January 4, 2015 — This talk covers a few key “Aha” moments that you should have about the way WordPress works. Michael talks about things like the template hierarchy, what’s going on in wp-config, where WordPress content is stored (the database vs file system), how posts and pages and custom post types are represented in the database, what folks are talking about when they talk about hooks and filters, and just generally review the “behind the scenes” mechanics of how WordPress works
January 18, 2013 — Michael McNeill talks about the latest trends in WordPress security and shares insights into the hardening techniques that professionals use to protect their sites. This presentation is extremely helpful to all types of users, no matter wether they are beginner or advanced users of WordPress. The focus will be on web security and WordPress and how they work with and against each other on the internet.