Below is the schedule for WordCamp Seattle 2012. Please see below for F.A.Q. and more information regarding the day of the event.

Time Users/Bloggers Power Users & Designers Developers
8:00am Registration
9am Opening Remarks

Using WordPress as Your Company’s Website

Kelli Wise

Going Beyond the Basics

Lucy Beer

Performance, Optimization and Scaling

Pete Mall


Copyright Craziness: Reality, The Law and the Future

Aaron Hockley

Things We Learned The Hard Way – Things WordPress Pros Wish They’d Known Years Ago

Michael Pick

The Art & Science of “Premium”

Shane Pearlman



Scott Berkun

12:30pm Lunch

WYSI-WHA!?! Taming the WordPress Editor

Mark Root-Wiley & Christine Winckler

How to Build a Custom Portfolio Feature Slider

Christine Rondeau

WordPress at the Command Line – An Introduction to wpshell and wp-cli

Daniel Bachhuber


How to Promote Your Blog Without Losing Your Soul

Laura Kimball

WordPress Security

Andrew Villeneuve

There’s a Function for That: More for Less with Core Functions

Zack Tollman


SEO for Bloggers

Justin Briggs

Underscoring Theme development

Michael Fields

Integrating WordPress with External APIs

Eric Mann

4:45pm Closing Remarks

Afterparty @ Kells Irish Pub

Frequently Asked Questions

Sessions will be 30 minutes, with 10 minutes for Q & A, and a 20 minute break in-between for attendees to network, drop by the Happiness Bar, visit the restroom or walk around S.A.M. Schedule is subject to change, so please check back regularly. If you have a specific question, please feel free to post below and we’ll update our Q & A.

26 Responses to Schedule

  1. Still looking for a single ticket!

  2. Justin Parra says:

    Congrats on an amazing lineup. I’m looking forward to it!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Are the sessions something we sign up for ahead of time? Looks like a great day! Looking forward to it!

  4. Grant says:

    Jennifer, you can attend any sessions you like… no need to sign up or designate ahead of time.

  5. Susan Kernes says:

    I’m thinking about attending the 10:30 “Things We Learned The Hard Way” seminar. I am more than a WordPress beginner but not a pro. My question: who is the intended audience? Power users or dabblers like me? (Really looking forward to this day)

  6. Grant says:

    Susan, great question. Since it’s the middle track it will likely be for power users/designers and beginning developers more than casual users. I think Michael will be sharing some tips & tricks for those looking to become WordPress pros, sharing his experience as one. However, unless you’re interested in copyright info, I would recommend this talk over the other 2 in that time slot. I think you’ll still get a lot out of it.

  7. ta granados says:

    Grant…in looking through these posts I realize how much I need both the Copyright and Michael’s class. You mentioned in a post that the sessions would be streamed (on the Registration page) so I was wondering if the video will be archived on or available somewhere later. You had mentioned that it was going to be streamed live which I obviously can’t watch while I’m in a session : )


  8. Larry Dill says:

    This info may have been sent or posted but can’t find it anywhere so here’s my questions:
    1. Parking info
    2. Check in process – first timer so other than an email I don’t have any more info
    3. Am I missing anything else we need to know? Bringing a group of 6!


    • Grant says:

      2. Just show up and check-in. If you signed up we’ll have your information to check you in.
      3. Nope. See you there!


      • Larry Dill says:

        I see according to the published schedule that we’re all only given 30 minutes to get in, complete the reg process and get to the opening session. I don’t know how many attenders you expect but is that really enough time? ( 0 :

        • Grant says:

          Good catch. The registration starts at 8am… it just wasn’t updated on this schedule. We’ll be sending out a final email with all the day of details (registration, etc.) that will have all the final info for everyone. Thanks Larry!

  9. Larry Dill says:

    Thanks Grant!

  10. robert nelson says:

    There are two address’s that I’ve found (not here) for SAM’s which is right 1300 1st Ave or S Walker Street?

    • Grant says:

      The entrance for WordCamp is near 1st and University, right by the tall man outdoor sculpture. It’s the South West corner of the block. We’ll be posting more helpful information soon on the blog.. stay tuned!

  11. Looks great! Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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  13. Nitesh Singh says:

    Awesome event, enjoyed it a lot.

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