I can’t believe WordCamp Sacramento 2016 has come and gone! It was a fantastic event that the Sacramento WordPress community should be proud of. We all had a blast and we hope you did too!
While we’re putting together a couple post-event recap posts and acknowledgements, we wanted to get you access to the slide decks from the speakers all in one place. Yes, we published the links via Twitter throughout the event so you could follow along with the speaker on your own device and see their slides up close … but if you didn’t save the links, going back through the hashtag to get them later can be a pain.
If you missed WordCamp or were so busy enjoying the event, you skipped Twitter, you can check out some of the event Tweets here.
This post lists all of the slide decks that are available (all sessions but one), gives you the links to download them, and shares a quick snapshot I snagged of each speaker sharing their knowledge and expertise with us.
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The Details You Want
Between all of us on the organizing team, we have attended at least a hundred live events, and we like to think we know a bit about what information you need before coming to WordCamp so you’re properly prepared for the day.
If this is your first live event, trust us, the worst thing ever is to get to the event — where you’re going to be for the whole day — and not have something you need!
Between the organizers, attendees, sponsors, and speakers, we’ve got 350+ people to care for, and while we are doing our best to serve your needs, we also know that we do have some limitations and ask you to be understanding.
So please be sure to read this entire post, so you are prepared to have a fantastic time at the event — it’s everything you need to know about WordCamp Sacramento 2016.
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Sponsors make the WordCamp world go around! In only two days, WordCamp Sacramento is welcoming 350 WordPressers to the Sacramento State Alumni Center for a weekend of WordPress-focused learning, networking, and fun — and we wouldn’t be able to host this fantastic event without the generosity of our 2016 Sponsors.
Because of our sponsors, we have been able to keep the ticket price low and affordable, at only $40.00 for the entire event experience, including access to all Saturday and Sunday sessions, free swag and an event tee, a catered lunch, coffee all day, snacks, an After Party and more!
Be sure you take a moment to thank our sponsors!
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Get To Know Jonathan Denwood
His friends will tell you that Jonathan’s British personality is as dry and straightforward as his business acumen. And those that know him best tell him that’s a good thing! When he’s not helping businesses succeed online, you can probably find him enjoying the High Sierras — that’s the mountain range that wraps around this magnificent region here in northern Nevada. Many times, people ask if he misses the U.K. and he can honestly say “no”, apart from his close family and friends who sill live in England. However, the two things that he really does miss are “Fish & Chips” and a good cup of tea made the English-way!
We’re thrilled Jonathan will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on the Five Steps To Setting Up a Podcast on WordPress!
Continue reading WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Q&A: Jonathan Denwood
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Get To Know Treighton Mauldin
Treighton’s professional career started in construction management where he worked for a number of large General Contractors on a large variety of projects. After about eight years, he realized that his heart wasn’t in it, and decided to pursue a career in programming. He has now been in web development for about two years, working on projects ranging from simple static sites to more complex web applications with a variety of integrations. He is currently a web developer for Page Design Group in Sacramento, CA.
We’re thrilled Treighton will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on WordPress And Git!
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More information can be found at jetpack.com.
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This is the fifth post in a series to help you get to know our 2016 WordCamp Sacramento organizers a little better! You’ve already met Jose Castaneda, Bill Mead, John Locke, and 2016 Lead Jennifer Bourn, and today we’re introducing you to Jake Goldman.
Jake Goldman is the President & Founder of 10up, a web agency focused on outstanding content management experiences, with full time designers, engineers, strategists, and systems experts. Jake bootstrapped 10up from a 1 man show to a leading force in the WordPress market with over 120 employees, and customers like ESPN, Microsoft, Google, TED, Dropbox, and AARP — to name just a few — in 4 years. He has been building websites since the mid 90s, and his analyses have been quoted on publications like Fast Company and c|net. He is a core contributor to WordPress, and maintains some of the highest rated plug-ins on the official repository; cumulatively, they have been downloaded nearly 1 million times. He’s also a proud web community volunteer: he co-organized the first WordCamp Boston in 2010 while living in Rhode Island, started the Providence WordPress Meetup in late 2010, and rebooted the Sacramento WordPress Meetup in 2013.
Be sure to give Jake at shout out on Twitter and don’t forget to use our hashtag #wcsac.
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WordCamp Happiness Bar
The most popular, most highly-attended meetup nights hosted by the Sacramento WordPress Meetup is the hands-on co-working/help nights. We host the coworking/help nights 3-4 times a year where local WordPress community members of all experience and skill levels come together to offer each other hands-on help.
Our help night experience is coming to WordCamp!
In addition to everything else you’ll get to enjoy at WordCamp — 31 learning sessions, networking, snacks, a catered lunch, swag, an after party, and more — we’re also offering the same hands-on WordPress help that we offer through the meetup at the WordCamp Sacramento Happiness Bar.
Continue reading Don’t Worry Be Happy At The WordCamp Happiness Bar