October 16, 2014 — WordPress runs just about anywhere. Not all of these ways are equal. In this talk we say goodbye to Apache cPanel hosting and investigate how to leverage a modern hosting stack and use clever caching tricks to make WordPress absurdly performant and scalable.
October 16, 2014 — The threats website owners face today range in scale and complexity – from large DDOS attacks leveraging WordPress core functionality, to vulnerabilities found in some of the largest plugins in the ecosystem.
The Security dilemma is not shrinking, it’s getting bigger and more today, than ever, it’s important we take the time to educate and bring awareness to the things everyday website owners can do to improve their over security posture.
Security is not a turn of a knob, or click of an option, it’s about state of mind, it’s about good posture.
October 16, 2014 — The related posts module in Jetpack looks simple at first glance however underneath it’s powered by Elasticsearch, an advanced natural language search engine. Come as we peel back the covers to explain how Jetpack uses Elasticsearch to determine what’s related and more importantly how to customize it to take full advantage of Elasticsearch’s textual analytics abilities.
June 11, 2014 — Foundation is an advanced framework that allows developers to quickly build future-friendly websites. Foundation CSS performs the heavy lifting so that you can concentrate on the creative. Steve will show you how he uses Foundation to focus on mobile-first design and why Foundation is the perfect companion to Underscores.
October 15, 2014 — A practical guide to doing more with WordPress; developing yourself to work on things that matter, getting in the habit of shipping and finally contributing back to this great open source project.
October 17, 2014 — There’s a lot of information out there on making WordPress as secure as possible. Some of it is great and some of it, well, not so great. My session will walk users through numerous tips and tricks for securing WordPress the right way from the start. In addition we’ll look at a few security misconceptions in an attempt to sort the good information from the bad and keep you from becoming the next victim.
June 16, 2014 — A brief intro to AngularJS, followed by a tutorial on building a single page app with it (and using WordPress to power the backend).