To Boldly Go

One last big thank you to everyone who came out to WordCamp Orange County 2016. Now that the dust has settled we wanted to leave you with one last post.

Below, you’ll find links to many of the speaker slides. We’ll add to this list over the next week or so as they come back in so you might want to check back. In addition, talks in the Nebula and the Dwarf Star have started posting to and we expect the rest to follow over the next few weeks.

On behalf of the organizers, I want to thank our speakers, sponsors, and volunteers. We hope to see you next year!

So You Want to Speak at WCOC16…

Speaker submissions are going to be closing very soon.

You don’t know what you want to talk about? No problem, we have a lot of sessions we’d love to see this year. Just take a look at these:


  • Good UI – How to recognize it and put it to use from a dashboard perspective
  • Accessibility in Theme Design – how to make what you’re building work for everyone
  • Modifying the Customizer – how to give your users more configurable options
  • Photoshop to WordPress – a step by step breakdown
  • Building a Political Website – what’s needed to run
  • Collaborating with Developers – Things a designer should know and do to make a developer happy


  • The JSON REST API – what it is and how to use it
  • Javascript – it’s been on everyone’s lips since the release of Calypso, let’s break it down
  • Decoupling WordPress – using WordPress with other backends
  • CLI – don’t be afraid of the command line
  • Git Basics – how to get started with git and why it’s important
  • WordPress Coding Standards – learn them and work with them, let’s all get on the same page; and how to start the debate to change them
  • Responsive Images – RICG integration and how to use it


  • Teamwork – working well with others
  • Role Definition – what should you know to be a designer? A developer? A project manager? How do you acquire that knowledge?
  • Documentation – what are the key documents and how do you read them? How do you create or modify them?
  • Writing a Scope – how to scope a successful project, with real examples!
  • Contracts – how to sell your skill right


  • The WordPress Community – unique ways to give back to the community
  • Kids and WordPress – they are our future

Apply today!

Call for Volunteers

UnityUPDATE: Our volunteer call has closed. Thanks to all the people who signed up to be volunteers! You’ll hear from us very soon with more details.

WordCamps don’t happen without the generous help of the WordPress community.

We need a few good people. You’ll get a free ticket to the event, an invitation to the speaker/sponsor dinner, our gratitude, and the adoration of attendees. You might also get the warm-fuzzies.

We need folks we can count on. If you are interested, drop us a line with the form below. We’re looking for a few people who enjoy lending a helping hand.

Call for Speakers

UPDATE: Speaker Submissions are now closed. A hearty thank you to all of you who have submitted!

Speaker submissions for this year’s WordCamp Orange County are now open. Are you a WordCamp veteran? Are you a first-time speaker? Show us what you got!

This year’s speaker submissions are a little different. The Cove (our new venue) has one larger space where we’ll be staging broad topics and one smaller space where we’ll be staging focused talks. Please keep this in mind when submitting.

Submit your talk using the form below.

Also, if you’re submitting a session please submit your A/V release along with it.

If you have several sessions to submit, please fill out both forms multiple times.

Welcome to WordCamp Orange County

WordPress, the final frontier…

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