December 5, 2016 — WordPress is now a stable, mature CMS suitable for any enterprise application. For media organisations it’s no longer the quick and dirty side project platform of choice, it also sits front and centre delivering business critical services. However, this means optimising to meet the needs of demanding specialist users. Ant and Dan will explore the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of creating professional editorial tools on the WordPress platform.
December 5, 2016 — An introduction to framework and the Genesis framework; and why I chose to use it. This talk is tailored for someone who is new to WordPress. You will learn to build a WordPress website powered by the Genesis framework, know about its plugins and other resources which will be helpful if you decide to use the Genesis framework
December 5, 2016 — Elobina is a service for eco friendly production on demand textiles. The service is unique in many ways and is transforming the way the textile industry work. Learn how we used WordPress and WooCommerce as a solid base for this development. By using the proven and working e-commerce base we could focus on what was hard for us without the need to build the parts that was already available. Elobina is built with WordPress and WooCommerce running in the Amazon Cloud. The service include advanced image handling with serverside processing of large print resolution images.
December 5, 2016 — Pro bono work is fun and rewarding. It is also a great way to level up your WordPress prowess and reputation, either as a freelance developer or as part of a digital agency. When you give back to society, you receive back as much, if not more.
In this talk, you will find real world examples of pro bono dev projects I’ve done over the years, how they solve different set of problems for the beneficiaries, and how they level up my skill set as a web designer and developer. I will also share some of the other good things I’ve gained by doing it, and it’s not just about having a better-looking portofolio.
So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just a starting out WordPress professional, you’ll probably end up having plenty of good reasons to do pro bono work from time to time for the personal, professional and social benefits it brings.
December 5, 2016 — Did you know that last October, Japan had 25 meetups more than other cities? Attending and organizing local meetups is a great and enjoyable way to learn a lot of things! I’ll share with you how my life has changed by organizing meetups and how you can start organizing and being involved in local meetups in your neighborhood or city. This year we saw many cities starting meetups in Southeast Asia. In this session, I’ll talk about the variety of these events and share some tips and tricks
December 5, 2016 — Updating WordPress core and plugins is an important and often recurring maintenance task, that many often neglect due to the inherent risk of regressions and potential downtime. At Seravo.com we update hundreds of enterprise grade WordPress sites in a production-proof way using automated testing with RSpec and Phantom.js. In this talk I will show you how we do it and what are the open source tools anybody else can use as well to test their own sites before and after updates.
December 5, 2016 — Katarzyna Janoska resides in Łódź, Poland and is a front-end developer with OnTheGoSystems. She recently spoke at WordCamp Gdynia and talked about being a team member on a distributed work force.
December 5, 2016 — This talk will focus on what I’ve learned about BuddyPress since it was in alpha seven years ago. Here are some of the key touchpoints:
Quick history and evolution of BuddyPress
When you should use BuddyPress — when the site requirements match up
When you should not use BuddyPress — red flags
What add-ons are available for BuddyPress
Helpful resources to get started with BuddyPress
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.