WordCamp London 2015

Next weekend I will be attending and speaking at WordCamp London 2015! This will be my third WordCamp outside of the US, with the first two being WordCamp Montreal 2009 and WordCamp Europe 2013.

wordcamp-london-2015-logoI am speaking on Sunday at 12:15pm in the Henry Thomas Room. My presentation is on Hiring Employee Number One: From Freelancer to Agency. I first gave this presentation at PrestigeConf last month and am very excited to present this to the London crowd. It’s a fun and informative presentation on lessons learned as we started and grew WebDevStudios over the years.

My wife and I are staying in the London area for a week to explore the city, art, music, food, and everything London has to offer! My last trip to London I was a teenager, and to be honest didn’t really appreciate the history a country like England has to offer. I’m excited to learn more about the history of the city and country. I am also very excited to eat yummy English food!

If you are attending WordCamp London, make sure to track me down and say hi! I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at WordCamp London next weekend!

WordCamp Philly is Next Week!

WordCamp Philly 2012 is next weekend! For a third year in a row I am a co-organizer of WordCamp Philly.

This year we have a packed schedule with some amazing speakers. The entire event will be Halloween themed, which you know I love, so I can’t wait to see all the costumes attendees and speakers will be wearing during the event.

We’re working hard to make sure this year’s WordCamp Philly is even better than last year! If you haven’t already registered get your ticket¬†before they sell out. ¬†It’s time for another WordCamp, Illy Philly style!

WordCamp Mid-Atlantic 2010 Here I Come!

I’m heading to WordCamp Mid-Atlantic today (Friday) in Baltimore! This WordCamp has a special place in my heart, as last year was the first WC I attended and presented at! It’s amazing how much has changed in just a year and a half. I’ll be attending with Brian Messenlehner and Chris Cochran.

I’m speaking on WordPress Security (surprise!) and have a few giveaways that might involve a book on WordPress! This is one presentation that I think should be given at every WordCamp, because it’s that important.

Security is a vital part of any website. I’ll cover the most current tips and tricks, top 10 WP security tips, recommended plugins, hosting consideration, and even an example of a popular hack and how it works.

If you’re attending make sure to track me down. I love talking WordPress as much as a cold beer!

WordCamp Boston Here I Come!

Tomorrow I’ll be attending WordCamp Boston! I’ll be speaking about WordPress Security. I’m also giving an Ignite presentation on the top 20 WordPress plugins you’ve never heard of.

I'm speaking at WC BostonI’m looking forward to seeing many of my WordPress friends that I haven’t seen since WordCamp NYC. I’m also looking forward to meeting new people in the community, many of whom I’ve only spoken with over Twitter. One of the best things about working with WordPress is the community behind it and WordCamp is the best place to meet new friends and see old ones.

This will be my first trip to Boston since I was a little kid so I’m really looking forward to it. I’m also looking forward to watching the Colts win the AFC Championship in a Boston bar surrounded by Patriots fans. Hopefully I make it back alive! I’ll be sure to post both of my presentations from WordCamp Boston in my recap post when I return.

I’m Speaking at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic!

I’ve been given the opportunity to speak at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic 2009!

WordCamp Mid-Atlantic will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 16th from 8am to 5pm. I will be giving a presentation titled:

Advanced Thesis Techniques and Tricks

Thesis 1.5 was just released yesterday so I’m very excited to share some Thesis knowledge with other WordPress enthusiasts, including new features! If you are planning on attending WordCamp Mid-Atlantic drop me a line. See you in B-town!