Thursday, 8 September: Workshops

Just like last year, the first day of WordCamp Cape Town 2016 will be highly practical 60-minute workshops. For these workshops, attendees will all be seated at tables with a chance to use their own laptops to learn about useful tools and gain practical lessons from this year’s instructors.

This time around workshops are separated into three tracks – for Users, Intermediate Developers, and Advanced Developers.

Time User Intermediate Developer Advanced Developer
7:30 amRegistration
9:00 amWelcome
9:15 amSelling anything online, with WooCommerce Matty CohenExtending WordPress: A guide to building your first plugin Jonathan BossengerTaking WordPress to the App Store Chris Muller
10:15 amMorning Tea
11:00 amHow to run an efficient WordPress Development Business in 2016 Richard Miles, Leo GopalBuilding blocks of development: the process of identifying, reporting and fixing bugs Dwain MaralackA Basic Introduction to Continuous Integration with WordPress Seagyn Davis
12:00 pmLunch
2:00 pmWordPress Customisation for Dummies (Like Me) Job ThomasDevelopment for Designers Daine MawerLeveraging the Settings API Konstantin Obenland
3:00 pmAfternoon Tea
3:30 pmIntegrating OroCRM into WooCommerce James van der HovenThe Benefits of using a WordPress Framework like Genesis Bradley BaumannFront-end Performance Danielle Eriksen, Steve Barnett

Friday, 9 September

The second day of WordCamp Cape Town will be a single track of regular sessions designed to give you the inspiration to build your life and business around WordPress.

Time Sessions
7:30 amRegistration
9:00 amWelcome
9:25 amDemocratising Community Hugh Lashbrooke
10:05 amThe WordPress Community, Mental Wellness, and You Leo Gopal
10:45 amLightning Talks Jeff Pearce, Jemima Baumann
11:10 amMorning Tea
11:45 amCustomising WordPress for the Reader Experience Trisha Cornelius
12:25 pm‘Click-to-pay-to-learn’ Caitlin Gevers
1:00 pmLunch
2:35 pmMaking Konstantin Obenland
3:15 pmAfternoon Tea
4:00 pmThe Power of Exposure Nathaniel Wagner
4:40 pmLightning Talks Rob Hope, Jonathan Bossenger
5:10 pmClosing
6:00 pmAfter Party