We’re excited to see you in Denver next week! As part of preparations, you’re probably asking if you need to do anything to prepare, besides pack your bags. We’ve got some things for you to look forward to, including workshops, the schedule, and travel directions.
Along with our main presentation track, we will also be offering five hands-on workshops. If you’re interested in a workshop, workshop leaders can tell you about any prep you’ll need to do, like setting up a local development environment. If you’re not sure which workshop you’ll attend, you can still decide day-of, but plan on showing up a bit early to catch up on any prep work.
Here are the workshops:
- The Complete Introduction to WP-CLI – Dwayne McDaniel (mcdwayne.com), Daniel Bachhuber (Hand Built)
- Designing for Customization: How to Build a Modular News Theme – Julia Smith (Institute for Nonprofit News)
- The Project Scope Will Change. Here’s How You Make It a Tolerable – If Even Pleasant – Experience. – Whitney Yadrich, Jay Moore (10up)
- Syndicating Content with the WP REST API and WPGraphQL – Jason Bahl (Digital First Media)
- Prototyping in the Browser with WordPress – Owen Stowe, Pattie Reaves (Alley Interactive)
Here’s our complete conference schedule.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. each morning. We have a fantastic mix of workshops, presentations, and panels. We’ve also created space for unconference sessions, so if there’s a conversation you’d like to facilitate, let us know.
We’ll have three breaks throughout the conference day including a longer lunch break, and we hope you all take advantage of the “hallway track.” To keep the conversations going, on Thursday night we’ll be heading to Denver’s RiNo district for a brewery tour, and on Friday we’ll have an afterparty at Wynkoop Brewing. Saturday is all about Contributor Day, where folks will be collaborating on discussions and open source projects that benefit publishers. Once the conference wraps, we’ll all be heading to a Rockies game at 6pm on Saturday night.
Lucky for us, Denver is an easy city to get around. You can get into the city from the airport for $9 using the A-Rail. Once you’re downtown, you can use the free MallRide or MetroRide (limited hours) to get around to various destinations, including our conference venue, The Denver Post (it’s right next to Civic Center Park). We’ve created a handy guide to transportation for the conference, we hope it’s useful!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See ya in Denver!