June 2, 2017 — John is one of the WordPress core developers, a member of the WordPress security team, and was the release lead for WordPress 4.1. He works as a senior developer at Human Made, and has over ten years experience developing with WordPress.
In his presentation, he goes through the basics and goes on to explain some of the more interesting and advanced use cases of working with roles and capabilities.
April 14, 2017 — The user roles and capabilities API is one of the most powerful APIs in WordPress. With it you can allow, deny, and customise access to features in WordPress to a fine grained level. In this presentation, I’ll talk through the basics and go on to explain some of the more interesting and advanced use cases of working with roles and capabilities.
April 9, 2017 — Everything you wanted to know about the project and how things works. Focus on Core: components, trac, weekly chats, coding standard, ecc…
January 21, 2017 — Le Contributor Nights saranno dedicate a studiare e lavorare insieme: ogni mese selezioneremo uno dei team attivi su make.wordpress.org. Per alcuni team potremo contare sul supporto di lead, italiani e stranieri, mentre per altri ci auto gestiremo con lo studio, leggendo la documentazione, andando a vedere quali sono le discussioni attive su trac e su Slack.
Per questa prima serata siamo felici di avere con noi John Blackbourn, WordPress engineer presso Human Made e uno dei WordPress Core developer, che ci aiuterà a scoprire il team Core.
December 13, 2016 — John is talking about why, as a developer, you should treat debugging as a key skill that you should practice and become proficient at. He’ll talk about some tools and processes for modern and efficient debugging of the front end and the back end, and how processes such as testing and version control can aid your debugging.
October 29, 2016 — As a developer, understanding character encoding adds a lot of clarity to your work, especially when you’re dealing with text that contains characters beyond A-Z. If you’ve ever migrated a database from one site to another and ended up with jumbled characters in your content, this talk is for you. I’ll also explain why emoji in WordPress is the public relations face of something much more important.
June 29, 2016 — WordPress is over twelve years old now. How does the software and the project as a whole continue to move forward, maintain relevance, push boundaries, and assert influence when it has to compete with much leaner, cooler, and more modern alternatives? I’ll attempt to answer these points in this presentation.
May 31, 2016 — The life of a string – or how WordPress gets its translations
with Nikolay Bachiyski & John Blackbourn – WordPress core developers
May 31, 2016 — Open source outside the realm of software
I’ll talk about how the philosophies behind open source software apply to many other areas of life too, particularly sports, health, and other areas of technology, and I’ll give some examples of it in action.
Your local meet up is only a few steps away
If you’ve been in the WordPress community for a while, you’ve probably heard someone say that you should really organise your own local meetup, if there isn’t one yet. Right. That’s easier said than done, isn’t it? Where to start? What do you need for a local meetup? Are people going to show up? We’ll cover the basics for getting started with your own local meetup!
Teaching WordPress to Kids: What it taught me
I run a Code Club for 10 – 11 year olds at my son’s school and as well as teaching them Scratch, HTML and other technologies, I’ve been using WordPress to teach them how to create their own websites. In this talk I’ll share my experiences and look at what it taught me about learning WordPress and how easy (or not) it is to learn site admin with WordPress.