Class Schedule – Friday February 24, 2012

Wordcamp’s FREE friday workshops are your chance to get personalized, hands-on training on a variety of topics from a knowledgable and helpful WordPress Rockstar. Pick your level of expertise (101, 201, 301 or 401) and bring your laptop for 8 hours of WordPress goodness that is open to the public, hosted by the City of Chandler.

* Exact content covered in each class is subject to change

WP 101

Crafted for the absolute website novice, this class will be a hands-on start at the beginning and will cover everything from downloading, installing and setting up WordPress through launching your first site.

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Teacher: April Holle

Presentation Slides

Watch WP 101 – Part 1

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WP 201

Moving on from the basics, this intermediate class will cover topics like intro to site mapping, content strategy, design, information architecture and user experience. You will learn to be a WordPress “power user” including how to administer, backup, extend and secure your WordPress installation.

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm


John Gough

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Jason Cosper

Presentation Slides – Jason Cosper

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Austin Baker

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WP 301

This intermediate WordPress class bridges the gap between user and developer and will give you a solid introduction to HTML, CSS and PHP Basics. By the end of the class, you will be able to identify and make changes to code in HTML, CSS and PHP and will be capable of slicing a design file and converting it into a basic WordPress theme.

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Teacher: Ptah Dunbar

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WP 401

Have you been hearing about mobile traffic going through the roof? Figure you need to start learning how to manage your own mobile site? Have more questions then answers? Most people are probably thinking “where do I even start?”. In WP-401 you will learn about the basics of mobile sites, CSS3, mobile site building tools, QR Codes and responsive width. We are leaving lots of time for Q&A as well as some live development. We expect in 401 there will be a lot of interaction and maybe you have some knowledge to bring and share with the class about mobile? See you there!

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm


Seth Carstens

Presentation slides – Seth Carstens

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Helen Hou Sandi

Presentation Slides – Helen Hou-Sandi

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Andrew Norcross

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Friday Night Activities

After you’ve spent 8 hours loading your mind with new WordPress knowledge, we’re inviting you to relax & socialize with other Wordcamp attendees as you recharge for another day of learning on Saturday. For Friday night’s activities, you will have 2 options to choose from:


Ice Cream Social

Location: Gangplank (view map)

Whatever you do, don’t miss this great opportunity to relax & connect with other WordPress enthusiasts as you enjoy a delicious ice cream treat.

First, we’ll break down your inhibitions with a few improv & speed networking exercises courtesy of the folks at The Torch Theater.

Next, you’ll be able to lounge about socializing with your new found friends while enjoying the hip music of Dr. Snake’s Medicine Tent.

Trust us, it’s gonna rock!


Downtown Chandler Pub Crawl

Location: Various downtown Chandler bars & restaurants

Please join us for the first ever Wordcamp Phoenix Poker Pub Crawl! Here are the 7 easy steps to the Pub Poker Run…

#1: You will pick up your Super Poker Pub Crawl No. 1 Winners Form at the registration desk before you leave your class on Friday.

#2: You will take this Super Poker Pub Crawl No. 1 Winners Form to some of our fine local establishments (all within a few blocks of each other) where you will find a Super No. 1 WCPHX Dealer.

#3: From the Super No. 1 WCPHX Dealer you will draw a card from a deck. The Super No. 1 WCPHX Dealer will mark your Super Poker Pub Crawl No. 1 Winners Form with the card you drew.

#4: Enjoy one of the drink specials we’ve arranged for WCPHX attendees.

#5: At the designated last stop, you will give your Super Poker Pub Crawl No. 1 Winners Form to a Super No. 1 WCPHX Official Representative. The Super Poker Pub Crawl No. 1 Winners Form with the highest hand and the one with the lowest hand will win prizes. In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn at random.

#6: You hang around having fun, meeting other WCPHX people and enjoying Beautiful Downtown Chandler, AZ.

#7: Now you’re ready for more WordCamp Phoenix on Saturday.

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