Speakers: Dwayne McDaniel

  • Dwayne McDaniel: Every Project Is A Story, Applying Storytelling To Your Client Interactions

    Dwayne McDaniel: Every Project Is A Story, Applying Storytelling To Your Client Interactions

    WordCamp Chicago 2017Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    August 31, 2017 — Topics will cover:
    • Defining a story (The Story Spine)
    • Translating dreams into goals and actionable steps
    • Using the larger story as your roadmap
    • Driving your process with ‘why’

  • Discussion Panel : Working in the Open (Source)

    Discussion Panel : Working in the Open (Source)

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speakers: Dwayne McDaniel, Jared Novack, Mel Choyce, Steven Word

    August 8, 2017 — A panel discussion with leaders and contributors in the WordPress project, and other open source project owners. How do you get started contributing to open source software, like WordPress? How have your contributions to open source helped you?

  • Dwayne McDaniel: WP-CLI - WP Yes You – Can

    Dwayne McDaniel: WP-CLI – WP Yes You – Can

    WordCamp Raleigh 2017Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    June 22, 2017 — He have been working in tech and open source sales since 2005.

    He said “It is 2017 and time to make the robots do all the things we can make them do. Machines can do just about anything as long as you give them the properly formed instructions. Fortunately for us WordPress allows us to give these instructions in an easy to learn and very robust manner called The WP-CLI. It is the fastest way to install, active and update any theme, plugin or just about anything else in your WordPress site.
    In this presentation I will demonstrate a simple install script that will have a fully functioning, customized WP website in about the same time than it normally takes download the WordPress.zip file. We will also look for how third party tools and hosts are leveraging the WP-CLI to make your life as a developer even easier.”

  • We Are All Making This Up: Improv Lessons for Developers

    We Are All Making This Up: Improv Lessons for Developers

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    June 21, 2017 — I have been working in tech and open source sales since 2005.

    There are a lot of parallels between the open source development world and Improv communities. The goal of this talk is to expose the similarities and directly apply the core principles from the stagecraft of improv to get better code, smoother projects and ultimately happier customers. At the end the audience will be able to take practical examples and very simple exercises back to their organizations to better communicate with customers and internal stakeholders alike as well as techniques to get ‘unstuck’ when hitting major blockages in creativity needed for elegant code.

  • Dwayne McDaniel: WP-CLI - Don't Fear the Command Line

    Dwayne McDaniel: WP-CLI – Don’t Fear the Command Line

    WordCamp San Diego 2017Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    April 20, 2017 — The why, the what and the how for the powerful command line tool to help you greatly speed up basic and advanced WordPress tasks. Walk away with the basic knowledge to install WP, update sites and do basic commands like ‘search-replace’ with confidence from the terminal.

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  • Dwayne McDaniel: We Are All Making This Up - Improv Lessons For Developers

    Dwayne McDaniel: We Are All Making This Up – Improv Lessons For Developers

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    March 29, 2017 — There are a lot of parallels between the open source development world and Improv communities. The goal of this talk is to expose the similarities and directly apply the core principles from the stagecraft of improv to get better code, smoother projects and ultimately happier customers. At the end the audience will be able to take practical examples and very simple exercises back to their organizations to better communicate with customers and internal stakeholders alike as well as techniques to get ‘unstuck’ when hitting major blockages in creativity needed for elegant code.

    Topics will include:
    Parallels between the Dev Community and Improv
    Core principles of Improv and how we can embrace them for better code, including
    – Active Listening
    -Yes, And…
    -Embracing failure as part of the process
    Simple group exercises for any size team to improve communications

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  • Dwayne McDaniel: We Are All Making This Up - Lessons For The WP Dev From Improv

    Dwayne McDaniel: We Are All Making This Up – Lessons For The WP Dev From Improv

    WordCamp Baltimore 2016Speaker: Dwayne McDaniel

    November 22, 2016 — There are a lot of parallels between the open source development world and Improv communities. The goal of this talk is to expose the similarities and directly apply the core principles for the stagecraft of improv to get better code, smoother projects and ultimately happier customers. At the end the audience will be able to take practical examples and very simple exercises back to their organizations to better communicate with customers and internal stakeholders alike. Also, techniques to get ‘unstuck’ when hitting major blockages in creativity needed for elegant code.

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