July 29, 2015 — In my talk, I break down the important aspects of the new HTTP/2 protocol, how it differs from HTTP/1.1, and ways in which you can take advantage of the HTTP/2 performance improvements today. Whether you realize it or not, HTTP/2 will affect your life in the near future and I will help you understand what it all means.
November 2, 2014 — Lightning Talks:
While site performance is an important topic in the WordPress community, how are we really doing at maintaining fast websites in the real world? This talk answers this question by examining a large sample of performance data from actual websites. It also suggests areas of improvement for the community in an effort to improve performance for WordPress deployments.
September 2, 2014 — We all know not to cowboy code our applications, yet it’s the Wild West when working on building and maintaining your servers. This talk discusses provisioning, deployment, and development setup for infrastructure. By working through a case study of rebuilding my company’s infrastructure, It demonstrates the advantages of building servers in a development environment. Using this workflow, you will be able to see how easy it is to build and maintain infrastructure through sane and logical development practices.
August 18, 2014 — Understanding why your page is rendering slowly is the first step to improving your page load speed. The faster your pages load, the better the site will convert and the happier your clients will be!
August 9, 2014 — Four accomplished WordPress developers will talk about their experiences with WordPress development, answer questions, and share tips on how they keep sharp.
July 23, 2014 — Understanding why your page is rendering slowly is the first step to improving your page load speed. The faster your pages load, the better the site will convert and the happier your clients will be!
November 13, 2013 — This presentation presents Git techniques that encourage developers to be creative with code in a responsible manner and it explains Git commands that improve a developer’s confidence in writing creative code without the consequences of breaking existing functionality.
November 4, 2013 — This talk discusses WordPress’ current performance bottlenecks regarding application use cases. It discusses the current solutions available for this issue and a partial page templating system that can help solve this issue.
February 22, 2013 — Zack exposes the brilliance of the object cache. He sheds light to numerous facets of the WordPress WP_Object_Cache class, including strategies for maximizing object caching, understanding persistent vs. non-persistent solutions, leveraging object cache extensions & writing code for an object cached environment.