December 7, 2017 — Just over a year ago, Washington State University received a complaint through the Office of Civil Rights that some of our web pages were not accessible. This talk will cover the steps we took to address the complaint, how we started to grasp where 5 million URLs were published, and what processes and open source tools we have in place to ensure that web accessibility is our top priority.
December 7, 2017 — If you are a theme, plugin or core developer/designer you need to test your work for accessibility errors, but how to do this and what guidelines to follow (like: what is WCAG 2 AA)?
In this talk I will give you an overview of useful test tools, how to use them and how to integrate testing your development workflow. Also, I will give you tips on additional testing that can’t be automated, like using your site with only keyboard.
December 7, 2017 — The TV screens that you see displaying information in stores, malls, restaurants, offices and many other spaces, it’s called Digital Signage. This talk focuses on showcasing how to create and maintain digital signage displays with WordPress.
User level: Advanced user, Beginner designer, Intermediate designer, Advanced designer, Beginner developer
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of HTML and WordPress plugins
December 7, 2017 — Jetpack can do many valuable things right out of the box – but if you’re not afraid to dig into the documentation and write some code, Jetpack can be even more powerful. I’ll talk about how theme and plugin authors can leverage the power of Jetpack and the WordPress.com API to make custom analytics views, do exciting things with Related Posts, create custom image galleries, and more.
December 7, 2017 — The ease of WordPress has catered to quick learners and do-it-yourselfers. It’s what makes WordPress so great and universal. However, many questions come with the DYI approach: What should I look for when selecting a theme? How I find good plugins to extend my site’s functionality? When is it better to hire someone else to develop my website? How can I prequalify a developer? Knowing the answers to these question can save you from a few headaches.
December 7, 2017 — Imposter Syndrome. It’s not new and anyone can get it, be they royalty, an American founding father or – in modern times – web professionals of all stages in their career and of all disciplines.
Peter will talk objectively about his own experience and attempt to separate the real from the imagined.
December 7, 2017 — Alexandra handles product development at CaptainForm, WordPress form builder launched in 2015 by 123ContactForm. Previously, she worked in project and product management at the same company and developed a deep interest in analyzing user behavior and building solutions based on her findings. The WordPress world is the closest to her heart and she is a frequent WordCamp speaker, volunteer or attendee
December 7, 2017 — Valentin is the Social Media Specialist at Sucuri. He is very passionate about technology and online marketing. Some of his interests include CMS hardening and tech writing. He loves to play ping-pong, go swimming, and spend quality time with his family. Follow him on Twitter at @adspedia.
The topic of Val’s presentation is “Life after being hacked“.
December 7, 2017 — A common issue businesses have with their customers is miscommunication or to be more precise lack of understanding what customers actually want. The presentation focuses on identifying the problem audience has and how to solve it in a manner that makes sense.
December 7, 2017 — The German web design market is huge and very attractive for many foreign agencies and freelancers. But make sure you know the rules and legal regulations of the German web design business to avoid a lot of trouble and unhappy clients.
Frank is web designer and WordPress developer from Münster, Germany.