March 18, 2019 — Sometimes the best advice on the latest and greatest technology is very old, even 2600 years old.
Buddhadhamma, the philosophy and religion founded by Siddharta Gottama in ancient India, is broad and deep, offering a path to emotional liberation as well as common sense advice for getting through everyday life with as little suffering as possible. In this talk, we’ll walk through the essential proposals and conclusions of Buddhism and find ways this wisdom can help us in our WordPress and web development practice.
How do our denial of impermanence, our aversion to discomfort and our identification with the material world get in the way of doing good work? How can we be free of the suffering that inevitably comes from disappointment? How should we act in each moment to be effective and at peace in the long run? These questions will be answered through the lens of the challenges and frustrations inherent to building sites with WordPress.
The talk will also include a short guided meditation and advice for incorporating meditation into your WordPress life.
This talk is intended for anyone, from new users to long-time bloggers to hardcore developers.
March 18, 2019 — WordPress 5.0 introduces a new block editor called “Gutenberg” and if you’re a WordPress developer, you need to know how to build blocks. This talk is for developers who have already created basic blocks and are ready to build more complex blocks and to migrate legacy shortcodes as well as meta boxes to blocks.
March 18, 2019 — Ready to step up your development workflow, but don’t know where to begin? Have you tried to follow conversations on the subject and felt your head would explode? No worries! The good news is that your workflow is something that you can improve upon a bit at a time. If you are a beginner and want to know how a good workflow will make you more productive, come on by! From developing locally to using version control and staging sites, we’ll demystify some of the most important steps in a professional workflow.
March 15, 2019 — Swashata will give you insight about what today’s front-end development terrain looks like, how much benefit it gives to us and how we can bring the same to our WordPress themes and plugins.
March 12, 2019 — A decade ago, when Abhishek started Developing WordPress based websites, he used WAMP/XAMPP/MAMP as a stack for development. Over these years, some developer soothing concepts and tools are introduced to simplify the developer’s life. In this twenty minutes session, He looks forward to listing these Local Development tools for Developers on various operating systems like Mac, Windows & Linux at no extra cost to developers.
The talk is all about the wand that every WordPress magician will use to do the Magic.
March 11, 2019 — A fun, fast-paced, research-backed overview of major trends in digital marketing that will affect the way websites are built in the next 5 years. Among other topics, we’ll discuss modern brand strategy, mass personalization, artificial intelligence, marketing automation, and the rise of web services.
March 8, 2019 — WordPress’ minimum-supported version is still PHP 5.2 (gasp!) but that doesn’t mean you should let that hold you back from leveraging modern PHP features in your plugins and themes!
In this talk, we’ll take a deep dive into ways you can start leveraging modern PHP features today to bring new life to that old plugin or theme. We’ll cover how to code partial plugin activation for old versions of PHP, use autoloaders and namespaces, setup group aliasing, use return type declarations, leverage traits, and much more.
February 28, 2019 — Ο Αλέξανδρος στην ομιλία του θα επιδείξει σύγχρονες πρακτικές ανάπτυξης με το Gulp και πώς θα βελτιώσετε μια υπάρχουσα ροή εργασίας. Ταυτόχρονα θα μας δείξει από την αρχή πώς να χρησιμοποιήσουμε το Gulp για να δημιουργήσουμε ένα επιτυχημένο έργο και πώς να διατηρήσουμε ή να επικαιροποιήσουμε ένα ήδη υπάρχον.
Alessandro at his speech, will demonstrate modern development practises with Gulp and how to improve an existing working flow. At the same time he will show from scratch how to use Gulp to build a successful project and how to maintain or update an existing.
February 28, 2019 — Setting up a local dev environment can be tougher than mandalorian armor! Lando simplifies this process by making it quick and easy to spin up local services and tools. Lando is so easy that even a scruffy nerf herder could use it.
Strap yourself in for a talk loaded with tips, cool ideas, and Star Wars jokes!
February 7, 2019