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  • Myriam Jessier: Technical SEO for WordPress Dev (and Other Code Tinkerers)

    Myriam Jessier: Technical SEO for WordPress Dev (and Other Code Tinkerers)

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Myriam Jessier

    March 18, 2019 — This talk is a short, straight to the point recap of all the important SEO points a developer should know. WordPress is one of the best platforms for SEO. Sadly, most of us think that installing an SEO plugin will fix everything. That’s not the case! So here’s your cheat sheet to technical SEO for WordPress!

  • Jer Clarke: A Buddhist Guide to WordPress Development

    Jer Clarke: A Buddhist Guide to WordPress Development

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Jer Clarke

    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.

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  • Jamie Schmid: Don’t Break Live- How Using a Staging Site Can Make Your Life a Lot Easier

    Jamie Schmid: Don’t Break Live- How Using a Staging Site Can Make Your Life a Lot Easier

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Jamie Schmid

    March 18, 2019 — Have you ever updated your WordPress site or plugins, and suddenly found yourself looking at The White Screen of Death? I What you thought was going to be a routine update has just brought down your entire website, and the panic sets in fast. If this is your live website, that can quickly translate to loss of revenue, customer trust, and a lot of time and money down the drain. Not to mention the very bad day you are about to have.

    It’s so important to keep your WordPress site, plugins and themes updated due to the many security threats that are constantly being found and fixed – but what happens when one of these updates breaks your site? In this talk I will cover tips and strategies for keeping your site updated safely, what to do if it breaks, and how to avoid breaking your live site in the first place through use of a staging site that runs alongside your live website. Big content changes, updates, and trying out new designs increases the potential for disaster when these changes are made directly to your live website. Fortunately, there are many options for creating and managing a staging site, ranging from the most simple click-to-push, to more complex solutions integrated into a developers’ workflow. I will show you how to set up your very own staging server in a few different ways, so you can push that Update button without putting your live site in jeopardy.

  • Sam Jadali: GDPR – What is It & How Do I Become Compliant

    Sam Jadali: GDPR – What is It & How Do I Become Compliant

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Sam Jadali

    March 18, 2019 — With GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) now in effect, what does this mean for your site? Is the GDPR law geographically limited? Sam brings his 20 years of cybersecurity experience to discuss how you can protect your client data, what to do in the event of a data breach, and how you can prevent one. We’ll answer your questions and more including how your plugin choices can affect GDPR compliance.

  • Vincent Claeys: Optimizing your workflow with Gulp

    Vincent Claeys: Optimizing your workflow with Gulp

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Vincent Claeys

    March 18, 2019 — Save time (both coding and loading) by integrating gulpjs into your workflow for automating tasks and delivering highly optimized files.

  • Josh Pollock: (Slightly) Advanced Topics In Block Development

    Josh Pollock: (Slightly) Advanced Topics In Block Development

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Josh Pollock

    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.

    This talk will cover using modern JavaScript development tools including webpack for WordPress block plugins. We will look at constructing block interfaces out of Gutenberg components, creating your own components that can be shared between the editor and the front-end and using WordPress’ Redux-like state management.

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  • Tippi Thole: Talking Trash- How to Work with Zero Waste

    Tippi Thole: Talking Trash- How to Work with Zero Waste

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Tippi Thole

    March 18, 2019 — We’re in the midst of a plastic pollution crisis. A whopping 18 billion pounds of plastic end up in the oceans every year, which is having a devastating impact on marine life as well as human health. But we CAN do something about it. In this talk I’ll be sharing tips on how to apply zero waste strategies to your workspace—whether that be at an office or in your home. I’ll discuss everything from paper-saving WordPress plugins to plastic-free office supplies. Working with WordPress gives us a unique opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint. Together we can reduce what we send to landfill and minimize our collective carbon footprint. Tiny trash can make a difference!

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  • Brian Hogg: Submitting, Maintaining and Growing a Plugin on WordPress.org

    Brian Hogg: Submitting, Maintaining and Growing a Plugin on WordPress.org

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Brian Hogg

    March 18, 2019 — You have a plugin and want more people to check it out, and would love it to be available on the official WordPress plugin directory. But how do you get it ready and submit it, easily keep it up-to-date, avoid common conflicts with other plugins, and get more people finding out about it?

    In this talk, I’ll go through tips and techniques to save you (and your plugin users) from pulling out their hair and get your plugin out there on wordpress.org.

  • Ann Cascarano: Go With the Flow: Boost Your Efficiency With a Development Workflow

    Ann Cascarano: Go With the Flow: Boost Your Efficiency With a Development Workflow

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Ann Cascarano

    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.

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  • Kandarp Bhatt: Taking Freelancing to the Next Level, Starting Your Own Agency

    Kandarp Bhatt: Taking Freelancing to the Next Level, Starting Your Own Agency

    WordCamp Ahmedabad 2018Speaker: Kandarp Bhatt

    March 18, 2019 — Kandarp will share the step by step strategies required in the transition from being a freelancer to creating your dream agency for all those who have an entrepreneurial bug within.

    His session will guide us to actionable tips on:

    The required critical support system
    Mindset change
    The right time to shift from freelance to a creative agency.

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