Post Status Publish An Event For WordPress Professionals

Post Status Publish is a conference for WordPress professionals that will take place August 3rd-4th, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Post Status Publish is focused on web professionals. It includes two days of conference and networking opportunities to chat with like-minded folks.

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It’s common to go to conferences, but spend most of your time in the hallway track, and miss some of the talks. The goal for Post Status Publish is to bring the hallway track to the main stage.

We’ll have presentations that don’t usually get the chance to be on the main stage. We’ll break out of the standard format. It will be a mix of conversations, interviews, and case studies.

For Publish, we have pulled unique voices that we haven’t often heard in the web community, and I’m pretty confident it’s going to be a special event. The event content is focused around four areas:

  • Web publishing
  • eCommerce
  • Web hosting
  • Business on the web

I know as well as anyone that the conference circuit can get tiring. This event is structured in a way that is new and different. For instance, the talks and hallway track are all in the same space; and the social components are going to be highly integrated with the schedule.

The way I like to think of Publish is as a big in-person mastermind. It’s casual, personal, and I hope quite thought provoking.

If you are all too accustomed to typical conference talks and want to go deeper, higher, farther – all in a collaborative and friendly environment – Post Status Publish is for you.

What you need to know

Date: August 3rd-4th, 2017

Location: The Garage at Tech Square – Atlanta, Georgia

People: Post Status members, and community leaders. Post Status is pretty WordPress-centric but this event is good for all web professionals.

Space: The Garage is a large, open, creative space that will suit us well to have engaging talks, mixed with plenty of opportunities to socialize and network.

Hotel: The Rennaissance by Marriott in Midtown Atlanta is a very short walk to the venue, and is our official hotel. The block registration period has ended, sorry. But you can still book there and be right next to the action.

Current Members: Login to see pricing and for simpler registration!

Post Status Publish is not affiliated with any WordCamp or WordPress itself.


Time Day 1
8:30-9:15 Registration, Coffee, & Networking
9:15-9:30 Introduction & Welcome / Brian Krogsgard
9:30-10:15 Rachel Baker (Wirecutter)
10:20-11:50 Joshua Benton (Nieman Lab) & Rebekah Monson (Whereby.Us)
11:50-12:00 Announcements
12:00-1:20 Lunch
1:30-2:25 Andrew Nacin (USDS)
2:30-3:15 Naomi Bush (Gravity+)
3:15-4:00 Break
4:00-4:30 Chris Lema (Liquid Web)
4:30-5:45 Brian Krogsgard (Post Status)
5:45-6:00 Transition
6:00-9:00 After Party
Time Day 2
8:30-9:15 Coffee & Networking
9:15-9:30 Rado Petsov (SiteGround)
9:30-10:25 Andrew Youderian (eCommerce Fuel)
10:30-10:45 Nancy Thanki (Jetpack)
10:50-11:45 Raghu Murthi (GoDaddy)
11:45-12:00 Andrew Taylor (Pantheon)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Bill Erickson (Freelancer)
1:45-2:45 Gabriel Mays (GoDaddy) & Joe Oesterling (Liquid Web)
2:45-3:40 Beka Rice (SkyVerge) & Brent Shepherd (Prospress)
3:40-4:00 Announcements & Closing / Break
4:00-5:00 Draft Podcast with Joe Hoyle and Brian Krogsgard
5:00-6:00 Breakdown and exit

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About Our Presenters

Joshua Benton is the director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard. They are one of my go-to sources for Post Status, and he's right at the intersection of media and technology. It's hard to say how pumped I was when he said he could come.

Andrew Nacin is a Lead Developer for the WordPress project, and he's spent nearly 900 days working for the United States Digital Service. I've been waiting on this interview for a long time, and I can already tell you it'll be fun, not to mention informative.

Rebekah Monson is building what I like to call the SB Nation for local news. is creating a new model for local news – currently in Miami and Seattle – with several more locations on the docket. And WordPress is at the center of their technology stack.

Naomi Bush is the creator of Gravity+, an extension ecosystem for Gravity Forms. She's built a successful business creating extensions for the popular form builder, and she's an Atlanta native to boot! It'll be fascinating to hear more of her story.

Andrew Youderian is the founder of eCommerce Fuel – an exceptional community for eCommerce store owners – and he's owned several eCommerce businesses himself. He's sold two of them, and he's going to share lessons from the trenches of eCommerce.

Gabe Mays is the head of WordPress at GoDaddy. GoDaddy is at the center of many of the biggest moves in WordPress-land, and Gabe has inside knowledge on all of it.

Rachel Baker is the Director of Engineering at Wirecutter, not to mention her role as a core committer and co-lead of the WordPress REST API. She has so much she can share, it's been hard to pick the perfect angle!

Bill Erickson is often who I think of when I try and think who has truly succeeded as a small business in the service model. Every time I talk to Bill, I learn something that changes how I think about my own business and strategies.

Beka Rice seems to do a little bit of everything at SkyVerge, where they craft products for both WooCommerce and Shopify. She has extensive product and management knowledge and she's going to share that with us.

Brent Shepherd is the founder of Prospress – the makers of the WooCommerce Subscriptions extension – and he'll be talking to Beka Rice to discuss the world of professional extension development, growing a team, and more.

Chris Lema needs little introduction; he's probably a mentor to half of you, like he is to me. He brings decades of product and service knowledge to the table, and these days he's applying that to Liquid Web as well. At Publish, he'll offer us a dose.

I, Brian Krogsgard, will be doing an in-depth presentation on the state of the WordPress business economy, where I'll break down broad trends and various factors that are impacting the WordPress space.

You can click each presenter's link for their full profile, websites, etc. You have probably not heard of everyone, and that's great! I'm really trying to craft a new and unique event with our lineup.

Some of our presenters will be presenting together, others will be standalone. And we'll have more announcements to come. Consider this a taste so that you can get an idea for what to expect.

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