December 13, 2015 — Interested in contributing to WordPress but aren’t sure exactly where to start? The WordPress Meta team is responsible for all the official sites for the open source project and community. Websites such as wordpress.org, wordcamp.org, wordpress.tv, developer.wordpress.org, codex.wordpress.org and many others are continuously being maintained and improved by volunteers on the Meta team. There is a lot that needs to be done and more help is always needed. All skill sets are welcome. In this session we’ll discuss what the Meta team does, what is needed and how you can get involved.
July 24, 2015 — In the years I’ve spent making websites for clients I have learned that the importance of admin user experience cannot be under-emphasized. Providing clients with sites they can actually understand, use and be productive with is equally as important as providing something that looks nice on the front end. In this session, we’ll cover some great examples of improving the user experience for clients and walk through specific actions we can take to reduce confusion, improve usability and increase productivity for all /wp-admin users.
July 19, 2015 — Lessons Learned From WordPress Developers
July 17, 2015 — Successful WordPress entrepreneurs share the lessons learned while building a company from scratch and tell the tales of all the challenges and trials experienced along the way.
January 23, 2015 — When first getting started with customizing the design and layout of a WordPress site there is a lot you need to know. This presentation covers all the important components of WordPress themes and describes how they work and what you need to know. In addition, examples are given of theme customization requests and the numerous options for fulfilling those requests with best practices being considered.
January 22, 2015 — A motivational presentation about why learning code may not be such a bad idea, told by someone who became a developer by accident.
July 10, 2014 — Among the most awesome features of WordPress is the shortcode. Simple statements wrapped in square brackets that are capable of executing anything we want them to. We are limited only by our imaginations.
Enhancing our content with shortcodes is an exciting and powerful practice which can help us take our posts and pages beyond what can be done with HTML and a WYSIWYG editor. This session covers many unique and useful ways in which shortcodes can be used with real examples and simple guides for content creators and beginner developers.