Note: The topic schedule, in the spirit of the unconference, is subject to eternal flux and inaccuracies.

Overall Schedule, Big Group, and Groups 1+2

Time Upstairs (Big Room) Table 1 Table 2
8:00AM – 9:00AM Sign in, coffee and muffins, mingle
9:00AM – 9:45AM Discussion pitches and board creation
10:00AM – 10:45AM “I Can’t Get No Traction”: Getting involved in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. contributions, TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. culture, the idea of component leaders/owners How Do We Move AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( Forward N/A
11:00AM – 11:45AM Getting to 100% of Websites on WP / WordPress as a Framework Apps & Core: How do they fit together? (Mobile) UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. Group: Growth/participation, diverse types, and projects
11:45AM – 12:30PM Review morning findings
12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCH
2:00PM – 2:15PM Recalibrate schedule
2:30PM – 3:15PM Updates: Faster, Smoother, Sexier? The Future of the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. N/A
3:30PM – 4:15PM Attracting developers to plugins and the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party life cycle The Downside of Theme Customizers and Plugin Options Screens: Oversimplification The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. Profiles and Transitioning to bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. 2.X
4:15PM – 4:45PM 3.5 Coffee Break
4:45PM – 5:30PM Why WP Might Not Be Around in 5 Years: The Future of WordPress
5:45PM – 6:45PM Wrap up discussion findings, Open Q&A for everybody
6:45PM – 7:15PM Clean up, load up, and head to the Crab Shack!

Groups 3-5

Time Table 3 Table 4 Table 5
10:00AM – 10:45AM Managed WP Hosts: What can we do better, differently, etc. Theme guidelines, quality, and the directory N/A
11:00AM – 11:45AM How Can We Make Deployments Suck Less? Theme functionality vs. plugins Plugins & Integration (Dependencies, etc.)
2:30PM – 3:15PM What challenges do people face with release schedules and management? Elimination of Pain During Theme Switch Helping plugin authors improve security and quality
3:30PM – 4:15PM WordPress for Publishers How to better review commercial plugins and themes N/A

Groups 6-8

Time Table 6 Table 7 Table 8
10:00AM – 10:45AM WordPress: The Global Community N/A Recognizing non-code contributions and the contributor handbooks
11:00AM – 11:45AM Better ways to solve i18n issues, WP multi-language N/A Codex: update, contribute, reorganize
2:30PM – 3:15PM Women and WordPress N/A Education Tools
3:30PM – 4:15PM JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. How do we increase JS proficiency in the WordPress community? MultisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core. Roadmap Plugin APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. Versioning

Groups 9 and 11

Time Table 9 Table 11
10:00AM – 10:45AM N/A N/A
11:00AM – 11:45AM GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. and its issues Foundation transparency
2:30PM – 3:15PM Helping WP-based companies contribute to core WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. issues and websites
3:30PM – 4:15PM How to be legit and still make money off of small plugins “What the MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area.