Exciting news everyone. WordCamp Vegas 2015 photos have arrived. Links back to the Vegas WordCamp Site are always appreciated. Have fun downloading.
Hello WordCamper’s! We hope that you had a wonderful time this past weekend at WordCamp Las Vegas 2015. Hopefully you took away some information and left with a better understanding of the WordCamp and WordPress Community. That’s what our WordCamp event was all about. Community. Ben Fox delivered a wonderful Keynote explaining that his success comes from the WordPress Community. We had speakers, who are currently active in the WordPress Community, talk about many different topics. We ended the WordCamp weekend with one of the greatest idea’s we’ve ever had. While we’re on the topic of Community, We would like to thank all of our Sponsors, Speakers, Organizers & Attendees.
What better forum, other than a WordCamp event, is there to have an open group discussion about WordPress. We had sponsors, speakers, organizers and attendees gathered into one room. We simply set an expectation that “Anyone who has used WordPress for at least 5 minutes, is more than qualified to jump into our group discussion”. What happened is something truly amazing. Ben Fox said that Our Open Group Discussion about WordPress was one of the best ways he has ever seen a WordCamp come to an end.
The day after WordCamp is one that we all love and despise, at the same time. We love it because we’re able to reflect on the past weekend events and realize that we were just part of something great involving the WordPress Community. We despise the day after WordCamp simply because we have to wait 363 more days until the next WordCamp Vegas 2016! So here are a few videos that Recap WordCamp Las Vegas 2015.
This weekend at WordCamp Vegas 2015, you’re going to hear a lot of great advice. You will get to see some awesome workflows for building your WordPress site. You’ll get to see how our speakers use WordPress in their daily routines. The most important thing you should do, before putting this awesome advice to practical use, is make a back up of your WordPress site.
Say you have an amazing WordPress site. You’ve logged the hours and put your blood, sweat and tears into your WordPress Site. You took the time to learn HTML and CSS. All the sudden, you make a small change and your entire site comes crashing down! Wouldn’t it be sweet to have a back up copy of your site? How awesome would it be to upload a copy of your site and bring it back online just as fast as it came crashing down? Well my friend, you’re in luck. We would like to introduce you to BackUp Buddy by iThemes.
“We built BackupBuddy because we experienced our own catastrophic server crash. At the time, WordPress didn’t offer any complete backup solutions. In both of our failure cases, we needed entire directory and file backups for complete site recovery.” – iThemes.
BackUp Buddy is The Original WordPress Backup Plugin. With BackUp Buddy, you can make a complete back up your entire site. This includes your database, media images and everything in between. Pretty cool right? Well it get’s even better. You can choose which files (or tables) to exclude from your backups. This is helpful if you have a folder with lots of high-res images or videos that you don’t want to back up every time.
Scheduling a back up is super simple with the BackUp Buddy plugin. With a few simple clicks, you can schedule BackUp Buddy to make a back up copy of your site every day! There are even some cases where WordPress sites will make 3 or 4 backups every day. It’s better to be over prepared instead of under prepared. That’s what We’ve always said.
Head over to their site and see all of the amazing benefits that BackUp Buddy has to offer. We’re pretty sure that you’ll be impressed.
Before we started planning WordCamp Vegas, UBER in Las Vegas was just a myth. They were approved to operate in the state of Nevada, but were not giving rides. We’re pleased to announce that UBER is officially in NEVADA and JUST IN TIME FOR WORDCAMP VEGAS 2015!
Here is an estimate that the UBER gave us. A ride from Fremont Street to the Innevation center is:
There is only 16 days left until WordCamp Vegas. How exciting is that news? That means we need to place some orders. In order to be as accurate as possible, we have to bring ticket sales to an end. That’s right, you have 27 hours ( Friday 9-4-15 @ 5:00 P.M.) to purchase your tickets. Get them while you can. Tell your friends and family. We’re going to have a great WordCamp this year! We can feel it in the atmosphere.
The CEO and Founder of Happy Joe, a non-profit organization that specializes in helping military veterans launch successful careers and businesses in the web technology industry. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and Oklahoma National Guard. James has been in the branding, design, and web media industry for 27 years and has done work for HTC, BMW, Michael Hyatt, Nike Golf, Eskimo Joes, NASCAR, and Arnold Palmer. He was one of the very first premium WordPress theme designers in the industry and has spoken at numerous WordCamps and events across the United States.
Wife, mother, full-time blogger, multi-passionate entrepreneur and part-time super hero with a simple mission of World Domination. She created NaturalHairRules.com in 2008 as a creative outlet; currently the site has a social media following of over a half million and receives more than one million monthly page views.
The founder of WordImpress, a San Diego based WordPress development company. He and the WordImpress team also serve as WordPress Community Consultants for Media Temple. Mr. D. Walker has extensive experience creating free, premium, and commercial WordPress plugins and themes. Popular plugins include Give WordPress Donations Plugin, Google Maps Builder, Yelp Widget Pro and WooCommerce Quick Checkout. In total, his plugins on WordPress.org have been downloaded more than 100,000 times. Outside of work, Devin enjoys traveling the world, going to concerts and playing a leisurely round of disc golf.
