November 24, 2014 — A continuation of a series of “Designing for Development” sessions I’ve given in the past, this talk is geared towards designers by giving designers a peek at what happens after the PSDs have been signed off. Other edge cases will also be explored, such as rebuilds (while maintaining fidelity with existing design). I will also be discussing information infrastructure using Custom Post Types and Custom Metaboxes And Fields, and how a familiarity with them can help aid the design process. Lastly, I will offer advice on knowing when to reach out and partner up with another developer, and how this can work in your favor.
November 21, 2014 — This is a session about helping non-developers grasp the minimum knowledge of PHP needed to develop their first theme or plugin.
November 17, 2014 — Adam Soucie, WordPress developer at Highforge, shares his experiences in getting started as a WordPress developer. Learn the positives and the pitfalls you should be aware of as you begin your own WordPress journey from someone that’s been there and back again.
November 16, 2014 — With thousands of functions in the WordPress codebase, it’s virtually impossible to remember all of them. We’ll cover some overlooked WordPress core functions that you may not know exist. We’ll walk through some practical examples for their use, and give you a variety of new gems you can use every day.
November 16, 2014 — Have you used WP-CLI before and want to know what makes it so powerful? Or, simply curious about what makes it tick? Join Daniel Bachhuber, WP-CLI’s current maintainer, on a dive into its internals. Learn about the load process, historical design decisions, its libraries, and which pieces you can incorporate to make your commands just as powerful.
November 13, 2014 — Numbers Used Once (NONCE) are important tools for developers. Many developers however don’t understand what they are or or how to properly use them. This session takes the red pill and dives headfirst into the rabbit hole. When we emerge, you’ll know the tools available to you, both built-in and add-on. Along the way we will stop for tea and discuss Sessions, just because the rabbit hole wasn’t deep enough.
October 28, 2014 — In a distributed working environment with employees spanning multiple countries, it’s very important to get everyone using the same tools for stable development and deployment. In this presentation, Brando Dove walks through the vagrant provisioning process, 3rd party services, and home grown tools that are successful with enterprise clients.
October 21, 2014 — As nearly one in four websites is powered by WordPress, there is an amazing responsibility to maintain quality control standards before launching your site. Southern Web’s Drew Barton will share in rapid-fire more than 30 tips that should be included in every WordPress site launch checklist. In order to provide security and maintain quality, these WordPress must-dos will help ensure you and your visitors will have a strong impression of WordPress as a blog, as a CMS and as a development platform.
October 7, 2014 — Norcross came over from Tampa to talk plugins, and how he views the ecosystem surrounding them. Check out the video for a freeform talk, without slides or guides, as he shares a lot of great advice for prospective plugin developers.
After his solo talk, Norcross joins Adam Soucie and David Parsons, moderated by David Yarde, for a discussion about plugins. They talk development theory, disruptive industries, suggestions for useful plugins, how to determine if a plugin is good and more.