Speakers: Eric Lewis

  • Eric Lewis: Editing Text at The New York Times

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Eric Lewis

    July 1, 2016 — At The New York Times we use Scoop, a homegrown CMS written in Java. Like WordPress, it uses TinyMCE for editing the article text. This editor is only for modifying the actual text content of the article. Rich content is either edited in a separate pane or in one-off CMSes.

    I’m currently working on a team to create a next-generation editor for Scoop, built on top of ProseMirror, an alternative document model editor with customizable schemas, which will replace our TinyMCE instance. Let’s discuss what (and how horrible) contenteditable is, different library approaches to it, and whether ProseMirror could be useful to WordPress.

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  • Eric Lewis: Hiring And Working With A Developer

    WordCamp Chicago 2013Speaker: Eric Lewis

    November 17, 2013 — A recurring story is a client who’s already been through the gauntlet with a fellow developer, but didn’t get what they wanted, it went way over budget, or one of a million other outcomes. This talk is about some of these pitfalls, and preparation you can do to be a wise client.

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