December 28, 2018 — In this talk, I will outline the story and what we learned from building the Playlist block for the Gutenberg editor. We will explore both the epic wins and failures in the course of building our first block. If you are learning Gutenberg or React and have hit road blocks in understanding the flow, data or tools available, this talk will clear the air on many of those issues. We’ll explore local development tools and design patterns used in block creation.
If there is one takeaway from this talk, it is that Gutenberg isn’t scary.
October 23, 2015 — This talk will highlight the many different ways to give back to Core WordPress. At a high level I will go over the core trac ticketing system and how to talk within tickets. I will even be diving into Vagrant and show how to set up a development environment and create a patch. This talk will take some of the ambiguity out of contributing to Core and focus mainly on teaching how to do the little things that lead to bigger impacts.
March 22, 2015 — The speed of your site is an easy indicator as to how receptive your users will be to your content. Patience is a thing of the past when it comes to online views. Retain your visitors! Join the WordPress Guy from Rackspace as he talks on the advanced features of WP-Supercache and how to utilize caching both locally and externally with Redis.