November 5, 2015 — Bridging the designer/developer gap is a challenge not often accepted. Designers who are comfortable in PHP and in the ‘back-end’ of WordPress are rare enough that we’ve coined the term ‘unicorn’ to describe them. My personal favorite is ‘designeveloper’ (yep, it’s even on my Twitter bio). My transition began from a house painter and part-time graphic designer to a web designer for WebDevStudios. Over the course of my 4 years at WebDevStudios, I made the transition from a web designer to a developer and now even, a developer lead. I aim to give some practical insights and resources to help make that designer/developer transition and learning curve a little less scary. Maybe… even a little exciting.
January 7, 2015 — This talk covers using custom metaboxes, fields, and forms to provide structure to your data, as well as keeping WordPress very easy to use for clients. By leveraging CMB2, a major rewrite of the popular “Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress” library, you’ll be able to enable all sorts of awesome things in your WordPress sites with minimal code effort.