Speakers: Tom Nowell

  • Tom Nowell: Handling Anxiety

    Tom Nowell: Handling Anxiety

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Tom Nowell

    July 1, 2016 — Our work can be stressful, and when stressed we face many problems stemming from burnout, anxiety, depression, and others. In this talk, I’ll walk through my own experiences with anxiety as I’ve progressed in my career, and share the strategies I’ve found that can help developers and support take care of themselves, along with the support that companies can provide for prevention

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  • Tom J Nowell: Escape from New York

    Tom J Nowell: Escape from New York

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speaker: Tom Nowell

    December 20, 2015 — Think your theme is secure? Your plugin API can be trusted? Think again. I’m going to show you how to make your site iron-cast by escaping your way to security

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  • John Blackbourn, Kirsty Burgoine, Miles Stewart, Mark Wilkinson, Tom Nowell: Lightning Talks – Development

    John Blackbourn, Kirsty Burgoine, Miles Stewart, Mark Wilkinson, Tom Nowell: Lightning Talks – Development

    WordCamp London 2015Speakers: John Blackbourn, Kirsty Burgoine, Miles Stewart, Mark Wilkinson, Tom Nowell

    May 30, 2015 — WP-CLI
    Tom Nowell
    Tom explains what WP CLI is, introduces three useful commands you can use, and explains how to find out more.

    Catering for WordPress
    Kirsty Burgoine
    This talk is a whistle stop tour of how WordPress was used to create an intranet for businesses in the restaurant / catering industry. Some of the features include help plan and budget dishes and menus, work out costings for bulk recipes down to individual portions and include other factors such as VAT and a variable gross profit.

    Custom Post Type Meta
    Mark Wilkinson
    Slides:http://markwilkinson.me/2015/03/wordcamp-london-2015-lightning-talk
    Over the course of many WordPress site builds, Mark found a constant problem when dealing with custom post types: he wanted to add meta data to a post type like you do a post. In this talk Mark gives a brief overview of why he needed to be able to do this and how he went about it, building a plugin to provide this functionality.

    Cleaner Themes and Plugins
    Miles Stewart
    Miles talks about creating cleaner themes and plugins, moving towards using mvc in plugin and theme creation.

    Debugging
    John Blackbourn
    John talks about why you should treat debugging as a key skill that you should practice and become proficient at. He’ll show you a few tools and processes for modern and efficient debugging of the front end and the back end.

  • Tom Nowell: Code Deodorant

    Tom Nowell: Code Deodorant

    WordCamp Europe 2014Speaker: Tom Nowell

    January 28, 2015 — Good vs Bad code isn’t a subjective opinion. It can be measured, tested, quantified, and plotted on a chart.

    Tom takes the opinion out of code quality and provide tools to spot and prevent bad code from ever being written. He goes through tools you can install to check for errors, and catch accidental errors.

    Tom shows us tools and techniques to prevent bad code by quantifying code’s qualities.

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