WordPress Hangout #16: Teaching and Speaking at WordCamps with Andy Christian

andy_christianThis week, Suzette Franck of (mt) Media Temple and Natalie MacLees of Purple Pen Productions will be talking with Andy Christian, of AndyWasHere.com about speaking and teaching at WordCamps.

Aired at 11:00 PDT on Thursday, June 26th.

Andy is a freelance WordPress support specialist at the New York City-based Tadpole Collective and CyberChimps. He’s attended, volunteered, or spoken at more than 15 WordCamps around the US, and is a volunteer at the WordPress NYC Meetup Group, and member of the WordPress Community Contributor Group.


“Submitting and Presenting at WordCamps” – SoCal Meetup

With Los Angeles WordCamp fast approaching, this talk is aimed at inspiring and providing tips to first-time speakers on how to submit and prepare for a WordCamp Presentation. I have spoken at 18 WordCamps in the past 2 years and I hope to motivate new talent in the presentations that are given at all WordCamps.

These slides may also be found on SpeakerDeck: https://speakerdeck.com/suzettefranck/submitting-and-presenting-at-wordcamps


“Setting Up and Maintaining Your WordPress Site” – WordCamp Charleston


This session is for beginners that are new to WordPress and would like to learn the essentials of how to setup a website utilizing WordPress’ awesome built-in features such as the blog, themes, widgets, and plugins.

I will also cover the basics of what you need to do to maintain and manage your site, as well as resources for where to get help in the community and online.