Just got confirmation that I will be speaking at the inaugural occurrence of WordCamp Charleston in May. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress the user community. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.
This WordCamp will be a one-day event, May 17, held at the College of Charleston, and promises to focus on quality content covering all topics relating to WordPress, from a beginner level to developer sessions, and much more.
I will be speaking on WordPress security. As WordPress becomes one of the most used content platforms on the web it increasingly comes under attack by those wishing to either take control of sites or and just take them down. To keep sites from being compromised it is important to have a good understanding of how WordPress operates and what your options are. In this talk I will cover topics ranging from installation and setup to user accounts and updates. We will also talk about backup and recovery and what you can do if your site is attacked.
This talk is aimed at anyone running WordPress.org on shared or self-hosting and will give specific steps and examples that you can take to secure your site regardless of your experience level.
For additional information on the conference, speakers, sponsors and registration, please check out the WordCamp Charleston website. And if you are in the Charleston community and interested in WordPress, please consider attending one of the monthly Charleston WordPress User Group meetings.