WordCamp Kansas City 2015 | June 12 – 14

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Welcome to KC’s WordPress Community!

WordCampKC is almost here! It will be located in the Plaza area at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, a wonderful building that houses the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s mission is to help individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.

This year at WordCampKC, we will have the following tracks:

WordPress 101 & 201

This track will include a mix of tracks and panels that focus on the basics of WordPress. From choosing between .org or .com, content strategies, and working with themes or plugins… this is the place to get your questions answered.


This track will include design and development tips and tricks. Typography, theme customization, and which tools work the best will be discussed here.


This track will include heavy development work. Core contributions, how to get started making your own plugins, and an up close look at KCPT’s current modifications with WordPress.


This track will include discussions of how to manage multiple user workflows, eCommerce and other must know items for an entrepreneur.

Community Support Lounge

The Community Support Lounge is part of the event where volunteer experts hang around and help attendees with any questions they have. Get your WordPress questions answered, one-on-one, by some of the best experts around. Tricky configuration question? Plugins issues? Wanting to bring WordPress in your enterprise but wondering if it’ll fit in? Whatever the question, our friendly volunteers will make sure you leave the chat with solutions.

Contributor Day

Whether you’re a designer, developer, systems or support specialist or writer, there’s a way for you to contribute back to WordPress. Learn More >


Sessions & Speakers

We have a great line up, so stop by and take a look at what we’ve got.

Friday, June 12th

Located at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO → Map

Time WordPress 101 Room: Town Square WordPress 201 Room: Troost
11:00 amRegistration
12:00 pmFrom Zero to WordPress Publish Michele ButcherHow I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Update Button Chris Koerner
1:00 pmThe Beginner’s Guide to Writing in WordPress Jamie SmithWordPress.com vs WordPress.org Josepha Haden
2:00 pmBreak Time!
2:30 pmBefore You Build Mary WhiteIns and Outs of Child Themeing Topher DeRosia
3:30 pmWordCamp 101 Marc BenzakeinKeep Your Site Secure Michele Butcher
  • 7:30 pm Welcome-party at Tomfooleries – 612 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO → Map

Saturday, June 13th

Located at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill RoadKansas City, MO → Map

Time Entrepreneur Room: Town Square Developer Room: Brookside Designer Room: Troost Community Support Room: Plaza
8:00 amRegistration and Opening Remarks
9:00 amRebranding with WordPress: How WordPress Helped ECJC Create a New Identity Melissa RobertsThe Magic of Advanced Custom Fields Kristin FalknerDesigning for Conversion Mary BaumHelping Press Words All Day
10:00 amStop Selling and Start Solving Jennifer RosenblattDeveloping WordPress Website Using Google App Engine Kim BeasleyTimber & Twig Templating for WordPress Brent Schultz
11:00 amStartups and Team Building Marianne WorthingtonFrom Cowboy Coding to Professional Developer Andy BrudtkuhlAdvanced Plugins for the Mobile Web Dave Navarro Jr.
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmCreating a Life Workflow that . . . Works? Marc BenzakeinHow to Build WordPress Plugins People Love Frankie JarrettHow to Stop the Robot Apocalypse and Put Your Site to Work! Eric Huber
2:00 pmWordPress SEO: Penguins, Pigeons, and Pandas Rebecca HadenBuilding Responsible WordPress Sites Brian GoldsteinWordPress Theme Builders vs. Page Builders Brian Bookwalter
3:00 pmHeld Hostage: How WordPress Saves Small Businesses from Captivity Heather PhysiocGoing Beyond Syntax: Solving Problems in Development Before Touching Code Pippin WilliamsonNew Design Rules for Mobile-Ready Sites Mary Baum

Sunday, June 14th

Located at Sprint Accelerator
210 West 19th Terrace, Kansas City, MO → Map

Time Content Sprint Accelerator Contributor Sprint Accelerator
10:00 amRegistration
10:30 amContributing All Day
11:30 amGoogle Analytics and WordPress Mike Hansen
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmPodcasting and WordPress Go Together like Peas and Carrots Shane Purnell
2:30 pmWorld Domination with Collaborative Tools Rebecca Haden
3:30 pmWhy and How Businesses and Organizations Should Blog Jamie Smith
  • 5:00 pm Wrap-party at Snow & Co: 1815 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO → Map