Speakers: Allison Tarr

  • Allison Tarr: Field Guide to Caring for a Developer v2.0

    WordCamp Detroit 2018Speaker: Allison Tarr

    March 29, 2019 — Surrounded by constant workflow advancements, new frameworks, and version updates, tech culture often makes exhaustion a badge of honour. How do we best take care of ourselves when faced with obstacles like burnout, isolation, and uncertainty?

    Whether you’re a remote employee, freelancer, or working within a larger tech team, striving towards a greater understanding of mental health supports the sustainability of both individuals and the industry as a whole. In this talk, I’ll discuss my own lived experience as well as examine the state of mental health awareness within tech.

  • Allison Tarr: Field Guide To Caring for A Developer

    WordCamp Halifax 2017Speaker: Allison Tarr

    September 28, 2017 — Surrounded by constant workflow advancements, new frameworks, and version updates, tech culture often makes exhaustion a badge of honour. How do we best take care of ourselves when faced with obstacles like burnout, isolation, and uncertainty?

    Whether you’re a remote employee, freelancer, or working within a larger tech team, the issues of mental health are important. In this talk, we’ll examine the state of mental health awareness within tech and discuss strategies and resources to improve it on both a personal and community level.

  • Allison Tarr: Be The Loop You Want To See In The World

    WordCamp Chicago 2017Speaker: Allison Tarr

    August 30, 2017 — We live inside the boundaries of The Loop. As an intrinsic part of WordPress, does it mystify you? Are you feeling a bit stuck in there? Want to expand its limits? In this talk, we’ll go over what the loop is all about as well as learn more about the creative possibilities of customizing what data you’re retrieving through the use of WP_Query to write your very own queries and loops.