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  • Micah Wood: Basic Principles of Software Architecture – Part-2

    WordCamp Jacksonville 2020Speaker: Micah Wood

    November 27, 2020 — Do you constantly feel like you are hacking code together? Do you find it difficult to maintain, adapt or even read code you’ve written previously? Chances are, you are not taking into consideration some of the basic principles of software architecture. Come learn how some simple habits and changes in perspective can transform you from a 1x developer to a 10x developer!

  • Micah Wood: Cypress Testing and WordPress

    WordCamp Asheville 2020Speaker: Micah Wood

    October 2, 2020 — Cypress is a JavaScript-based automated end-to-end testing framework. It can act like a user on your website by visiting pages, filling out forms, and clicking buttons. Learn the basics of how to use Cypress as well as some of the nuances of testing WordPress plugins, themes, or websites.

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  • Micah Wood: Basic Principles of Software Architecture – Part 1

    WordCamp Jacksonville 2019Speaker: Micah Wood

    August 27, 2020 — Do you constantly feel like you are hacking code together? Do you find it difficult to maintain, adapt or even read code you’ve written previously? Chances are, you are not taking into consideration some of the basic principles of software architecture. Come learn how some simple habits and changes in perspective can transform you from a 1x developer to a 10x developer!

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  • Micah Wood: Email Security

    WordCamp Denver 2020Speaker: Micah Wood

    July 11, 2020 — In this talk, we’ll discuss the importance of the SPF, DKIM, and DMARC email security protocols and how to use them to help prevent phishing and spam email. Without these protocols in place, other people may be sending emails under your domain name or even manipulating the content of your emails.

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  • Micah Wood: Becoming a More Productive Developer

    WordCamp Birmingham 2019Speaker: Micah Wood

    October 17, 2019 — As developers, we are constantly building tools to help make other people’s lives easier. How often have you stopped to focus on making your own job easier?

    In this talk we will cover the three pillars of productivity, analyze our workflow for optimizations, and identify key leverage points that will allow us to exponentially increase our output.

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  • Micah Wood: The WordPress Developer’s Guide to Caching

    WordCamp Asheville 2019Speaker: Micah Wood

    August 8, 2019 — Caching can be tricky business. Fundamentally, the concept is simple: storing a temporary copy of data so future requests can be served faster. In reality, there are a number of different types of caching. Certain types of caching can effect our code in different ways. Data changes and the cache has to be invalidated. What happens if a caching layer runs out of memory or goes down?
    This session will enlighten those new to caching as well as introduce some common misconceptions, pitfalls and strategies to caching in WordPress themes and plugins.
    Takeaways:

    What caching is
    What types of caching exist
    What developers should know about caching when developing on WordPress

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  • Micah Wood: WordPress Quality Standards

    WordCamp Asheville 2019Speaker: Micah Wood

    August 6, 2019 — Clients want to work with quality WordPress developers. They want to know that they can get their project done on time, in budget, and that the solution is going to be effective.
    Project management aside, writing quality code is the key to delivering on all three of these expectations. If you write poor code, it is going to be harder to read and understand. As a result, it will take longer (and cost the client more money) to add new features. A lack of consistent quality also results in more bugs and a decreased effectiveness of the solution you are creating.
    WordPress has a set of coding standards that are designed to provide a consistent level of quality for those who are contributing code to WordPress. However, it just got a lot easier to apply those standards to your own projects. Whether you are creating a theme or writing a plugin, you can leverage an “automated code mentor” to help you provide consistent quality to your clients.
    Come learn how you can leverage the WordPress Coding Standards and automation to help you become a quality developer that clients can trust.
    Takeaways:

    What coding standards are
    Why you should care
    A simple way to get started today

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  • Micah Wood: Basic Principles of Software Architecture

    WordCamp Atlanta 2019Speaker: Micah Wood

    July 7, 2019 — Do you constantly feel like you are hacking code together? Do you find it difficult to maintain, adapt or even read code you’ve written previously? Chances are, you are not taking into consideration some of the basic principles of software architecture. Come learn how some simple habits and changes in perspective can transform you from a 1x developer to a 10x developer!

  • Micah Wood: Gutenberg – Leveraging the Block Editor

    WordCamp Atlanta 2019Speaker: Micah Wood

    June 27, 2019 — The new WordPress block editing experience, code-named Gutenberg, was released the end of last year. At the time, some people chose to temporarily opt out of using the new editor. As the WordPress ecosystem introduces better and better integrations with the new editor, let’s take a closer look at what it looks like to use the block editor today.

    This session will be a live demo with opportunities for interactive Q&A during the presentation.

  • Micah Wood: Creating a Gutenberg Block

    WordCamp Atlanta 2018Speaker: Micah Wood

    January 17, 2019 — WordPress’ new text editor is awesome, but many people are still trying to learn how create their own blocks in Gutenberg. While there is certainly more to creating your own blocks than writing a simple shortcode, there are also some significant benefits. We’ll cover the basics of creating a Gutenberg block, how to use Gutenberg to create predefined page layouts, and how to make your blocks dynamic on the front end of the site!

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