December 4, 2016 — “We all make mistakes. A missing semicolon. An unused variable. Debugging statements printing. Any of this sounding familiar yet? All of these bugs and errors can be caught effectively with a peer code review process. In addition, code reviews can help with knowledge transfer, creative problem solving and team morale when done right.
In this talk we’ll cover the basics of peer code review: tools to help with the process, tips and tricks, main benefits and potential downfalls, and some solid examples you can take back and convince your boss with.”
December 4, 2016 — I recently built wpzoo.ch to sell a few WordPress products. It is available in English and German.
I would cover the challenges and decisions that I needed to make and how it has worked out for us.
December 4, 2016 — WordPress has created many opportunities for people all around the world, so many people are curious about how it could help them grow. In his talk, Noel will discuss the path to success for anyone interested in working with WordPress, remote working or generally being part of this movement.
December 3, 2016 — This is slightly different talk than most of WordCamp talks, but I believe it’s equally important.
With WordPress scene becoming more and more competitive, the stress factor on WordPress professionals is higher than ever. At the same time we need to take care of our families and friends which is equally important. The pressure mounts up and it often leads to emotional and physical problems. I’ve experienced it first hand and after several months of dealing with a burnout I started being very proactive about it.
In this talk I would like to share my experiences related to:
– what leads to burnouts and other problems
– how to deal with it
– how to avoid it
– how to balance work and family life
This is a topic very few people talk about. But a lot of people deal with. Hopefully my talk will help someone.
December 2, 2016 — The talk will be for beginner to novice programmers and front-end people I’d say. The following topics will be covered:
– What is the WP REST API?
– Examples of the WP REST API in the wild
– Using the REST API in a WordPress front-end
– Using the REST API in the WordPress backend
– A decoupled App built with the REST API
– Extending the REST API
– Thoughts on the future of WordPress with the REST API
December 2, 2016 — Mahangu Weerasinghe hails from Colombo, Sri Lanka. He first found WordPress when he stumbled upon 0.70 in the dark recesses of #wordpress on Freenode. He has used and provided support for every major release of the software, and is excited about the impact the platform can have on South Asia.
December 2, 2016 — Have you wondered what goes on when a plugin is reviewed? Want to know tips and tricks to making your plugin pass on a first go? Curious about what happens when a security issue is revealed in a plugin? As the representative for the plugin review team, I handle everything from reviews and reports to sock puppets and trademark infringements, and I can answer your questions about all of it.
December 2, 2016 — We spend a lot of time in front of a computer without any social interaction. Sometimes that is great. Sometimes that causes demons to get in your closet. We will talk about the stuff no one likes to talk about. How to handle depression, social anxiety, and keep yourself healthy mentally and physically.
December 2, 2016 — Pretty exciting stuff, you’ve got a brand new website ready to launch! So what’s the plan? *crickets* Having an established plan for bringing your new site from staging to live is often overlooked and in turn causes minor to severe issues when you flip the switch. In this session we look at potential mishaps, how to avoid them and how to strategically build a launch plan.
December 2, 2016 — Commercial WordPress themes have to be ready to handle thousands of use-cases, but your custom theme doesn’t. Reducing a theme to its essential components – index.php, style.css, and functions.php (plus screenshot.png) – gets your design into the browser as quickly as possible and allows for rapid prototyping based on client feedback. It’s also an easy way for beginners to start developing with WordPress, without getting lost in dozens of files.