October 10, 2015 — Becoming a developer is not easy. It isn’t much easier once you become one. You start by knowing very little to no code, and just as you feel confident about coding, you realize there are at least 2 languages you need to now learn. I’ve been there, and this talk is about some skills I’ve learned to help jump from that starting level, to the next. Tricks and things I’ve learned through over a decade of coding to help you in your developer journey.
October 9, 2015 — If you make WordPress sites for a living, you’ve probably worked with clients, and you’ve probably been through the occasional tough project. Collaborating with your clients and forming a true alliance with them is delicate art. But, this talk won’t focus on what seems to go wrong with these collaborations –– it will focus on how to get it right.
We’ll compare assumptions that developers and clients often bring to a project, and look at how they are similar in some ways (e.g., the excitement of creating something new) and different in others (e.g. features that may strike clients as simple, but are actually difficult to build, and situations where developers assume a content management task will be easy for the clients, when it’s actually heinous).
We’ll also talk about a comparative wish list of skills and attitudes developers and clients tend to wish the other had, and we’ll talk about the anatomy of an ideal collaboration and the sorts of shared ideas and exchanges that can happen at every phase of a typical web product cycle, especially the initial discovery phase, where we identify the known knowns, the known unknowns, and as many of the unknown unknowns as we can.
October 3, 2015 — Web designers and developers are each specialists with their own priorities, needs, and focus. Sometimes there can be a communication gap between the two, leading to misunderstandings and frustration. How can you learn to speak each other’s language and ensure your projects run smoothly and without hassles?
August 21, 2015 — This developer-oriented presentation focuses on explaining what an API is in the context of WordPress and why you should care about them. We dive into the WordPress.com & Jetpack REST API, its surrounding developer ecosystem. Finally we touch upon the new proposed WordPress Core REST API and how it might fit into the picture.
August 3, 2015 — In this talk, we look at the parallels between being a musician, and being a developer. I’ll share my story of how I transitioned from music to development, and how the skills I learned from being a musician helped me succeed in the development world.
June 27, 2015 — It seems that designers and developers speak different languages: developers are fluent in How, while designers are fluent in Why. Both are extremely important to a project, but this difference often leads to communication breakdowns. This talk gives developers insight into the design process, including vocabulary, problem-solving methods, and workflow, and outline some simple methods to avoid “fail points” along the way.
June 15, 2015 — Avec l’émergence des modèles Cloud et plus particulièrement celui du modèle SAAS (software as a services) les modes de production
ont évolué permettant à l’utilisateur client de ne payer uniquement ce qu’il a consommé.
WordPress n’étant plus exclusivement utilisé pour la création et la gestion de contenus de
sites internet (on retrouve sur le marché des solutions d’Outil de ticketing, de gestion Immobilière, Panel de gestion de serveurs par exemple), les professionnels du numériques doivent pivoter pour certaines de leurs offres vers ce standard SAAS.
Nous verrons au travers de cet atelier ce qui signifie « osez le saas » pour une agence, une ssi ou un développeur freelance utilisant WordPress.
Nous effectuerons un tour d’horizon des outils disponibles sur le marché permettant de pivoter vers ce schéma de production.
Puis nous verrons comment concevoir son offre, son infrastructure serveur et ainsi comment gérer sa production autours de notre produit Mill.
May 25, 2015 — Fear is a powerful force that stalks us through most aspects of our lives. Kirk works full-time as a developer, but not a day goes by without having to face feelings of inadequacy, Imposter Syndrome, and making a commit that takes down one of the highest traffic sites on the Internet. He shares the power of fear in his life (past and present), give some fun disaster stories along the way, and share tips to ensure we all wake up raring to code every morning.
May 7, 2015 — Developers build up a library of code and get the right tools to be more efficient, and everyone working in the WordPress space can benefit from the same application of productive skills to get more done in less time. Learn some of the things that have kept me from having to return to a day job, and share skills that you’ve developed as well.
April 25, 2015 — To you and I, coding standards and doing things properly in WordPress matter. How do you explain that value to a potential client and communicate to them how your services will benefit their business? Can you express your expertise without sounding like a space robot? This presentation shares stories and talk about selling value as a developer.