Breaking News! We’re bringing you a sneak peek of the WordCamp Vegas 2015 Venue. The Innevation Center has granted us special permission to show off the venue for WordCamp Vegas 2015. The Innevation Center is a 65,000-square-foot facility with some of the most advanced technology on the planet.
Don’t miss your chance to attend this year’s WordCamp. Get your Tickets Here.
Taylor McCaslin is a Technical Product Manager living in Austin, Texas. He currently works at WP Engine, a managed hosting platform for websites and apps built with WordPress. WordPress has been Taylor’s platform of choice for over 5 years. He even paid his way through college by freelancing as a WordPress developer!
Josh, is the owner of, and a developer for CalderaWP, makers of fine WordPress plugins including URL Builder, the visual editor for WordPress permalinks and Caldera Forms, a drag and drop, responsive form builder. He is also a weekly contributor to Torque Magazine, and the community manager and contributing developer for Pods.
Kimberly (Kim) Shivler, M.Ed. has been a technical trainer and writer for over 20 years. Her business experience includes computer network and database administration, technical training and writing, project management, and web development Aside from being a serial entrepreneur, she also worked for large corporations including Tivoli, an IBM company, where she was part of the worldwide technical sales and marketing team. After surviving the tech burst in 2000, Kim decided to try something different, and in 2002, along with another friend from Tivoli, she went into the spa industry getting her aesthetician license and owning day spas and a skincare clinic.
Michael Tieso is a Developer Advocate at WooThemes. He is a representative to the developer community helping to win the hearts and minds regarding the WooCommerce platform. When he’s not online, you’ll often find him traveling around the world.
WordCamp Las Vegas is excited to announce that Happy Joe, a non-profit organization that specializes in helping veterans launch successful businesses or careers in the web technology industry, will be joining us in Las Vegas and offering a special event on September 18th.
WP BootCamp Las Vegas is a one day workshop that teaches you how to build an incredible business or career in WordPress. Attendees will receive valuable advice and training, as well as have the opportunity to network with other professionals in the industry. WP BootCamp Las Vegas is perfect for people new to the idea of web tech to seasoned professionals.
Sessions will include:
● Discovering The Amazing Opportunities in WordPress
● Starting Off Right with WordPress (Advice, Skills, Products,Training, Resources)
● Focusing On Your Strengths (Designer, Developer, or Other?)
● Building Your Brand or Reputation
● Marketing Your Skills
● Earning More Money and Selling Your Value
● Getting Your Foot in the Door with WordPress Companies
● Succeeding as a Business Owner or Freelancer
● Question and Answer Session
WordCamp Las Vegas attendees are invited to attend for free!
WP BootCamp is open to anyone whether you are military or not, and if you’re already attending WordCamp LV, you can participate for free. Please use the coupon code HappyJoeVegas when you register for WP BootCamp Las Vegas. Please note that seats are limited!
WordCamp LV stands behind our veterans and the mission of Happy Joe. We are glad they are establishing roots in our community and will also be participating in WCLV. We encourage you to attend this valuable event.
For more details on WordCamp Las Vegas, please visit their event page or register today with coupon code HappyJoeVegas.
You asked for them, you got them. We added more tickets that are available as of August 12th, 2015. That’s today! In addition to additional tickets, we have announced all of our WordCamp Vegas 2015 Speakers and posted the WordCamp Vegas 2015 Speaker Schedule. Next week, we’re going to start introducing each speaker and their sessions.
Ben has been building a business with WordPress for three years and in that time has merged his passion for education with a love of technology. In 2012 he co-founded of FlowPress, a WordPress focused development agency as well as WPUniversity.com. His current project is the Sidekick platform which provides real-time, guided help and learning from right inside the WordPress dashboard.
Shayda Torabi is a storyteller, digital marketer, and lover of all things WordPress. From the people to the platform, she’s been using WordPress since 2004 and hasn’t looked back. Working at WP Engine as part of their Marketing team, Shayda focuses on building authentic relationships with the amazing people who make up the WordPress community. Having been to over 30 WordCamps all over the world from Sevilla to Chicago to San Francisco, one thing has remained constant, the generosity of the people of WordPress. She likes loud music, iced coffee and chronicles her life adventures through her food blog, www.DineWithShayda.com.
Steve founded Zeek Interactive in 1995 and he has been the creative technologist behind the Huntington Beach based company since its inception. Under his direction, Zeek has grown from an apartment bedroom to one of Southern California’s leading WordPress and mobile development shops.
Steve is the organizer of the OC WordPress Meetup and has helped build the community to over 1,300 members. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has taught interactive courses at UC Irvine, USC, the American Film Institute, and Cal State Long Beach. Steve has a BA in Film from Cal State Northridge.
He’s the author of many free WordPress plugins, a popular blogger at mattcromwell.com, an Admin of the Advanced WordPress Facebook group, Lead Organizer of the San Diego WordPress Meetup, and a frequent WordCamp speaker and attender.