January 28, 2015 — Good vs Bad code isn’t a subjective opinion. It can be measured, tested, quantified, and plotted on a chart.
Tom takes the opinion out of code quality and provide tools to spot and prevent bad code from ever being written. He goes through tools you can install to check for errors, and catch accidental errors.
Tom shows us tools and techniques to prevent bad code by quantifying code’s qualities.
January 1, 2015 — Protecting our WordPress sites is important to all of us; this talk will help provide you with the tools to secure your server. Learn the best practices to follow in securing your WordPress site, and the common pitfalls to avoid. This is for both new users who are setting up a WordPress installation from the ground up, and also experienced WordPress users for hardening their existing sites.
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 14, 2014 — This is a talk about learning fast, getting the best out of your programming skills and delivering results with WordPress and it’s intended for web developers who need to face the unknown and solve problems yesterday. Sounds familiar?
November 3, 2014 — Backbone is the foundation of several recent user-facing features in WordPress. This talk will explore how to leverage WordPress’ powerful Backbone view management tools to craft maintainable, modular UI for your plugin or theme.
October 17, 2014 — There’s a lot of information out there on making WordPress as secure as possible. Some of it is great and some of it, well, not so great. My session will walk users through numerous tips and tricks for securing WordPress the right way from the start. In addition we’ll look at a few security misconceptions in an attempt to sort the good information from the bad and keep you from becoming the next victim.
September 19, 2014 — WordPress is built with PHP. It helps to know the basics so you can understand and make changes to your theme’s templates. This session will not make you into a programmer, but will explain a lot of what you will see when you look at the code that powers your site.
September 15, 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. In this session we will take the red pill and dive headfirst into the rabbit hole.
When we emerge, you’ll know the tools available to you, both built-in and add-ons.
Join me for this enchanted journey, learn something new, refresh your knowledge, and groan at the bad jokes and tortured metaphors.
August 21, 2014 — Twig, the most popular PHP template language, unlocks new possibilities for theme designers. This session introduces the benefits of working with Twig and some of the coolest features that empower template developers entirely new concepts to manipulate their WordPress themes. It provides specific examples in how major media companies use WordPress and Twig to make sustainable themes that can live-on and be extended for years to come.