March 20, 2015 — Start making small changes now. Automated testing, refactoring, documentation, design, style guides—even a little bit will have immediate returns. By paying off your small debts, you’ll find that you have the resources to begin tackling your larger debts. Let’s get started today, identifying the low-hanging fruit to get your technical debt snowball rolling.
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.
November 11, 2014 — Heard about Sass but don’t know what the fuss is about? Think you can’t use it with WordPress? Think again! This session will go through the highlights of using Sass, its awesome features (and things to watch out for), and how to integrate it into your WordPress theming workflow.
November 3, 2014 — Lightning Talk:
Web accessibility isn’t a collection of check boxes; it’s a way of thinking about web development. This talk outlines development habits for building WordPress sites that provide a consistent and reliable experience for everyone.
November 3, 2014 — During a decade spent as a professional musician, Helen discovered web development and then WordPress, and made a primary career switch. While on the surface they sound incongruous, Helen believes that skills she learned and honed as a classical pianist have translated directly to becoming a leader in open source software development. Join Helen as she takes a look at those skills and celebrate alternative paths into WordPress.
October 17, 2014 — There’s a lot of information out there on making WordPress as secure as possible. Some of it is great and some of it, well, not so great. My session will walk users through numerous tips and tricks for securing WordPress the right way from the start. In addition we’ll look at a few security misconceptions in an attempt to sort the good information from the bad and keep you from becoming the next victim.
August 21, 2014 — Joe Casabona covers some of the core content from his book, Responsive Design with WordPress, which teaches you how to leverage WordPress to get the most out of responsive design. He focuses on some code heavy stuff, including how WordPress handles images, RESS, and more.