Speakers: Dwayne McDaniel

  • Dwayne McDaniel: WP-CLI - Don't Fear the Command Line

    Dwayne McDaniel: WP-CLI – Don’t Fear the Command Line

    WordCamp San Diego 2017Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    April 20, 2017 — The why, the what and the how for the powerful command line tool to help you greatly speed up basic and advanced WordPress tasks. Walk away with the basic knowledge to install WP, update sites and do basic commands like ‘search-replace’ with confidence from the terminal.

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  • Dwayne McDaniel: We Are All Making This Up - Improv Lessons For Developers

    Dwayne McDaniel: We Are All Making This Up – Improv Lessons For Developers

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    March 29, 2017 — There are a lot of parallels between the open source development world and Improv communities. The goal of this talk is to expose the similarities and directly apply the core principles from the stagecraft of improv to get better code, smoother projects and ultimately happier customers. At the end the audience will be able to take practical examples and very simple exercises back to their organizations to better communicate with customers and internal stakeholders alike as well as techniques to get ‘unstuck’ when hitting major blockages in creativity needed for elegant code.

    Topics will include:
    Parallels between the Dev Community and Improv
    Core principles of Improv and how we can embrace them for better code, including
    – Active Listening
    -Yes, And…
    -Embracing failure as part of the process
    Simple group exercises for any size team to improve communications

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  • Dwayne McDaniel: We Are All Making This Up - Lessons For The WP Dev From Improv

    Dwayne McDaniel: We Are All Making This Up – Lessons For The WP Dev From Improv

    WordCamp Baltimore 2016Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    November 22, 2016 — There are a lot of parallels between the open source development world and Improv communities. The goal of this talk is to expose the similarities and directly apply the core principles for the stagecraft of improv to get better code, smoother projects and ultimately happier customers. At the end the audience will be able to take practical examples and very simple exercises back to their organizations to better communicate with customers and internal stakeholders alike. Also, techniques to get ‘unstuck’ when hitting major blockages in creativity needed for elegant code.

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