Friday, September 15 at 6:30 pm.

Throughout the event, you are welcome to move freely between all rooms/tracks/sessions, including the Beginner track, attending whatever sessions interest you the most.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time Peace Love Freedom
8:40 amOpening Remarks
9:00 amThe Single Thing You Need To Get Right to Succeeding at Peace, Love, And WordPress Chris LemaThe Future: Why Open Matters Aaron D. CampbellWordPress Beginner Track: Introduction Gregg Franklin
9:50 amSupercharge Theme Development With Component Libraries Carrie FordeOff With It’s Head: Using WordPress As A Decoupled CMS For A Single Page Application Treighton MauldinWordPress Beginner Track: The Dashboard Adam Silver
10:40 amPractical Security Framework For Website Owners Tony PerezIntro To Configuration Management Tessa KrieselWordPress Beginner Track: The Dashboard, Continued
11:30 amAccelerating Custom Development with Dynamic Scaffolding and WP-CLI Ben ByrneSpeed Networking: Meet Other WordCampers And Grow Your Network Jennifer BournWordPress Beginner Track: Wrap Up, Help, Q&A Gregg Franklin, Adam Silver, Heather Hogan
12:10 pmLunch
1:40 pmEntrepreneurial Resilience: Handling The Toughest Times In Business And Surviving Cory MillerThe WordPress REST API: A Development Primer Andrew TaylorWordPress Beginner Track: Themes
2:30 pmContent Hacks For Nonprofits Bridget WillardDistribute Allthethings: WordPress And The Era Of Multiple Content Channels Jake GoldmanWordPress Beginner Track: Plugins Heather Hogan
3:20 pmCoding For The Masses Justin BusaHow to Develop a Color Palette for your Website Amanda McCoyWordPress Beginner Track: Deployment Gregg Franklin
3:30 pmCoding For The Masses, ContinuedFun With Fonts: Using The Right Fonts For Your WordPress Website Amber HewittWordPress Beginner Track: Deployment, Continued
3:40 pmCoding For The Masses, ContinuedHow To Optimize Images For SEO Leslie StallerWordPress Beginner Track: Deployment, Continued
4:10 pmYes, And… Using Improv Comedy for Project Management Success Sarah WefaldMeasure: Transform Analytics Ben Ilfeld
5:00 pmNetworking Reception

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Time Peace Love Freedom
11:00 amWordPress Performance – Foundation and Tactics Matt VanderpolLaunching Membership Websites: The Nitty Gritty Business Of A Successful Launch Kim ShivlerBuilding Community To Supercharge Your Niche Blog Mendel Kurland
11:50 amBest Practices for your Nonprofit Website Matt CromwellDemystifying WordPress Multisite: When Is Multisite A Good Choice And When Is It Not? Mike Fitzpatrick
12:40 pmBlogging Success And Monetization Panel Discussion Jennifer Bourn, Kayla Butler, Terry Webster Schrandt, Dorothy Kern, Margaret AndrewsJS APIs, PHP APIs, Oh My! Vasken HauriYou Created A Plugin. Now What? Adam W. Warner
1:30 pmExtending And Improving WooCommerce: A Tale Of Poor Performance, Turned Around Justin SaintonI Wrote My Blog Post, “Now What?” Jen MillerThe Minimal Dev Jason Cosper
2:10 pmBreak
2:30 pmCustom Post Types: How-To And Why Jon TrujilloPursuing Your Creative Passion: Turn Your Side Hustle Into A Full Time Gig Katie ElenbergerIntroduction To Child Theming John Locke
2:50 pmExpanding Creativity: Utilizing SVGs on the Web Ivan VillaSetting Up Your Own Podcast And Vlog Bill ConradIntroduction To The Jetpack WordPress Plugin Cat Scholz
3:20 pmWordPress: What To DO When You Don’t Know What To DO Jarrett GucciHow To Build An Email List And Generate Qualified Leads Using WordPress AJ MorrisThe Benefits of Vanilla JavaScript Nate Conley
4:10 pmBuilding A Journalist-Friendly Online Pressroom With WordPress Sallie GoetschWordPress Technical SEO; Best Practices For Publishers and eCommerce Arsen RabinovichTaming BuddyPress Tanner Moushey

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