WordCamp Nashville 2013 Sessions and Speaker Submissions

Deadline extended through March 15
WordCamp Nashville 2013 will show WordPress is an amazing, versatile and powerful platform but also will spotlight people in Middle Tennessee who use it. Three tracks will offer participants at all levels opportunities to network and learn.

We invite WordPress users, designers and developers to submit proposals for the topics below or suggest others. Don’t be shy or dally – the deadline is March 8. EXTENDED TO MARCH 15.

Track 1: A Beginner’s Bootcamp
At day’s end, beginner users should be able to log into WordPress, create and edit a post, add images and widgets, choose a theme, and install a plugin. We broke the day into these sessions and need speakers for each. If you would like to speak on one of these topics, please use the form.

Kenneth White WordCamp Nashville

Kenneth White talks about categories and tags at WordCamp Nashville 2012. Photo by Patricia Mercer

    WordPress Bootcamp– basics to get started, including WordPress dashboard, writing panel, settings
    Creating Content – posts, pages, categories and top 5 plugins to use for customization
    Images and Widgets – adding and customizing
    Themes – choosing, installing and configuring
    Plugins – selecting, installing and configuring

Track 2: A Specialized Training Camp
This intermediate track targets people who have WordPress installed and used it for 3-6 months. These users want to take their blog or site to the next level. We have thought of three ideas (below) and are looking for a few more ideas for talks in this area. Please use the form to submit your ideas. Working ideas:

    How to use SEO in WordPress,
    How to start developing in WordPress
    How to use WordPress for small and medium businesses

Track 3: A Dev Tools Bootcamp
We’d like to focus on specific tools people use to develop in WordPress. We have thought of four ideas (below) and are looking for two more ideas for talks in this area. Please use the form to submit your ideas. Working ideas:

    VIM and WordPress
    SAAS and WordPress
    WP Dev Resources
    Designing for Developers in WordPress

For all three tracks, the 1 p.m. session will be a networked keynote presentation. The topics for Track 1 are set but those in Tracks 2 and 3 are suggestions.

Regardless of track, we’ll ask all speakers to share a bit of background about their introduction to WordPress. The diversity and depth of experience, talent and enthusiasm among Middle Tennessee’s growing WordPress community is inspiring.

Help us spread it!

Submit a speaker proposal for WordCamp Nashville 2013.