June 2, 2014 — A simple and easy to understand format geared specifically for kids who are interested in the basics of a WordPress site as well as an introduction to how a site is created from HTML, PHP and CSS.
May 17, 2014 — Performance has always been foundational to computing. This talk aims to dispell common myths about caching, and provides a practical method to implement fragment caching for WordPress.
May 11, 2014 — Join Konstantin Obenland and Michael Cain for a whimsical trip down Advanced Theming Lane, where they’ll shed light on some of the dastardly mishaps in Themeland and how they fight them with their Swords of Best Practices. Structured like a TV morning show!
January 7, 2014 — Attention to detail in your code and design work is important – but before you lay down one single pixel, or one single line of code, you need to make sure that everyone (you, your client, your clients client, etc) are on the same page and make sure you are managing expectations on what the desired project outcome is.
This presentation covers hard lessons I’ve learned in a decade of client work – I hope to pass those headaches on to you so you don’t make the same mistakes.
December 13, 2013 — Presentation Slides »
December 12, 2013 — If you’re running a business based on open source software like WordPress, your business depends on the prosperity of that project. The demise of the project could easily be the demise of your project and the project’s growth could lead to your business growing immensely. The larger your business becomes and the bigger the impact of your company on the project, the more this is true. Economically this is a very unusual situation. Joost will explore what this means and how you should deal with it.
This is pure economics; it starts with the well known story of the Tragedy of the Commons but, applied to open source, leads to a completely new outcome. If your business is build on WordPress, you should be here to listen to Joost’s talk and discuss afterwards.