August 28, 2019 — For nearly a decade, developers have been encouraged to use custom post types and taxonomies for all of their needs, and life was good. Good enough, anyway. For the next decade of advanced computing, machine intelligence will require, at the very least, custom database tables. John will break down what a database really is and what WordPress got right and wrong, and share several solutions that plugin developers can use right now to interface with complex custom data structures inside of WordPress.
February 27, 2019 — Everyone wants to talk about The Future of stuff, but we don’t exactly have fusion reactors in the back of our flying cars yet, do we? Instead, I’m going to make realistic predictions about the truest and most obvious futures of WordPress, plugins, tools, and services – the things we will absolutely need to do together to make the next 15 years better than the first.
December 9, 2018 — In this lightning talk, I’ll summarize the most important moments in the history of WordPress, as I’ve seen (or contributed to) them.
I’ll also share a few thoughts on what (I think) the future of WordPress is going to look like for the next 15 years.
April 21, 2016 — Navigating BuddyPress’ Identity Crisis
April 14, 2016 — John Jacoby, project leader for BuddyPress, will showcase what’s currently going on with BuddyPress development. He will cover what new features have been recently released for developers and also what’s in store for the next version of BuddyPress. John will also touch on what the future for BuddyPress is farther down the road. If you are a BuddyPress developer, this is a talk you can’t miss.
April 10, 2016 — WordPress has emerged as the premiere CMS for enterprise level builds. The management of those accounts, projects, and teams has then emerged as a fast growing career field in our economy. While the barrier to entry may seem low (how hard can project management of a website actually be?) don’t let that fool you. Project management doesn’t necessarily require the ability to push change to a code base, it does require a decent level of technical proficiency, comprehension skills, documentation skills, and hard-won people skills all woven together in what one must present as confidence team leadership.
Enterprise Level Project Management Isn’t For Wimps will examine best practices for managing large WordPress projects, communication strategies for teams, and the anticipated future direction of WordPress project managers. If your company is growing and you need to hire a Project Manager, know what to look for in candidates. If you are looking to move into Project Management in WordPress, come hear from someone who has been doing this for a few years and has worked with some of the largest WordPress installations on the web today. If you are a designer or developer, come learn how to help your Project Manager help you hit the milestones and launch date.
August 3, 2015 — Come hang out with me for a while, and I’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about running multiple WordPress sites, multiple networks, and the past, present, and future of these crazy cool hidden WordPress features. If there’s time, I’ll tell you where the free money is.