WCMaui Speaker Slides

We’ll be updating this post with slide and video details as we get them, so please check back for the latest!*

Friday Beginner Track Slides & Videos

Gregg FranklinIntro To WordPress – Slides – Video
Adam SilverIntro to WordPress Themes Workshop – Slides – Video
Kathryn PresnerPassionate About Plugins and Wild For Widgets Workshop – Slides – Video
Ben HowardHosting and Security Workshop – Slides – Video

Friday Business Track Videos

John HawkinsServices & Products (how do you decide?)Video
Jeff Milone & David MorganGetting into themesVideo
Vladimir PrelovacGetting into pluginsVideo
Sam HotchkissFree PluginsVideo
Jake GoldmanStarting an agency (the first hires)Video
Karim MarucchiDeveloping a Network of PartnershipsVideo
Syed BalkhiBuilding a Marketing EngineVideo

Saturday WordCamp Slides & Videos

Kimanzi ConstableHow to Start and Market an Online Business Through WordPress – Slides – Video
Ben LobaughInteracting with External APIs – Slides – Video
Sam Hotchkiss10 Ways to Make Your Site Better With Jetpack – Slides – Video
Jack LenoxBuilding Themes with the WP Rest API – Slides – Video
Rosie Warfield & Nathan Hutchinson – How we converted an entire state to WordPress – Slides – Video
Tracy AppsHow not to Design like a Developer – Slides – Video
Chris Norberg – Viral Blogging Tactics and OutreachSlides – Video
Mendel KurlandWhy you should implement structured data right now! – Slides – Video
Kevin BatesYour First Profitable Facebook Ad – Slides – Video
Tammie ListerTheme, Don’t Be My Everything – Slides – Video
Travis TotzWorking Off Grid and Remote – SlidesVideo
Tamara OlsonThe Power Of Outside-in Thinking: Providing A Better UX For Both Your Clients And End Users – Slides – Video
Arlen Nagata – I’m Not A Developer Or Designer, But Still A WordPress ProSlidesVideo
Kirk Wight – A Call for SimplicitySlidesVideo
Ben HowardSell Your Stuff with WordPress – Slides – Video
Adelle LennoxLongterm Benefits of Using WordPressSlidesVideo

*Note: the videos get published to WordPress.TV and then linked to from the WordCamp site here.  We’re uploading them to the WordPress.TV moderation queue as we receive them from post production but they get published when approved by WordPress.TV’s amazing volunteer moderator team.  Usually it’s within a few days to couple weeks.

Parking and Check-in Information

We can’t wait to see you all this weekend, here’s the latest info!

Location & Parking info for WordCamp are here on the website!  Please always check the website for the latest information.

Location Address:

University of Hawai’i Maui College
310 W Kaahumanu Ave,
Kahului, HI 96732
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WordCamp Maui Map

NOTE:  Conference will take place in the Laulima and Pilina Building.

Parking Instructions:  

Free all day parking is available on the backside of the school, entrance is opposite the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC).

Note that on saturday we’ll be competing for parking with the swap meet for parking.  You can safely ignore anything their parking attendants may tell you and still park wherever you like in the designated lot.


Check-in opens at 8:00AM.  There will be tables just outside the front door to the Laulima Building (inside if it gets windy) on both Friday and Saturday to collect your badges.  There is plenty of time to socialize, have a coffee and get over to the Pilina building for open-remarks.

Weekend Schedules

Don’t forget to check the schedules on the website for last minute changes:
Friday Focus Tracks
Saturday Sessions


Coffee and snacks will be available in the morning and throughout the day.

Lunch will be provided in the afternoon and we are offering vegetarian, gluten free and meat options.

For more information on getting the most out of your WordCamp Maui 2015 experience, check out this post.

Sponsor Spotlight: Hawaii On TV

We know that WordCamp Maui is going to be such an engaging good time that we’ll never want it to end. Unfortunately all good things must eventually come to an end but with the magic of video we can always reminisce. Welcome to Hawaii On TV, Nene sponsor behind the camera.

Hawaii On TV is an acclaimed Maui based TV/film production company that has been producing award winning films, documentaries, music videos, commercials, films, TV programming, internet programming, web design and graphic design for two decades in Hawaii and worldwide. Hawaii On TV has been honored with awards from the Sundance Film festival, EMMY Awards, Billboard Music Awards and many more. They also bring you the best video of what’s happening right here in paradise from activities to dining to accommodations.

Mahalo Hawaii On TV! We appreciate your support of WordCamp.



Can you top living on or visiting one  of the most beautiful islands in the world? We can! Learning and gaining knowledge at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, Kohala sponsor and WordCamp venue, is the cherry on top of our Maui sundae.

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College is an accredited college that offers three bachelor of applied science degrees, a wide variety of associate degrees and certificates, as well as distance learning degrees through its UH Center on campus. UHMC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools & College. With small class sizes, a high student to faculty ratio, math labs and career counseling, UHMC students enjoy personalized, individual attention and the support they need to be successful in school and their future careers.

Mahalo for your support University of Hawaiʻi Maui College!

How To Get The Most Out Of WorkCamp Maui 2015

It’s almost here, party people. WordCamp Maui is just around the corner! It’s going to be a glorious event and minds will explode; friendships will be born and much will be learned.

Be Prepared

To help everyone get ready for what’s going down this weekend, I’ve made a list of things to note:

  1. For Friday and Saturday eat a good breakfast. We’ll have coffee, water and tea at the venue Friday and Saturday with some pastries.
  2. Power outlets will be limited, so plan accordingly. Bring extra batteries, or an external charger, limit wireless usage etc. Or, make a few new friends by being the hero who shows up with a power strip.

Things To Bring

Your beautiful brain and yourself of course! There’s going to be a ton of content to cover and while you may find that you want to bring all of your electronics, you really only need to bring your phone and a notepad; I’d say a laptop/tablet isn’t actually necessary and can even be cumbersome to lug around all day and could hinder your ability to socialize and network.

  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Chargers
  • Pencil and a Notebook in case the other items die on you

Pro WordCamper Tips

What makes WordPress such a great platform really is the community that drives it. Anyone who is a part of this community will tell you as much. If you’re new and just coming into it, you’ll find it’s unlike most other communities you’ve been a member of. So jump on in, the water is fine!

That said, to get the most out of a WordCamp is simply to partipate

  • Make a new friend. Say “hello!’ Lots!! Meet new people, talk about what you do and ask questions! People love questions! I’ll even tell you how I keep my hair just-so.
  • Find a friend who’s going to be there. Carpooling is the bees knees
  • Ask questions of your speakers
  • Download speakers’ presentations

Bonus Tip

Participation in WordCamps events, for attendees, sponsors, speakers and volunteers, is an elective endeavor. People participate for a variety of reasons: to learn; to connect; to give back; to share… If you see a sponsor or a speaker at the event, be sure to give them a quick ‘thank you;’ they, along with our attendees and speakers, make these events possible.