I’m Speaking at WordCamp Minneapolis

My presentation titled “The Power of Custom Types” was accepted into the “Intermediate” track for WordCamp Minneapolis 2013. This is based off of the presentation I gave twice at WordCamp NYC last year. Based on some feedback from organizers this presentation will take a slightly different path than its predecessor.

Yes, it is still on Custom Post Types. However, custom taxonomies and post (custom) meta will also be covered. Inspiring members of the audience to use WordPress’ custom types in their next project is the aim of the presentation. In the presentation I will be covering the basics of CPTs, taxonomies, and post meta, presenting a few cool tips and tricks, discussing when a CPT, taxonomy, or post meta use is appropriate, and showcasing some cool plugins that use a combination of CPTs, taxonomies and post meta. As always, there will be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions.

Psst. If you haven’t registered yet, register for WordCamp Minneapolis while you still can.

-John Havlik

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WordCamp NYC 2012 Slides

I gave my presentation, The Power of Custom Post Types twice this weekend. First, at the regularly scheduled location and time slot, where we packed the room (had to turn people away). And then, an encore presentation today in a slightly larger room with still a great crowd (despite a few technical glitches). Those looking for the slides have two options, either a PDF export of the slides or the original PPT (ends up being more portable than other formats).

Grab the PDF version.

Grab the PPT version.

-John Havlik

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I’m Speaking at WordCamp NYC

My presentation titled “The Power of Custom Post Types” was accepted into the DIY track for WordCamp NYC. Yes, it is on Custom Post Types. Inspiring members of the audience to use CPTs in their next project is the aim of the presentation. In the presentation I will be covering the basics of CPTs, showing a few cool tips and tricks, and showcasing some cool plugins that use CPTs (including one I have been working on for the past five months). There will be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions.

BTW, for those of you in the Twin Cities, you can get a preview of both my presentation, and Josh Leuze‘s presentation titled “jQuery the WordPress Way”at the next MSP WordPress meeting. Free pizza and beverages are provided by the Nerdery.

-John Havlik

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WordCamp MSP 2011?

WordCamp MSP 2010 Badge Closeup

A year ago, we had a nice turnout for the first WordCamp in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. That event was announced about 8 months in advanced, and dew in quite a few speakers from throughout the United States. We had 5 tracks spanning from 9:00AM to 7:00PM. Actual attendance numbers were never released, but somewhere between 250 and 400 people is a good estimate.

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WordCamp MSP 2010 Picture Recap

WordCamp MSP 2010 Badge Closeup

Just a quick set of pictures I took at WordCamp MSP, there were far fewer than I had intended to take. That probably had something to do with my camera being in my backpack rather than in my pocket or hand. Looking forward to WordCamp MSP 2011, and I promise I will take more pictures next year.

-John Havlik

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