November 19, 2013 — Learn how community newspapers in California have replaced their proprietary publishing systems with WordPress. This presentation looks at themes and plugins developed by these newspapers, illustrating many outside the box uses of WordPress.
November 19, 2013 — This presentation covers accessibility topics including implementing best practice accessibility for theme and plug-in developers, discussing current progress and goals from the WordPress Accessibility P2 group, and addresses general principles of accessibility useful for every WordPress developer and designer.
November 17, 2013 — A recurring story is a client who’s already been through the gauntlet with a fellow developer, but didn’t get what they wanted, it went way over budget, or one of a million other outcomes. This talk is about some of these pitfalls, and preparation you can do to be a wise client.
November 15, 2013 — This presentation is the story of how WordPress came to the rescue of a small, nonprofit graduate school, freeing it from the chains of an ancient and expensive proprietary CMS and even allowing it to go responsive without a full website redesign.
November 13, 2013 — This presentation presents Git techniques that encourage developers to be creative with code in a responsible manner and it explains Git commands that improve a developer’s confidence in writing creative code without the consequences of breaking existing functionality.
October 15, 2013 — Designers and Developers get together to discuss workflow, frustrations, best practices, and things they wish the other side knew about what it is they do!
October 10, 2013 — This talk is about how to view your own web content by seeing it through the eyes of the user. It discusses methods of improving UX by employing simple and effective psychology alongside common-sense SEO and how methods of effective in-person conversation can be applied to web content strategy.
September 18, 2013 — When you’re running a small business — and strapped with limits in time, money and human resources — your marketing success often hinges on your ability to get more utility out of fewer assets than your big business competitors. This presentation shows you how to leverage WordPress for optimal marketing efficiencies and automation without breaking your budget.
September 17, 2013 — Logic and statistics drive many usability discussions. Likewise, emotion is often discussed in context of interactivity and aesthetics. Emotion and usability sound like separate topics but they closely intertwined, so much so they are impossible to separate. This presentation demonstrates how one can design themes and websites that are emotionally engaging and intuitively usable; creating the most compelling user experience possible.