January 4, 2015 — – How a WordCamp can change your life, twice
– How you could be lying to yourself
– From full time employment, to freelance, contractor, consultant and finally, agency – The beauty of the WordPress ecosystem + why WordPress
– WordPress naysayers and how to shut them up
– Starting Make Do, the mistakes we made
– More mistakes, damn we made so many
– How we work as a team
– The tools we use to work remotely
– Why you don’t need an office
– Working with clients/customers
– How you can do this
– How to go it alone, the options to choose from
– Friends, enemies & competition
November 14, 2014 — There is so much talk about design in our industry these days, but how do we actually put that into practice? How do we make products that thrive? How do we create a culture for our teams that fosters creativity, momentum, and trust? Jeff shares the techniques he’s used with his own teams to help you be more productive and satisfied in your work.
November 13, 2014 — As a developer, you built some great software one day and then decided to release it. Only to wake up one day and realize you are now running a business. Maybe one with employees. The sudden realization that you’re not just a developer now, you’re an entrepreneur is daunting.
November 5, 2014 — The convergence of building native mobile apps, growing WP design agencies and acquiring enterprise projects empowers WordPress to the next level. Now is the time to step up our game with a Lean UX workflow. Lean UX is a fast design process with focus on a sequences of sprints to define, prototype, test, and refine user experience. Team collaboration, customer learning cycles, and design thinking are key. Find out how Lean UX creates the best user outcomes.
November 4, 2014 — Karin Christen is an interaction designer from Switzerland. In this talk you get introduced to Karin’s workflow and prototyping setup and learn about her on site work with clients and their UX and front-end teams.
The focus is on rapid prototyping, user experience and interaction design.
October 23, 2014 — There are many things that solo developers do that break down when placed in a team environment. We’ll walk through some of the best practices and things to keep in mind when going from freelance to working in a team.
October 9, 2014 — VVV is a WordPress focused development environment, giving you, the WordPress developer, a “default
server configuration … intended to match a common configuration for working with high traffic WordPress
In this presentation, Simon introduces some techniques his team uses in their sites provisioning scripts to solve issues with private Git repositories and will also cover various provisioning methods (WP CLI, SVN, Git, Composer).
September 30, 2014 — Gabriel Koen from PMC (Variety.com, Deadline Hollywood) presented “Launches: Lessons Learned” at the recent Big Media & Enterprise Meetup in San Francisco, California.
September 12, 2014 — Learn how Vagrant, a tool for creating portable development environments, can help you:
– Easily setup a local development environment
– Match your local development environment to production and avoid surprises during deployment.
– Share development environments with team members and get new team members up and running in record time.
– Easily deploy code by using providers and provisioners.
January 3, 2014 — There are 10 questions that range from developer basics, to advanced WordPress development, to developer philosophy that help me suss out just how “expert” a candidate really is.
Whether you’re contracting a developer to build your site, hiring a full time engineer, or just want to see if *you* can pass the 10up test, this talk is for you.