Speakers: Kathryn Presner

  • Kathryn Presner: CSS Secrets for Beginners

    Kathryn Presner: CSS Secrets for Beginners

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    December 14, 2018 — CSS Secrets for Beginners

    Discover ten handy tips in ten minutes for customizing your WordPress site with CSS. From quick techniques to hide elements you’d rather not see – to sneaky ways to add in extra bits of text, this talk for CSS newcomers will show you just how useful CSS can be. It’ll whet your appetite for more and suggest where to continue your CSS journey after the ten minutes whiz by.

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  • Kathryn Presner: A CSS Adventure

    Kathryn Presner: A CSS Adventure

    WordCamp Halifax 2017Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    February 15, 2018 — Ever wanted to make small changes to the look-and-feel of your site but weren’t sure how to go about it? Itching to change the colour of your site title, tweak the size of your paragraph text, or hide the date on your posts? Let’s go on a CSS adventure together! In this session you’ll learn some basic CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and we’ll look at some practical examples, using a browser inspector to customize our site’s design.

    Prerequisites:
    Some basic HTML knowledge is helpful, but not required. You should be open to looking “under the hood” at a site’s HTML and CSS.

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  • Kathryn Presner: CSS Secrets for Beginners

    Kathryn Presner: CSS Secrets for Beginners

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    December 10, 2017 — Discover ten handy tips in as many minutes for customizing your WordPress site with CSS. From quick techniques to hide elements you’d rather not see – to sneaky ways to add in extra bits of text, this talk for CSS newcomers will show you just how useful CSS can be. It’ll whet your appetite for more and suggest where to continue your CSS journey after the ten minutes whiz by.

  • Kathryn Presner, Yannick Lefebvre, Miriam Goldman, Mel Choyce: Panel: Contributing to WordPress

    Kathryn Presner, Yannick Lefebvre, Miriam Goldman, Mel Choyce: Panel: Contributing to WordPress

    WordCamp Montreal 2017Speakers: Kathryn Presner, Yannick Lefebvre, Miriam Goldman, Mel Choyce

    September 26, 2017 — Did you know WordPress is made of people? It’s true – and you can be one of them too! Join us for an open discussion about how to get started contributing to open source software. We’ll cover the different teams found on WordPress.org, share our tips on how we got started, and hopefully inspire you to consider starting too.

  • Kathryn Presner: From Shadows to Limelight - How Women Found Their Voice At WordCamp Montreal

    Kathryn Presner: From Shadows to Limelight – How Women Found Their Voice At WordCamp Montreal

    WordCamp US 2016Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    December 11, 2016 — At Montreal’s first WordCamp, only four women spoke throughout the two-day, two-track event. People noticed. It didn’t feel right. Something had to change. By 2016, we’d had two straight WordCamps with at least 50% women speakers. How did we get from there to here? I’ll look at some of the strategies we used to #changetheratio.

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  • Kathryn Presner: The Techie Continuum

    Kathryn Presner: The Techie Continuum

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    December 11, 2015 — Do you think you don’t know enough about WordPress to help out someone else? Come with Kathryn Presner on my journey through the techie continuum – swinging through Self-Doubt Boulevard and taking a leisurely jaunt through Imposter Syndrome Alley.

    Find out how she finally realized she knew enough to contribute – and how you can too.

  • Kathryn Presner: A CSS Adventure

    Kathryn Presner: A CSS Adventure

    WordCamp Montréal 2015Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    September 21, 2015 — Ever wanted to make small changes to the look-and-feel of your site but weren’t sure how to go about it? Itching to change the colour of your site title, tweak the size of your paragraph text, or hide the date on your posts? Let’s go on a CSS adventure together! In this session you’ll learn some basic CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and we’ll look at some practical examples, using a browser inspector to customize our site’s design.

    Prerequisites:
    Some basic HTML knowledge is helpful, but not required. You should be open to looking “under the hood” at a site’s HTML and CSS.

  • Kathryn Presner: Getting Comfortable With Child Themes

    Kathryn Presner: Getting Comfortable With Child Themes

    WordCamp Montréal 2014Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    May 12, 2015 — Child themes are a simple but powerful way to customize a pre-made theme. Learning how to use them properly means you’ll never risk losing all your modifications when the developer releases a new version and you update the theme. Using easy-to-follow language, This talk walks you through the steps to set up a child theme and we’ll get started making some tweaks – from CSS look-and-feel adjustments to more substantial changes in functionality.

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  • Kathryn Presner: Passionate About Plugins and Wild For Widgets Workshop

    Kathryn Presner: Passionate About Plugins and Wild For Widgets Workshop

    WordCamp Maui 2015Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    March 8, 2015 — The huge range of over 35,000 community-contributed plugins is one of the most valuable features of WordPress.org. But how do you determine what’s a safe and effective plugin without being overwhelmed by choice? In this session we’ll look at when to use a plugin and clarify the difference between widgets and plugins. We’ll discuss how to make an informed decision about which plugin to use – and explore how to
    troubleshoot any conflicts that may crop up.

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  • Kathryn Presner: Supporting Your Themes While Staying Sane

    Kathryn Presner: Supporting Your Themes While Staying Sane

    WordCamp NYC 2014Speaker: Kathryn Presner

    November 3, 2014 — Providing support for your themes offers tremendous opportunities to educate people, from explaining how to make a child theme to teaching simple CSS tweaks. It also presents challenges, like writing easy-to-follow setup documentation for a complex theme, or handling requests for help outside official support channels. This session looks at how to support your theme well while making users happy and staying sane – a winning combination in the world of theme development.

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