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! In this talk, Zack introduces you to concepts that affect your site’s performance, including network connectivity, CSS rendering, and latency. Comprehension of these core performance concepts are then used to inform sensible recommendations for overcoming these problems. Throughout the discussion, tools for exploring your site’s performance are demonstrated to show how to optimize your site through proper measurement.
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.
September 2, 2012