We tried something new this year for speaker applications, and we weren’t sure how it would go. The experiment was two-fold: requesting video submissions around a central theme: permanence.
I’m excited to announce the experiment paid off. We received a ton of great applications and have a fantastic lineup of speakers for this year’s WordCamp Portland, and we’re ready to reveal the primary lineup. You can look forward to:
Grant Landram: Creating a Better WordPress Admin Experience for Clients
Matthew Boynes: Rewrite Recipes, Exploring Advanced Permalink Structures
Bob Dunn: Making Your WordPress Knowledge Stick
Christina Elmore: From URL to ISBN: Making Books from Blogs
Andy Hayes: Website Critiques, How to Decide What Works and What to Ditch
Austin Gunter: Lean Product Development – 4 Steps to Build Something Your Customers Want to Buy
Maria Erb: How WordPressCan Save Higher Education
John Lee: The eBook and Gutenberg’s Dilemma
Matthew Eppelsheimer: Checklists: A path to mistake-free development and publishing
But wait, there’s more. Once we tie up a few more details we’ll have even more speakers to announce. We also have two amazing keynote speakers to announce in the near future. No teasers yet, though I can tell you the organizing team is really excited. 🙂
In addition to the pre-planned sessions and the keynotes, we’ll have time for unconference sessions and a round or two of Ignite-style talks.