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  • Tim Sisson: Herding Cats – Tips for Leading Technical People

    WordCamp St. Louis 2017Speaker: Tim Sisson

    March 24, 2017 — With years of management experience behind me, I’ve come to learn a few things about myself and about leading people. In this discussion, we’re going to talk about the human side of running a business. What it means to invest in your team(and vice versa), the pitfalls of working with others who are smarter than yourself, and how all of this can make your business better. By the end of the session we hope to laugh together and inspire one another!

  • Becky Davis: Project Management or How to Herd Cats

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Becky Davis

    July 4, 2016 — Whether you’re creating a small site for one stake holder or re-designing a large site with many players, understanding how to manage the project is the key to getting anything done. We’ll look at a couple of case studies and learn about methods and strategies that keep a project on track and get the site launched.

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  • Kirsten Starcher: Designers and Developers: Cats and Dogs Living in Harmony

    WordCamp Vancouver 2015Speaker: Kirsten Starcher

    October 3, 2015 — Web designers and developers are each specialists with their own priorities, needs, and focus. Sometimes there can be a communication gap between the two, leading to misunderstandings and frustration. How can you learn to speak each other’s language and ensure your projects run smoothly and without hassles?

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  • Becky Davis: Project Management or How to Herd Cats

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Becky Davis

    July 4, 2014 — Whether you’re creating a small site for one stake holder or re-designing a large site with many players, understanding how to manage the project is the key to getting anything done. We’ll look at a couple of case studies and learn about methods and strategies that keep a project on track and get the site launched.

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  • Boone Gorges: Herding Cats with the BuddyPress Activity Component

    WordCamp Europe 2013Speaker: Boone Gorges

    December 10, 2013 — BuddyPress is great for building niche community sites. But, in the hands of the right developer, BP can power much more than just social networks. The Activity component is a prime example of this flexibility.
    bp-activity provides a rich API for storing, retrieving, and displaying a wide variety of transactional data. BP itself uses this API for tracking events of a social nature – “Boone and John became friends”, “Boone updated his profile”, etc. But bp-activity is flexible enough to store metadata about, say, e-commerce transactions or RSS items. In this way, the Activity stream defines a standardized schema and set of API functions for querying various types of data that may itself be stored in mutually incompatible ways.

    This presentation will give developers an overview of the Activity component, including its data schema, the CRUD methods provided by the bp-activity API, and the activity metadata functions. We’ll talk about
    how any WordPress plugin can support the Activity stream as a progressive enhancement. And we’ll discuss one or two real-life examples of Activity being used in innovative ways.

  • WordCamp SF 2008: Ben Huh – LOLCats and the Secret of Virality

    WordCamp San Francisco 2008Speaker: Ben Huh

    October 31, 2008 — Ben Huh of the hugely popular icanhascheezburger (powered by WordPress, natch) discusses the secrets of creating a viral success story on the web, at WordCamp SF 2008

    Video by John P