WordCamp Chicago 2016 took place over the weekend at University Center in downtown Chicago.
Throughout the WordCamp, I was lucky enough to interview some of the presenters on the main takeaways from their presentations. Here’s what they had to say.
Wikel works on payment gateways on WooCommerce at Automattic. In his talk, he discussed information security in ecommerce and how to present it to your users. You can find him on twitter as @slash1andy.
Meza is the director of customer experience operations at WP Engine. He presented a five-step plan to be ready for WordPress upgrades. You can find him on Twitter as @dustinmeza.
Haden is a community organizer at Automattic. Her presentation was on how to communicate with text-based communities online. You can her on Twitter as @josephahaden.
Alexander is the CEO and founder of WPBICO.COM. His presentation was on what to do after you’ve launched your WordPress site. You can find him on Twitter as @balambi.
Elward works at Chicago Web Management, where he specializes in ecommerce and has worked with Allstate, CDW, 3Com and dozens of small businesses to manage their websites. In his presentation, he discussed how to build an ecommerce store and set up different products. Find him on Twitter as @chiwebmgmt.
John James Jacoby (JJJ)
JJJ is the project lead for BuddyPress and bbPress. He presented on the differences between BuddyPress and bbPress, and why a client or user may choose one over the other. You can find him on Twitter as @JJJ.