July 4, 2016 — In his 10 minute unconference talk Wildheart co-founder, Guy explains what the curse of knowledge is and offers practical tips on how you can “break the curse.” The challenge all business owners face is to bridge the gap of knowledge between us and our customers.
July 4, 2016 — PHP 7 was released in December, with a hefty speed boost and new features to improve the quality of your code. I’ll be giving an overview of the key features and how you can take advantage of them in WordPress, and closing with some insights into what might be in PHP 7.1.
July 4, 2016 — Words like “unit testing,” “acceptance testing” and “test-driven development” are slowly becoming part of the WordPress development landscape. Let’s understand some of those buzz-words building a catapult.
July 4, 2016 — Advertising can be enjoyable, entertaining, moving and even beautiful. Why is it such an awful experience online?
This talk addresses these questions: Can we make ads better so we don’t have to hate them? Can developers learn to speak the language ad-ops uses?
July 4, 2016 — While speaking about accessibility I’ve realised that for some people the key to understanding why accessibility is so important comes from experiencing how people with disabilities actually use the websites we build. So I’ll be demoing two pieces of assistive technology (AT): Dragon – voice recognition software and NVDA – a screen reader.
July 4, 2016 — Whether it’s differences between European and American business cultures, or the age-old battle for budget allocation between marketing and IT departments, how do you optimize your interaction with clients that have different personalities and business practices than your own?
July 4, 2016 — I will cover different tools for faster and easier development of WordPress projects from the local set up to acceptance testing. The focus is on the improvements that we all can do in our daily development work that can help us write cleaner code, deploy it safely on remote servers, test it and also to be able to include easier new people in our teams and onboard them.
July 3, 2016 — Getting burnt by a project can leave you and your team feeling unmotivated and your agency unprofitable. Using our proven Discovery & Definition approach to project planning you’ll learn how to plan and budget a WordPress project successfully from the beginning whilst keeping both you clients and team happy.
July 3, 2016 — How to grow a virtual company with dozens of remote employees and freelancers. The talk will focus on hiring opportunities, delegating activities, identifying key roles for a company and finding the right talent. Once the team is sorted out, we’ll cover project management strategies and tricks, online collaboration (both for code and infrastructure, project management and communication), employee retention, and other key challenges that remote teams struggle with.
July 3, 2016 — Security can be complex, intimidating, and even frightening. Don’t let the enormity of it scare you into inaction. Learn what some of the security researchers and security professionals deal with, and then find out some simple steps you can take to secure your sites.