WordCamp San Diego Event Information

With just 2 days to go, we wanted to release some day-of details for both those who will be attending and those who will be joining us online.  If you have any specific questions, please ask in the comments and we will try to answer as soon as possible.

Table of Contents

  1. Share on Twitter
  2. Getting To WordCamp
  3. What Do You Need To Bring?
  4. Will there be free wi-fi?
  5. Will the event be streamed online?
  6. Is there an After Party?
  7. Main Event Schedule
  8. Still Need Somewhere to Stay
  9. Get an Event Badge


Designing Success for WordPress – Presentation

Cody Landefeld was a design rockstar this weekend. He gave an awesome session around designing success, check out his presentation:

Intro to Child Themes – Presentation

Did you miss John Hawkins (a.k.a VegasGeek) talk on child themes? No sweat, here it is….

Community Feedback

Barely getting the gunk out of my eyes when I check our camp inbox and get greeted with this:

Dear All,

Thank you for an amazing event (even more so for the live stream). This was my first WordCamp. It was an enormous pleasure to sit in my home on a Caribbean island and watch the engaging presentations.

You did a great job choosing such a diverse group of speakers (my fav was the Agile Development).

Great organization! Incredible presentations! Excellent event!

I’ve now added ‘Become a WordCamp groupie’ to my list of life goals.

Thank you again.


Andre Mendoza
Trinidad & Tobago
West Indies

Allow us to say thank you to Andre for taking the time to watch our event! It’s because of you and other WP enthusiasts in our community and around the world that has made it success.

WordPress Townhall

Matt, founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, takes time to engage local WP enthusiasts in San Diego at the first ever WordCamp in San Diego.

Full house this afternoon.. (more…)

Bringing Order to Chaos: Agile Development

Kelly Koehler takes time to help us better manage and execute our projects by helping us understand the principles around Agile development.


Introduction to Child Themes

Ok folks, we’re pleased to give you John Hawkins with 9Seeds.  He’ll be helping us understand the fundamentals of child themes with WordPress.

A Theme framework is a Theme designed to be a flexible foundation for quicker WordPress development, usually servicing as a robust Parent Theme for child themes.

– The WordPress Codex

If you’re not here, that’s fine, watch the session on (more…)

WCSD – Genius Bar!

Folks don’t forget, we do have a genius bar available for all attendees.

Have a problem with your site? Curious about ways to make simple or complex changes to your site? Then you want to stop by the Genius bar and engage with some of the smartest WP contributors in Southern California.

Folks are located in Room 201, if you need help finding it stop by and talk with the WordPress Wives. They’ll be happy to help..:D (more…)

Lunch Time

Just a few snap shots of folks as they take time to eat and get to know each other.. This is what it is all about…


Getting Ready for the Townhall

Folks, we have a TownHall session set for 04 pm (1600). We will have Automattic CEO and WordPress founder Matt M. running the session and he is anxiously looking to engage and answer questions.

If you are not present in San Diego you too can ask questions, you have two options:

1 – Push your questions via twitter with the #wcsd annotated so that we can see and relay your question;

2 – Post your question as a comment and we’ll relay your question here.

It will be streamed live as well.

The World of WordPress

Ever wonder how the core contributors collaborate and how the releases get planned and pushed? Then you want to listen into this session. Pete Mall, core contributor, takes time to help us understand that world works and talks how you can become part of the team!

WordPress as a CMS

Believe it or not there are still many out there that believe WordPress to be nothing more than a blogging platform. While it’s the foundation on which WordPress was established, it has since evolved into one of the most comprehensive content management systems (CMS) in the world.

To better explain this we have Matt McInvale, founder and leader developer of BinaryM one of our sponsors.

We are Streaming Live!

Folks, we are streaming live from #wcsd! So if you weren’t able to make it please feel free to watch it on the web, located here:

We have two tracks, Gas Lamp and Balboa and you can see where we are by visiting our Schedule page:

Launching a Startup?

If you’re starting, or looking to start a new business on WP, then tune in and listen to Melani Gordon… More Info

WP Hidden Gems – Little Known Facts via Automattic

We’re fortunate to have Automatticians in the house folks and they are going to share with us some secrets!!! Brought to us by Sheri Bigelow.

You can view it here in the Balboa room:

Welcome 9Seeds!

As always, pleasure to see our sponsors in the house!!! Don’t forget to check their services at

Hi Matt!!

Sitting in the back, silently taking in the sessions.. Welcome Matt!!

Matt taking time to talk with WP enthusiasts in San Diego!! (more…)

Launching Your Site

Chris Lema gets things going in the Balboa track helping you understand the things that you need to know when going live with your site… More Info

Not all installations are equal

Treating Your Blog Like a Business

Lucy Beer gets ready to talk about how to think through the process of creating a blog / site and knowing how to reach, measure, and optimize your goals…. More Info


This is what it’s about folks, taking the intermissions to collaborate with other WP enthusiasts


Sessions or Food?

Some folks come for the sessions and others.. well.. ;)…