Speakers: Aki Björklund

  • Aki Björklund: Finding Meaning In Abstract Work – A Personal Story

    WordCamp Helsinki 2017Speaker: Aki Björklund

    June 29, 2017 — Working with abstract things like the web can sometimes be demotivating. Remote work with no colleagues to talk to can make matters even worse. I’ve always considered myself a developer, but over the years I’ve also been a consultant, an agency founder/CEO and now a team leader. Even though I love development, with different roles and different clients and projects it sometimes has been a struggle to find motivation to continuously do my best. I will share what I have learned how to cope with the pressure, focus on stuff that matters, and finding meaning and motivation in my work.

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  • Aki Björklund: Practical REST API

    WordCamp Finland 2016Speaker: Aki Björklund

    May 12, 2016 — Practical tips on how to work with the REST API that currently exists in the core WordPress.

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  • Aki Björklund: The Evolution of WordPress Software Development

    WordCamp Europe 2015Speaker: Aki Björklund

    July 12, 2015 — When you start to use WordPress as an application platform, one thing is very soon clear: WordPress defines very little base structure for your application code, where to put and how to write tests, how application is loaded, or for example how dependencies should be managed. Because of this, applications or just complex sites built on top of WordPress tend to get really messy.

    There are application frameworks built on top of WordPress, but none of them seem to have wide enough use for to build any serious applications on top of. Until any of those gets wide-spread adoption, combining existing, non-WordPress specific PHP technologies as a custom solution probably is a more future-proof solution. We will be looking into one possible stack of technologies.

  • Aki Björklund: WordPress Speed Optimization

    WordCamp Finland 2015Speaker: Aki Björklund

    July 9, 2015 — Focusing on what one can do for a typical WordPress installation to get a good score at Google PageSpeed Insights tool. And why that is important.

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