* Schedule subject to change

Friday, June 1

5 PM – 9 PM

Welcome Party

Meet & mingle, join or watch the hackathon, hang out and have a good time at our conference venue!

6 PM – 9 PM

Charity Hackathon

This year WordPress KC will be hosting a charity hackathon! Join us for food, drinks, and hacking as we do some good for the world! Designers, Developers, Publishers, and Spectators all welcome and encouraged to join in.

9 PM – 11 PM

First Fridays Art Crawl

After the hackathon, experience Kansas City at its finest! OfficePort is located in the heart of the Crossroads, a thriving arts community. Our event coincides with the monthly art walk. With dozens of galleries, shops and restaurants in walking distance, you’re sure to find something.

Saturday, June 2

Time Designer Developer Publisher
8 AM


9 AM

Custom Theme Creation

Kristin Falkner

WordPress and Mobile

Chris Ensell

WordPress and Community

Kate Cantebury

10 AM

Sensational CSS: How to Show Off Your Super Sweet Skills!

Karen Arnold

Modular Plugins

Pippin Williamson

Linkbuilding for WordPress

Rebecca Haden

11 AM

WordPress as a Dynamic Platform

Jason Peterson

WordPress and Ajax

Stephanie Scharf

WordPress and Education

Akram Taghavi-Burris



Light snacks provided, or choose from dozens of restaurants located within walking distance of the venue.

1 PM

eCommerce, Hosting, and Security Panel Discussion

2 PM


Nile Flores

Creation of Plugins from A-Z

Jonathan Wondrusch

WordPress and Measurement

Brody Dorland

3 PM

Responsive Design

Justin Kopepasah


Tom Jenkins

WordPress and Project Management

Brian Bookwalter

4 PM

Reverse Engineering Themes

Melanie Haas

Custom Theme Creation

Chip Bennett

End User Training

Rick Nielson

8 PM

WordPress After Partaaay at The Cashew

Sunday, June 3

Time Designer Developer Publisher
10 AM

Design and Marketing

Phillip McFee and Wes Mikel

Ask Me Anything
(The Power of Support)


WordPress as a CMS

Calvin Robertson

11 AM – Noon

Help Me, Help You

Interactive small group sessions. Using two boards we will list people who need help (Help Me) and people who can help (Help You). A moderator will then pair people from one board to the other. Join us and help educate our community!

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