Boston University – Colloquium Room
8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor
Boston, MA

Agenda

• 6:30: Networking & Pizza

• 7:00: Presentations

Presentation 1: Utility Plugins

Josh Fialkoff

As more and more people make their own themes and customize off-the-shelf themes, we may be putting code in themes that goes far beyond design.There’s a better way to do this, so that changing your theme doesn’t break your site.The answer is utility plugins. We’ll show you how to set one up, what you can add to it, and how that will benefit your site.

Bio

Josh Fialkoff is the CEO and Founder of ForwardJump
Marketing, an online-marketing and Web-development
firm that specialized is helping companies sell advanced
products and services to sophisticated customers.
Josh is an online-marketing veteran with more than 15
years of broadcast, print and online communications
experience.
He started ForwardJump in 2010. Clients have ranged from Northeastern University to leading B2B companies, including Jordi Labs, Abel Womack and others, as well as Jewish nonprofits such as Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom,
March of the Living (New England), B’nai B’rith Housing and others.

Presentation 2: An Introduction to WordPress Multisite

Guillaume Molter

A lot of users have never heard of WordPress Multisite, and when they have, it usually comes with misconceptions about what it is and what it can do.

In this talk I’ll do a full introduction of WordPress Multisite, its pros and cons, and show how small and large organizations, which usually have more than one website, can use it to manage their presence online more efficiently.

20/30 min Slideshow + talk – 10/15 min Q and A.

Keynote:
– Introduction
– What is WP Multisite
– Known limitations
– Plugins
– When to use WP Multisite: use cases
– Q and A

Bio

Guillaume is a Senior Web and Application Developer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where he manages 1900+ websites with a WordPress Multisite installation.

He has been using WordPress as his C.M.S of choice for the past 7 years, and has contributed to several plugins. He recently submitted his first patch to Core.