Below is the WordCamp Philly 2011 schedule. We have a great lineup of speakers for a fun weekend of WordPress in Philly!

The schedule is subject to change at any time.

Please use the hashtag #wcphilly for this year’s WordCamp. Tweet away!

Saturday – Nov 5th

Location: Fox School of Business and Management @ Temple University

Time User Power User Developer Designer
8:00 Registration
9:00 Opening Remarks

WordPress 101: The Basics of Blogging & 101 Resources to Get Started

Fajr Muhammad

Building Community Around Your WordPress Publication

Patrick O’Keefe
Patrick O'Keefe

Building a Plugin in One Night

Jason Coleman
Jason Coleman

Customizing the WordPress Twenty Eleven Theme

Tom Carney
Tom Carney


How I Explained WordPress to my Mother

Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Custom menus and navigation

Reed Gustow

Get control of WP with version control

Dave Konopka

Workshop session: HTML to WordPress theme conversion

Jayvie Canono


What You Need To Know to Get Your Company on The Web

Owen Winkler

Adding A Social ‘Stache: BuddyPress, bbPress And Beyond

Doug Stewart

Applying Agile Coding Techniques to WordPress Plugin Development

Michael Toppa

WordPress Design and Development For the Client In Mind

Nile Flores


Academic Panel: Socializing Higher Education through Content Management Systems


Stop Worrying, Start Publishing

Anthony Bubel

WordPress End-User Security

Dre Armeda

Moving Beyond jQuery and into Javascript

Aaron Jorbin

HTML5: Just cut to the chase!

Sam Napolitano


Gamification for a Funtastic User Experience

Steven L. Johnson

Facebook + WordPress = How to supercharge social on your blog

Sean Blanda

Advanced WordPress Development

Andrew Nacin

Polishing the WordPress Admin

Andrew Norcross


How I Made over $15,000 from One Blog Post

Yasmine Mustafa

WordPress Multisite in Education

Paul Paire

Editing the Visual Editor

Jake Goldman

Desktops, Tablets, and Mobiles Oh My!: Adaptive and Responsive Web Design

Chris Cochran


Getting Support in an Open Source World

Andrew Spittle

Mastering The Shortcode API

Peter Baylies

The Power of the Loop: Using Custom Post Types to Create a CMS based Portfolio Site

Pete Schuster

A base framework won’t box you in

Brian Richards

5:00 Closing Remarks

Afterparty @ National Mechanics

Saturday – Classroom

The Saturday Classroom will be more hands on training. The first three classes ( 9:45-11:15 ) will be 30 minutes theme demos with a Q&A located directly afterwards outside the classroom.

It’s recommended you bring a laptop or tablet to interact with the classroom sessions

Time User
9:45 – 10:15

Genesis Demo

Chris Cochran


Startbox Demo

Brian Richards


iThemes Demo

Matt Danner


WordPress for Beginners

Reed Gustow




Creating Your First WordPress Plugin

Brad Williams


Extending WordPress for Beginners

Reed Gustow


WordPress Optimization

Ben Metcalfe


Gravity Forms Demo

Carl Hancock

Sunday – Nov 6th

Location: Philadelphia Center for Architecture

Sunday Dev Day will be less session based and more hands-on hacking!

Time User
1:00pm Doors Open
1:15 Contributing to WordPress Core
2:15 Releasing a Plugin to
3:20 Releasing a Theme to
5:00pm Event Ends

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