February 16, 2018 — WordPress has grown from blogging tool, to flexible CMS to an application platform. As the web development world embraces micro-services, how does WordPress, which is normally implemented as a monolithic solution fit in and evolve? In this talk, I will look at what makes WordPress a good choice for application development, as well as where it is lacking. To put these questions in context, this talk will be framed around a case-study of a hybrid web app, built using WordPress and other tools including VueJS, Laravel and Amazon Web Services.
December 20, 2017 — I had a great time interviewing Josh. We have run across each other a few times since we first met at WCUS 2015.
We talk about WCUS 2017 and his presentation which can be found at WordPress TV – https://wordpress.tv/2017/12/10/josh-pollock-five-attitudes-stopping-you-from-building-accessible-wordpress-websites/
Josh has been spending time working with the Gutenberg Editor and creating plugins.
We discuss the pros and cons of big WordCamps versus smaller WordCamps.
He is a big proponent of the WordPress Community and always has time to help people.
One thing that I neglected to tell Josh. This is the 70th interview that I have done since June of last year.
December 10, 2017 — This talk will be given in a room that is specifically designed – as mandated by law – to be accessible to those with disabilities. Like our physical spaces, the web has accessibility standards too, but we don’t always take those seriously, as we’re not always legally required to do so.
We’re not all accessibility experts, but our job is to put valid HTML on a page. If 18.7% of the population can’t use what you create, are you doing your job? In this talk, we will look at attitudes that hold us back from creating web experiences for everyone. The point isn’t to complain, but to move paste these assumptions towards better understanding and to start learning. This talk isn’t being given by an accessibility expert, and you don’t have to be one to attend it, either. We’re here because we want everyone to be able to consume the HTML we generate.
Every WordPress site is unique, so every site’s REST API will be different. In this talk you will learn how to use route discovery to learn the answers to each of these questions, for every site.
October 6, 2017 — WordPress has grown from blogging tool, to flexible CMS to an application platform. As the web development world embraces micro-services, how does WordPress, which is normally implemented as a monolithic solution fit in and evolve? In this talk, I will look at what makes WordPress a good choice for application development, as well as where it is lacking. To put these questions in context, this talk will be framed around a case-study of a hybrid web app, built using WordPress and other tools including VueJS, Laravel and Amazon Web Services.
In this talk I will give an overview of what endpoints are available and which endpoints might be available. Then we will talk about how to use the WordPress REST API to discover what is available from the WordPress REST API.
September 21, 2016 — With the popularity of WordPress, the expectations of what WordPress can and can’t do — from the perspective of our clients and our end users — has solidified, for better or worse. The WordPress REST API provides an opportunity to break those expectations and use WordPress to deliver better experiences for end users and site administrators alike.
In this talk, I will cover many of the possibilities for using WordPress in new and exciting ways as well as to improve how we build the most common elements of a WordPress site. There will be practical examples of how to use the REST API and wild speculation to encourage you to imagine fun new ways to use WordPress.
This is a talk for developers, but it has no code. It is a talk about how and why to use the REST API and an exploration of the changing role of WordPress in the evolving web. Anyone with a basic understanding of WordPress will be able to follow it.
June 24, 2016 — WordPress has an origin story, two people in different countries, looking to improve their open source blogging software, that evolved into thousands of people working on or with that software. But who we are, humans, our evolution has been driven by our ability to tell increasingly complex stories.
Storytelling is not just at the root of who we are — it is who we are.
In this talk we will remind ourselves of what a story is. Once we are clear on the difference between a story and a statement, we will explore what understanding our stories means for us, as bloggers, business people and developers working in an open source ecosystem.