Schedule

Our three-day conference event was filled with sessions, networking, and social events, covering a variety of topics, all focused on the growth of higher education, WordPress, and its people. Sessions (excluding workshops) were live streamed with captioning, thanks to the generous support of our partners at Pantheon.

Visit each session to access its recording, slides, and submit questions for the presenters.

All times are listed in the following timezone:

Thursday, July 25, 2019

1:00 pm (PDT) 2:00 pm
1:00 - 2:00 pm (PDT)

Workshop registration

All workshops require registration in order to attend.

You will need to check-in to receive your conference ID badge. Your badge is your golden ticket of admission to all the fun! Your ID badge must be worn at all sessions and conference events.

We will provide a snack break during workshops.

2:00 pm (PDT) 6:00 pm
2:00 - 6:00 pm (PDT)

Mobile site accessibility testing

Workshop
Gian Wild
Accessibility , Front-end development , Testing
2:00 - 6:00 pm (PDT)

Understanding multisite: how to efficiently manage the university web

Workshop
Jeremy Felt
Rich Tape
Multisite
2:00 - 6:00 pm (PDT)

Building the next generation of themes with WP Rig 2.0

Workshop
Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Accessibility , Themes , Front-end development , Development
7:00 pm (PDT) 10:00 pm
7:00 - 10:00 pm (PDT)

Welcome party

All are welcome to attend. Join us for a drink, hors d'oeuvres, and to meet new friends.

Friday, July 26, 2019

8:00 am (PDT) 9:00 am
8:00 - 9:00 am (PDT)

Registration

You will need to check-in to receive your conference ID badge. Your badge is your golden ticket of admission to all the fun! Your ID badge must be worn at all sessions and conference events.

We will also provide a light breakfast to start the day.

9:00 am (PDT) 9:30 am
9:00 - 9:30 am (PDT)

Opening remarks

9:30 am (PDT) 10:15 am
9:30 - 10:15 am (PDT)

Lightning talks

10:30 am (PDT) 11:15 am
10:30 - 11:15 am (PDT)

There’s a reason we call them institutions: the five dysfunctions of higher ed web teams

General Lecture Session
John Eckman
Professional Development , Support , Content strategy
10:30 - 11:15 am (PDT)

Keeping your content accessible

General Lecture Session
Kelli Wise
Accessibility , Content
10:30 - 11:15 am (PDT)

Tame the WordPress MU beast with website renewal services

General Lecture Session
Eric Sembrat
Multisite , Communication , Upgrades , Community , HighEdWeb Partner Session
11:30 am (PDT) 12:15 pm
11:30 - 12:15 pm (PDT)

Managing custom plugin deployments at scale

General Lecture Session
Matt Fields
Deployment , System administration , Upgrades
11:30 - 12:15 pm (PDT)

Mapping with accessibility in mind

General Lecture Session
Gabriel Nagmay
Accessibility , Usability , Development
12:15 pm (PDT) 1:30 pm
12:15 - 1:30 pm (PDT)

Lunch

1:30 pm (PDT) 2:15 pm
1:30 - 2:15 pm (PDT)

Around the block and back again: circling back to semantic HTML with the HAX block editor plugin

General Lecture Session
Nikki Massaro Kauffman
Accessibility , Front-end design , Plugins , Front-end development , Usability , JavaScript , Open Educational Resources , Development , User interface , Web components , HighEdWeb Partner Session
1:30 - 2:15 pm (PDT)

From web to print: WordPress as the center of your higher ed print publication workflow

General Lecture Session
Ben Greeley
Marketing , Development , REST API , Communication , Publishing
1:30 - 2:15 pm (PDT)

Connect the dots: bridging silos of information

General Lecture Session
Elaine Shannon
APIs , Development
2:30 pm (PDT) 3:15 pm
2:30 - 3:15 pm (PDT)

Automating your QA with visual regression testing

General Lecture Session
Andrew Taylor
Testing , Continuous integration , Automation , Workflow
2:30 - 3:15 pm (PDT)

How do I wrangle this UX thing?

General Lecture Session
Robin Smail
Usability , User interface , User experience
3:15 pm (PDT) 3:45 pm
3:15 - 3:45 pm (PDT)

Snack Break

4:00 pm (PDT) 4:45 pm
4:00 - 4:45 pm (PDT)

Object-oriented theme and plugin development with PHP 7

General Lecture Session
David Dashifen Kees
Plugins , Themes , Back-end development , Development , Productivity
4:00 - 4:45 pm (PDT)

Let's talk accessibility

Panel Discussion
Brian DeConinck
Rachel Cherry
Gian Wild
Robin Smail
Accessibility
6:00 pm (PDT)
6:00 pm (PDT)

Fun and Games at Oaks Amusement Park

Join us at Oaks Amusement Park for food, drinks, roller skating, and mini golf!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

8:00 am (PDT) 9:00 am
8:00 - 9:00 am (PDT)

Coffee networking

We will provide a light breakfast to start the day.

9:00 am (PDT) 9:45 am
9:00 - 9:45 am (PDT)

Community chat

Join us for a group discussion about our organization, past and future initiatives, and upcoming events.

10:00 am (PDT) 10:45 am
10:00 - 10:45 am (PDT)

Fail early or fail large: embrace negative results

General Lecture Session
Randy Earl
Design , Change management , User experience
10:00 - 10:45 am (PDT)

Ready for review: workflows in WordPress

General Lecture Session
Elaine Shannon
Nathan Monk
Governance , Development , Automation , Workflow , Permissions
10:00 - 10:45 am (PDT)

The infamous 9x9x25 challenge

General Lecture Session
Todd Conaway
Teaching , Collaboration with faculty
11:00 am (PDT) 11:45 am
11:00 - 11:45 am (PDT)

Zero to hero: building custom Gutenberg blocks with ACF

General Lecture Session
Nathan Wallace
Front-end design , Front-end development , Design , Gutenberg , Site building
11:00 - 11:45 am (PDT)

Composing continuously

Panel Discussion
Paul Gilzow
Charles Fulton
Lauren Kelly
Adam Berkowitz
Robin Smail
Continuous deployment , Automation , DevOps
11:45 am (PDT) 1:00 pm
11:45 - 1:00 pm (PDT)

Lunch

1:00 pm (PDT) 1:45 pm
1:00 - 1:45 pm (PDT)

Group discussion: accessibility

Join other attendees for a group chat on accessibility.

1:00 - 1:45 pm (PDT)

Group discussion: multisite

Join other attendees for a group chat on multisite.

1:00 - 1:45 pm (PDT)

Group discussion: Gutenberg

Join other attendees for a group chat on Gutenberg.

2:00 pm (PDT) 2:45 pm
2:00 - 2:45 pm (PDT)

Redesigning a university website for results

General Lecture Session
Joel Goodman
Front-end design , Governance , Strategy
2:00 - 2:45 pm (PDT)

Our own worst enemy: why the people running a website can be more vulnerable than the code it's built on

General Lecture Session
Mikey Veenstra
Security , Management , Personal development
2:00 - 2:45 pm (PDT)

How to make your data processors love you

General Lecture Session
Maryann S Reissig
APIs , Automation , Workflow
3:00 pm (PDT) 4:00 pm
3:00 - 4:00 pm (PDT)

Closing remarks

5:00 pm (PDT)
5:00 pm (PDT)

Dinner on your own

Go out with your new friends and explore Portland!

9:00 pm (PDT)
9:00 pm (PDT)

Karaoke!

If karaoke is your jam, then join us for some late night fun at Twenty First Ave Kitchen & Bar!

View their song list

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