Speakers: David Wolfpaw

  • David Wolfpaw: WordPress and the IndieWeb - Why You Should Own Your Voice

    David Wolfpaw: WordPress and the IndieWeb – Why You Should Own Your Voice

    WordCamp Birmingham 2019Speaker: David Wolfpaw

    December 2, 2019 — You have a WordPress product or service to offer and you have a signup form. But now what? Collecting email addresses is great for vanity metrics but even better if you bring them into your sales cycle.

    WordPress can be used to start a blog, make a site for a club, or power a business, large or small.

    WordPress can also be used as a way to document your life, and save important things for later. You can bridge WordPress to other parts of the web that you use to store all of your data in one place, without having to worry about an app, hardware maker, or social media site going out of business and taking all of your content with it.

    In this talk, you’ll learn how to own more of your content on your site first, while syndicating to social media.Come learn about how you can use WordPress to power and amplify your voice online, and reclaim the web from the walled gardens for the user!

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  • Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, Jill Binder, David Wolfpaw: Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space - Part 2

    Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, Jill Binder, David Wolfpaw: Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space – Part 2

    WordCamp US 2019Speakers: Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, Jill Binder, David Wolfpaw

    November 14, 2019 — Do you run a WordPress event, but noticed only one type of person is attending? You’d love to have more diversity in your group, but folks are either not showing up – or they attend once and don’t come back. What can you do to foster, promote, and support diversity and an inclusive space? In this workshop, we’ll cover 5 topics: Shifting the way you think about diversity; how to attract and foster a diverse community; creating a welcoming environment, both in person and online; how to encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to step up to be speakers and leaders; and how to be a better ally. You will walk away with an action list to start making changes right away. This is not just for organizers, but anyone who wants to champion this kind of environment, now or in the future! Bring an electronic device or computer: We will be working with a workbook PDF and there will be an opportunity to anonymously submit those questions you’ve always wanted to know but been afraid to ask.

  • Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, Jill Binder, David Wolfpaw: Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space - Part 1

    Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, Jill Binder, David Wolfpaw: Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space – Part 1

    WordCamp US 2019Speakers: Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, Jill Binder, David Wolfpaw

    November 14, 2019 — Do you run a WordPress event, but noticed only one type of person is attending? You’d love to have more diversity in your group, but folks are either not showing up – or they attend once and don’t come back. What can you do to foster, promote, and support diversity and an inclusive space? In this workshop, we’ll cover 5 topics: Shifting the way you think about diversity; how to attract and foster a diverse community; creating a welcoming environment, both in person and online; how to encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to step up to be speakers and leaders; and how to be a better ally. You will walk away with an action list to start making changes right away. This is not just for organizers, but anyone who wants to champion this kind of environment, now or in the future! Bring an electronic device or computer: We will be working with a workbook PDF and there will be an opportunity to anonymously submit those questions you’ve always wanted to know but been afraid to ask.

  • David Wolfpaw: The Power of CSS: Cool Things To Do With Styles
  • David Wolfpaw: The Power of CSS: Cool Things To Do With Styles

    David Wolfpaw: The Power of CSS: Cool Things To Do With Styles

    WordCamp Birmingham 2019Speaker: David Wolfpaw

    October 11, 2019 — Frontend Developers are trained to work with JavaScript, and to use it to create interactivity on sites. But there are plenty of cool things that you can do with standard HTML and CSS.

    Whether it’s fitting images into boxes, fitting boxes onto screens, or filling screens with beautifully animated user interactions, CSS can have you covered!

  • David Wolfpaw: Let’s Build Our First Plugin!

    David Wolfpaw: Let’s Build Our First Plugin!

    WordCamp Montclair 2019Speaker: David Wolfpaw

    September 24, 2019 — If you’ve ever wanted to build your own plugin for WordPress, this is the session for you. We’re going to start from scratch and work our way up.

    First, we’ll take a look at the basic requirements of a plugin. Next we’ll take our example plugin idea and break it into the various components and steps that we’ll need. We’ll code up the plugin together and install it on our sites, debugging any problems that arise. Finally, we’ll look at ways that we could further extend our plugin.

    This session assumes some HTML and CSS knowledge, but you don’t already need to be familiar with writing PHP or JavaScript.

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  • David Wolfpaw: Let’s Build Our First Plugin!

    David Wolfpaw: Let’s Build Our First Plugin!

    WordCamp Atlanta 2019Speaker: David Wolfpaw

    June 27, 2019 — If you’ve ever wanted to build your own plugin for WordPress, this is the session for you. We’re going to start from scratch and work our way up.

    First, we’ll take a look at the basic requirements of a plugin. Next we’ll take our example plugin idea and break it into the various components and steps that we’ll need. We’ll code up the plugin together and install it on our sites, debugging any problems that arise. Finally, we’ll look at ways that we could further extend our plugin.

    This tutorial assumes some HTML and CSS knowledge, but you don’t already need to be familiar with writing PHP or JavaScript.

  • David Wolfpaw: WordPress and the IndieWeb - Why You Should Own Your Voice

    David Wolfpaw: WordPress and the IndieWeb – Why You Should Own Your Voice

    WordCamp Greenville 2019Speaker: David Wolfpaw

    April 3, 2019 — WordPress can be used to start a blog, make a site for a club, or power a business, large or small. WordPress can also be used as a way to document your life, and save important things for later. You can bridge WordPress to other parts of the web that you use to store all of your data in one place, without having to worry about an app, hardware maker, or social media site going out of business and taking all of your content with it. I considered myself an interloper into the IndieWeb movement, until I realized that the movement — just like the technology that powers it — is decentralized. My habit of copying data created on other sites, as well as creating a website for my lifelogging, is part of what this community is about. Come learn about how you can use WordPress to power and amplify your voice online, and reclaim the web from the walled gardens for the user!