January 10, 2014 — Leveraging resources available in external APIs is a hot topic in today’s web world, however how to leverage those resources from WordPress is not well known. This presentation walks you through the API functionality built-into WordPress and shows you how to retrieve information from an existing popular API.
January 8, 2014 — This talk breaks down some of the popular lessons from my WordPress business podcast where I interview other WordPress entrepreneurs reaching for the same goal and how to you find the right client (and fire the bad.), landing $100k projects, growing from a 1 person to 25+ member team and starting your own marketplace of products.
January 7, 2014 — This panel is for people looking to build their WordPress business past an employee of one. It discusses hiring/firing, money management, team collaboration, finding higher level clients, our “breakout” moments.
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January 7, 2014 — Attention to detail in your code and design work is important – but before you lay down one single pixel, or one single line of code, you need to make sure that everyone (you, your client, your clients client, etc) are on the same page and make sure you are managing expectations on what the desired project outcome is.
This presentation covers hard lessons I’ve learned in a decade of client work – I hope to pass those headaches on to you so you don’t make the same mistakes.
December 31, 2013 — This session goes through an overview of Vagrant and the crazy cool stuff that can be done as well as an introduction to a framework that addresses some of the more common server scenarios of 2013.
December 27, 2013 — This presentation discusses the move to using an agile design process, how to translate the agile manifesto for software development to the WordPress design process and introduce the audience to tools used to facilitate the move to a more modern way of designing WordPress websites.
December 27, 2013 — WordPress is not just for blogs anymore. This presentation takes a look at current trends in the WordPress development world, from large corporations to small personal blogs, and the best practices used in building them.
December 16, 2013 — If you’ve spent cycles of iterations with clients losing your shirt, the problem may not be your client. It may be how you see yourself. Misunderstanding your role will quickly lead to lost profits or leaving money on the table. For freelancers and development shops alike, this session will help you avoid some classic mistakes we’ve all made.
December 8, 2013 — This talk discusses reasons why responsive is the best way to develop new websites, as well as the best techniques discovered after a year of full time development of responsive websites.
(Note: actual talk starts at 7:25)