January 30, 2015 — Ramya Pandyan is your token ‘artsy’ type among the techies. She calls herself a techno-greek, which means technology is Greek to her. And yet, she is a digital story-teller, a job and identity only made possible because of the wonderful tools at her disposal. This presentation covers: Digitalia – the parallel universe, The roles we play in this universe, The big Cs – Content, Conversations, Community
January 28, 2015 — Good vs Bad code isn’t a subjective opinion. It can be measured, tested, quantified, and plotted on a chart.
Tom takes the opinion out of code quality and provide tools to spot and prevent bad code from ever being written. He goes through tools you can install to check for errors, and catch accidental errors.
Tom shows us tools and techniques to prevent bad code by quantifying code’s qualities.
January 27, 2015 — An explanation of what functional programming is about, how it looks in different languages, and what we can learn from it
January 27, 2015 — Davide shares some basic design and user interaction fundamentals.
January 27, 2015 — This session will dive in deep into the proper way to include files from plugins and themes. We’ll learn everything from including a script the easy, proper way, to dynamically calling custom scripts in dynamic situations.
January 26, 2015 — Getting started with WordPress Development is a talk exactly as the title states. This talk introduces the basics of getting into development in the WordPress platform itself. This includes examples of code used in WordPress, languages that need to be known, resources to get started, what users need to know about development, and more. This talk also incorporates examples from my experience working with WordPress and learning how to develop on the platform to give the audience a better idea. (This talk can range from beginner to intermediate)
January 25, 2015 — Do you really need a blog? What about a website? Or a photo gallery or contact forms? This session will give you, the user, the tools and questions you need to ask yourself in order to build an effective and manageable website. Whether you want a website for your business, a blog about your dog, or a place to showcase your jewelry designs, this session will help you develop a content strategy that fits your needs and create a successful WordPress site.
January 23, 2015 — When first getting started with customizing the design and layout of a WordPress site there is a lot you need to know. This presentation covers all the important components of WordPress themes and describes how they work and what you need to know. In addition, examples are given of theme customization requests and the numerous options for fulfilling those requests with best practices being considered.
January 22, 2015 — This talk discusses the lizard brain and how it’s secrets influences our actions and thought. It then covers the framework for emotional reactions and how you can use design to elicit positive reactions to visual stimuli.