June 17, 2018 — This talk will provide an overview of web accessibility standards and will demonstrate how to use existing tools to ensure your themes, plugins, and content are compliant with those standards. This talk is designed for WordPress developers of all skill levels who want the sites they create and manage to be as accessible as possible. Topics will include: Selling your clients (and yourself) on web accessibility, an introduction to WordPress accessibility guidelines for theme and plugin developers, an overview of manual and automated accessibility testing tools, common accessibility pitfalls to avoid, and where to learn more about web accessibility tools and standards.
February 26, 2018 — This talk will provide an overview of the planning and execution of taking over an existing website. Sometimes we don’t get to start a project at the beginning. This talk will show users what to expect, and how to be prepared for it. Topics will include: Executing a safe handoff, initial housekeeping, planning for improvements, staging and deployment of changes, and ongoing maintenance.