March 29, 2017 — There are a lot of parallels between the open source development world and Improv communities. The goal of this talk is to expose the similarities and directly apply the core principles from the stagecraft of improv to get better code, smoother projects and ultimately happier customers. At the end the audience will be able to take practical examples and very simple exercises back to their organizations to better communicate with customers and internal stakeholders alike as well as techniques to get ‘unstuck’ when hitting major blockages in creativity needed for elegant code.
Topics will include:
Parallels between the Dev Community and Improv
Core principles of Improv and how we can embrace them for better code, including
– Active Listening
-Embracing failure as part of the process
Simple group exercises for any size team to improve communications
March 21, 2017 — While many WordPress developers understand the security value of adding an SSL Certificate to a Website; few think through the strategy necessary to minimize the loss of essential back-links that are key to SEO. In this session we’ll cover an effective SSL Implementation Strategy that will not only reduce impact on your SEO but use this opportunity as a way to build engagement with visitors.
January 21, 2017 — Le Contributor Nights saranno dedicate a studiare e lavorare insieme: ogni mese selezioneremo uno dei team attivi su make.wordpress.org. Per alcuni team potremo contare sul supporto di lead, italiani e stranieri, mentre per altri ci auto gestiremo con lo studio, leggendo la documentazione, andando a vedere quali sono le discussioni attive su trac e su Slack.
Per questa prima serata siamo felici di avere con noi John Blackbourn, WordPress engineer presso Human Made e uno dei WordPress Core developer, che ci aiuterà a scoprire il team Core.
December 11, 2016 — When companies are in search of new developers, they look for people who fall into one of three categories: Front-End, Back-End, and Full-Stack. I feel that these categories can be limiting, and tend to be geared toward proficiency in specific programming languages. If we take a moment to consider how we think about how we use the labels we use in hiring , we may not only end up hiring more qualified people, I put forward that we might create teams more well-suited to build a wide variety of websites and applications. In this talk, I introduce a new way of thinking of the stack, and how we hire the people who build it.’
December 1, 2016 — For developer-centric plugins, good documentation can mean the key to success. We’ll walk through what entails good documentation and various real-world examples and tools you can use to simplify things.
November 8, 2016 — There’s a simple yet powerful API within WordPress to help developers cache all sorts of data, and in turn speed up load times. Transients are often misunderstood by developers, and their powerful abilities can sometimes be misused.
In this session we will uncover the inner workings of the Transient API, and learn how to properly leverage it’s abilities.
October 29, 2016 — As a developer, understanding character encoding adds a lot of clarity to your work, especially when you’re dealing with text that contains characters beyond A-Z. If you’ve ever migrated a database from one site to another and ended up with jumbled characters in your content, this talk is for you. I’ll also explain why emoji in WordPress is the public relations face of something much more important.