WebDevStudios Presentations at WordCamp Miami this Weekend

is coming up this weekend! Our team members who are speaking at this event are gearing up and getting excited to share their knowledge with you. We hope to see you from April 5th until the 7th so you can learn new things or expand your knowledge on something you already know.

We have 4 of our team members speaking at this event! Below you can see who, where, when, and what they are talking about!

Brad Williams

Saturday, April 6th at 9:45 am
Developers Track
“Using WordPress as an Application Framework”

WordPress is much more than blogging software.  This presentation will cover how to utilize WordPress as an application framework.  We’ll also cover examples of web apps powered by WordPress. The goal of this presentation is to get the audience to think outside the box when using WordPress.

Jayvie Canono
Friday, April 5th at 3:00 pm
Beginners Workshop
“Must Have” Plugins For Beginners

WordPress works great out of the box, but depending on your goals, there are some plugins you will need to get the most out of your experience. I’ll discuss plugins for different blogging cases, such as for photographers, podcasters, pure writers, and community queen bees.

Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 am
Designer Track
“Designing for Development”

A mockup is only good as a specification document if it keeps the development phase within its time budget. This talk offers recommendations on visual effects available in Photoshop that are easily converted to CSS code, as well as advice on font sizes and selection and layering your document to allow for an efficient development process.

Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Sunday April 7th at 1:00 pm
Business Track
“Scoping Projects to Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Angry Mobs”

Attention to detail in your code and design work is important – but before you lay down one single pixel, or one single line of code, you need to make sure that everyone (you, your client, your clients client, etc) are on the same page and make sure you are managing expectations on what the desired project outcome is.  This 30-40 talk minute covers some hard lessons I’ve learned in a decade of client work – I hope to pass those headaches on to you so you don’t make the same mistakes

Brian Messenlehner
Sunday, April 7th at 3:00 pm
Explorer Track
“Buddy Press 101”

What the heck is a BuddyPress and why do I need one? BuddyPress allows you to easily build a social network on top of your WordPress website complete with member profiles, private messaging, organic user groups, user forums, site wide activity and much more. We are going to go over a basic install, get you spun up on the core components and functionality, install some BuddyPress specific plugins, look at some BuddyPress Themes and get you to commit to using BuddyPress for everything you do in every aspect of your life!

If you can’t make it to the event, don’t worry! They are live streaming it here – so you can soak in the knowledge from wherever you are!

To view more on how WebDevStudios is involved at this event – see our blog post about WDS invading Miami!


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