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  • Aaron Reimann: Panel - Hosting Companies

    Aaron Reimann: Panel – Hosting Companies

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Aaron Reimann

    March 24, 2017 — A hosting panel to discuss the difference, features and what is new for each platform. We will have technicians from WP Engine, BlueHost, ClickHost, Godaddy and more. Moderated by a WordPress developer.

  • Rob Riggs: Leveraging Child Themes and Grandchild Themes to Streamline Development

    Rob Riggs: Leveraging Child Themes and Grandchild Themes to Streamline Development

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Rob Riggs

    March 24, 2017 — Great topic for developers of various levels. I walk through a case study and decision tree for building a theme framework and leveraging Child Themes and Grandchild Themes to build quality websites that can continue to be upgraded without affecting design or operability.

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  • Josh Pollock: Discovering The Content Endpoints Of The WordPress REST API

    Josh Pollock: Discovering The Content Endpoints Of The WordPress REST API

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Josh Pollock

    March 24, 2017 — WordPress 4.7 now includes the content endpoints of the WordPress REST API. These endpoints provide new ways to read and write data on your WordPress sites that is perfect for use with JavaScript-driven interfaces, apps and more. But do you know what exactly is available and how to to find them?

    In this talk I will give an overview of what endpoints are available and which endpoints might be available. Then we will talk about how to use the WordPress REST API to discover what is available from the WordPress REST API.

  • Brian Rotsztein: How WordPress Will Change Your Life

    Brian Rotsztein: How WordPress Will Change Your Life

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Brian Rotsztein

    March 24, 2017 — WordPress is software like no other. Businesses harness its versatility. Creative skills are mastered with it. It unifies individuals from diverse backgrounds. Yet to so many, it remains “just” software. As a blogger, web designer, marketer, educator, and entrepreneur since long before its existence, I’ve watched it grow into a worldwide phenomenon. My own path to success is intertwined with a decade of WordPress use. Clearly, there’s more to this software than just a free install. Discover how WordPress will completely change your personal and business life for the better, if you let it!

  • Tom McFarlin: Namespaces, Autoloading, and Improving Plugin Architecture

    Tom McFarlin: Namespaces, Autoloading, and Improving Plugin Architecture

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Tom McFarlin

    March 24, 2017 — Imagine, for a moment, the ability to add a new class to your WordPress plugin and not have to worry about adding a new include statement and having the ability to organize the class into a pre-defined package structure.

    Sounds nice, right?

    Unfortunately, one of the problems that WordPress plugins developers face is having to work with older versions of PHP. But it’s really not as bad as you may think.

    Although we sometimes, we sometimes have the ability to use newer versions of PHP (and that’s great), it doesn’t mean we have to forgo poor development practices.

    See, depending on the paradigm with which we build our projects (namely, object-oriented programming), we have the ability to take a lot of redundant code out of our plugins.

    Furthermore, we have the ability to more easily organize our code at both a conceptual level and at a virtual level.

    In this presentation, I walk everyone through namespaces and autoloading, explain how they work, why they are beneficial, and then will show sample example code on how it works. I’ll also provide a downloadable plugin that they can use to study.

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  • Tim Sisson: Herding Cats - Tips for Leading Technical People

    Tim Sisson: Herding Cats – Tips for Leading Technical People

    WordCamp St. Louis 2017Speaker: Tim Sisson

    March 24, 2017 — With years of management experience behind me, I’ve come to learn a few things about myself and about leading people. In this discussion, we’re going to talk about the human side of running a business. What it means to invest in your team(and vice versa), the pitfalls of working with others who are smarter than yourself, and how all of this can make your business better. By the end of the session we hope to laugh together and inspire one another!

  • Robert Rowley: WordPress Security - Know Your Enemy

    Robert Rowley: WordPress Security – Know Your Enemy

    WordCamp Bangkok 2017Speaker: Robert Rowley

    March 24, 2017 — Every second WordPress sites are being attacked, and sites get compromised every day. I will bring you stories from the front lines detailing what the attackers are doing to get into sites, as well as not only how to defend, but hopefully how you can incorporate concepts of security not only in your site but every day life.

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  • Petya Raykovska: Growing Together - Thoughts on the Global WordPress Community

    Petya Raykovska: Growing Together – Thoughts on the Global WordPress Community

    WordCamp Bangkok 2017Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    March 23, 2017 — “WordPress has been a project beyond borders since inception. Its global community has been growing for the past 14 years and nowadays millions of people around the world speak WordPress.

    The story of WordPress is the story of multicultural collaboration. From code to events and translations, thousands of people work together every day to make the software that powers 27% of the web.

    In 2013, the first WordCamp Europe jump started several local communities in European countries and inspired hundreds of people to start contributing back. Having existed mostly in the shadows of the contributing efforts since 2003, the WordPress Polyglots team is now gaining strong momentum while its 17 000 strong volunteer team is working tirelessly to remove the language barriers for users. In 2016 the team organized the 2 largest online WordPress contributor days to this day with more than 800 people joining to translate in 132 languages.

    This talk tells the story of how WordPress – the project we know and love, helps shape a modern way of working together and doing business – beyond the boundaries of office spaces and cultural stereotypes.”

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  • The St. Louis WordPress Community: Ask me Anything

    The St. Louis WordPress Community: Ask me Anything

    WordCamp St. Louis 2017Speaker: St. Louis Wordpress Community

    March 22, 2017 — A place to ask all those questions left over from the rest of the day. This discussion centers on security.

  • Dane Morgan: WordPress Theme Code Reviews

    Dane Morgan: WordPress Theme Code Reviews

    WordCamp St. Louis 2017Speaker: Dane Morgan

    March 22, 2017 — This talk covers the basic code requirements that are checked by the WordPress theme review team before allowing a theme to be included in the repository.

    I will discuss what the requirements are for repository themes, how to check them, tools that can help, and reasons why you might want to perform your own theme review even if your theme is not being submitted to the repository.