June 12, 2014 — Unit testing can be scary for anyone who’s not a hard-core dev. But they don’t need to be! I’ll help you get up and running with the WordPress unit test framework so your new patches will never need to sit idle on this report page again! Even if you don’t have a patch to contribute to WordPress, you can still get your name on the contributor list by writing tests for any patches that live on this report, too!
June 9, 2014 — WordCamps have come a long way since the first one was organized in 2006. This presentation talks about things that all WordCamps share and explore interesting variations within the WordCamp program. It also looks at ways WordCamp Central seeks to help WordCamps currently and in the future, and how you can help.
June 8, 2014 — Many developers and designers focus more on the technology behind their site than the end-user experience. This is a massive disservice to clients, and the goal of any web technology should be to get out of the way and let the content shine.
Eric provides 10 simple topics that every developer/designer should consider when building a site – from performance concerns to language focus when presenting the final product to the client.
June 5, 2014 — Functionality in a WordPress site usually requires a variety of plugins, all that need to work together. Sometimes, plugins need to be extended and modified. Brad went through how to build a plugin that supports extensibility and modification, without hacks. This was an interactive session, where everyone in attendance shared their tips and tricks for extending plugins.
March 30, 2014 — Once you build a website with WordPress for a client you need to show them how to use it. This presentation covers what is critical to show them about how to use their WordPress website without blowing it up.
March 29, 2014 — Designing and coding can be hard, but doing it on time and under budget is always harder. Learn the skills you need to make your client work entertaining and profitable. Everybody wins!
March 28, 2014 — Publishing great content does not guarantee anyone will read it. This talk shares executable steps to get your content in front of more people. Take the power of WordPress to the next level with powerful social media support.
March 18, 2014 — Freemium is an excellent business model to promote your product and your brand. We’ve looked at some of the strategies that work well with Freemium and some strategies that don’t work that well.
March 5, 2014 — We’ve all had our nightmare clients, right? We often share horror stories over beer and pizza, but how often do we think about what we could’ve done better? If we take time when starting new projects to first establish clear expectations and commitments for both our clients and us, including setting fluid timelines, we can help ensure a positive and successful relationship with our clients, and a better, less stressful project for us.
March 4, 2014 — A discussion of best practices for when and how to send out updates to plugins. The talk includes a discussion of deploying plugins from git to WordPress.org and how to best to use tags and branches to track stable releases, development releases, and past versions.