‘Development’ Videos

  • John Blackbourn: Moving forward with a mature platform

    John Blackbourn: Moving forward with a mature platform

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: John Blackbourn

    June 29, 2016 — WordPress is over twelve years old now. How does the software and the project as a whole continue to move forward, maintain relevance, push boundaries, and assert influence when it has to compete with much leaner, cooler, and more modern alternatives? I’ll attempt to answer these points in this presentation.

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  • Steve Grunwell: Professional Development for Professional Developers

    Steve Grunwell: Professional Development for Professional Developers

    WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016Speaker: Steve Grunwell

    June 24, 2016 — The best and worst part about our chosen vocation is that there’s an endless amount of stuff to see, learn, and try and nowhere near enough time in which to do it. In an industry where “the new hotness” changes every week, what hope does a developer have of keeping up?

    This talk focuses on the professional development of a professional developer. How do we continue to grow as professionals without getting totally overwhelmed with information? We’ll touch on the topics of stress, education, humility, and more.

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  • Jaana Björklund: Nurturing a Cross-Disciplinary Professional Culture

    Jaana Björklund: Nurturing a Cross-Disciplinary Professional Culture

    WordCamp Switzerland 2015Speaker: Jaana Björklund

    May 14, 2016 — WordPress community – open-source development, ongoing discussion, meetings online and IRL make us perhaps the most cross-disciplined professionals in the field of web development. This talk is a look into cross-disciplinary habits and possibilities, it gives ideas how to better utilise them in business and personal professional development. This is definitely one of the huge advantages of WordPress community – discussion and conscious development of this trait is one of our success factors.

  • Andrew Liyanage: From Banking to WordPress

    Andrew Liyanage: From Banking to WordPress

    WordCamp Switzerland 2015Speaker: Andrew Liyanage

    May 14, 2016 — Quitting banking to pursue web development and how WordPress has empowered that.

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  • Thomas Deneulin : Favoriser l’industrialisation de ses dévs WP grâce à la Prog Orientée Objet

    Thomas Deneulin : Favoriser l’industrialisation de ses dévs WP grâce à la Prog Orientée Objet

    WordCamp Paris 2016Speaker: Thomas Deneulin

    May 12, 2016 — Il est très rare que des projets WordPress débutent de manière similaire. Très souvent, on capitalise des connaissances, des bonnes pratiques et autres afin d’espérer faire mieux sur le projet suivant. Seulement, WordPress laisse énormément de libertés. Cela ne nous permet pas de contrôler notre dette technique convenablement ni même notre qualité logicielle.

    Malheureusement, le code est régulièrement mis de côté pour tenter de pallier des contraintes de temps et d’argent tout en tentant l’excuse du pragmatisme.

    Et si une approche orientée objet avec les méthodologies adéquates pouvaient résoudre une bonne partie de ces problèmes ?

    Démarrons ensemble cette approche qui, tout en améliorant la stabilité, la lisibilité et l’évolutivité de notre code, va nous permettre d’industrialiser nos développements.

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  • Deena Mayne: Zen and the Art of WordPress

    Deena Mayne: Zen and the Art of WordPress

    WordCamp San Diego 2016Speaker: Deena Mayne

    May 11, 2016 — In our ever complicated world, what do we REALLY need on our websites? Sometimes there are so many options, so many FREE options, that we may be tempted to add them ALL! But, is their a price to pay for loading your site down with possibly too many features? Are you or your client’s websites better off with LESS stuff? (less plugins & software???) Do your special features, for example, sliders, fade in and outs, animations, attract or distract from your website’s purpose? Is your website easy to navigate? Do you automate tasks and security when possible? These are some of the areas we will discuss in “Zen and the Art of WordPress”.

  • Devin Walker: Using Third Party Code to Create Unique and Meaningful Solutions

    Devin Walker: Using Third Party Code to Create Unique and Meaningful Solutions

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speaker: Devin Walker

    April 28, 2016 — Open source third party code can help you at every corner of the development process. In fact, many of the popular plugins and themes you use today leverage popular open source libraries for functionality, reporting, presentation, and more.

    Learn about how you can use third party code to speed up development, reduce budgets, and meet deadlines faster. This presentation will be light on code, but geared towards beginning to intermediate developers who understand the underlying principles of writing code for WordPress.

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  • Heiko Mamerow: Lass Deinen Computer die langweiligen Sachen machen! Automatisierung beim Frontend Coden

    Heiko Mamerow: Lass Deinen Computer die langweiligen Sachen machen! Automatisierung beim Frontend Coden

    WordCamp Nuremberg 2016Speaker: Heiko Mamerow

    April 21, 2016 — Bei der Frontend Entwicklung fallen viele stupide Arbeitsschritte an, die sich oft wiederholen. Solche Arbeiten sind nicht nur sehr langweilig, sie sind auch eine häufige Quelle für Fehler und kosten Zeit. Der Vortrag gibt uns eine anschauliche Einführung, wie sich wiederkehrende Arbeiten automatisieren lassen. Heiko stellt uns Automatisierungstools vor und zeigt uns anhand praktischer Beispiele die Konfiguration und Handhabung. Der Vortrag ist besonders für die fortgeschrittenen Frontend EntwicklerInnen unter uns geeignet.

  • Ellen Amaral and Beth Soderberg: Bridging the Gap Between Design and Development

    Ellen Amaral and Beth Soderberg: Bridging the Gap Between Design and Development

    WordCamp Lancaster 2016Speakers: Ellen Amaral, Beth Soderberg

    April 20, 2016 — Designers and developers are both required to build world-class websites, but sometimes it can feel like a struggle for us to work together in a truly collaborative way. In this session, we’ll share a variety of strategies to bridge the gap between design and development ranging from optimizing workflow between designers and developers with unique skillsets; replacing responsive mockups with side-by-side collaboration; creating clean, grid-based, developer-friendly design files; and developing new layouts and features in a way that respects the original design. We’ll cover these approaches and more as we share the process we use to (happily!) work together as a designer/developer team.

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  • Jose L Pimienta: Styleguide Driven Development

    Jose L Pimienta: Styleguide Driven Development

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speaker: Jose L Pimienta

    April 20, 2016 — Learn how to build a simple CSS system to represent the brand characteristics in the product’s core elements.