WDS Will Be at TWO WordCamps This Weekend!

If you know anything about WebDevStudios (WDS), you know that we love WordCamps. We find so much value in attending and speaking at them that we’ll be at TWO this week: WordCamp Salt Lake City and WordCamp Portland. Both happen September 23, 2017.

WordCamp Salt Lake City

A single-day conference that includes talks, workshops, and an after-party, WordCamp Salt Lake City will feature three WDS team members (and a couple of former ones, too!).

Lisa Sabin-Wilson, COO, Co-Founder
Lisa Sabin-Wilson, COO and Co-Founder

WDS COO, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, will deliver a riveting keynote presentation “Revenue Doesn’t Mean Sh*t If You’re Not Profitable” at 1:55 p.m., where she will discuss the systems that agencies can put into place to support new business, control costs, and improve revenues.



John Hawkins, Business Development Manager

Meanwhile, WDS Business Development Manager, John Hawkins, will present “The Part You Play in Your Company’s Website Security,” which is a topic he’s covered for our own blog. If you think the responsibility of your website’s security should solely fall on the shoulders of your IT department, you are very wrong. Attend John’s seminar in Room 1893 at 9:25 a.m. to find out why.



Jo Murgel, Frontend Developer / Designer

WDS Frontend Developer/Designer, Jo Murgel, aims to talk through several common problems between designers and developers and provide workflow improvements and tips to make the handoff between designers and developers much smoother in his presentation “Bridging the Gap Between Design and Development” at 11:05 a.m. in room Chapel.



Other talks and presentations we think you should consider attending include “Demystifying WordPress Theme Development,” “Inbound Marketing for the Small Business,” and “Drop-kick Imposter Syndrome.” View the full schedule here. Keep up with WordCamp Salt Lake City’s social media stream. Follow the event on Twitter: @wcslc and #WCSLC.

WordCamp Portland

Locally organized and addressing all things WordPress, WordCamp Portland features two tracks, two lightning talks, 12 sessions, an after-party, and Birds of a Feather lunch gatherings, where attendees will have the opportunity to dive deeper by meeting with others with similar interests.

Justin Foell, Senior Backend Developer

WDS Senior Backend Developer, Justin Foell, will present “Too Meta,” in which he will demonstrate a real-world example of too much meta-data being stored with a post, some hacks to avoid problems, and some better solutions using the meta-data API. If you’re searching for ways to use less memory, handle more concurrent visitors, and speed up page loads, you will definitely want to attend Justin’s seminar at 2:15 p.m., Columbia Track.


Some more presentations to consider seeing are “WordPress Coding Best Practices,” “Lighting Talks for Big Sites: higher ed, passwords, accessibility,” and “Starting Up your Startup with WordPress: Best Practices for Starting Simple + Scaling as You Go.”

See the entire WordCamp Portland schedule here. Follow the action on Twitter: @wcpdx and #WCPDX. Learn more about WordCamp and find one to attend by visiting the WordCamp Central site at


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