November 18, 2014 — Designers often prefer to start their work with a blank Photoshop file or HTML document, but if you know WordPress will be powering the work you’re going to produce, you have more of a starting point than you think. This presentation discusses how relatively intimate knowledge of how WordPress works will help you create designs that work not only for your client’s end-users, but for your client as a user, too.
November 18, 2014 — Fast, simple, SMART. Mobile devices have forever changed the way we interact with content. Now we have to consider many things such as HiDPI graphics, responsive design, speed, UI/UX patterns, touch target sizes, gestures, and more. All while not losing track of what’s important: Content. This presentation discusses the influence of mobile on design trends and learn implementation techniques of smart design.
November 18, 2014 — The success of small and large publications relies heavily on both individual and group habits. We will look at individual case studies, from individual bloggers to The New York Times, to examine workflows and processes and highlight key elements that make publications stand out.
November 17, 2014 — As a veteran of 4 regional WordCamps (and countless other conferences), Lisa Melegari has developed a set of useful tips and tricks to surviving WordCamps across the country. Whether it’s your first camp or you’re a seasoned attendee, join Lisa for this quick lightning talk on the dos and don’ts of WordCamp survival.
November 17, 2014 — Adam Soucie, WordPress developer at Highforge, shares his experiences in getting started as a WordPress developer. Learn the positives and the pitfalls you should be aware of as you begin your own WordPress journey from someone that’s been there and back again.
November 17, 2014 — Nicole walks through examples of some lesser known, but very useful functions that exist within WordPress.
November 17, 2014 — Developing your first plugin can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. This presentation assists beginner to intermediate developers in understanding the basics of plugin development by walking through a basic plugin step by step. It goes over hooks, how important they are, how they are used, and what hooks are available to you in WordPress core as well as some good practices to keep your plugin sharp.
November 17, 2014 — This talks gives tips and information about building an online community in 5 easy steps.
November 16, 2014 — As we move toward the “Semantic Web” or “Web 3.0″, the power of well defined, accessible information is getting greater and greater by the day. This talk looks at the way that data and the web are changing, and the possibilities that are created by allowing your data and your design to exist independently.