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  • Carl Alexander: Getting started with Continuous Integration and WordPress p3of3

    Carl Alexander: Getting started with Continuous Integration and WordPress p3of3

    WordCamp San Diego 2018Speaker: Carl Alexander

    August 21, 2018 — Writing high-quality WordPress code is hard to do. It requires constant effort on our part and good self-awareness to know when we slipped up. But, if your business has any sort of success (which we all want!), you’re going to work with more and more people. And many of them are likely to touch with your code. This is going to put a strain on your development processes. It becomes harder to maintain a certain level of code quality. And you’re no longer the only person pushing code. You’re now part of a team and you need a way to standardize all of the things you once did on your own. That’s goal of continuous integration. It lets you automate your different development workflows from testing to deployment. This ensures that the quality of your code stays consistent. This talk will go over the basics of continuous integration. We’ll also go over some of the tools that are available. And then we’ll finish by looking at how you put these tools together to create your own continuous integration environment.

  • Carl Alexander: Getting started with Continuous Integration and WordPress p2of3

    Carl Alexander: Getting started with Continuous Integration and WordPress p2of3

    WordCamp San Diego 2018Speaker: Carl Alexander

    August 21, 2018 — Writing high-quality WordPress code is hard to do. It requires constant effort on our part and good self-awareness to know when we slipped up. But, if your business has any sort of success (which we all want!), you’re going to work with more and more people. And many of them are likely to touch with your code. This is going to put a strain on your development processes. It becomes harder to maintain a certain level of code quality. And you’re no longer the only person pushing code. You’re now part of a team and you need a way to standardize all of the things you once did on your own. That’s goal of continuous integration. It lets you automate your different development workflows from testing to deployment. This ensures that the quality of your code stays consistent. This talk will go over the basics of continuous integration. We’ll also go over some of the tools that are available. And then we’ll finish by looking at how you put these tools together to create your own continuous integration environment.

  • Carl Alexander: Getting started with Continuous Integration and WordPress p1of3

    Carl Alexander: Getting started with Continuous Integration and WordPress p1of3

    WordCamp San Diego 2018Speaker: Carl Alexander

    August 21, 2018 — Writing high-quality WordPress code is hard to do. It requires constant effort on our part and good self-awareness to know when we slipped up. But, if your business has any sort of success (which we all want!), you’re going to work with more and more people. And many of them are likely to touch with your code. This is going to put a strain on your development processes. It becomes harder to maintain a certain level of code quality. And you’re no longer the only person pushing code. You’re now part of a team and you need a way to standardize all of the things you once did on your own. That’s goal of continuous integration. It lets you automate your different development workflows from testing to deployment. This ensures that the quality of your code stays consistent. This talk will go over the basics of continuous integration. We’ll also go over some of the tools that are available. And then we’ll finish by looking at how you put these tools together to create your own continuous integration environment.

  • Chris Mundy: Building to last a long time – Leveraging WordPress for you and your customers

    Chris Mundy: Building to last a long time – Leveraging WordPress for you and your customers

    WordCamp Sydney 2018Speaker: Chris Mundy

    August 21, 2018 — ‘When we build, let us think that we build forever.’

    Overview – WordPress is a well-architected web platform for any sized organisation.

    Do we run the risk of underselling WordPress to ourselves and our customers?

    Is WordPress more than a web platform?
    Is WordPress architected?
    Do we understand the value of an architected system?
    How can we take architectural values, apply them to our WordPress delivery, in creating enduring solutions?
    This talk aims to provide WordPress Developers, Users and Business people see the greater value that WordPress brings to the table in delivering enduring solutions.

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  • Robey Lawrence: Working by yourself - together

    Robey Lawrence: Working by yourself – together

    WordCamp Sydney 2018Speaker: Robey Lawrence

    August 20, 2018 — Working for yourself is great and all, but sometimes it can get lonely.

    I figured this out pretty quickly when I began working for (by) myself. I’d love to share some tips and ideas I’ve picked up over the last few years regarding your working environment, finding others to work together with (on your own stuff), co-working spaces etc.

    These are all things that can benefit your productivity, your professional growth, and even your mental health.

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  • Ben Ramsden: The Challenges of Running a WordPress Plugin Business When You’re Not a Developer

    Ben Ramsden: The Challenges of Running a WordPress Plugin Business When You’re Not a Developer

    WordCamp Sydney 2018Speaker: Ben Ramsden

    August 19, 2018 — You don’t need to be a coder to run a WordPress plugin business, but it has implications (and opportunities).

    Ben Ramsden shares his journey since 2014 with GFChart, a premium extension to Gravity Forms.

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  • Dee Teal: Your Client is Not Your Enemy

    Dee Teal: Your Client is Not Your Enemy

    WordCamp Sydney 2018Speaker: Dee Teal

    August 19, 2018 — Regardless of its size, the most critical pillar of maintaining and growing your business is going to be servicing clients. For some of us, this is one of the most invigorating parts of what we do, for others, it can be one of the hardest.

    In this talk the speaker will propose answers to the following questions:

    1. How do you keep sensible boundaries with your clients?
    2. How do you say NO without ruining your relationship with your client?
    3. How do you make your client an ally instead of feeling like they’re an interruption?
    4. How will really serving your client actually serve you?

    In the whole gamut of clients, from solopreneurs to international global corporations, one thing is constant, you need your them more than they need you. How this often plays out is that you find yourself bending over backwards to keep them happy… sometimes to your own detriment.

    In this talk you’ll learn how to make yourself indispensable to your clients, without becoming a doormat.

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  • Robert Anderson, Cath Hughes, Dee Teal, Luke Carbis: Panel - Gutenberg and General Q&A

    Robert Anderson, Cath Hughes, Dee Teal, Luke Carbis: Panel – Gutenberg and General Q&A

    WordCamp Sydney 2018Speakers: Robert Anderson, Cath Hughes, Dee Teal, Luke Carbis

    August 19, 2018 — Following from Luke’s talk on the Future of Web Content we’re kicking off a special panel on Gutenberg (new WordPress Editor).

    We’ll start by taking Gutenberg specific questions from the audience and field them to our expert panellists, then if we have time we can move on to more general WordPress related questions and issues for our panel to help you with.

  • Cath Hughes: Beyond the Theme

    Cath Hughes: Beyond the Theme

    WordCamp Sydney 2018Speaker: Cath Hughes

    August 19, 2018 — With a market spanning DIY to Enterprise, WordPress has cemented itself as the tool of choice for nearly 30% of the world’s internet creators.

    We celebrate the robust content engine and the thousands of themes available, but with so much ‘done for us’, where does the role of designer fit within the WordPress environment, and how can we continue to use design to influence and shape the experience of WordPress for businesses, developers, DIY’ers and their respective audiences.

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  • Brian M Logan: Back to The Future (of Search)

    Brian M Logan: Back to The Future (of Search)

    WordCamp Sydney 2018Speaker: Brian M Logan

    August 19, 2018 — For far too long SEO companies, affiliate marketers, webmasters and business owners alike have tried to ‘game the system’ in order to rank their websites.

    To ‘cheat’ their way to the first page of Google. But in 2018, with AI casting an Orwellian shadow over Search Engine Optimisation like never before, and the landscape of search (both organic and paid) shifting like sand beneath our collective feet, it’s time to re-evaluate our approach to what makes a website ‘great’ in Google’s eyes.

    Google has over 200 ranking signals and over 10,000 sub-rankings signals, all tasked with working out who goes where in Google search.

    In this talk, we cut through the digital skullduggery and online obfuscation to reveal the ‘Top 10 things every website needs to do to own their business vertical in 2018’.

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