Speakers: Kathy Zant

  • Kathy Zant: The Hacking Mindset: How Beating WordPress Hackers Taught Me to Overcome Obstacles & Innovate

    Kathy Zant: The Hacking Mindset: How Beating WordPress Hackers Taught Me to Overcome Obstacles & Innovate

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Kathy Zant

    November 11, 2019 — Learning to think like a hacker in the security realm is a big part of keeping your assets safe, and there are additional benefits. In this session, Kathy will use the stories of defeating hackers to help you make better security decisions. She’ll also illustrate how the hacker mindset is much more than protecting your site and information. Thinking like a hacker can also help you break through perceived limitations, overcome obstacles, and capitalize on opportunities to innovate.

  • Kathy Zant: Evaluating Plugins: Strategies to Effectively Extend WordPress

    Kathy Zant: Evaluating Plugins: Strategies to Effectively Extend WordPress

    WordCamp Rochester 2019Speaker: Kathy Zant

    November 4, 2019 — Extending WordPress above and beyond the core functionality is part of what makes WordPress so powerful. However, the sheer number of plugins available can be overwhelming. A strategy for evaluating plugins makes both developing managing WordPress easier.

    In this presentation, attendees will learn strategies and tools for choosing one plugin over another. We’ll also look at paid plugins versus free and find out if you get what you paid for. We’ll also look at how to manage plugin updates and evaluate security. We’ll find out how to research plugin security history and identify risky functionality.

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