Presentation Slides

This is a WIP! We’ll be updating this post with slide links throughout the weekend as speakers tweet them on #wcbos. If you’re a speaker, be sure to post your slides!

Saturday Sessions

Creating Intuitive Editing Workflows That Clients Love
Erik Bernskiold

Slick Websites with Custom API Endpoints
Meeky Hwang

Picture This: Working with Images in WordPress
Elizabeth B. Thomsen

Designing For Integrated Experiences Across Campus
Travis Totz

Building a Large-Scale, Sustainable, and Efficient WordPress Site
Ellen Biewald, Greg Opperman

The Frustration with Website Security
Krystle Herbrandson

Designing & Theming for Perfomance
Matthew Dorman

A Better User Experience With The WordPress Customizer
Andrew Taylor

WordPress Upgrade Anxiety No More: 5 Steps to Having a No Surprise Upgrade
Dustin Meza

JavaScript 2099: The Future and Present of JS
Christopher Plummer

Keynote: 2016 Trends in Communication and Design
Diane Danielson

Page Builder Showdown
Gina Deaton

Ready! Filter! Action!
Amanda Giles

WPaaS: A Centralized Approach to Managing WordPress At Boston University
Inderpreet Singh, Andrew Bauer

Why Design Matters
Andrea Trew

The Power of Templates
Daniel Miller

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Mike Burns

Organizing Your First Website Usability Test
Anthony D Paul

Writing Testable Plugins
Payton Swick

WordPress for NonProfit Organizations: An Open Source journey
Kevin Cristiano

Introduction to Wireframing
Karalyn Thayer

Learn to Love Documentation
Ashley Kolodziej

Getting Classroom Blogging Up and Running in Higher-Education
Joshua Eaton, Adrienne Debigare

Sunday Sessions

Cain & Obenland in the Morning!
Konstantin Obenland, Michael Cain

101 Ways to Rock as a Freelancer
Troy Dean, Kristina Romero

How to Get 100 Content Ideas in an Hour
Nicole Kohler

Empowering your Clients and Being an Advocate for You
Aaron Ware

5 Ways to Contribute to WordPress (If You’re Not a Developer)
Adam Warner

From Blog to Business: Running a WordPress Membership Site
Brian Krogsgard

Passionate Podcasting with WordPress
Amy Felman

Power SEO for Your WordPress Website
Tom Shapiro

Machine Learning with WordPress
K.Adam White

Setting Up Monthly WordPress Care Plans for Predicable Income
Kristina Romero

Thanks to all our Gold Sponsors!

WordCamp Boston can’t happen without the help of our sponsors. Here are the fine folks who make up our Gold Level sponsors:

Sucuri Inc.


Cyber security is a mile wide, and a mile deep. Hacked websites are only becoming more common as global hacker communities continue to grow, share their evil tools, and automate attacks using bots. You might never know if your website was vulnerable, or if the attacker took steps to hide their tracks. It’s enough to drive a webmaster crazy. How do you keep up?

At Sucuri, our labs are dedicated to researching and thwarting the latest and emerging threats to websites like yours. Our team handles your website security needs, so that you can get back to what you’re best at: running your online presence. Passion is at the heart of everything we do, and we cut through the noise to provide you with complete security solutions. Our services are built around three defining principles – People. Process. Technology – the three founding elements of information security.

Team up with Sucuri and gain the peace you are looking for with your website security. We secure websites, so you don’t have to.



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Getting to WordCamp Boston 2016

George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

The venue is accessible via the MBTA Green Line “B” Branch at the “BU Central” stop. We encourage you to take public transportation if possible. For information about the T, including accessibility of stations, visit the MBTA website.

If you are driving, parking will be available but not free. Attendees can park in the Granby lot or the the Warren Towers lot at BU. This is about a 5 minute walk to the venue. There are Red Sox games both Sat and Sun, which does affect parking prices. The daily rate is $12, but goes up to $30 during Red Sox times.

Check our location page for more info.

Sessions for WordPress Users and Writers

Of course one of the best things about WordPress is to use your site! So if you are a user or writer we have scheduled a complete track of sessions all day Sunday. You can just park yourself in the Metcalf Small Ballroom for 5 great sessions designed for you.

Of course if there are other areas of WordPress you want to learn about, there are 5 other tracks you can go to over the weekend! You can see the full schedule here.

Where to Eat Around Town

Coming in early or staying in town an extra day and wondering where to eat around Boston? Here are some of our favorite spots.

Coffee & Breakfast

We’ll have coffee all day Saturday and Sunday, but when you’re in Beantown, sometimes you just want a couple cups. Here’s some of our favorite coffee (and breakfast) spots around town:

Pavement Coffeehouse

736 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

This one is literally across the street from BU. We’re especially fans of their cold brew and affogato. If you need a quick break from WordCamp, this is the place to go.

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