March 2, 2015 — WordPress search is notoriously lacking. Why? MySQL is not search optimized. Elasticsearch is a scalable database that when coupled with WordPress produces extremely powerful results.
This talk will cover what Elasticsearch is, why it’s important, and integrating it with a WordPress website using a 10up open source plugin called ElasticPress.
November 22, 2014 — A new JSON REST API is slated for WordPress 4.1 core integration. This presentation shows everyone why this new API is awesome, some cool things you can do with it, and how you can start using it now.
August 29, 2013 — This presentation explains what Computer Science actually entails. It covers ways to describe code performance using Big-Oh notation comparing different post meta and taxonomy queries and it discusses concurrency as it applies to WordPress, specifically data races and how they can occur while counting post views.
June 29, 2013 — This presentation talks about useful things in Computer Science that can make them better web developers: big O notation (performance measurements), search algorithms, data races, etc.