May 11, 2015 — Cain & Obenland in the morning! – a morning show-style WordCamp talk with three segments: two that will cover any number of WordPress topics – current WP happenings, theming, design, development, best practices, worst practices, future trends, you name it – and a special guest interview with a big name from the WordPress world.
May 11, 2015 — Starting as an independent, working on WordPress.com VIP & Jetpack, living the agency life at 10up, and eventually starting my own company, the one constant has been volunteering to improve WordPress and the surrounding initiatives. I talk about how I apply what I’ve learned from these experiences, and what I hope to help WordPress, GlotPress, BuddyPress, & bbPress be in the future.
May 11, 2015 — What happens when your blogging community becomes vile and vicious and all you want to do is have an open discussion about things? There are tricks, tools, and methods to the madness of dealing with people who cannot see reason, and generally don’t want to. I’ll help you on your path to a pure blog without having to spend every free moment of your day moderating.
May 11, 2015 — Jetpack has a lot of features for users, but did you know that it can make your life as a developer easier, too? With infinite scroll, featured content, and various custom post types, Jetpack can save you time in creating commonly requested features. Use a CSS preprocessor for easy-to-use customization options. This talk explores all the secret developer features in Jetpack that can give you a head start on your next site.
May 11, 2015 — How do you start with WordPress? We go from concept to live site. We do a secure install, talk about posts and pages, and widgets and themes. If you have any questions about starting in WordPress this session is for you.
May 11, 2015 — The stock themes out there just aren’t quite right. You want to make your site your own. Change it up a bit. Make it roar. But where do you begin? Will a child theme be the best choice? What about these frameworks everyone talks about? And what’s a starter theme? I talk about what the differences are between these options and why you would choose one over the other.
May 8, 2015 — In the WordPress community, there is a huge debate on whether you should add your code in a plugin or use it in a theme. The answer really depends on who the code is written for. This presentation shares my experiences and best practices to help you determine whether your code should go into a plugin or a theme.
May 8, 2015 — Content management UI’s are one of the most important things you should think about when building a website. It’s also why a lot of us choose WordPress. Lets explore how to make content management make sense to your customer – reducing ongoing support and training in the process.
May 8, 2015 — Bootstrapping a web development business usually means having little money for traditional advertising. Learn how to use the power of teaching to give a little to get a lot. You won’t leave this session empy-handed, as you’ll take away valuable action items that will help you attract highly targeted clients.
May 8, 2015 — Driven by passion and a desire to be our own bosses, oftentimes we struggle with the financial aspects of running a sustainable freelance-based business. This talk discusses setting financial goals, budgeting, accounting for time, and consistently measuring and analyzing financial data to ensure we’re setting ourselves up for longevity and growth while we serve our clients well.