February 27, 2014 — WordPress now powers more than 18% of the top 10 million sites in the world, and some of the brands and enterprises using WordPress might surprise you! We’ll take a look at the latest sites which are pushing WordPress to new heights, the compelling reasons they decided to go with WordPress, and what they learned along the way. We’ll spend some time busting myths about WordPress as well as provide some great examples of powerful and beautiful sites using WordPress that will be interesting and useful for developers, designers, and users alike.
March 30, 2014 — Do you develop themes for WordPress? This presentation covers the options that are available and why you might want to choose one over the other. While advanced theme developers have their workflows that work for them it’s good to challenge what they know and to see how they can improve and grow. For the beginning theme developer, knowing some of the pitfalls out of the gate can help guide them in the right direction and provide a better overall experience in developing for WordPress.
August 11, 2013 — Over time, the WordPress admin has grown in complexity as the software itself has become more powerful and features have been added. Clients will always be best served by evaluating their specific workflow needs and custom tailoring the admin to fit. This presentation explores some case studies to give an overview of what they needed and what was done to give them their own WordPress-powered content publishing experience.
August 20, 2011
May 30, 2013 — This presentation is an introductory session that discusses steps that need to be taken before users pick out their ideal theme and install plugins. Mappping out a plan on paper and discussing planning for future problems.
July 28, 2013 — This presentation examines the pitfalls of “winging it” when it comes to changing and deploying code, and showcases multiple paths to the promised land of confident commits and delightful deploys.