October 17, 2014 — There’s a lot of information out there on making WordPress as secure as possible. Some of it is great and some of it, well, not so great. My session will walk users through numerous tips and tricks for securing WordPress the right way from the start. In addition we’ll look at a few security misconceptions in an attempt to sort the good information from the bad and keep you from becoming the next victim.
October 15, 2014 — A practical guide to doing more with WordPress; developing yourself to work on things that matter, getting in the habit of shipping and finally contributing back to this great open source project.
October 9, 2014 — Underscores is a starter theme, but what does that mean? Why should you use Underscores, also known as simply _s? In this talk I’ll go through why at Automattic we use it to create our themes. I’ll also show you why and how you can too.
June 16, 2014 — A brief intro to AngularJS, followed by a tutorial on building a single page app with it (and using WordPress to power the backend).
October 20, 2014 — Get curious. WordPress 4.0 release lead Helen Hou-Sandí talks about how digging into core and following along in some capacity with what core is doing can help you get things done in more efficient ways, start thinking about how to learn more, as well as write continuously better code.
October 8, 2014 — This talk is be suitable both for those running a personal blog, or a business website on WordPress. It looks at:
How you can leverage and optimise for the main social sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Linkedin as well as some other more specific platforms such as ManageWP.org.
Understanding Follow vs. Share vs. Like.
Sharing buttons, the official and other options.
Social meta data like open graph tags and twitter cards & the benefits of implementing them.
Testing and previewing social meta data – Plugins as well as manual options.
October 18, 2014 — Making a website is more then making pretty picture and some sales jargon. You have to fully understand the project, your audience, current traffic trends and the even more important – the business goals before every writing a line of code.
October 20, 2014 — We all start somewhere when it comes to running our own business. But if we’re like everyone else, we discover we’re either too professional or not professional enough. Either way, the result is the same: lost profits. Come hear how to protect against it.
July 6, 2014 — The JSON REST API (WP API) is coming to WordPress Core in WordPress 4.1. Come to learn more what the JSON REST API is, why this upcoming feature is a game changer for WordPress as an application platform, and leave with some examples of how you can be using or extending it today. This talk walks through examples of how to make HTTP requests to view resources through the API, and authenticating to perform more sensitive actions such as creating, editing, and deleting resources. Learn about all the resources available within the WordPress JSON REST API from our documentation, including: posts, pages, post_meta, taxonomies, comments, users