June 24, 2016 — Web application developers often can feel stuck in a rut when developing a new application. There are various basics that every app needs, user management, data entry, etc. WordPress solves all these challenges, and provides an extensible way to record, save and display data. With the introduction of the WP Rest API, WordPress has become an ever more desirable Web Application Platform.
At my full-time job we are in the process of converting our college website to WordPress, and we are building a way to distribute News and Events throughout our WordPress Multi-Site Network, as well as third-party systems. I’ll share the progress we’ve made thus far, as well as plans for future growth. I’ll also share why we decided to build this way, and how other apps could be developed similarly.
June 24, 2016 — This talk will go over how we approached building a plugin to add support for the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project to WordPress sites.
AMP requires an alternate presentation of the WordPress site’s content to match its restrictive spec. During the talk, we’ll discuss the various WordPress and PHP APIs that the plugin relies on (rewrites, DOMDocument, etc.), some the design decisions we made, and the various challenges we encountered (and still do, in some cases).
The intended audience is primarily developers (all levels), but non-developers are welcome to attend as well.
June 24, 2016 — There are many ways of building web and mobile apps, but with built-in database handling, a decent view structure, a REST API, and a host of other features, WordPress is just as good – in some cases, better – than other frameworks out there. We’ll learn a few different methods of tackling building a web and mobile app with WordPress.
June 24, 2016 — A half hour of nonstop fun, showing how to build a complete membership powered website for $30 in just 30 minutes.
At the end, you’ll have:
– a WordPress powered website;
– restricted, membership only content;
– pay to download digital content;
– a payment gateway;
This one’s a lot of fun, I like to have a stopwatch running to see if I can get it all done in less than 30 minutes with plenty of time left for the inevitable questions.
June 24, 2016 — WP-CLI is a set of command line tools for managing your WordPress site. It allows you to perform many tasks much quicker than you would be able to by other means. In this session, I will teach you how to get WP-CLI running, and show some of my favourite time saving features. Once you’ve started using WP-CLI, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! This talk is appropriate for developers, designers and server administrators of all skill levels.
June 24, 2016 — Let’s have a discussion about things we can do to make our themes and plugins a pleasure to work with.
June 24, 2016 — Through painful, self-taught lessons and by seeing hundreds of other small businesses start, succeed, and fail online, in this talk we’ll discuss ten “do”s and “don’t”s for small businesses of all shapes and sizes in the WordPress.org environment.
– Choosing the right theme & plugins
– Writing content for search results
– Making your site stand out
After a quick presentation, I’d like to have extra time for Q&A so you can ask questions specific to you – since we’re all different, our online presence should be, too!
June 24, 2016 — You can’t always predict who will use your products, or what emotional state they’ll be in when they do. By identifying stress cases and designing with compassion in mind, you’ll create experiences that support more of your users, more of the time.
June 24, 2016 — A passion project is a creative side project you work on outside of your chosen career that brings you joy, builds confidence, and you use to make your mark on the world. Learn how I used WordPress as a content and blogging platform to turn my passion project into a cohesive brand that led to a new career, speaking offers and the recognition as an expert.
June 24, 2016 — WordPress has an origin story, two people in different countries, looking to improve their open source blogging software, that evolved into thousands of people working on or with that software. But who we are, humans, our evolution has been driven by our ability to tell increasingly complex stories.
Storytelling is not just at the root of who we are — it is who we are.
In this talk we will remind ourselves of what a story is. Once we are clear on the difference between a story and a statement, we will explore what understanding our stories means for us, as bloggers, business people and developers working in an open source ecosystem.