June 29, 2016 — Have you wondered why certain features make it into WordPress and some don’t? Or why there are last minute changes in a release? There are many decisions, both large and small, that go into making WordPress. You’ll learn some of the philosophies behind the choices, hear real-world examples of how decisions play out, and learn how you can be a part of the process.
October 8, 2015 — Both a retrospective and look into the future: We’ll walk through the last year in WordPress core — what’s changed, how some of these changes have been received, and a peek into what’s likely for 4.4, due in early December.
October 5, 2015 — Benchmarking is an important practice for high-traffic sites, or even low traffic sites that may have high-traffic spikes.
What will happen to your site if it hits the Reddit front page? Without benchmarking and stress testing, there’s no good way to know how your site will perform under true load.
In this session, you’ll learn some of the basics of benchmarking, some good tools to get started, and when stress tests are the right tool for your site’s performance concerns. Finally, you’ll learn some common performance problems found through stress tests, and their solutions.
February 17, 2015 — In 2011, Michael sent his very first email to the wp-hackers mailing list. He wasn’t sure if it was the right place to introduce himself, but he had to start somewhere. In the years since, he has gone from being a tentative new contributor to being one of the release leads for WordPress 3.9. In this presentation, Michael talks about his journey through the WordPress project. Michael will focus on some of the problems he encountered as a contributor and how he dealt with them. Michael also look at how, more recently, the project has removed some of those barriers, making it simpler than ever for newcomers to get involved.
NOTE: slides are from WordCamp Orange County 2014
November 20, 2014 — As of WordPress 3.9, the Heartbeat API is no longer experimental! It’s intended to help developers synchronize data between a user’s browser and server without manually sending individual AJAX calls. Learn how WordPress’ core implements Heartbeat, and how they can use it on their own sites to create more interactive and up-to-date admin screens.
August 21, 2014 — As of WordPress 3.9, the Heartbeat API is no longer experimental! It’s intended to help developers synchronize data between the browser and server without manually sending individual AJAX calls. Learn Heartbeat basics and have a quick run-through on how it’s used by WordPress’ core.
August 5, 2014 — As of WordPress 3.9, the Heartbeat API is no longer experimental! It’s intended to help developers synchronize data between the browser and server without manually sending individual AJAX calls. Learn Heartbeat basics and have a quick run through on how it’s used by WordPress’ core.
June 25, 2014 — I hear frequently that it’s difficult to contribute code to WordPress’ core. During the past year, there’s been an increased emphasis on not only reaching out to new contributors, but making it simpler to get involved by making toolsets more accessible and trac more friendly to newcomers. In this talk I walk through how I got started, and how things have changed for the better since. Come to learn the first steps in contributing to WordPress’ core, leading up to Sunday’s workshop.
March 2, 2014 — A technical walk-through of the Heartbeat API, which allows developers to quickly add live-updates to the WordPress admin panel or front-end using native AJAX APIs.
February 17, 2014 — Aprende cómo utilizar la línea de comandos (CLI) para mejorar tú vida como administrador de WordPress. ¿Te encanta la idea de actualizar todos los plugins con el simple comando de “wp plugin update-all“? Descubre WP-CLI, una herramienta de software libre para manejar WordPress. Aprenderás cómo instalarlo, hacer operaciones comunes de administración en WordPress, y ampliar su funcionalidad con plugins de tu propia creación.