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  • Gian Wild: Mobile Accessibility

    Gian Wild: Mobile Accessibility

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Gian Wild

    February 21, 2018 — Unfortunately, when developing WCAG2, the Working Group did not envision the current world where mobile is almost ubiquitous. For example, on a mobile device there is no continual access to a keyboard (unless someone is using it as an add-on to the device – or using a Blackberry Classic). WCAG2 requires that all content be accessible to the keyboard interface, but it does not require that all content be accessible to a mouse or to a touchscreen user – which is essential on a mobile device. Gian Wild talks about the unique accessibility issues on a mobile site and mobile app, including hover traps, VoiceOver swipe traps and zoom traps.

    Accessibility is important to all – not everyone using your mobile app, device or wearable will be fully functioning: either because they have a disability or they are simply engaged elsewhere. Gian Wild talks about the things that are essential to avoid when designing mobile apps, devices and wearables to ensure that everyone can use them.

    This is a fun talk, with lots of gasps and laughter. It is example after example of mobile accessibility fails – but they just look like mobile fails! In this way I try and stress that a usability issue is really an accessibility issue, and making a mobile site accessible actually makes it usable too.

    I talk about specific mobile accessibility features: pinch zoom, native screen readers, haptic keyboard etc, and system accessibility settings: font size, screen rotation, high contrast etc
    I outline the major things that need to be considered when dealing with a mobile site or mobile app:

    Autoplay and movement
    On-screen keyboard traps, hover traps, VoiceOver swipe traps, Touch traps
    Text size
    Inherited system settings
    In-app settings
    Color contrast
    Missing functionality
    Pixellation on zoom
    Touch target size
    Spacing between touch targets

  • Ben Byrne: Accelerating Custom Development With Dynamic Scaffolding and WP-CLI

    Ben Byrne: Accelerating Custom Development With Dynamic Scaffolding and WP-CLI

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Ben Byrne

    February 21, 2018 — In trying to figure out how to build better WordPress sites faster, we at Cornershop have developed an approach that leverages WP-CLI to dynamically inject configurable, pre-written code (HTML, PHP, JS and SASS) into our in-house starter theme. This novel approach speeds up our custom development work by letting us quickly assemble oft-used functionality without littering our theme with superfluous code.

    Come learn about the decision-making that led us to go down this road, and see exactly how we’ve gone about building our extensible framework as a plugin that extends WP-CLI. Whether you’re an agency or a solo freelancer, hopefully seeing our approach can lead to fruitful thinking on how you can deliver the most value to your clients.

  • Dwain Maralack: How WordPress taught me to be an Engineer

    Dwain Maralack: How WordPress taught me to be an Engineer

    WordCamp Cape Town 2017Speaker: Dwain Maralack

    February 21, 2018 — “Going from hacking all the things to engineering solutions because I have open access to the WP Community and the WordPress source code.

    I’ll touch on my journey, Software Engineering within the WP context and how one can become better by being part of the WordPress community.”

  • Saied Abbasi: Death Of The Media Query

    Saied Abbasi: Death Of The Media Query

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Saied Abbasi

    February 21, 2018 — This talk will explore browser-compatible innovations in CSS that you should start employing in place of media queries. The end result will save time and create more adaptive web experiences.

    We will walkthrough practical use cases for the calc() function, Flexbox, and CSS Grid.

  • Andrea Middleton: Wordpress Is a Banquet

    Andrea Middleton: WordPress Is a Banquet

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Andrea Middleton

    February 21, 2018 — WordPress now powers over 28% of the web, and it’s built and maintained by hundreds of contributors all over the world. There are as many ways to contribute to WordPress as there are dishes in a feast! In this talk, we’ll look at some recipes for successful contributions followed by people who’ve made a big impact on WordPress. There’s room for you at this table — join us!

  • Chris Muller: The Digital Nomad

    Chris Muller: The Digital Nomad

    WordCamp Cape Town 2017Speaker: Chris Muller

    February 21, 2018 — The term ‘Digital Nomad’ refers to people who are location independent (nomad) and can still perform their job through the use of technology (digital). That sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Well, today thousands of people agree and practice this modern lifestyle, and it is only trending upwards!

    It’s not difficult to imagine why this has gained such popularity due to the many pros of traveling and working remotely, but it also comes with many challenges. Chris Muller, of Pango, recently experienced the digital nomad lifestyle first-hand while being located in Europe for 2.5 months.

    He is now eager to share insights into this growing global trend, and his experiences/takeaways while being a digital nomad for the first time.

  • Noel Tock: Product-Driven Websites: Achieving Results from Day One

    Noel Tock: Product-Driven Websites: Achieving Results from Day One

    WordCamp Cape Town 2017Speaker: Noel Tock

    February 20, 2018 — How do you design and make decisions for the WordPress websites you build? As competition increases, the process through which websites are produced will become increasingly important. In his talk, Noel will tackle this challenge from a product-focused approach – to help you build more successful websites, quicker.

  • Sakin Shrestha: Building a Theme Business: My Story

    Sakin Shrestha: Building a Theme Business: My Story

    WordCamp Albuquerque 2018Speaker: Sakin Shrestha

    February 20, 2018 — “I will be sharing my experiences in the theme business sector and the ways to succeed on it during my speech. I will be presenting many ideas, views, concepts, and strategies to elongate one’s Theme Business by emphasizing my own personal story. I, like any other person, have had many ups and downs in my professional life and I have had to make many changes within myself to be where I am today. So, I will be sharing all my life’s work amongst all my colleagues in the crowd.

    I will not be just talking about myself though. I will also be enthusiastically introducing the businesses that I currently am involved in, using WordPress, like DevotePress, NepalBuzz, ThemePalace,, etc., along with my theme site – Catch Themes. Most importantly, I will be telling people that theme business is a fun and innovative business to be in. With just a little bit of perseverance and dedication, one can have a fun and financially sound life ahead of them.”

  • Phylecia Jones: How WordPress Freelancers Can Stop Sucking at Budgeting

    Phylecia Jones: How WordPress Freelancers Can Stop Sucking at Budgeting

    WordCamp Birmingham 2018Speaker: Phylecia Jones

    February 20, 2018 — “Slowly going into debt? Not taking a salary? Managing that thin line of business and personal finances is a very big elephant in the room for many entrepreneurs. Budgetologist, Phylecia Jones draws from her own journey of managing money, and from the many obstacles she has witnessed with business owners, to address the 7 core principles it takes to stop sucking at budgeting! Phylecia breakdowns the phases it takes to have a big wake up call with money management and delivers a powerful, but simple, immediate action plan to get you started with budgeting and becoming the CFO your business needs right now!

    This workshop is based on training Phylecia does for a program called Budget School ( The 7 core principles covered are:

    1. Understanding your purpose
    2. Giving yourself a salary
    3. Charging enough
    4. Evaluating business expenses
    5. Knowing your TRUE breakeven number
    6. Creating a system to manage your money
    7. Jumpstarting a budget!

  • Micah Wood and Bill Robbins: Introduction to the WordPress REST API

    Micah Wood and Bill Robbins: Introduction to the WordPress REST API

    WordCamp Birmingham 2017Speaker: Micah Wood and Bill Robbins

    February 20, 2018 — A friendly introduction to the WordPress REST API for both developers and non-developers. Learn what all the hype is about with the REST API, discover why you might want to use it and dig in with real-life examples and business scenarios.


    A better understanding of what the REST API is, what the use cases are for it and the business reasons why it makes sense.