November 21, 2015 — It sounds cool when you hear a university is powered by WordPress, but what does that really mean? A website is a website, content is content, and WordPress is really just another way to manage it all.
Why WordPress? Sometimes because it’s the right answer. Sometimes because it’s free.
The true power is community. And if you can apply that community to how content is managed, you may find yourself with a solution that can carry change throughout an organization.
October 2, 2015 — Multisite is often treated as one of the dark corners of WordPress and can be forgotten or managed poorly when developing public plugins or working on client projects.
Let’s pull back the curtain and shed some light.
We’ll cover the history of multisite from its early days as another b2 fork. We’ll walk through the structure and the load process to show how things really are straight forward. We’ll cover situations to be aware of and code to use when you are developing something for multisite.
And! We’ll cover the future of multisite and allow for some good Q&A, so bring your questions!
May 6, 2015 — This panel is comprised of the project managers and developers behind three complex and highly-trafficked WordPress sites. They’ll briefly discuss how they use WordPress at scale and the challenges they had to overcome. and will then take questions from the audience.
November 2, 2014 — So much good work is done at universities and while that work is often done with open source software, it can also be a forgotten tool. Promoting the usefulness of open source software and the responsibility of universities to contribute back to open source projects can only help the community as a whole.
August 9, 2014 — Four accomplished WordPress developers will talk about their experiences with WordPress development, answer questions, and share tips on how they keep sharp.
August 2, 2014 — Large projects often change scope rapidly, hence the use of ambiguous words like scale and platform. This session covers general strategies around approaching your project with an incremental mindset. Version control, environment, collaboration, and deployment all play key roles when pushing a platform to serve big needs. By laying out a strategy at the start and making consistent small changes, your platform will scale before anyone realizes.
December 31, 2013 — This session goes through an overview of Vagrant and the crazy cool stuff that can be done as well as an introduction to a framework that addresses some of the more common server scenarios of 2013.
October 19, 2013 — With Vagrant you can create and distribute virtual development environments that allows you to match your production environments. This eliminates possible hours of unrelated troubleshooting when a configuration on the server shows a different issue that that of your local environment. This also keeps your local machine clear of the server software it shouldn’t care about by providing a clean sandbox to play in.