Add another one to the resume! Lisa is speaking this year at WordCamp Minneapolis. The event is being held Saturday April 27th – Sunday April 28th. On Saturday it will take place at MCTC in downtown Minneapolis, and on Sunday, it will take place at the Minneapolis Central Library. She will be speaking twice at this event and as always, she is excited to share her knowledge.
Her first talk will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday
“Scoping projects to avoid stress, headaches, and angry mobs”
Attention to detail in your code and design work is important – but before you lay down one single pixel, install your first plugin 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. Learn how to dissect projects – either web site or plugin development – to determine the best approach to meet your client needs.
This 30-40 minute covers 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. Q/A welcome, afterwards.
Also this year in Minneapolis, they are holding a BuddyCamp. This portion of the event showcases all things BuddyPress, where you can learn how to integrate social networking into your website. Lisa’s second talk will be held during this portion.
Her second talk with be held at 12:00 PM on Sunday.
“Intro to Building Online Communities with BuddyPress”
An introductory look at the BuddyPress plugin for WordPress. Discover what BuddyPress is and determine if the features of the BuddyPress plugin meet your feature needs. This session takes you through a quick discovery of the features and components of BuddyPress, a walk through on installation and real world examples of BuddyPress in action. By the end of this session, you’ll have a complete grasp on what BuddyPress is (and isn’t) to enable you to answer the questions “Do I really need it?” and “How hard is it to work with?”
Make sure you check out the event and learn all you can! You can register here.