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DreamCon is the world's FIRST DreamHost user conference!
Whether you're a blogger, a hardcore software developer, or anything in between,
we guarantee that DreamCon will have something you'll want to see!

What is DreamCon?

It's the world's FIRST DreamHost user conference! Join us for an intense two-day session designed to help you get the most out of your DreamHost experience, most of which will be taught by DreamHost's own subject matter experts - our employees!

Whether you are a blogger, a hardcore software developer, WordPress nut, DreamObjects professional, an Internet entrepreneur, or anything in between, we guarantee that DreamCon will have something you'll want to see!

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The Agenda

 
AON BUILDING  •  SUITE 5050
6:00pm–9:00pm Kickoff Reception at the DreamHost Office at AON. Hosted bar & delicious appetizers by Whim Kitchen. Don't miss your chance to tour the DreamHost office and mix n' mingle with the Dream Team! For entrance, a DreamCon badge is required. More details will be sent out once tickets are purchased.
 
AON BUILDING  •  8TH FLOOR
8:00am–9:00am Registration and breakfast, provided by DreamHost.
9:15am–10:00am DreamCon opening keynote, by Simon Anderson.
10:15am–11:00am A Word from WordPress, by Matt Mullenweg.
BUSINESS & MARKETING  •  LBL ROOM 1 WORDPRESS  •  LBL ROOM 2
11:15am–12:00pm Chris Sheridan eNOM Special Guest! Domain name industry review and new TLDS. 11:15am–12:00pm Dallas Kashuba Introduction to DreamPress
12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch Break To be provided by DreamHost on the 8th floor. 12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch Break To be provided by DreamHost on the 8th floor.
1:15pm–2:00pm Brett Dunst Spreading your wings while staying true to your roots. 1:15pm–2:00pm Mika Epstein Picking WordPress plugins and themes.
2:15pm–3:00pm Jason W. Brown Make your website faster: Optimizing images for the web. 2:15pm–3:00pm Maria Karaivanova CloudFlare Special Guest: Supercharge your WordPress.
3:15pm–4:00pm Rick Borucki Search engine marketing: Where do you begin? 3:15pm–4:00pm Mika Epstein Get out of the monkey house: Don't overdesign your website.
4:15pm–5:00pm Ralph Castro DreamHost's customer and technical support growth. 4:15pm–5:00pm Mike Schroder Managing WordPress with awesome WP-CLI.
DREAMCON AFTERPARTY
8:00pm–11:00pm LA's hottest new ping pong parlor, Spin @ the Standard Hotel. An hour open bar, late night snacks & ping pong included. Come on by for drinks & ping pong against favorite DreamHosters! For entrance, a DreamCon badge is required. More details will be sent out once tickets are purchased.
 
AON BUILDING  •  8TH FLOOR
8:00am–9:00am Registration and breakfast, provided by DreamHost.
9:15am–10:00am DreamCon opening keynote, by Dallas Kashuba.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT  •  LBL ROOM 1 CLOUD SESSIONS  •  LBL ROOM 2
10:15am–11:00am Jonathan LaCour Perl, Python, and programmers. 10:15am–11:00am Justin Lund Introduction to DreamObjects.
11:15am–12:00pm Dan Johnson Intro to version control. 11:15am–12:00pm Ryan Petrello Object storage for your app.
12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch Break To be provided by DreamHost on the 8th floor. 12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch Break To be provided by DreamHost on the 8th floor.
1:15pm–2:00pm Matt Felten I'm Lazy and You Should Be Too. 1:15pm–2:00pm Jonathan LaCour DreamHost & OpenStack: A love story.
2:15pm–3:00pm Justin Knierim Understanding MySQL usage and how to best manage your MySQL databases. 2:15pm–3:00pm Kyle Bader A Storage Story.
3:15pm–4:00pm Oscar Padilla Learning when you're ready to upgrade your hosting. 3:15pm–4:00pm Patrick McGarry In-Ceph-Tion: Deploying a Ceph cluster on DreamCompute.
DREAMCON PANEL Q&A + CLOSING REMARKS
4:00pm We're wrapping up the event with an exclusive "ask us anything" open panel featuring some pretty important people: Simon Anderson, Dallas Kashuba, Brett Dunst, Ralph Castro, Kathy Brahm, and Jonathan Lacour. Don't miss it!

•  Speakers and sessions are subject to change at DreamHost's sole discretion  •

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Tickets & Location

I'm no mind-reader, but if I had to guess, you're looking for the location and ticket info, right? Boy, am I good or what!? Okay, so you'll find the event location and ticket info below. What was that? You still have questions? Drop us a line using the email address below, and we'll get back to you ASAP!

Location & Contact Info

Aon Center ( 2nd tallest building in California! )
707 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90017

dreamcon@dreamhost.com

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