WordCamp Kansas City 2015 speaker Chris Koerner offers tips on taking the hassle out of WordPress updates.

WordCamps Past: How I Learned to Love the Update Button

As our WordCamp KC 2017 speaker application deadline approaches, we thought it might be helpful to offer you an example of one of our past WordCamp speakers. Allow us to introduce you to Chris Koerner, one of the co-organizers for WordCamp St. Louis, as well as the WordPress St. Louis meetup group. He spoke at WordCamp KC 2015.

This video is about 43 minutes long, and will give you an idea of what to expect from our expert speakers at WordCamp KC. In this video, you’ll learn why you should update your site and how to minimize updating hassles. Chris walks you through ways to prevent problems and shares some best practices.


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Who Should Speak at a WordCamp – and Why?

The Call for Speakers is officially open for WordCamp 2017! We are looking for presenters on a variety of topics and subject areas, and are eager to hear your insights and ideas. But maybe you’re not completely sold on the idea – maybe you don’t think you’re “enough” of a WordPress expert, or you wonder what topic you could address. Let us set your mind at ease.

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Become a WordCamp KC 2017 Sponsor

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WordCamp Kansas City is an annual conference focused on free and open source software WordPress, as well as blogging, content distribution, social media, entrepreneurship and more.

The WordPress platform is used to build nearly 25% of all websites on the internet today and many estimates suggest that more than 50% of small business websites are built with WordPress.

WordCamp Kansas City gathers developers and users of WordPress as well as managers and decision-makers from around the mid-west to discuss new directions, exciting implementations, creation and distribution of engaging content, and business practices.

We anticipate a great audience for WordCamp Kansas City with as many as 300 attendees, across the Friday and Saturday event. We have an experienced organizing committee and have teamed with Kauffman Foundation Conference Center to provide a fantastic venue and conference-going experience. In addition to the well established core audience for WordPress in the Kansas City and surrounding area, we will have a strong marketing program and specific program content to reach out to newcomers to WordPress community.

We encourage you to consider sponsorship, and please let us know if you have any questions, or suggestions for the conference, or if you’re interested in becoming a WordCamp KC speaker.

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Request to Speak at WordCamp Kansas City 2017

WordCamp KC 2017 has been set for Friday and Saturday, April 28-29. We’re officially looking for speakers for this year’s event. WordCamp KC is one of the largest and best attended WordCamps in the midwest and is a great opportunity for you to share your expertise and knowledge with the WordPress community.

Speakers will be announced Monday, March 6th.

Talks for all skill levels will be considered and all topics should be WordPress related or connected, such as: the basis of web design, digital marketing, SEO, entrepreneurship, social media, multisite development, etc. You are welcomed to submit multiple topics or progressions such as Building a Plugin for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced.

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Welcome to WordCamp Kansas City

Welcome to KC’s WordPress Community! We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Kansas City 2017 is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Kansas City will be April 28 & 29.

It will be located in the Plaza area at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, a wonderful building that houses the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s mission is to help individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.

Subscribe using the form in the sidebar to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!