Videos on the way

We know it’s been a while since WordCamp OC.  Summer has been busy, we helped out with WordCamp San Diego (which was great!) and we’re currently visiting WordCamp Chicago (also awesome).  But, the videos are done and ready for upload.  They should be coming online in the near future.  Stay tuned and we’ll be sure to post again when videos start going live.

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Man, oh man did we have fun.  Brandon and I really couldn’t have hoped for a much better event, all thanks to the attendees. You all had such positive from beginning to end.  And all our sponsors were super supportive.  We had fun last year too, but this was really a different experience all together. We are already working on ideas for next year and are working with Chapman on setting a date!

Thank you all for coming out.  See you next year (and in San Diego and LA).

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Attendees’ Pictures

We’ll keep updating this post as well as the picture links come in.  Please to enjoy!  Send us your links!

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Speaker Slides

We are trying to collect all the speakers’ slides.  As we get them we’ll post them here, so keep checking back if you are looking for something in particular.  Also find our collection on SlideShare.

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Raffle Time!

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WordCamp is Nigh!

One more day!  Oh the anticipation!

Just a few reminders:

  • Remember to print out, display and abide by the rules of the PARKING PERMIT for Saturday.
  • Your BADGES will be available at the registration table in the courtyard of Kennedy Hall.  Registration begins at 8am. Opening Remarks begin at 9am.  Bring a copy of your registration email/PayPal receipt just in case.
  • Bring your own travel MUG for coffee/water; help reduce waste.
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Suzette Franck: BuddyPress

Topic: BuddyPress
BuddyPress is a bolt-on social networking plugin that will allow you to turn your blog into a multi-featured social networking site similar to Facebook. Suzette will walk you through installation and basic configuration of BuddyPress and provide an overview of the functions of BuddyPress and what it is capable of. Suzette will also cover parent/child themes and some useful examples of great plugins that work well with BuddyPress to add functionality. This session will assume you know the WordPress, how to do basic theme modifications, and install plugins. Whether you are a seasoned developer or a BuddyPress beginner, there will be useful tips and troubleshooting for every level.

Suzette FranckSuzette Franck, a California native, web developer at Kussner IT, and owner of Websmith Solutions, is passionate about fostering online collaboration over the Internet and is dedicated to making the power of web publishing accessible to the masses. Her goal is to teach BuddyPress to those interested in creating an online presence utilizing WordPress’ social networking tools for their small business, group, or club. Suzette has extensive experience in intranet development, training, and documentation spanning over 15 years including building an intranet at a 24/7 Computer Helpdesk at a Cedar’s Sinai Hospital and Intranet Manager at Xdrive Technologies. She has created and currently maintains over 100 WordPress sites and enjoys teaching others about plugins and building themes. In her spare time, Suzette is a purveyor of the new contemporary art scene and loves to assist artists in creating online portfolios to showcase their work.

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Parking for both WordCamp and Developer Day will be in the Barrera Parking Structure at Chapman University.  The Barrera Parking structure is located on the corner W. Sycamore Ave and N. Lemon Street (in Orange, CA). Print out a parking pass for each day and place it on your car’s dash.

Electronic Parking Permit WordCamp Special Guest May 14

Electronic Parking Permit WordCamp Special Guest May 15

Link to Google Map for Parking Stucture

View Larger Map

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We wanted to invite you all to the afterparty we’ve set up to follow WordCamp. It will be from 7-11pm on Saturday at the Elk’s Lodge in Orange: 211 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92866. There will be a cash bar, DJ, 5 pool tables, a shuffle board table and a Wii console. So grab yourself some dinner after camp at any of the awesome eating joints around the Orange Circle, then head on over for some fun, conversation and relaxation.

YOU WILL NEED YOUR WCOC BADGE TO GET IN. We have limited space at the venue, so any crashers will get bounced.

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Todd Huish: Multisite/Network

Topic: Multisite/Network
This Multisite/Network thing seems like something you should know about. Lots of people use it and a lot of work goes into it but you’re left wondering: why do I care and what new complications does it introduce into my life? I’ll take you through the setup and the changes you’ll have to make to your platform to fully support it. We’ll also talk about what multisite brings to the table, what caveats you now face by using it as well as how, if you’re a designer or developer, multisite can save you a whole lot of time.

Todd HuishTodd was an unsuspecting IT guy until he stumbled across PHP and MySQL. Until that moment, he hadn’t realized what was missing from his life. He thinks they go together better than peanut butter and chocolate and spent the next decade proving it. He went to his first WordCamp in January ’09 and was bitten by the bug pretty bad. A self described WordCamp groupie, he’s been to over a dozen since that first fateful one. He co-founded 9seeds with John Hawkins and together they make WordPress do things no one knew it could in all kinds of inventive ways. He almost definitely colored his hair to coordinate with this event.

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