August 16, 2014 — Vladimir Putin is currently the bad guy of the world. Recently his actions are similar to that of an internet troll, whose primary objective is to instigate a negative response and disorder. Join Steve Roy as he breaks down the patented behavioral methods that trolls of all kinds use. Showing you both technical and human approaches to creating a cleaner, and more civil online community space supported by data from Disqus powered communities, this talk gives you practical do’s and don’ts when it comes to dealing with online incivility.
August 15, 2014 — Join this session for real-word solutions from sites like TED.com and platforms like WordPress.com VIP. When content is massive and speed is king, you have the resources to make solutions instead of compromises.
August 13, 2014 — In this presentation, Alex will share actionable insights gained from growing the WP Curve business from 0 to 250 customers in one year. Specifically, you’ll learn:
•How relationships can help you build your business
•The 3 key types of business relationships you should work on
•How and where to find potential business relationships
•The non-sleazy approach to building relationships
August 11, 2014 — There are a lot of hidden, little-known, and under-documented parts of core that can be really handy to have in your toolkit. Let’s take a look at several of the most-loved and under-used parts of core that will make us all better developers.
August 10, 2014 — This session is everyone from bloggers to business owners who is an absolute beginner (or just needs a refresher) on their first journey in the wonderful world of WordPress. Join Nancy West Johnson (Rampant Web Designs) to find out how WordPress can help your website project and how to choose which version of the WordPress platform (WordPress.com or self-hosted [aka WordPress.org]) is best for you. We’ll also take a tour of the dashboard and learn five essential settings to get you started. Feel free to bring your laptop and follow along on your own domain.
August 10, 2014 — “The weakest link in the security of anything you do online is your password. It’s the key to your site, your email, your social networking accounts or any other online service you use. If your password is easy to guess, your online identity is vulnerable.” – The WordPress Security team
When we talk about WordPress security, it’s easy to get caught up in the technical details that give us the craziest hacks that make the best stories. In reality, though, most WordPress sites are hacked because bad habits — and, more specifically, bad passwords. It’s easy to recommend better passwords, but this talk covers the technology that is changing how the password battle is being waged. Background on botnets, two-factor authentication, SSL, and password rot will accompany actionable advice any user can follow to secure their WordPress site.
August 9, 2014 — Four accomplished WordPress developers will talk about their experiences with WordPress development, answer questions, and share tips on how they keep sharp.
August 9, 2014 — Provides a blueprint for investing your time and money wisely to end up with a site you love that is also useful, effective and easy to manage. This talk is about finding a good developer, asking the right questions, and what you as the site owner should be prepared to contribute.
August 8, 2014 — Web design does not start with a Photoshop comp. Web design does not start with a Photoshop comp. Photoshop is step 7. Or 10. Or 50. Before you draw a single pixel on your canvas there are a myriad of things that need to be covered. This talk is an exploration of the web design process, all the way from the first client meeting to the shipping of the final product. Llearn about IA and UX techniques, card sorting, personas, concurrent development, agile process, version control, the works.