WordCamp Hamilton is a one-day WordPress conference happening this weekend, Saturday, June 1st in Hamilton, Canada. Meagan Hanes, Technical Project Manager at Maintainn, the WordPress maintenance and support division of our company, will not only be attending but she will also be speaking. Her talk takes place at 11:30 a.m. and is titled, “Update Smart: Use a Staging Site!”
“All my talks are inspired by knowledge I learn the previous year,” says Meagan. “The most impactful thing I’ve learned as a part of Maintainn is the importance of having a staging site. I’m happy to be able to share what I’ve learned so that those who attend my class are able to create their own staging sites and perform their updates safely.”
Attendees can expect to learn all aspects of creating and using a staging website. “Attending my talk will empower you with actual tangible next steps on how to create your own staging site, how to safely perform and test your updates, and how to roll those updates out to your live site,” Meagan explains, adding, “The number-one reason websites are hacked is because of outdated files—no longer will your websites be at risk.”
Because this WordPress conference lasts just a single day, eliminating the usual second, more relaxed day when attendees can network with one another and chat up speakers, Meagan encourages WordCamp Hamilton attendees to make the most of the day. Don’t throw away your shot!
“This can be challenging and overwhelming for folks with introverted tendencies, like me, but it’s important to put yourself out there, ask questions, listen to stories, and make some new friends and work buddies during the WordCamp itself,” explains Meagan.
Aside from Meagan’s talk, other presentations to consider attending include “How to Keep Your Clients Engaged, Excited and On Track Through Their Website Project,” by Jessica St. Peter and “WordPress for Visual Artists,” by Ben Dunkle, one of Meagan’s favorite speakers.
See the full WordCamp Hamilton schedule here. Keep up with all the activity by following WordCamp Hamilton on Twitter and the hashtag #WCHamOnt. And if you see Meagan, don’t be shy. Say hi!