December 13, 2015 — LeeAnn will give you a brief overview on the principles of accessible front-end design and show you how easy it is to start building a better web experience for everyone. We will cover what accessibility means in WordPress design and development and go over a few simple steps to audit a website for accessibility. You will be provided with tools and tips on how to easily add accessibility into your workflow and will walk away with a better understanding of how you may be excluding certain users from your sites and immediate actions to prevent it from happening.
December 13, 2015 — When asked, 100% of the developers asked respond that they are lifelong learners. Yet, a life is short while projects are long.
We see ourselves struggle with the overwhelming amount of new concepts, technologies, languages, frameworks, and tools. In addition to that WordPress development can be an island and requires extra effort learning something new.
In this talk we will see how few qualities can help us better structure and navigate our learning efforts.
December 12, 2015 — Digital Project Management is one of the fastest growing career fields in tech today. While it doesn’t require the ability to push change to a code base, it does require a high level of technical proficiency. This talk will cover tools and best practices for 21st century digital project management and would be appropriate for a business track.
November 13, 2015 — Affrontare lo sviluppo di applicazioni WordPress in modo professionale richiede l’utilizzo di strumenti capaci di automatizzare parte del lavoro e di ridurre l’errore umano. Nel talk vengono presentati alcuni di questi strumenti (yeoman, git, gulp e deployer) ed alcune implementazioni specifiche per WordPress.
October 7, 2015 — Teamwork is a critical part of making your WordPress project a success. While defining a workflow and establishing development tools can help your team code together efficiently, it is equally important to establish processes for pushing content live.
This session is intended for developers and site builders looking to fine tune the tools they use to work better as a team and will focus on development environment, deployment, workflow and processes.
August 6, 2015 — This talk is a behind-the-scenes look at building a publications website from scratch using our recent work on the acclaimed Harvard Law Review website. We look into the design systems that publications need and the WordPress tools to make a complex publication come together.
August 6, 2015 — We explore the continued evolution of our talents through school, online research, self exploration, or accidental discoveries. I share useful resources regarding a number of areas such as process, dev and design. Some additional touch-points of the topic include cooperation, collaboration, competition, co-working and playing well with others. A secondary goal is to encourage confidence in attendee’s abilities as they grow and evolve in their career (regardless of what that is). Aspects of the session will have a WordPress slant to them.
August 3, 2015 — When I started making websites 7 years ago, WordPress was the hip new thing all the cool kids were using. So I used it too.
But then time went by, and the web changed. The tools and techniques that I used changed too. I moved away from WordPress.
Now I’m back. Let me show you why I’ve returned, and why I believe that what WordPress has become over the last 7 years has ensured its continued success.
July 16, 2015 — One of the newest tools on the market is an open source system called Vagrant. Thanks to this amazing application, you can quickly and easily create a new virtual development environment at a moments notice.