July 11, 2014 — To setup and configure many of the popular and powerful WordPress themes today can often require a solid grasp of working with custom post types and fields, design customization options, custom templates, shortcodes, admin settings and various other nuances of working with and tweaking WordPress. Different themes also take wildly different approaches to building admin settings areas and providing access to custom content, so it means you likely have to do something different to setup each theme you work with.
This talk covers the essential skills and common scenarios you will come across when getting into the niche field of setting up and customizing awesome WordPress themes for yourself and others.
February 10, 2014 — This talk identifies the primary web design and development skills including, HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and FTP. Throughout the talk, Zac identifies how you can start with minimal or no knowledge of these skills and begin to become proficient with these skills, moving up to becoming a real web designer if interested.