Speakers: Daniel Olson

  • Daniel Olson: Developing with WordPress, the JAMstack way

    Daniel Olson: Developing with WordPress, the JAMstack way

    WordCamp Montreal 2019Speaker: Daniel Olson

    December 24, 2019 — Let’s talk about the future of WordPress by starting with the past. Specifically, the challenge to learn JavaScript Deeply and why I believe it’s still our biggest opportunity.

    We’ll also discuss the JAMstack, a modern web development approach using JavaScript, APIs, and Markup. It sounds new, but in fact, WordPress has been doing this since the first Gutenberg block!

    Join me as I demonstrate using this approach with concepts related to Gutenberg, the WordPress REST API, the role of accessibility, voice as an interface, and more.

    This session welcomes all WordCamp attendees whether you’re a seasoned developer or new the community. It’s designed to inspire and set the stage for what’s possible.

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  • Daniel Olson: On-demand dev with Docker and WordPress

    Daniel Olson: On-demand dev with Docker and WordPress

    WordCamp Europe 2018Speaker: Daniel Olson

    August 8, 2018 — Learn how to leverage the power and simplicity of Docker containers with WordPress to build a highly customizable and easy to managed development environment. This workshop will cover using Docker with Docker Compose, combining prebuilt containers, and best practices while using these tools specific to WordPress.

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  • Daniel Olson: WordPress Goes Serverless

    Daniel Olson: WordPress Goes Serverless

    WordCamp NYC 2017Speaker: Daniel Olson

    February 14, 2018 — What can WordPress gain from Serverless Architecture?

    Going Serverless with WordPress brings inherent security and scalability to the world’s most widely used CMS. And compared to traditional servers, users could scale to millions of hits per day at the fraction of the cost.

    I would like to demonstrate the benefits and how-to of taking WordPress Serverless.

  • Daniel Olson: Alternative Hacks: WordPress Security From The Outside Looking In

    Daniel Olson: Alternative Hacks: WordPress Security From The Outside Looking In

    WordCamp D.C. 2017Speaker: Daniel Olson

    November 8, 2017 — From plugins that promise a layer of security to lofty opinions about file permissions, it’s hard to tell what works. Simply put, a security plan that aims to slow down someone who’s already in your house isn’t really a plan.

    I’d like to discuss security as the foundation of a site rather than an add-on and approach this idea from the outside looking in. We’ll cover a high-level process on how to enhance security with version control, hosting and access management, 3rd party integrations and more. My goal is to highlight flaws in common practices and present alternative ones to create more secure WordPress sites.

    As a developer working with businesses and Universities with thousands of hacking attempts per day I’ve learned what works.

  • Daniel Olson: Alternative Hacks: WordPress Security From The Outside Looking In

    Daniel Olson: Alternative Hacks: WordPress Security From The Outside Looking In

    WordCamp for Publishers 2017Speaker: Daniel Olson

    October 8, 2017 — I’d like to discuss security as the foundation of a site rather than an add-on and approach this idea from the outside looking in. We’ll cover a high-level process on how to enhance security with version control, hosting and access management, 3rd party integrations and more. My goal is to highlight flaws in common practices and present alternative ones to create more secure WordPress sites.

    As a developer working with businesses and Universities with thousands of hacking attempts per day I’ve learned what works.

  • Daniel Olson: Konichiwa: What I’ve learned helping a Japanese WordPress start-up grow in the US / 日本産 WordPress サー

    Daniel Olson: Konichiwa: What I’ve learned helping a Japanese WordPress start-up grow in the US / 日本産 WordPress サー

    WordCamp Tokyo 2017Speaker: Daniel Olson

    October 2, 2017 — I would like to share what I’ve learned bringing a Japanese business into the US market from a conversation starting with, Hello.

    My belief is that your best opportunity is one step out of your comfort zone and that business should feel like a conversation. Whether you are creating SaaS products for end users, building B2B relationships or moving into new markets. Anything is possible by putting the conversation first.

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